|2019-20, 2020-21 Section Assignments
Below this message, you will find a link to the Competitive Section Assignments for 2019-20 & 2020-21 school years. The link will take you to a landing page where you will find the following:
Competitive Sections â There are 3 menus at the top that are universal to both the list and the map; 1. Activities, 2. Year, and 3. Schools. To view the section assignments for 2019-20 & 2020-21, make sure the year drop down menu in the middle says â2019-2020, 2020-2021â. You will need to click on the â+â sign to expand any of the lists below to view all the schools within a section.
1. The Activities menu will allow you to see a list of all schools that are registered in that activity
2. The school menu will allow you to see where that school is listed in the activity you have selected.
3. If you leave the school the same and change activities to âActivitiesâ. You will see a list of all the activities that the school is registered for and what section they are in.
4. You can drill down even more if you want to look at a section or class in an activity be using the controls just underneath the drop-down menus.
Section Map â The same menus and control listed above are also available on the map.
1. Select an activity first and make sure 2019-2020, 2020-2021 is selected in the year menu.
2. You can find a school by selecting it in the âSchoolâ Menu. It will show on the map with all the locations of the schools in that section. The school you selected shows larger than others.
3. Note that the school locations have a number on them. This identifies the classification not the section.
4. Section locations are hosted on the side of the maps. The number indicates how many are in each section and is located above the number of the section
5. You can drill down even more if you want to look at a certain section in a class by using the controls below the menus at the top.
6. One additional control on the map is the âShow Coop Teamsâ. By selecting this you will see additional schools that are in a coop but not the Host School. You will also notice gray arrows starting with the host school and pointing to each additional school in the coop.
|The Best of John's Journal: No. 6/ A Season On The Road With The Windom Eagles|
|Posted by John Millea (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Updated 7/14/2019
|This is No. 6 on the list of my favorite John's Journal stories from 2018-19. I rode the bus with the Windom football team to a game in Jackson, which was nothing special because the Eagles played every game in the fall of 2018 on the road. They are a very inspirational group. This story was originally posted on September 23.
WINDOM â Kevin Heggeseth turned the key and fired the engine in the school bus at 5:15 p.m. on Friday. The Windom Area Eagles football team was on the road again, players sitting side by side and their gear loaded onto a trailer pulled behind bus No. 23.
As the bus headed south on U.S. Highway 71, one of the last sights on the edge of town was Island Park, home of the Eagles football and baseball teams. The place was nothing but mud, and that had little to do with recent heavy rain. Flooding from the Des Moines River, which circles the park like a mean, muddy snake, took a big bite into Island Park over the spring and into summer, and it was now a construction site. New irrigation was being sunk into the earth, low spots were being raised and grass seed and sod will come soon.
It will be a showplace once again, but during this football season the Eagles are homeless. Friday's 21-mile trip to Jackson County Central was another chapter in an eight-game regular season of loading the bus at school, unloading the bus at someone elseâs field, playing the game and returning to Windom.
"Itâs pretty sad, not being able to experience the environment of playing at home again,â said senior Nick Nolt. âThe Friday night lights, your home crowd, thereâs nothing better than that.â
The Friday night lights were certainly shining in Jackson, where the JCC Huskies are one of the top programs in Class 3A. They brought a No. 5 ranking and 3-0 record into this Week 4 game and defeated the winless Eagles 51-0. The JCC band was on hand, as were cheerleaders waving three giant flags bearing a J and two Cs, folks from the local American Legion post marching with the pregame colors, and the Lions Club selling pork chops on a stick.
Nobody in Windom is experiencing anything similar this autumn. The situation is the same at Kenyon-Wanamingo, where a new football field and the schoolâs first track are being constructed this fall, leaving the Knights with only road games.
The Windom school board approved the work at Island Park in August, shortly before football practice began. Head coach Travis Martin, who was an assistant the past two years, immediately let his players know what the 2018 season would entail.
âItâs a credit to the kids, they havenât let it bother them,â said Martin, 28, a native of Grand Forks, N.D., who teaches science. âMost of my kids play baseball and the summer town team didnât get to play any home games, either.
