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  1. Sorry, but you're not allowed to agree with another poster on this Board. It's against the rules. If you think you agree with something that someone has posted, you have to ignore that post and go back to one of their earlier posts that you don't agree with and then attack that post (or attack the poster himself).
    8 points
  2. Nolebull, glad to see that you think so highly of your own idea.
    6 points
  3. 6 points
  4. Not to be argumentative but hold on a second! We are one of those "glorified JV teams" by your assumption and rankings and strength of schedule. We practice 3 hours every day, just like the best teams, we go over film with the players for hours. We work in the weight room. We have detailed practice plans. We have individual instruction, Team time, 7v7, inside run and all of those sessions. I dont know how anyone can say we dont practice as hard as any other team. Do we have the skill or quality of players as all of those so called "harder preparation" teams. It is not for the lack of coaching or player effort. It just comes down to heart and will and actual player quality. We dont have the physical size on the line. That is not a lack of preparation, It is just who we are. We dont have a #1 quarterback, Does that make us a less prepared team? And yes we have put a running clock on a opponent this year. But that doesnt make them a "Glorified JV team". Last time we played them they beat us! Kids graduated and transferred. A bad scenario for them a good one for us. But i am willing to bet, those coaches are working just as hard today as they were when they beat us.
    5 points
  5. Have to agree with Skyway, had it not been for the officials this game would have been 48-3 rout. On a single "TD Drive" if you can call it that, the penalties that kept the drive alive were minor in comparison with two fumble recoveries by SFA that the officials ruled they weren't; the second one just before the receiver crossed the goal line and fumbled it through the back of the endzone for a touchback. Even the announcers had to point out the truth as it was self-evident. The number of penalty yards accumulated by SFA may have been called for, but Venice OL can be seen holding on virtually every pass play and weren't called once for it. Look at their schedule, it pays to stay at home.
    5 points
  6. When you say "It's on!!!" do you mean the game will be on ScoreStream Friday night or that ScoreStream is currently live-streaming a MMA-style, Texas Death Match between ColumbiaHighFan and Jesse?
    5 points
  7. Pathetic buddy. Really pathetic. Refs??? 1 player makes a 4 TD Difference??? And your all time best one, THE SUN!!!! THE SUN???? Chaminade played with umbrellas on their helmets….or the SUN was only on the Bulls???? Give respect to a team that beat the Bulls that bad. It’s simple.
    5 points
  8. Perspective

    Ian

    For any of you who may be in Ian's ever-changing path, Godspeed. Be safe and take care of your families.
    4 points
  9. Beek

