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  1. 6 points
    Time for some fun folks! What do you think of these intriguing matchups? Can you think of any more? Any name changes we should consider? The Bipolar Bowl-Mourning vs Celebration The Big Nuts Bowl-Palm Coast vs Coconut Creek The Heimlich Maneuver Bowl-Deerfield Beach vs Vero Beach The Battle of the Tweets-Venice vs Braden River The Names with Too Many Syllables Bowl-Choctawhatchee vs Wewahitchka The Island Life Bowl-Merritt Island vs Fleming Island The Blowhard Bowl-Seabreeze vs Gulf Breeze The Don't Take Sides Bowl-Westside vs Eastside The Battle of the Planets-Jupiter vs Neptune Beach Fletcher The Space Cadet Bowl-Space Coast vs Astronaut The President's Bowl - Lincoln vs Jefferson The Fruit Salad Bowl - Mulberry vs Strawberry Crest The Just Squeeze This Bowl-Lemon Bay vs Orange Park The Any Port in a Storm Bowl-West Port vs North Port The Tree Fell in a Forest Bowl-Pine Forest vs Ocala Forest The Middle of the Pack Bowl-Middleton vs Middleburg The FSU Wannabe Bowl-Seminole vs Osceola The Battle for the Pearly Gates-Gateway vs Golden Gate The Battle of the Beach Bums-Atlantic Coast vs Gulf Coast The Peaceful Bowl-Niceville vs Lake Placid The Battle of the Sisters Bowl-Kathleen vs Carol City The Green Thumb Bowl-Plant vs Plant City The Run for the Hills Bowl-Hollywood Hills vs Zephyrhills The Muddy Waters Bowl-Clearwater vs Crystal River The Gimme History for $200 Bowl-Columbus vs Lafayette The Ride the Pine Bowl-Pine Forest vs Pine Ridge The Wrong Side of Town Bowl-Northeast(St Pete) vs Northeast(Ft Lauderdale) The Home on the Range Bowl-Lakewood Ranch vs Wiregrass Ranch The Florida Frozen Tundra Bowl-Winter Springs vs Frostproof The Big O Bowl-Oviedo vs Spoto The Only Cheaters Recruit Bowl-Bolles vs St Thomas Aquinas The Michael Jackson Memorial Bowl-Miami Jackson vs Jacksonville Jackson The Nice Catholic Boys Bowl-Bishop Moore vs Bishop Verot The Peezy Nightmare Bowl-Dunedin vs IMG Academy The Calling All Transfers Bowl-Chaminade-Madonna vs Armwood The Red Tide Bowl-Tarpon Springs vs Manatee The Communist Party Values Bowl-Liberty vs Freedom The Coaching Merry-Go-Round Bowl-Glades Central vs Pahokee The Turn Your Head and Cough Bowl-Dr Phillips vs Dr Krop The Does It Really Mater Bowl-Mater Academy vs Westland Hialeah
  2. 4 points
    HOLY COMPLICATION BATMAN! LOL Hey I like that their trying but you have just added: Mandatory filming of JV games. I still think a well tested power rating like a LAZ or PINKOs would work better. Seems the RPI is to stop all of us basic math coaches to be able to figure out the process/results to be able to complain about the problems!
  3. 4 points
    Like the Golden Age of Rockefeller, Carnegie, Mellon, and other monopoly titans, the American citizenry is in love with wealth, pomp and ceremony. It's all that matters. Alabama and Clemson are winners to be idolized. The others are inept losers to be laughed at, pitied, and scorned. Humongous corporations collude and conspire to hoodwink us into believing they know what is in our best interest. All the while fleecing the general public in a manner P.T. Barnum never dreamed. Big, rich, powerful, and beautiful are American aspirations of the day. If and when the pendulum swings back, in a less greedy and self centered way, it will come at the expense of the marketing manipulators. Hopefully the minds and hearts of the younger generation are opened more then my own generation. Please excuse the lefty rant. Sometimes I just can't help it.
  4. 4 points
    Come on Tiger fans !! How 'bout the names of the five players and their current college teams. We don't know Cocoa like yall do.....Geez, thanks in advance.
  5. 4 points
    Go to any opening day of youth league (or Freshman ) practice and watch the coaches. The HC will say to his group: 'Anyone who wants to be a wide receiver....go over to Coach so and so. Anyone who wants to be a running back....go over to Coach so and so... Anyone who wants to be a QB.....go over to Coach so and so. Anyone who wants to play defense....Go over to Coach so and so... The Offensive Linemen group rarely has anyone left, or it s by far the smallest group. I place the blame on the weight controlled football leagues around the country. The big kids often are too heavy to play youth league football, and many can't start playing until they are a Freshman in HS. By this time, it is often too late or the players are way behind the learning curve already. My experience says that the big boys really don't start coming into their own until their junior or senior years.
  6. 3 points
    Unofficial Venice schedule for 2019 @Plant (KOC) Cocoa Riverview @Vero Beach (Yes, @Floridatech) Lakewood Ranch Bye IMG Academy (We’re gonna get crushed) Sarasota @Manatee The schedule is not complete yet, a few games are missing. Any thoughts on this? Anyone else have any unofficial 2019 schedules?
  7. 3 points
    Personally, for the larger classifications, I like the concept of districts and I like that district champions are assured of hosting at least one home playoff game. As long as there are 8 classifications, public and private schools playing together, free transfer rules, and areas of the state that put more emphasis on youth football than others, there are always going to be blowouts in the playoffs -- especially in the opening rounds. It's inevitable. But Districts change. Some teams move up a class and other teams move down a class. Coaches retire or get fired. One school or another becomes the "hot" school for a certain period of time and then, for whatever reasons, they cool off again. Regression to the mean. Winning a District title ought to get a team a little more than just some stitching on their varsity letter. It won't surprise me at all if, over time (and so long as the current system - or one like it - is in effect), 5 seeds have a better winning percentage in the state playoffs than 4 seeds, at least in 5A-8A. In a match-up between the winner of a relatively weak district and the best team in the other three districts in that same region that doesn't end up winning their district, I'd take the non-district winning team on the road most of the time. But, I still think the district winners should continue to host the first-round games.
  8. 3 points
    Missing from the list is Victory Christian (2A Lakeland) ** been to last 6 state semi-finals (lost finals in '13 & won in '14); only other team in Florida to be in last 6 semi's is Cocoa.
  9. 3 points
    LAZ

