Originally Posted by ISLANDER PRIDE
Phoebus would eventually fall back closer to the BRD teams if they were pushed down to BRD. I don't think alot of the potential D1 talent would stay there. Just my opinion, but I think you'd see them transfer over to some of the upper tier PD teams. They'd be unbeatable the first couple of years, then I think they would settle in at or near the top of BRD but probably not 70-0 blowouts after a couple of years.
You know you have some very valid points as far as kids might wanting to transfer to play against deeper opponents (notice i didn't say better). However most of those kids that play on that team, and have played on that team in the past, grew up playing on the same rec league teams, the same playgrounds, and playing at North Phoebus rec center. That's what they know. So while you might get a couple of kids to trickle to other schools, I think as long as they continued to win, and the schools kept coming to recruit them, there would be no reason to leave. Because believe me, their out of district game wouldn't be against a Franklin or a Surry (no disrespect), it would be against a Oscar Smith, a Salem, a Ocean Lakes, and a Hampton. Just to show that they haven't lost anything. That's just my opinion....