    Ian

    We are scheduled to play Northport in a couple of weeks. We have already reached out to them and offered anything we can to help them return to normal. Even If this involves moving the game to our place or cancelling it all together. What ever scenario works best for them. Way more important things than football at this moment. Their ad responded: things are really bad there now. they are hoping that FHSAA will allow the extension of the season and to try to get their games in later after they get things somewhat back to normal
    4 points
  10. They seriously can't get anything right. The FHSAA could F up a wet dream.
    4 points
  11. I was there in person and I don't believe weather had anything to do with it. For starters Central defense was playing lights out
    4 points
  12. Columbus survives with a last push from the Bulls. Big 50 yard pass play brings the bulls inside Columbus 20. Turnover on downs. Explorers kneel with 7 seconds. Exciting finish. Adelante Explorers! 5-0 Homestead next.
    4 points
  13. If I have 2 even teams, far from ranked, that go at it, I’m in. It’s competition. Both teams lay it on the line to win. Sure I like ranked teams but don’t minimize the have nots. I’ve been to McArthur vs South Broward games when their win total was 5. & enjoyed it. Everyone with different tastes. That’s why when I titled the post “Not for Homers & the strokers of the ranked!” U probably should have passed this one over. You’re not a fit.
    4 points
  14. Guess it’s hard for the fans who are lovers of win at all & any cost, take players from tri counties, make the top 25 nationally, to recognize the players on these “poor” teams playing against “poor” competition, that are young men under these helmets & uniforms. I miss the days simple community HSFB. I’ll always acknowledge them & pat em on the back!!!!!
    4 points
  15. It was one of those things that the more I thought about it the better it sounded to me. Lol
    4 points
  16. Having just lost to horizon. They are a very well put together team. I do feel that had we not have played in the downpour, granted they had to as well. And we could have capitalized on our 3 red zone trips. The outcome would have been different. Not making excuses. They beat us fair (as the officials could see or not see it) and square. Their running back and qb combo is a force to be reckoned with. I also agree that they could be looking at 7-3 or 8-2. Right now our strength of schedule is a -30.9 But thats who we are! Started the year at 550 and moved up to 484 so far. Toho ranked 297 and Horizon 301
    4 points
  17. What, you think there's a chance that guys actually have been transferring into Brandon over the last three years?
    4 points
  18. Osceola travels to Bryant Stadium to take on the Dreadnaughts in what has been an underrated rivalry over the last 24 years. In 1998, the two teams appeared to be on a collision course to meet for an epic match up for the 5A title. Both were dominating their opponents all season, and both ended up in the state semifinals after Lakeland traveled to Fort Lauderdale and knocked off defending champ STA. But, Lakeland was upset by Estero by one point, and that cleared the way for Osceola's state title. In 1999, the two again appeared headed for a colossal tilt, but Osceola was upset by Rutherford by one point, clearing the way for Lakeland's third state title. In 2000, the teams played in a spring game at Kissimmee, with the Dreadnaughts winning 35-21. In 2005, Lakeland beat Osceola 56-0 on live statewide TV. In 2006, national #1 Lakeland was very nearly upset. The 'Naughts trailed 3-0 in the 4th, before Chris Rainey broke a long TD run to win it, 7-3. The 2007 season saw Lakeland take a state record winning streak into the middle of the season. Osceola came to Bryant Stadium and broke the streak and the hearts of the Dreadnaughts, 25-22. The Kowboys beat Lakeland a second time, more decisively in Kissimmee en route to a state title game appearance. Osceola eventually lost starting QB and safety T'Sharvan Bell (hope my memory held up on the spelling) before the state title game loss to STA. In 2008, Lakeland returned the favor, with two wins in tight games. Once again in 2009, Lakeland beat Osceola twice more. Lakeland got single wins in both 2010 and 2011. Osceola knocked Lakeland out of the playoffs each of the next three seasons (ouch!). The last match up with the teams was in 2019's Kickoff Classic. Ja'randy Swint scored three TDs for Osceola...in garbage time after Lakeland led 43-0. This season, it seems Osceola may be underrated. Their 2022 games played include a near draw with Edgewater in the spring game, a nine-point win over a good Treasure Coast team, and a one-point OT loss to what may be an underrated Seminole team. (Seminole appears better than 2021, when they lost a last-second game to Chaminade.) Osceola appears to be much better on defense than on offense. But, the Kowboys have a large OL, and an emerging mega-recruit in RB Taevion Swint (I assume