    Florida’s Best Updated

    Geographic Power and Florida’s Best have been updated on my site. www.lazindex.com
  10. 3 points
    I've counted numerous other "small school private polls" where the only two Florida teams that make the list are Chaminade-Madonna and CCC, yet JaxTCA is technically smaller than both of them but doesn't get a mention. I think there are other criteria in these polls not being listed. I'm thinking with JaxTCA moving back to 3A, they'll be #1 in all of the small school polls starting 2019.
  11. 3 points
    181pl

    Alabama vs Clemson Yaaaawn

    Can't stand either team. Hopefully they go 15 OTs and their players get sick of football and quit.
  12. 3 points
    DarterBlue2

    Alabama vs Clemson Yaaaawn

    I pretty much agree with all you said above. Unfortunately, it is not just in sports, but in the entire society we seem to be going further down the road of the haves and have nots. This is not a sustainable recipe and will eventually lead to apathy and ultimately serious social unrest. Stay tuned ...
  13. 3 points
    Brian played all 4 of his high school years at West Port High in Ocala, a team that went 11-28 over that time frame, including a 2-8 season this past one. He is one of a rare breed of FL hs qb's to land a Power 5 scholarship. Tennessee thought him good enough to come courting. So much for needing to play for a big-name program to land a big-time scholarship. If you are that good, they will find you. This man showed a lot of character sticking with his team members rather than bailing out to boost his stats.
  14. 3 points
    Have a great holiday celebration
  15. 3 points
    2018 est TOTAL PUBLIC PRIVATE County Population Titles Runner Up Appearances Titles Runner Up Appearances Titles Runner Up Appearances Category Dade 2,751,796 38.5 22 61 34.5 12 47 4 10 14 Super 1,000,000 and up Palm Beach 1,471,150 30 31 61 18 14 32 12 17 29 Broward 1,935,878 27 24 51 6 9 15 21 15 36 Hillsborough 1,408,566 11 21 32 10 17 27 1 4 5 Orange 1,348,975 6.5 9 16 4.5 7 12 2 2 4 Duval 937,934 31 17 48 4 7 11 27 10 37 Extra Lg 500,000 to 999,999 Polk 686,483 17 24 41 15 22 37 2 2 4 Brevard 589,162 14 7 21 14 7 21 0 0 0 Pinellas 970,637 0 10 10 0 5 5 0 5 5 Volusia 538,692 1 4 5 1 1 2 0 3 3 Lee 739,224 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 2 2 Pasco 525,643 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 Escambia 313,512 12 7 19 12 6 18 0 1 1 Large 300,000 to 499,999 Manatee 385,571 8 6 14 8 6 14 0 0 0 Marion 354,353 6 4 10 4 2 6 2 2 4 Collier 372,880 3 3 6 3 3 6 0 0 0 Sarasota 419,119 3 3 6 2 3 5 1 0 1 Lake 346,017 1 5 6 1 5 6 0 0 0 Osceola 352,180 1 4 5 1 4 5 0 0 0 Seminole 462,659 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 St.Lucie 313,506 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 Leon 290,292 21 11 32 13 8 21 8 3 11 Medium 150,000 to 299,999 Okaloosa 202,970 8 8 16 8 8 16 0 0 0 St.Johns 243,812 4 6 10 4 6 10 0 0 0 Alachua 266,944 4 4 8 4 4 8 0 0 0 Bay 183,563 1 4 5 1 4 5 0 0 0 Santa Rosa 174,272 2 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 Clay 212,230 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 Indian River 154,383 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 Charlotte 182,033 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hernando 186,553 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Martin 159,923 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sumter 125,165 2 3 5 2 3 5 0 0 0 Small 50,000 to 149,999 Highlands 102,883 2 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 Columbia 69,612 1 2 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 Putnam 73,464 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 Walton 68,376 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 Monroe 77,013 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 Citrus 145,647 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Flagler 110,510 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nassau 82,721 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hendry 40,347 0.5 6 7 0.5 6 7 0 0 0 Minature 20,000 to 49,999 Suwannee 44,190 4 2 6 4 2 6 0 0 0 Jackson 48,330 2 3 5 2 3 5 0 0 0 Wakulla 32,120 2 3 5 2 3 5 0 0 0 Bradford 27,038 2 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 Levy 40,355 1 2 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 Hardee 27,411 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 Gadsden 46,071 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 Taylor 21,833 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 Baker 28,283 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 Washington 24,567 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 DeSoto 36,862 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okeechobee 41,605 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Madison 18,449 4 5 9 4 5 9 0 0 0 Tiny 1 to 19,999 Gulf 16,160 4 3 7 4 3 7 0 0 0 Calhoun 14,483 3 3 6 3 3 6 0 0 0 Jefferson 14,144 5.5 0 6 5.5 0 6 0 0 0 Union 15,517 3 2 5 3 2 5 0 0 0 Gilchrist 17,743 2 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 Holmes 19,558 1 2 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 Lafayette 8,451 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 Hamilton 14,184 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 Franklin 11,727 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 Dixie 16,673 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 Glades 13,754 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 Liberty 8,242 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
  16. 3 points
    MC Rockets

