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How much better can Menlo-Atherton's football team get?

Original post made on Jul 14, 2017

After the best season in program history, what's next? Where do you go following a historic breakthrough? The Menlo-Atherton football team won Peninsula Athletic League, Central Coast Section and Northern California championships last season. The future looks even brighter.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 13, 2017, 9:47 PM

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Posted by Adam S. Juratovac
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm

I'm proud of the work that Adhir, the coaches, and ALL of the support staff put in. We are creating a community that everyone wants to be part of. The best part about it, we have room for everyone!


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Posted by Good luck MA
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 15, 2017 at 5:11 pm

I think it's great when a public school like MA can beat the private schools who can "attract" athletes to their programs. You can make your own judgement on how they do it but certainly the cards are stacked against the public schools in most sports. Good luck again this season!

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Posted by say what?
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm

so in one comment you have A COACH ON STAFF saying "we have room for everyone" and in the other comment you have your typical whining about public schools having it so hard over privates that recruit "attract"

that's irony. Yeah Good Luck MA...

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Posted by Clunge
a resident of Atherton
on Jul 17, 2017 at 8:49 am

@say what? I think that "room for everyone" is a moto that Private schools cannot claim. Private. It's a select few who can go there, and when they may not be able to afford it, they are granted financial aid - oftentimes for athletes. If you look at the cities that players at Serra or Bellermine or St Francis grew up, it is most often NOT San Mateo, San Jose or Mt View. So yes, explain why the private schools, with half the student body at most are always so far ahead in athletics? it's in the recruiting. It isn't a whine, it's a fact - it's like playing D1 schools vs D2 schools who cannot give scholarships - occasionally they will compete, but it's an unfair playing field.

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Posted by say what?
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm

@clunge. it is high school football and while I agree it is not a level playing field private vs public, i say don't complain about it. I think you saying its like D1 playing D2 is an exaggeration for sure. MA is in the rise for sure and many might say its a result of the EPA athletes feeding directly into MA and not the open enrollment in that district as in years past. We can also see MA is benefiting from the decline of Palo Alto as at least 2 Tinsley program students opted out to transfer to MA for football. That's what success brings. Quite a few TRANSFERS mentioned in this article btw. Also who is saying private schools claim "room for everyone". My point is Coach is skirting the line with that line. Attracting, recruiting whatever you want to call it is against the rules. Most privates find way around it, but to put it in a public forum in writing it only brings a microscope to your program. I still see the irony of the two posts...

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Posted by Good luck MA
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm

@say what

You're right it's only high school sports so we shouldn't get too amped up about this. What does irk me a bit is WCAL's self-righteous stated positions on "undue influence" in attracting athletes which they even post on their websites (don't mean to pick up on Mitty just using them as an example)

Web Link

but really... what a joke if anyone believes this is actually what goes on

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