brother of Ja'Randy). Through two games, they've completed an aggregate of 9 out of 21 passes, for 91 yards. Defensively, the Kowboys have two monsters on the DL in John Walker and Derrick Leblanc. They also have speed and major recruits throughout the rest of the defense, with cornerback likely being the strength of the back seven. Lakeland comes in as the much more hyped team. No doubt Osceola's players and coaches love this. The Dreadnaughts in 2022 have played a spring game they dominated vs. Venice, a quarter and a half vs. Armwood that they led 13-6 when the game was called, and running-clock blowouts of Clearwater and Winter Haven. It is very hard to get a good read on how good they are offensively, given the ease with which they've won their two games. They've shown big play capability with WR Tyler Williams and Rb D'marius Rucker. They've also been called for many penalties, which is typical for them. QB Pleuss has hit a couple of big passes, but also thrown several bad balls, as well as being very late in making the correct read in a completion at Clearwater. In all, the numerous scores by the defense, special teams, and one-play drives leaves us with very little idea of exactly what they can do against one of the top defenses in the state. There's reason to believe Osceola can mostly contain this offense, though there's also reason to believe the offense will hit more big plays. I don't know for sure what to expect. Defensively, there's an excellent chance this will prove to be the best defense in school history. They are quite strong at all three levels, but the secondary is the strongest. The one weakness is something which can be a strength: depth to rotate many players. It can be a weakness because it means they sometimes get caught with less than their best players on the field. They've been hyper-obsessed with rotating players every couple of plays. Special teams appear to mostly be a strength for both teams. I have to assume neither will be dumb enough to kickoff deep to the other. Punting is much more difficult to kick away without it being a really crappy punt. Osceola is the clear underdog. But, we've seen so little of Lakeland that we can't have an abundance of confidence in them yet. Osceola's best bet is to call an extremely conservative game on offense, hope they can catch Lakeland with a couple of their good-but-but-not great rotational defenders on the field for a couple of good plays, and perhaps have Swint make one or two big plays. The overwhelming majority of plays for the Kowboys offense will go for little to no yards. But, if they can avoid catastrophes (turnovers, huge losses) and play to their defense, that will be their best bet. Defensively, they have to try to keep Williams and Rucker from big plays. Lakeland appears explosive enough on defense and the kicking game to win decisively even if Osceola largely contains their offense. If Osceola can avoid giving up scores to Lakeland while the Dreadnaughts offense is on the sideline, they may be able to stay in the game for all four quarters, when anything can happen. For Lakeland, if they are to live up to their hype, they need to win by running clock or close to it. Official Game Prediction: The game will be cancelled due to rain and lightning.
    4 points
  19. Cheerleaders? Bands? Media? JV players? If I were the King, I'd be more inclined to at least allow parents/siblings of kids . . . perhaps 4 tickets for each player. And perhaps a condition that for every 100 fans, the school has to pay for one deputy. And add security checks to get in. So, what's going to happen on game night? Will there be a large crowd of people just outside the stadium? If so, won't that create just as many problems/risks? I understand the "tough love" approach and the "risk adverse" approach, but high school football just ain't the same without fans/cheerleaders/bands, etc.
    4 points
  20. Winter Park's biggest problem from a ranking standpoint is strength of schedule. North Gwinnet was supposed to rectify that. However, it turns out they are down this year. Now I don't think WP knew that when they scheduled the game, but it is what it is. I think they run the table and finish 10-0 in the regular season. Then we will see whether they are a contender or they just took advantage of a weak schedule. They do have a quick score offense that is difficult to stop. Regarding Lincoln, Mainland, Lake Minneola and Bartram Trail, this Friday will tell us a lot.
    4 points
  21. Just from watching Osceola's last couple games, i could only speculate he wanted to go somewhere to get more looks as a reciever, since Osceola's offense seems to be a little more run heavy this year. Given Winter Park has a stud QB it was not that much of a surprise. I watched him put a clinic on the Boone defense last night with 3 TDs! In my opinion he is easily a Top 5 receiver in Central florida probably the best Slot reciever in Central Florida in my eyes. Great speed, Great hands and superb route running.
    4 points
  22. nolebull813