    2019 scheduling news

    Aww damn!!! I was wondering why there was no reply back. I was actually a lil excited.
  17. 3 points
    I just have a hard time believing in the IMG concept for high school football. If you're already a four or five star player you've got your offers. Sometimes it really more has to do with the lifestyle and training. But I think most kids just want to be kids and go to school like normal kids and not tucked away in some athletic Academy with a college type schedule and non-stop regimented training.
  18. 2 points
    Here is a 19 year compilation of conference rankings using all 757 currently active college teams after being placed in their current conference. MAF= Avg. Member Rank among 757 currently active programs from 2000-2018. MAPR = Avg. Member Power Rank (Strength) among 757 currently active programs from 2000-2018. Rank * Div * Conference * MAF * MAPR * Best * 2nd Best * Worst 1 * FBS * Southeastern * 37.0 * 116.28 * Alabama * LSU * Vanderbilt 2 * FBS * Big 12 * 41.1 * 115.51 * Oklahoma * Texas * Kansas 3 * FBS * Pacific 12 * 42.2 * 114.84 * Southern Cal * Oregon * Colorado 4 * FBS * Big 10 * 46.3 * 113.63 * Ohio St * Wisconsin * Indiana 5 * FBS * Atlantic Coast * 46.7 * 113.42 * Florida St * Clemson * Duke 6 * FBS * Mountain West * 87.2 * 104.28 * Boise St * Fresno St * San Jose St 7 * FBS * American Athletic * 87.7 * 103.96 * Cincinnati * South Florida * Tulane 8 * FBS * Mid-American * 111.4 * 99.54 * Northern Illinois * Toledo * Eastern Michigan 9 * FBS * FBS Independent * 113.2 * 100.23 * Notre Dame * Brigham Young * Liberty 10 * FBS * Conference USA * 127.2 * 97.18 * Southern Miss * Marshall * UNC-Charlotte 11 * FBS * Sun Belt * 139.4 * 94.89 * Appalachian St * Troy * Georgia St 12 * FCS * Missouri Valley * 144.8 * 93.83 * North Dakota St * Northern Iowa * Indiana St 13 * FCS * Big Sky * 158.8 * 91.64 * Montana * Eastern Washington * Northern Colorado 14 * FCS * Colonial Athletic * 171.1 * 90.17 * James Madison * Villanova * Stony Brook 15 * FCS * FCS Independent * 197.3 * 86.42 * North Dakota * North Alabama * Hampton 16 * FCS * Southern * 197.8 * 86.70 * Wofford * Furman * VMI 17 * FCS * Ivy League * 213.2 * 84.58 * Harvard * Pennsylvania * Columbia 18 * FCS * Ohio Valley * 223.5 * 83.18 * Jacksonville St * Eastern Kentucky * Austin Peay 19 * FCS * Southland * 229.1 * 83.63 * McNeese St * Sam Houston St * Houston Baptist 20 * FCS * Patriot League * 236.5 * 81.68 * Lehigh * Colgate * Georgetown DC 21 * D2 * Great Lakes Intercoll. * 248.3 * 80.63 * Grand Valley St * Saginaw Valley St * Davenport 22 * D2 * Mid-America Intercoll. * 252.0 * 80.24 * NW Missouri St * Pittsburg St * Lindenwood MO 23 * FCS * Big South * 274.5 * 78.30 * Kennesaw St * Gardner-Webb * Campbell 24 * FCS * Mid-Eastern Athletic * 299.9 * 74.81 * South Carolina St * Bethune-Cookman * Savannah St 25 * FCS * Southwestern Athletic * 310.5 * 73.36 * Grambling St * Southern U. * Mississippi Valley St 26 * D2 * Lone Star * 310.7 * 73.82 * Midwestern St * Tarleton St * TX Permian Basin 27 * D2 * Great Northwest Athl. * 319.9 * 72.90 * Central Washington * Western Oregon * Simon Fraser 28 * D2 * Gulf South * 324.9 * 73.29 * Valdosta St * Delta St * Mississippi College 29 * FCS * Northeast * 331.5 * 71.43 * Duquesne * Sacred Heart * St Francis PA 30 * D2 * Northern Sun Intercoll. * 333.5 * 71.66 * Minnesota-Duluth * MSU-Mankato * Minnesota-Crookston 31 * D2 * South Atlantic * 335.3 * 71.14 * Carson-Newman * Catawba * Limestone 32 * D2 * Pennsylvania State * 348.0 * 70.05 * Indiana PA * California PA * Seton Hill 33 * D2 * Great American * 351.3 * 69.76 * Harding * Henderson St * Southern Nazarene 34 * FCS * Pioneer * 363.9 * 68.66 * San Diego U. * Dayton * Valparaiso 35 * D3 * Wisconsin Intercoll. * 365.9 * 68.07 * UW-Whitewater * UW-Oshkosh * UW-River Falls 36 * D2 * D-II Independent * 366.8 * 68.84 * UNC-Pembroke * UNC-Pembroke * UNC-Pembroke 37 * NAIA * Frontier * 380.2 * 66.94 * Carroll MT * Southern Oregon * Montana St-Northern 38 * D2 * Rocky Mountain * 384.4 * 66.90 * Colorado St-Pueblo * Chadron St * South Dakota Tech 39 * D2 * Great Midwest Athl. * 401.3 * 65.40 * Hillsdale * Findlay * Kentucky Wesleyan 40 * D2 * Great Lakes Valley * 415.6 * 63.55 * Indianapolis * Truman St * Lincoln MO 41 * D2 * Mountain East * 428.4 * 62.50 * Shepherd * Charleston WV * Virginia-Wise 42 * D2 * Southern Intercoll. * 433.6 * 61.93 * Tuskegee * Albany St GA * Central State 43 * D2 * Northeast-10 * 441.0 * 61.16 * New Haven * LIU Post * Pace 44 * D3 * Ohio Athletic * 447.9 * 60.56 * Mount Union * John Carroll * Wilmington 45 * D3 * Minnesota Intercoll. * 448.2 * 60.07 * St John's MN * St Thomas * Hamline 46 * D3 * D-III Independent * 448.3 * 60.41 * Thomas More * Thomas More * Thomas More 47 * D2 * Central Intercollegiate * 465.8 * 58.58 * Winston-Salem St * Bowie St * Lincoln PA 48 * D3 * Iowa Intercollegiate * 479.2 * 57.36 * Wartburg * Central IA * Loras 49 * NAIA * Mid-States * 479.9 * 57.86 * St Francis IN * Marian * Missouri Baptist 50 * D3 * Conf.of Ill. and Wisc. * 480.8 * 57.29 * Wheaton * North Central * North Park 51 * D3 * Northwest * 482.3 * 57.14 * Linfield * Whitworth * Lewis & Clark 52 * D3 * American Southwest * 486.3 * 56.92 * Mary Hardin-Baylor * Hardin-Simmons * Southwestern TX 53 * NAIA * Great Plains Athl. * 498.5 * 55.81 * Morningside * Northwestern IA * Dordt 54 * D3 * Liberty League * 499.1 * 55.51 * Ithaca * Hobart * St Lawrence 55 * NAIA * Heart of America * 501.0 * 55.34 * MidAmerica Nazarene * Grand View * Culver-Stockton 56 * D3 * New Jersey Athl. * 507.6 * 54.51 * Wesley * Salisbury * Southern Virginia 57 * D3 * Empire Eight * 508.0 * 54.75 * St John Fisher * Cortland St * Morrisville St 58 * NAIA * Mid-South * 520.2 * 54.06 * Reinhardt * Georgetown KY * Cincinnati Christian 59 * D3 * Centennial * 525.9 * 53.11 * Johns Hopkins * Muhlenberg * Juniata 60 * D3 * Old Dominion Athl. * 534.4 * 52.44 * Bridgewater VA * Hampden-Sydney * Shenandoah 61 * D3 * Southern Athletic * 535.3 * 52.90 * Trinity TX * Centre * Sewanee 62 * D3 * So. California Intercoll. * 543.8 * 51.06 * Redlands * Cal Lutheran * Whittier 63 * D3 * The Presidents' Athl. * 553.1 * 50.30 * Washington & Jefferson * Case Western * St Vincent 64 * D3 * North Coast Athletic * 564.1 * 47.90 * Wittenberg * Wabash * Hiram 65 * D3 * Middle Atlantic * 565.5 * 47.39 * Delaware Valley * Widener * Alvernia 66 * D3 * Michigan Intercollegiate * 572.9 * 46.17 * Hope * Trine * Finlandia 67 * D3 * USA South * 583.1 * 46.94 * Huntingdon * Brevard * Greensboro 68 * NAIA * Sooner Athletic * 595.9 * 45.36 * Ottawa AZ * Langston * Texas Wesleyan 69 * NAIA * North Star Athletic * 596.3 * 45.12 * Dickinson St * Valley City St * Presentation 70 * NAIA * Kansas Coll. Athl. * 608.7 * 43.80 * Ottawa KS * Friends * Bethel KS 71 * D3 * New England * 613.8 * 42.86 * Springfield * Worcester Polytech * Maine Maritime 72 * D3 * Heartland Coll. Athletic * 614.2 * 42.82 * Franklin * Mount St Joseph * Earlham 73 * D3 * Midwest * 619.1 * 41.64 * St Norbert * Monmouth IL * Lawrence 74 * NAIA * NAIA Independent * 622.3 * 43.32 * Indiana Wesleyan * Allen * Lawrence Tech 75 * D3 * Massachusetts SCA * 639.9 * 38.96 * Western Connecticut * Framingham St * Mass-Maritime 76 * D3 * Northern Athletics * 646.8 * 37.74 * Concordia WI * Lakeland * Eureka 77 * D3 * Commonwealth Coast * 661.3 * 35.23 * Western New England * Endicott * New England U. 78 * D3 * Upper Midwest Athl. * 678.4 * 32.50 * Northwestern MN * St Scholastica * Crown 79 IND Non-Affiliate 680.7 28.83 * Virginia-Lynchburg * Apprentice-Nwpt News * Trinity Bible 80 * D3 * Eastern Collegiate 701.2 29.83 * Husson * SUNY-Maritime * Alfred State