âIâve got a tremendous group of seniors, really solid kids. Theyâve been resilient. Last year we rolled through our season with 28 players. Now we have 36, and our eighth grade has 25, so thereâs hope on the horizon. Theyâve gone through some battles, so at this point itâs just one more thing for them to handle.â
Windom is not currently known as a football town. The Eagles won three games in 2015, two in 2016 and finished 3-6 last season. Numbers have been an issue, but Martin is confident that things are on the upswing. The 2018 team is young, with a sophomore quarterback and freshmen playing important roles.
Things were not looking great a few days before the game in Jackson. A handful of players were ill, but thankfully almost everybody was on the bus Friday night.
Like most of the players, Martin listened to music through earbuds during the ride to Jackson. âThe same kind of stuff I listened to when I played,â he said; Eminem, âThe Boys of Fallâ by Kenny Chesney.
The bus was quiet as it rolled past cows, corn and soybeans, the crops having made the big turn from summer green to autumn shades of gold and brown. Swans paddled around on Laurs Lake, giant wind turbines rotated in the sky and before long the Jackson water tower and grain elevators appeared in the distance under a patchwork of clouds and blue.
A sign stated that the Jackson County Central National Honor Society was in charge of keeping this stretch of roadway clean, followed by notice that the bus was entering Jackson (population 3,299). The bus ducked under Interstate 90, with ramps marked for Albert Lea to the east and Sioux Falls to the west.
The field in Jackson was damp but not soaked; Huskies coach Tom Schuller explained the site was once a gravel pit and drainage was not a problem.
After warmups, Martin spoke to the Eagles on a practice field behind the north end zone. âThis is our opportunity,â he said. âWe only get so many of these. Letâs take advantage of it.â
Jackson County Central took advantage quickly, scoring a 50-yard touchdown on the gameâs second play. The busiest Eagles player might have been senior punter Tim Ingram. The halftime score was 24-0.
âWe can still make a fight out of this,â Martin said to the boys during the intermission. âWeâve got to believe. They expect us to come out and roll over. Donât do it.â
Although outnumbered and outsized, the Eagles did not roll over. Neither did their cheerleaders, who remained upbeat throughout the evening as a large contingent of Windom fans cheered for their boys. None of that, however, changed the outcome; running time was used in the fourth quarter and the game ended at 9:08 p.m.
As the players climbed back aboard bus No. 23, they grabbed sandwiches, chips and drinks that had been prepared â as for every game this season -- by their mothers. Martin, the last to board, asked one of his assistant coaches, âGot 36, coach?â Yes, all 36 players had been accounted for and the wheels began turning at 9:28.
Quiet talking, joking and laughter were heard on the ride back to Windom, with a few faces illuminated by cell phones. Someone turned up music on his phone, which caused the head coach to stand and say, âHey guys, turn the music off.â Celebratory music may come following a victory. As the bus pulled into Windom, a loud burp emanated from the back of the bus.
In a darkened school hallway, Nolt and fellow senior Alex Borsgard talked about the flooded field, the season and the weekly bus rides.
âI saw it coming,â Alex said. âI was disappointed, obviously, but it is what it is. Youâve just got to deal with it. I guess it is kind of hard to get used to the thought that you wonât play another home game in your hometown on your home field in front of the home crowd.â
Nick said, âObviously I was pretty upset. I had a little bit of anger about it. But thereâs really nothing you can do about it.â
Martin told the team to get some rest; they would gather again in the morning to officiate middle-school football games. The coach would be at school for another hour or more into the night, going through video of the game and posting it online for the players to view.
Martin said he wasnât worried that the road-only schedule, coupled with the losses, would sap the spirit of his players.
âEarly on in the year, that was a concern for me. Jackson is the second really good team weâve played this year. We had a tough one with Pipestone and our kids donât quit. Thatâs what every coach has told me, âYour kids keep fighting to the end.â In this day and age, thatâs good to see.â
Go Eagles go.
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