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  2. They don't teach sexed in Columbia County?
  3. For whatever reasons, I see a big difference between high school and college. I'm glad the NCAA decided to give college spring sport participants an extra year of eligibility . . . although it appears that the burden will be on the schools to find the money needed to pay for the players who will be returning for an extra year of college (perhaps a full year unless they sit out fall semester), the underclassmen who would be returning anyway, as well as the new players coming in. But it was the right thing to do. And while many of the winter sport athletes (like basketball and gymnastics) missed out on what could have been the highlight of their career (like post-season tournaments), I'm OK with not giving these student-athletes another year of eligibility. More of a gut call than a logical analysis. But, while I feel horrible for the high school spring sport athletes, and remain hopeful that they will be allowed to complete their spring sport seasons -- abbreviated as they may be -- I just don't feel right about high school kids postponing graduation to play another season of high school sports. I just don't think it would be smart/prudent/advisable to put off an entire year of college just so they can come back for another year of high school and play another year of baseball or football (or whatever). [As an aside, such a decision by the FHSAA would likely require them to change their bylaws and allow kids to play after they've reached the magic age (19?)]. As a practical matter, seniors who participate in spring sports, and who hope to obtain college scholarships in those sports, already have been offered. Baseball and softball are both big club sports, and tennis is in a category all its own. Lacrosse is still relatively new in Florida, but the better players already have been identified as juniors and/or based on their club play. Same with even newer sports like boy's volleyball and water polo. I'm not really sure where Track & Field and Weightlifting fit in, but I'm guessing the really fast and really strong athletes already have been identified and, if scholarships are available, offered. I do feel particularly bad for the flag football players if they are not able to complete their seasons, as the sport doesn't exist yet in college (except as a club sport). I saw something posted the other day quoting a high school baseball coach who claimed it would take at least three weeks of practice to have his team ready to play games again. Sorry, but I call B.S. on this. If I were a high school senior who played baseball (like I once was), you could have me game-ready in a week - especially if school was over or almost over and restrictions on practice time, if any, were lifted. My thought: once the FHSAA gives teams the green light to hit the field again, give them all a week to practice, have them play one or two games and then go straight into district tournaments, with all seeding be done at random. Double elimination, if possible. Yeah, some good teams might get shafted and some seasons are going to come to end way too soon for some teams and a lot of players, but something is better than nothing. Anyway, I was bored and this topic seemed as good as any to stir things up a little. I've put my thoughts out there. What do you guys think?
  4. Here is a message from the FHSAA. They want to extend the season. It won't happen but at least the FHSAA is not just canceling and trying to find ways. However in my opinion they are giving false hope and there is no way this will happen. GAINESVILLE, FL - Given the directive of President Trump to maintain following CDC guidelines through April 30, 2020, combined with Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran's mandate for schools in Florida to remain closed through May 3, 2020, the FHSAA will continue to follow suit with all scheduled FHSAA meetings, conferences, and athletic events postponed. Pending schools are back in session and afforded the opportunity to resume activities after May 3rd, by Federal, State and Local authorities, the FHSAA will follow the advice and guidance available to us at that time regarding the continuance of all FHSAA spring sports. In light of the current situation, the FHSAA staff is actively working on creative solutions for the continuance of spring sports, which could extend through June 30th. The FHSAA does understand the hardships caused by COVID-19 and the inability to play spring sports. If we are not able to continue spring sports, the FHSAA is working diligently to create a plan regarding additional eligibility for students who have not been able to participate in spring sports. The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, fans and local communities are our top priority. We appreciate all member schools' cooperation in following Federal, State and Local recommendations and mandates during this time. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the FHSAA website. The FHSAA staff will continue to follow the latest developments and will continue to provide updated information as deemed necessary. The FHSAA office will remain closed following the Governor's recommendation. However, staff will continue to work remotely, during regular business hours. For staff contact information, click here.
  5. I bet you will be back sooner unless there is no football season
  6. Madison county beats Columbia this fall. And Alabama wins the national championship. With a freshman running back