  19. 2 points
    Be careful you are starting to sound like me and my rants about returning to district champions and runner-ups. But if we are going to keep the current system, all they needed to do was spread points out more for victories and losses. No longer are playoff Tier 1 teams gaining less points than a victory over a Tier 4's loss. Big wins count more. Tier 1 Victory: 70 points Tier 2 Victory: 55 points Tier 3 Victory: 45 points Tier 4 Victory: 40 points Tier 1 Loss: 35 points Tier 2 Loss: 30 points Tier 3 Loss: 20 points Tier 4 Loss: 5 points Again the question comes down to when deciding who makes the playoff, is the goal to give every team that has a chance a spot (even if this allows teams that have no chance in) or only teams that have a chance to win (but leaves 1 or 2 teams that have a chance out)?
  20. 2 points
    You can stop bashing Dunedin we are officially going independent and going to create a schedule that includes the villages school for the blind combined with leto, Gulf, Pasco etc for the next 2 years. I exaggerate but this is something I have been saying Dunedin should do for some years... They have to play teams that they can actually compete against gain some wins and confidence and perhaps attract more kids to the program.
  21. 2 points
    Got to see Zeke Mowatt play against SE high school in 77, SE had a kid on their team that year, that I swear was the closest thing in body build to Herschel Walker that I had ever seen in as far as before weight training became a thing at the HS level. Name was Zontina Jackson. Saw Paul Piurowski from Sarasota play against Manatee, he had a fumble recovery for a TD that game. Sarasota had some really good teams back then, when they were coached by Charlie Cleland! I've always been a Gator fan, but my year up at Tallahassee and going to Lincoln HS (Bowden's 1st year at FSU), allowed me to be introduced to Ginger and Jeff Bowden. I found both of them to be pompous a-holes, and it just solidified my dislike for all things FSU. <grins> 181 what are your thoughts of Kerwin Bell being named OC at USF? He's been successful everywhere he's gone winning a Nat'l title at Valdosta State this year. I see his resume much in the same light I looked at Joe Kinnan's........I think Bell's a winner and will do great things at USF for the offense!
  22. 2 points
    While at the bottom Duval is demonstrably bad per the above. Duval's public schools won two state titles this year: Mandarin and Raines. So, in my opinion, that leaves Pinellas as the sole county in third place.
  23. 2 points
    You could probably add Orlando Evans to that list. In 1991 it was co-state champion and in the 1980s through 2001 was a perennial playoff contender. Today, Evans struggles to win two games in a season. It is not as if athletes are not there. Basketball still does pretty well and the soccer program has had some success over the past 10 seasons. A good staff with the commitment and administrative buy in, could potentially return Evans to playoff contender status.
  24. 2 points
    181pl

