Mars 2022

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New thread for Mars.

I heard three things this pass weekend. Coach K is moving to Ma so his son will be available to play QB. That should be an upgrade as I hear he’s pretty talented - but only a sophomore. But my guess is that he’s been working with his Dad and Jochem for a while so should be capable.

Next, I heard that one of P-R’s best young WRs is also moving back to Mars.

Gotta believe Coach Ks son will be immediately eligible and the other kid is 50-50 from the WPIAL.

Finally, talk is that they have upward of 90 kids 9-12 with many kids coming back now that they old staff is out.

But, a lot remains to be seen. I will continue asking around.
 
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so this proves my point that if Mars suddenly becomes a powerhouse that means shady things were going on
 

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so this proves my point that if Mars suddenly becomes a powerhouse that means shady things were going on
Shady things like bringing in a top coach to energize the base? Come on BP, you can't just throw out accusations without proving them. That's "high school" and its called slander. Granted people cheat. What do you have?
 
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Scott Heinauer, who remains as AD, was not a bad coach. But a fresh face was probably needed. 30 years of wing T road grader running offense was no doubt getting stale. It drove a great athlete like WR Peter Gonzalez to transfer to Central Catholic. And last year he simply didn't have the line or RB's to execute that offense. Take a look at that record, they were really bad. Almost every game was a blowout loss, even to pathetic programs like Shaler.

A huge task ahead of Kasperowicz, but he's a great coach and having his son at QB is really going to help. Bet he gets Mars back to .500 this year.
 

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I was hearing that many of the best athletes migrated to Lacrosse and never came back for football.
 

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Scott Heinauer, who remains as AD, was not a bad coach. But a fresh face was probably needed. 30 years of wing T road grader running offense was no doubt getting stale. It drove a great athlete like WR Peter Gonzalez to transfer to Central Catholic. And last year he simply didn't have the line or RB's to execute that offense. Take a look at that record, they were really bad. Almost every game was a blowout loss, even to pathetic programs like Shaler.

A huge task ahead of Kasperowicz, but he's a great coach and having his son at QB is really going to help. Bet he gets Mars back to .500 this year.
Central doesn't exactly have a high powered modern offense

and Mars has always been better than .500 until last year
 

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They've been a solid program the last 10 year going 72-36 and 53-23 the seven years before that; one losing season the last 17 years.
Like aerogenes said, they likely return to .500 this year as it's in their DNA.
 

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I can’t imagine things will end well if kids are ending up at mars from PR. Coach k’s son is obvious, but for anyone else that’s literally athletic intent based on how the wpial has been ruling in recent memory. And there is a solid argument to be made that coach K took the mars job just to have a pretty easy shot at getting/convincing talent from PR to transfer there. I see things getting tense again this summer…
 

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"Next, I heard that one of P-R’s best young WRs is also moving back to Mars."

Ah. Understood. Weekend update: Not gonna happen from everyone at P-R I've spoken with. Seem's that it was one of those kids thing "Wouldn't it be cool if we all played together."

Gonzales is interesting case. I really doubt he'd come back from PCC though.

I would like to go see Mars practice this summer. Does anyone know when they will 7v7? Or I can ask around.
 

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Ah. Understood. Weekend update: Not gonna happen from everyone at P-R I've spoken with. Seem's that it was one of those kids thing "Wouldn't it be cool if we all played together."

Gonzales is interesting case. I really doubt he'd come back from PCC though.

I would like to go see Mars practice this summer. Does anyone know when they will 7v7? Or I can ask around.
Looking at the map they wouldn't have to go far (aunt, uncle, gparents, cousins, friends?) to be legal, in Mars school district. School to school is 4 miles. Had no idea they were that close.
 

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Looking at the map they wouldn't have to go far (aunt, uncle, gparents, cousins, friends?) to be legal, in Mars school district. School to school is 4 miles. Had no idea they were that close.
That’s exactly the problem
 
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Looking at the map they wouldn't have to go far (aunt, uncle, gparents, cousins, friends?) to be legal, in Mars school district. School to school is 4 miles. Had no idea they were that close.
The school districts touch. Many neighborhoods are split P-R and Mars.
 

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So they can essentially walk a few blocks and live with cousin Bob; go to Mars. I understand that reality (Ridley, Interboro, Penn Wood, Chester, Strath Haven, Academy Pk) of everyone being on top of each other.
But it still strikes me coming from an area where the closest rival to Gburg sees you wading through corn field getting to Northern in Dillsburg, Boiling Spgs, Shippensburg, Mechanicsburg, Waynesboro etc, 22 to 31 miles away now that they're back in the Mid Penn-Colonial and out of the York League.

It must be very tempting in these scenarios across the Commonwealth to make your move, literally.
 

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So, a big factor that nobody is talking about- the first "determining factor" for a transfer is a "HS approval" of the move- it is the "sending HS principal" that has sign off. In this case- PR. So, PR would have to sign off, saying that a kids moving is "not for sports reasons." AND this may actually affect EK's kid. I have heard a few comments about PR admin- maybe suggesting they might not even sign off on EK's son let alone other kids. I kinda doubt any other current kids will try to transfer- but a few 7th and 8th grades might move, and few PR kids have quit. There are also a few younger kids form PR who are just quitting- sick of all of the changes and turmoil. I cannot imagine what will happen if Pr denies the son going to Mars- yipes, w hole new controversy!!

And- its gonna be tough for Mars kids to shift away from lacrosse- Mars is becoming very well known for lacrosse.

New- I'm not sure about 7-7, I have not seen anything, but Im sure Mars will try to get some scheduled.
 

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So, a big factor that nobody is talking about- the first "determining factor" for a transfer is a "HS approval" of the move- it is the "sending HS principal" that has sign off. In this case- PR. So, PR would have to sign off, saying that a kids moving is "not for sports reasons." AND this may actually affect EK's kid. I have heard a few comments about PR admin- maybe suggesting they might not even sign off on EK's son let alone other kids. I kinda doubt any other current kids will try to transfer- but a few 7th and 8th grades might move, and few PR kids have quit. There are also a few younger kids form PR who are just quitting- sick of all of the changes and turmoil. I cannot imagine what will happen if Pr denies the son going to Mars- yipes, w hole new controversy!!

And- its gonna be tough for Mars kids to shift away from lacrosse- Mars is becoming very well known for lacrosse.

New- I'm not sure about 7-7, I have not seen anything, but Im sure Mars will try to get some scheduled.
Lacross/soccer has really exploded (I imagine) across the country. I know it's HUGE at Gettysburg College, checking them out occasionally, 2 All Ams! You can get banged up tho rarely like FB. And you know guys, we just like to compete; lacross, ping pong, FB, hoops....anything, and it doesn't hurt as much.
To my understanding there are few full rides but partials exist. Definitely been a shift of interest/concerns the last 10 years.
 
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Also heard last night Mars will be at Pitt 7v7. Will try and get some info on that.
 

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