    Border War

    This weekend there is 7 games all up in Georgia. Here is the lineups from worst to best. The number next to each team is their state ranking according to the computers. Scores in bold #243 West Nassau 8 vs #220 McIntosh County Academy 42 #59 Creekside 21 vs #179 Glynn Academy 20 #105 Baker County vs #100 Richmond Hill #88 Jax UC vs #102 Charlton County #96 St Augustine vs #88 Coffee #30 Bolles vs #77 Brunswick #23 Madison County vs #37 Fitzgerald
    4 points
  23. I remember my son asked me if Land O Lakes was any good. I said it depends. In Land O Lakes? Yes definitely. in Pasco County? Yeah they’re decent in the Tampa area? No not at all in the state? HELL NO!! in the country? F%^K NO!!!!!
    4 points
  24. Like prison, it accommodates everyone.
    4 points
  25. Great question. Right now I would give the slight edge to Miami Central. Miami Central defense is better and more physical than Chaminade defense in my opinion. On the other hand I think Chaminade's offense is better. Central's special team's return game is better because #2 can take it to the house anytime he touches. I think the game would come down to who makes the least amount of penalties and mental mistakes. Both teams are prone to penalties from what I seen when I watched each time play.
    3 points
  26. I was at the game last night. Central just on another level than Dillard. Game could have easily been 28-7 at halftime central way if #10 from central would not have dropped those 2 deep bombs. Dillard did fumble on the goal line but they got down there after a questionable personal foul call when central hurt #6 from Dillard. No excuses about the rain. It rained at the end of the 2nd qtr and the end of the 4th qtr when the game was out of reach. And the rain actually helped stop one of central redzone drives at the end of the second qtr. Dillard players seemed like they quit after central returned the punt for a touchdown in the 3rd qtr. Dillard was beat in all three phases of the game. The only thing that slowed central down was countless holding penalties and false starts on offense. Central defense were extremely physical all night. Central is NATIONAL POWERHOUSE PROGRAM. Dillard is a solid south florida team with alot of talented players. But I don't think their a state powerhouse and nowhere near a national powerhouse. I would put them in the same category as Western, Gulliver and Homestead.
    3 points
  27. Y'all know Dillard gone be out for a while and not gone want to talk. He probably gone come on here and start talking about golf lol.
    3 points
  28. I am ready to go back to district champ and runner up
    3 points
  29. If I had 7 female teammates on a 8 man high school team I would be playing like Travis Henry or Chris Rainey
    3 points
  30. So there will be no punching bags in the 8 Man game ? Unless Pine Ridge is playing a little religious school with 50 students, 25 of which are females they'll still be a doormat. Now if the next Travis Henry or Chris Rainey shows up on campus disregard everything I said. Those two would be unstoppable in 8 Man even with 7 female teammates.
    3 points
  31. Ray Icaza

    Not-so-good games

    Equal Opportunity is there, what you're premise really is all about is that it isn't always fair. That is correct and that is life. I respect your opinion, mine comes from a different angle, view, maybe even upbringing. This view was engrained in my consciousness by my mother at an early age. We moved to central FL in 1959 from my native Panama at the age of 11 with good English skills though not my first language. The only teams sports I was famliar with were baseball and soccer, no football or basketball. OHS was a small HS when I started attending there and because I was a pretty good athlete and not a lot of bodies to choose from coaches convinced me to come out for these other 2 sports. My initial tryouts for basketball did not go well as the 20 odd students trying to make the team were going to be cut to 10. I was cut on the final day and went home distraught explaining to my Mom that what was most upsetting was the fact they kept 3 kids that belonged to prominent ranching families that were lousy. She proceeded to use the belt on me for excusing failure for this perceived "Unfairness". She told me that life would always have situations like this and I needed to focus on beating out the other 7 as that problem would persist. I had not experience this in other sports I had participated in so I decided to focus more on basketball. By my senior year I was selected by my teammates as team captain and earned MVP for the season eventually attending college on a scholarship. The successes I have enjoyed were triggered by that lesson that you can look at setbacks due to "Unfairness" as a curse or as a blessing. Hope you understand what I chose. This story isn't about me, but the hundreds of thousands that have reached the top despite roadblocks, impediments, unfairness or any other excuse that could be used. That's what made America great, my sister and I being the only Hispanics in the entire school system had the "Opportunity" to succeed. I am afraid we are losing that. Just to be clear I was then and am now a huge Gator fan as that was my college of choice but wasn't good enough to be accepted at the time. That is how it works.
    3 points
  32. You can add second year football school, Horizon, to that list. They are unbeaten, too, and should go either 7-3 or 8-2 in the regular season.
    3 points
  33. No, I am basing it on CMD's overall body of work. Their four wins are all against top ranked opponents. Central has one impressive win, the other 2 against good teams but not on the level as the other resume. Why, do you think Carol City or BTW are better than MNW, Dillard, St. John's College (DC) or AHP?
    3 points
  34. 21-0 win for Columbia over Madison County First shutout for Columbia in the series since 1966
    3 points
  35. True definition of home field advantage. Hmmmm makes ya wonder why it's usually a 7 to 8 home game regular season lmao
    3 points
  36. We aren't expected to win but we believe. That is the most important element in the fight.
    3 points
  37. It's basically Clubber Lang vs Rocky II and Jesse is Clubber
    3 points
  38. Jullian