    40 Interesting FL High School Bowl Games

    The Green Thumb Bowl-Plant vs Plant City That would actually be the Battle for Legacy of Henry B. Plant Bowl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_B._Plant
  25. 2 points
    This is an interesting article/perspective. I disagree it is what is good for college football. No argument we will get to see two of the deepest college teams imaginable. But for me, the essence of amateur sports was the unpredictable...the Cinderella story...David vs. Goliath. There is no March Madness in the pros. We have pro sports to satisfy our need to see the "ultimate" team(s). College football is becoming more predictable and high school football is well on its way. In future years, where will folks go who want the unpredictable? It seems as if those opportunities are shrinking. Why does everything have to be the biggest and the best...at all levels? I thoroughly enjoy watching a bunch of awkward little kids stumble around as they learn the game. There is a joy in such things. We are driving the "all star" mentality deeper and deeper. But don't worry everyone. We are much happier today than in the past. How do I know? "They" are telling us so. The same folks who have their names plastered all over the stadiums and who want to sell us all that stuff we've just got to have to make us happy. I respect anyone who thinks differently and truly likes seeing Alabama vs Clemson again. What I don't appreciate is being told why I should be happy to get what someone else decided was a good thing. http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25642948/alabama-clemson-part-iv-historic-college-football-playoff-national-championship
  26. 2 points
    Sorry cannot get over the Miami MOURNING school is on this list of the worst teams .....name change maybe??????
  27. 2 points
    Marquette Smith is RB for Lake Howell
  28. 2 points
    Joshua Wilson

    2019 unofficial schedules

    Gosh not the entire schedule, but this is getting me giddy about the 2019 season already and it is just Day 4 of the New Year... OH MY!!!!
  29. 2 points
    Floridatech

    2019 unofficial schedules

    Hope we get Cocoa too
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    RW was indeed not a football player. There are a few others in which I am not sure about but Callahan and Garcia may make the list. Mesick at Clearwater also never played football.
  32. 2 points
    peezy28

    Year of the Tiger

    You bluff... How can 1 do what you do and not follow other sports LOL. What you meant to say is you could careless about Columbia trying to win a title in any sport LOL.
  33. 2 points
    badbird

    Alabama vs Clemson Yaaaawn

    Also sitting out your junior year will probably hurt your stock and cost you millions. Sitting out 1 game isn't going to hurt you and your season is basically over other than beating a fake national champ.
  34. 2 points
    ColumbiaHighFan2017class

    Year of the Tiger

    New year new opportunity Teams will rise to the occasion while others will try and fail, confidence is key to success and I won't lack any in 2019
  35. 2 points
    To be clear, those type of parents and players is a small fraction of most. I love what I do because the majority still respect others that put forth the effort to change lives. The world may be changing but there is still more good than bad.
  36. 2 points
    You should regard that as an investment, though. Mastery of spreadsheet functions can save a heap of time in the future. Don't get too daunted by mistakes at first. Invest the time. You know I only provide sound advice.
  37. 2 points
    Of course now you have to remove the 200+ non-football playing teams.
  38. 2 points
    OldSchoolLion