  7. Looks like spring season is over and a lot of seniors won't get to play another game in their lives and while I can't help them in that regard I'm not gonna sit here and just push those athletes who have worked their ass off aside because ik personally how much Playing these sports mean to a lot of these kids and it never gets talked about like it should so therefore I am officially signing off for 2020 See you all January 1st 2021
  8. Problem not solved but mitigated. I switched from using Firefox and Google browsers to Internet Explorer. Videos now work as they should. I remembered this from a similar problem I had in the past with not being able to access certain sites. Seems as though Internet Explorer does not have some of the apps or add-ons that Firefox and Google have.
  9. Frostproof still doesn't have one
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  11. No problem. I just wanted to make sure that I was thinking of the correct school.
  12. Technically Cocoa, my bad...
  13. Space Coast in Melbourne? I thought that Space Coast High School was in Port St. John, just south of Titusville.
  14. Only 6 schools missing a head coach from what I can tell. If there are other schools that have new coaches let me know. We are currently at 12.4% turnover. Cocoa Beach Coconut Creek Hamilton County Hialeah Miami Lakes Oasis Space Coast (Cocoa)
  15. Do any of you computer gurus out there know how to fix the problem I am having playing videos from the Maxpreps site? I'm attaching the webpage where it shows a dark shade over most of the video when I go to play the video. It does it with all of Maxprep's videos. I have no problem playing any other videos from different media. Don't know if there is a problem with my computer not being able to recognize correctly. I used to be able to play these videos a year or so back. I'm using Windows 10. Thanks in advance for any assistance provided. https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/chaz-siddall/Wmlwab3oEemAzfp8ouYFiw/default.htm
  16. Marion County Public Schools have announced that all school-based and extracurricular activities have been canceled or postponed until March 24. The decision is being made in light of cancellations happening worldwide due to the novel Coronavirus. The county said in a statement Thursday, ”[It’s] out of an abundance of caution for our students, staff, and community, and because of safety concerns related to COVID-19.” This decision includes all extra-curricular and sporting competitions, club-based outings, district events and events attracting more than 250 people. Visits to colleges and universities have also been canceled due to Wednesday’s directive to move certain campuses to online platforms. According to Marion County Public Schools, individual schools and teams still have the option to hold practices at this time, but no competitions or activities with other schools are permitted. The county plans to resume activities as planned starting March 25, although some cancellations are expected.
  17. That will likely change if schools aren't able to reopen on April 15th The schools currently closed aren't allowed to run any extra curricular activities Personally I think if you can't play the spring sports which have far less players than football would then it is very hypocritical to have football running practices
  18. According to the Ocala Star Banner all HS football teams in Marion County will be able to practice during the spring as usual. However, they will not be able to scrimmage with another school. Don't really know if this means that the Spring Games in May won't be played. I think it is too early for that determination.
  19. Well streaming service wouldn't happen for Columbia They have a "stubborn" attitude towards 21st century ideas like that LMAO
  20. Plus if you can open schools and put anywhere from 1-4k kids together how can you justify stopping athletics which often times will be significantly less Most schools in Florida have little to no fan support anyway so it probably wouldn't even be noticed having no fans in the stands for some these programs
  21. Ever heard of empty stand rule?
  22. In way more ways than football
  23. skyway

    Spring Football

    I think the drastic changes to the nature of the game you describe may push leaders to just cancel all together. Managing the fans who do show up (Who's list are you on?) could prove to be highly impractical if not impossible. But, also, there is strong sentiment among the health professionals that we won't be able to move much away from "lockdown" status at all for more than about a month at a time until there is a vaccine.
  24. All kidding aside, I don't see why football couldn't work . . . two teams of 60 each together with coaches, officials and essential personnel. Allow each player to designate two fans each to attend the games. Spread the fans out in the home and visiting side stands. No bands, dancers or cheerleaders until things are under control, then start re-introducing these aspects of the game one at a time. In short, it would look like most high school JV games. Perhaps they could add in a streaming service that would allow the games to be viewed by small crowds at local restaurants . . . again, once we get to the point that small crowds can congregate at local restaurants. PPV-style. What am I missing?
  25. I know of a handful of schools in the greater Tampa Bay area where there would be no risk of having a crowd of more than 250.
  26. skyway

    Spring Football

    A complete lockdown is not needed to still cancel sporting events. All that's needed is a ban on events with more than 250 (or fewer) people. That figures to be in place until we have a vaccine. And that figures to be Fall of 2021.
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