    Top games of the week

    Go on ScoreStream! It’s on!!!
    3 points
  39. You have Columbus at 2-0 but they beat Benedictine, Killian and Jesuit.
    3 points
  40. Week 4 rankings 1. Chaminade (+2) 2. AHP (even) 3. Miami Central (-2) 4. STA (even) 5. Cardinal Gibbons (even) 6. Sanford Seminole (even) 7. Columbus (+1) 8. Rockledge (+2) 9. Edgewater (+6) 10. Lakeland (+1) 11. MNW (-4) 12. Homestead (even) 13. Dillard (even) 14. Venice (-5) 15. Jones (+2) 16. Buchholz (+2) 17. Lincoln (+4) 18. Jesuit (-4) 19. PBC (+3) 20. Pine Forest (NR) 21. Miami Washington (NR) 22. Osceola (+2) 23. Jax TC (NR) 24. Winter Park (NR) 25. Tampa Bay Tech (NR) dropped out #19 West Orange, #20 Bolles, #22 Western, #23 Cocoa and #25 Apopka
    3 points
  41. Ray Icaza

    Nolebull’s top 25

    We are going to run the ball more this year than last, but I think we are still looking to throw to compliment the run and Zay had an awesome receiving game vs Edgewater where he put up some good numbers in the spring game. We also used him to compliment our RB's with some sweeps and reverses. I know he has offers including USF and obviously WP looks to throw the ball more so he could pick up more offers. As I previously stated, he is our best returning receiver with Ja'Keem Jackson full time on defense so has had more reps with our current QB than any other receiver. As you pointed out his route running is excellent thus would have put more strain on defenses to focus on him and enable the others to not need to carry the load. I truly believe the passing game will improve game by game as more reps are had between the QB's and the receiving group. Reasons that I have heard for the transfer do lean towards the increased workload you mentioned.
    3 points
  42. Columbia defeats DeLand 21-16 in the rain to get first win of the year Columbia up next against Madison County next Friday
    3 points
  43. HornetFan

    Nolebull’s top 25

    and there has to be context calling teams “good” or “decent” etc etc. Lake Brantley, Ocoee and Boone are not good on a state scale. If Winter Park is supposedly a top 25 team in the state, then teams like this are not helpful in assessing that. The kids at Winter Park are high school student athletes, with emphasis on "student". Their coaches, with the concurrence of school administrators, scheduled a trip to Atlanta to play a highly rated team; it's expensive to travel long distances and it takes these kids away from classes that many need to attend. If WP wanted to schedule Miami Central or STA or any of the other South Florida football powers, where do you suppose those games would have to take place? MC and STA are not going to travel to play WP; they enjoy their home field advantage and would insist upon maintaining that advantage. One big trip during the season for a HS team is a great experience. A football team and its games are a valuable experience for the student population. Most underclassmen would not be able to travel around the state or Southeast to attend these "elite" games. WP schedules teams from their FHSAA assigned district and other Central Florida teams as schedules can be mutually agreed upon. Sleep on WP and teams may be surprised; there's some real talent on this year's team.
    3 points
  44. It’s called sandbagging. Lol
    3 points
  45. If you let the Georgia posters tell it, it’s one of North Gwinnett’s worst teams in history. But it is impressive to go to Atlanta and take a win from an undefeated 7A team and the refs. Problem is Winter Park’s schedule is so horrible you won’t know much about them until the playoffs.
    3 points
  46. Woooo the battles with Rab and the Louisiana guy are gonna be good lol I might just have to reset my password lmao
    3 points
  47. Jesse would be a replacement for HSFBFan who does not seem to post there anymore. He may just fit right in.
    3 points
  48. Here you go Jesse, be careful, they have a low tolerance for the uninformed... https://www.prepgridiron.com/forum/2-varsity-forum/
    3 points
  49. "This content is only available to subscribers."
    3 points
  50. ColumbiaHighFan is currently in mourning over the sudden passing of his beloved Columbia High School football program and is not available to answer questions. The cause of death of his beloved program is not yet known. Until the investigation has been completed, ColumbiaHighFan's family asks that all board members respect his privacy as he deals with this devastating and unexpected loss.
    3 points
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