Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Latin coach McNulty: CISAA football teams can compete with anyone

Charlotte Latin coach Larry McNulty watched his team lose 56-7 to Charlotte Christian Friday and after seeing all the teams in his league now, McNulty has one important opinion:

The level of football in the CISAA conference is shooting way up.

Now, the rest of the state's independent schools probably don't want to hear that, because Latin and Country Day and Providence Day and Charlotte Christian have dominated private school football for years.

Right now, according to the Simmonsrating.com power rankings for state private schools, Providence Day is No. 1, followed by Country Day, Christian, Davidson Day and Latin. Davidson Day is a Division II power that will play at Country Day Friday. The other four all play in the CISAA.

McNulty marvels at the infusion of young talent at each school, particularly at Christian, saying he's rarely seen a school load up with young talent like that. At Latin, the Hawks have a wealth of young players but not much size. That's something McNulty hopes to address in the offseason.

He said he'll have to.

"This league has gotten mighty competitive again," he said. "You see what Country Day has done (beating N.C. 3AA power Charlotte Catholic at Catholic). Right now, our league is awful strong. Christian, P.D. and Country Day, man, they can compete with a lot of people."


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It helps when you can recruit. South Meck lost 4 players to Providence Day last year. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is the same old tired argument. Tell CMS to take the gloves off and let them play Butler, Indy, MC etc... and we will see if they can play with anybody until then it is just a bunch of hot air!!

Anonymous said...

If CMS got their act together, they would not lose so many players to the private schools.

Anonymous said...

So of all the public schools, there are a handful of 4AA schools that the private schools can't compete with? you would think it would be more.

Anonymous said...

I know a family that left South Meck. At least for them, they were not recruited. They made first contact with Providence Day because the previous football situation at South Meck was so bad. Also, I don't think CISAA schools reclassify. I do not know all that goes on at private schools nor public schools but if you think there is no recruiting going on in CMS as well, you are either naive or less than honest with yourself.

From games I have seen, good privates can compete with all but a few of the CMS schools. Last year, Catholic's (I know they are private but they are in a public league and play public competition) closest game before a playoff loss was CCDS and CD won this year. Last year, PR's closest game before the state champ loss was to PD and they had a close game this year. PD is also 1 of 2 teams to hold So. Point under 35 points I think. Generally speaking, and there are definitely exceptions especially with the top programs like Butler or Porter Ridge, the privates fall short in depth and top to bottom athletic ability. They exceed a lot of the publics in the quality of the coaching, game execution, and the ability to get the most out of the talent they have. From what I have seen so far this year, CD or PD would compete to finish in the top 1/3 of the SW4A.

Anonymous said...

It is not just a handful of CMS schools that they would have trouble. Everyone trots out Catholic playing in that split confenrence with Berry, Olympic, Garinger etc... who are not the class or depth of the 4A schools period. Vance, Mooresville, Hough, Hopewell, Ardrey Kell, Myers Park...all would beat the Privates up. The Butlers & Mallard Creeks would destroy them..

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last comment... Don't use Charlotte Catholic as a measuring stick.... They too would get blasted it=f they stepped up to 4AA! Several 4AA schools wanted to play them this year ( I know fo a fact) but they declined! Charlotte 4AA is a BEAST!!!!

Anonymous said...

Catholic blew out Providence this year, and does so reguarly. Same with South Meck. Country Day would probably be favored against Vance, MP, AK, Hopewell, etc... There's a reason Crest and Northwestern stopped playing them. I don't dispute that Mallard Creek and Butler would stomp the private schools, but outside of that, I think the privates have at worst, an even shot against the rest of the Charlotte public schools.

Anonymous said...

Vance, Hough, West Meck, Indy, Rocky River, Hopewell, Mallard Creek,Butler,and MP would stomp a mud hole in Country Day, PD, and all the other privates! lol

These public schools have nothing to gain by playing these private schools... so why would you play them? If you win .... that was suppose to happen... if you lose... it is the biggest upset in history. lol... refer to DD when they beat Mallard Creek in the 7 on 7 it was all over the paper, but if they put pads on... it will be a 60 pt blowout!

Anonymous said...

Please refer to when the private school teams have actually played public school teams. Rarely if ever have the private schools been blown out. I think even Langston would say the only public schools who would be an overwhelming favorite, if a favorite at all against private schools are Butler and Mallard Creek.

Anonymous said...

Butler and Mallard Creek are the exception. No other school would stomp a mud hole in PD or CCDS..and certainly not West Meck or Myers Park.Catholic would not get stomped in 4A. They just beat the snot out of South Meck. If Catholic had a passing game they would be up there with BUTLER AND MC. The coaching in the private schools is far superior. Depth IS AN ISSUE at private schools and that is their weakness if competing against these schools. People just don't realize well coached these kids are and how well prepared they are week in and week out. All schools,private and public have their ways of recruiting athletes. I remember Tommy Knotts used to send his assistants to the parking lots of other schools to talk to kids. Remember the kid for Indy (RB) that got arrested during the playoffs and was supposedly suspended for the 3rd round game? He came to the game,they put a different # on him and played. Butler used the same tactics. Private schools have the ability to offer some financial aid,not full scholarships to kids that would otherwise not be able to afford to attend those schools,as long as they qualify academically. It happens everywhere! It doesn't matter anymore where these kids play. The scouts will find them. A lot of those decisions are made based on that. The quality of private school football in Charlotte is very good especially at the skill positions. The strength of these teams ebbs and flows. I think a lot of people that really understand football would be very surprised what they would see at these private schools on Friday nights.