There are many things in this big world of ours that I simply don't understand.
For instance, why do baseball coaches wear uniforms?
I know back in the old days some coaches also played, but I don't expect to see Jimmie Lewis grabbing a bat to pinch-hit anytime soon. So why still wear them?
Then there's the whole "wide receiver" deal in football. If he's supposed to be a "wide" receiver, why is he always the skinniest kid on the team?
Fortunately, I'm done scratching my head on those questions. Why? Because I have a new one I'm mulling over. And I just can't figure it out.
Who in the world came up with next year's Georgia high school region realignment?
If you haven't had the chance to take a look, this new region placement has more head-scratchers than a kindergarten class with lice.
I'll be the first to say I'm happy to see Jones County and Baldwin out of the region. I'll also welcome Richmond Academy with open arms. That's one road trip I'll be glad to make.
However, I sure wish the GHSA could give me an explanation for the addition of Ware County, Brunswick and Glynn Academy to the region. Those three schools are closer to Daytona Beach, Fla., than Columbia County.
That's just silly.
To further the silliness, Region 1-AAAA has four teams in it. Four teams! Guess how many football teams go to the state playoffs from each region?
That's right - four. All four Region 1 teams get a free pass to the state playoffs because they stepped on the field (and because they live in southwest Georgia).
If you need one more head-scratcher, three of those four Region 1 schools are closer to the new Region 3 schools than we are.
Why not make Region 3 include the three AAAA Columbia County schools, Richmond Academy, Statesboro and Effingham (six teams) and give Region 1 the four they have now along with Wayne County, Ware County and the two Brunswick schools (eight teams)?
That's the way it is. I guess we'll just deal with it. Besides, Greenbrier, Evans and Lakeside high school athletes, parents, fans and I will have plenty of time to scratch our heads over this one on our many four-hour trips down to south Georgia.
Can we at least get an interstate going down there?
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