    Alabama vs Clemson Yaaaawn

    The Southern states routinely rank amongst the worst for education, poverty, etc. Yet we have these mega institutions there, like the University of Alabama, giving away pieces of paper to kids in exchange for talent that they charge fans exorbitant prices to see. An average ticket for an Alabama game will set you back $160. It's ironic that states like Alabama and Mississippi have some of the most fanatical fans, many of whom could never afford a ticket to see a game. Those institutions have the nerve to charge $30 for a baseball cap. This is how they thank the people who support them. Although we sometimes complain about the lack of fan attendance in Florida, at least Floridians live in a state with lots of choices for activities. I've lived in the rural South, and although it sounds glamorous to speak of these little towns that shut down on Friday nights for football games, they can be sad places. The people in these depressed places crave to be a part of something bigger than themselves, so they rally around these university football programs like the University of Alabama. It would be great if the universities reached out to them, but unless they can make money off of you, they really don't care. So there can be a major disconnect between the universities and their fan bases.
  39. 2 points
    1 . Chauncey Gardner Johnson #23 Florida Gators. 2 Jawaan Taylor # 65 Florida Gators. 3.Freddie booth Lloyd # 99 Temple University 4.Folston # 40 Pitt University 5. Jamel Dean #12 Auburn University
  40. 2 points
    Below are the number of 2018 Top 200 FL seniors and Top 95 juniors, broken down by county, who transferred to a school within that county over the past 2 seasons. Outside the Top 200 seniors, the number of kids getting FBS scholarships drops off substantially. These numbers do not include IMG players or players who transferred from outside the state/region. In parentheses after each county is any school within that county that got 2 or more of these players. So, some schools may be getting quite a few transfers in one year, but there are probably less than 10 schools in the state, out of hundreds, that are getting a substantial number of FBS-quality transfers in one year (this assumes that the numbers of junior, FBS-quality players transferring are similar in number and proportion to those of the senior transfers). St Thomas Aquinas and Chaminade-Madonna are 2 of the more extreme examples. Each had 5 solid, FBS-quality players transfer in this season. And that is quite rare. People who claim that certain schools are getting 10 solid D1 (by "solid D1 talent," I'm not including kids with one offer to USF) players each year are misinformed. And if I am wrong, I'll gradly eat crow (extra crispy, please) if you can show me the facts to substantiate your claim. This season, Armwood played 17 kids who transferred in over the past 2 seasons. Only one of them was a 3-star player. In a best-case scenario, Chaminade-Madonna played 21 such kids, and 12 of them were marginal players. I believe some teams like Armwood and Chaminade are simply trying to get enough warm bodies to keep from having an off-season. And they are selling their souls to do so, because they are screwing over some of the home-grown kids to make room for the transfers. Miami-Dade-22 (Carol City-5, Columbus-4, Southridge-4, Northwestern-3) 14 seniors and 8 juniors Broward-20 (St Thomas-8, Chaminade-Madonna-6, Deerfield Beach-3, Piper-2) 14 seniors and 6 juniors Hillsborough-9 (Hillsborough High-2, Armwood-3, Jefferson-2) 6 seniors and 3 juniors Palm Beach-5 (PB Central-2) 3 seniors and 2 juniors Orange-4 (Jones-2) Duval-3 (Sandalwood-2) 3 juniors Brevard-3 (Cocoa-2) 2 seniors and 1 junior Leon-2 (Rickards-2) Pinellas-2 1 senior and 1 junior Polk-2 Duval-1 Escambia-1 Indian River-1 Lee-1 Manatee-1 Marion-1 St Johns-1 Sarasota-1
  41. 2 points
    While recruiting is very important, as Deerfield Beach has shown time and again at the high school level, while it is necessary it is not sufficient. Coaching and the overall culture that permeates the program are just as important as the right talent!
  42. 2 points
    Broward County is also home to one the most volatile coaching scenes in the state. Can you imagine the challenge of getting one of their lagging public school programs turned around under these circumstances? There is no comparison between such an effort here and certain other parts of the state. No other schools in the state face such intense competition for talent...not even close. Who outside Broward County has to compete with 5 state/nationally ranked private schools for talent ever year? I don't know the answer for these coaches, but "trying harder" alone is likely not going to cut it, especially when they are losing many of their best players every year to the Broward and Dade County powers. We focus a lot on those who "gain" from transfers. IMO the focus should be on those who "lose," because the breadth of that impact is much greater. Hating the "rich" is not going to make things better. We need to figure out how to help those in the "lower and middle classes, " who are feeling the broadening gap in "wealth" of talent.
  43. 2 points
    Below are 41 transfers that took place in Broward County(one of the transfer hotbeds) over the past two seasons. Specifically, these were transfers of better players(potential starters) who went from a public school to one of the powerhouses of the county, ie Deerfield Beach, St Thomas Aquinas, etc. A school like Flanagan was greatly impacted, but many of the schools lost only 1 or two players. What I find interesting is the breadth of the impact. The majority of the public schools in Broward County lost at least one player. It demonstrates how pervasive transferring is there. In some cases, the impact of an individual may have been negligible. In other cases, multiple transfers may have had a significant impact, ie a school lost two very good linebackers or offensive linemen. We focus a lot of attention on the teams we know get a lot of transfers. I believe a lot of these teams would do just fine even without the transfers, because they know how to grow talent in-house. What we don't often look at is the impact the transfers are having on less-known programs, like some of those below. Even though a school may have lost just one better player in a season, if that individual was a team leader, that one transfer could have a substantial impact. Some of the teams below have done quite well of late, so possibly the transfer athlete(s) they lost did not have a big impact. Others, like Flanagan, make you wonder. Flanagan has won only 2 games total in the past two reasons. And remember, these may be only some the transfers they lost over the past two years. Broward County public schools, as a whole, have done surprisingly poor in the playoffs over the past 15 years. Is that due to transfers? It's really hard to say with any level of certainty. I do believe the following is clearly an example of how power is concentrating in metro areas. Boyd Anderson Daniel Barker(TE) - Deerfield Beach Coconut Creek Miguel Edwards-(CB) 3-star - Deerfield Beach Dillard Robert Boyd-OL(Jr) 3-star - Deerfield Beach Braylen Ingraham(DE) 4-star - St Thomas Aquinas Douglas Miles Dickens(DE) 3-star - Deerfield Beach Michael Earle(OL & DT)-Cardinal Gibbons Ely Marcus Lafrance-(CB) 3-star - Deerfield Beach Dashaun Davis(WR) 2 star) - Deerfield Beach Grantis Poole-(WR)-Chaminade Woody Dean(OL)-Deerfield Beach Everglades Kijuan Reid-Jacques(DE)-Chaminade Flanagan Nathaniel Noel(RB) 3 star – Northwestern Desjuan Kearse(QB) - Champagnat Justin George(OL) -Chaminade Troy Ingle(OL)-American Heritage Plantation Benjamin Onwuzo(CB)- Chaminade Dyllon Lester(S)-American Heritage Plantation Hallandale magnet Georell Kidd(DL) – Northwestern Kemani Brown(QB&SR) - Northwestern Jarule Harris(LB & DE) – Northwestern Javarris Brownlee(CB) 3* - Carol City Malcolm Ray(DT) 3* - Carol City Amari Johnson(WR) 3* - Carol City McArthur Joseph Habinowski(OL)-Chaminade Jahvante Royal(WR)-St Thomas Aquinas Avery Huff(LB)-St Thomas Aquinas Miramar Keyshawn Fede(LB)-Chaminade Devon Betty(LB)-St Thomas Aquinas Henry Gray(CB)-Miami Central Monarch Xavier Restrepo(WR)-St Thomas Aquinas Nova Ahmaud Jordan(S)-Chaminade Cameron Williams(DE)-Chaminade Piper Derohn King(QB)-Deerfield Beach Plantation Lynden Washington(OL)-Chaminade South Plantation Carter Davis(P)-Chaminade Timothy Butler(OL)-Chaminade Jonathan Weaver(OL)-Cardinal Gibbons West Broward Yousef Abu(OL)-Chaminade Thomas Armstrong(DE)-Chaminade Marc Christie(LB)-Chaminade Western Julian Hernandez(OL)-St Thomas Aquinas
  44. 2 points
    All those teams would be an even match up with Treasure Coast....I'm hoping I can help Vero get Cocoa for the KOC
  45. 2 points
    peezy28

    Just How Bad is 6A Region 2?

    We are going to fight... Man I am trying to get an easy trip to the state semis leave my region alone LOL (notice we are not even talking about Dun Dun) LOL.
  46. 2 points
    You wait the next shoe to drop will be multitude of announced transfers next season to Venice...............
  47. 2 points
    I agree 100% with this. Depends on the location and administration's commitment to football. When Miami Booker T Washington reopened in 1999 it was an instant football power because the majority of their students come from the Overtown area of Miami. It reopened to help relieve the overcrowded Miami High. As soon as Booker T reopened, all the athletes went there and Miami High football has never been the same. So I agree that location is everything for a starting program.
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    Mashburns

    pahokee football

    A lot going on this off season with those two programs. I hope the two programs get back on track (state championships) because high school football is at it best when you have the Glades at the state championship games.
  50. 2 points
    Zoe Boy

    Transfer season

    Amarie Daniels RB 2020 transfers back to Miami Central from Miami Jackson
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