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  1. Schools are struggling to fill their schedules ahead of the end of the school year. Then summer break hits and folks are away, not updating documents etc. The always changing structure of playoff systems also means schools constantly have to reconsider how/who to schedule. Long-term alliances in scheduling aren't tenable, so each cycle amounts to almost starting from scratch. I imagine there's a deadline sometime in late July or early August where everything has to be in. But, before then, there is no incentive to update maxpreps until summer break is over.
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  2. Best Roll Call skit ever.
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  3. Has the All State Teams from the 2023-2024 season even been released yet?
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  4. I have been thinking about this last post and want to offer a different slant. For background, remember that the FHSAA had a 5-year agreement with MaxPreps from 2018-2022 which paid the FHSAA $85,000 annually to allow MaxPreps to serve as the exclusive provider for scores and statistics to the FHSAA. I assume this contract has been renewed, and I'm guessing the details are hidden somewhere in the FHSAA financial archives, but I have been unable to unearth it at this time. My point is MaxPreps could very well be paying the FHSAA to serve as its official platform, and not vice versa. Why would MaxPreps do that? to drive online visits to its website and social media platforms, in order to sell more goods and services via its advertisers, and the advertising income that follows from that. They also need the FHSAA to mandate that all scores be entered into MaxPreps, so its proprietary algorithm can be more "accurate". I would consider this possible scenario when we are speculating on the motives of the FHSAA and MaxPreps. Just my two cents.
    3 points
  5. To answer the original question, each school should have a Coach Admin account on the MaxPreps website where the coach/AD/assistant coach or whoever can enter the team's schedule. MaxPreps also says you can email your schedule and they will enter it for you. So it appears the onus is on the school itself to submit its schedule to MaxPreps, and there are reasons that may not happen promptly, as has been pointed out. Other errors I have seen are confusing Booker T. Washington in Miami with Booker T. Washington in Pensacola, and Pace with Monsignor Pace, etc. I saw one score that was reported as 61-0, when in fact it was 29-0, and was never corrected during the year. Although things tend to get smoothed out with the schedule entry, there is still room for administrative errors, and we are basing the playoff structure on this system? Sheesh!
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  6. No wonder the FHSAA and maxpreps get along so well. They both are F ups.
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  7. I barely passed my intro to computer science course, but anyone who has led an organization knows that you have to establish expectations and develop consequences for failure to meet those expectations. Schedules have to be input by 45 days (or whatever) from opening day. Failure to do so results in the offending school being fined $1,000 or $5,000 or whatever (money talks, right Nulli?), or the school cannot take part in the playoffs, or cannot host a home game in the playoffs, or whatever punishment would overcome laziness or ineptitude. (A related issue is the fact that schools have to find 7-8 non-district games because of the Mickey Mouse 2-, 3-, and 4-team districts. Georgia was previously cited as an example, but they have much larger districts than Florida, so it is much less of a struggle to put together a 10-game schedule. Hence, their schedules are ready to go and published well in advance. Yet another argument for large districts.)
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  8. But yet MaxPreps can put out a power ranking now? Makes no sense.
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  10. MaxPreps has also released its initial 2024 "Power Rating" for each team. An individual team's Power Rating and preseason classification ranking can be viewed from each team's MaxPreps football home page by clicking on "2024 Season Preview". The #1 rated teams in each classification are: R - Hawthorne 1A- Chaminade-Madonna 2A - Cocoa 3A - Central 4A - AHP 5A - STA 6A - Mandarin 7A - Venice No real shockers here. My biggest beef is how can MaxPreps calculate a numerical "Power Rating" when not a single game has been played? I'm shaking my head that it has come to this for the football postseason, but maybe a MaxPreps' apologist on here can explain why this is a good idea. But it does seem like most are happy to roll with the proprietary, top-secret MaxPreps computer algorithms for at-large selections and playoff seeding, so maybe it's just me. I just hope that there is not a ton of whining when someone's team inevitably gets screwed by a formula for which there is no explanation. (Sorry, had to get that out of my system.) 6 weeks until kickoff...
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  11. Them Dillard Boyz will be starting off their 2024 season against them goons from dade county lol. these two teams last met in the KOC back in 2018 at traz Powell stadium (The Mecca) Look forward to this matchup. The tornadoes are gonna be a force to be reckoned with again this year. This will be a great test for my panthers before the game really counts the following week. But in a 305 Vs 954 battle you can best believe both teams are gonna go all out to win and leave the field with bragging rights.
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  12. Booker T. Washington people won't show up like you thinking. They have to be playing Central or Da West and they side still not be completely full
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  13. I agree with you heavily on that. Especially in dillards case.
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  14. I like this matchup the more I think about it. Even though this is a KoC, I think the kids will take it very seriously. Both these teams are in the same boat. Both want to get back into the upper tier of the region. Both need to have a good season to attract talent around the area. This game could set the tone for the rest of the way
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  15. Should be fine. I was at the orange & black game at gibson & I like what I see. Ofcourse its a down year in overtown but Ice forever has his kids ready & they have ATHLETES! If qb can distribute well game should be very fun
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  16. Can’t wait. Dillard band is huge again as usual lol. I’m just ready for football season. But for now I guess I’ll enjoy the first pro championship trophy (hockey) that’s been brought to Ft. Lauderdale. as a heat fan I’ve been to the heat parades but that was in Mia. But to actually have a team from yo city be world champions it hit different. So I know the city gonna go crazy for the parade. Hockey & none hockey fans.
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  17. There should be a 7 game Dade vs Broward showcase every year. Last year I would of set these matchups Miami Central vs Chaminade Norland vs STA Columbus vs AHP Homestead vs Coconut Creek Booker T vs Western Palmetto vs Monarch Cardinal Gibbons vs South Dade
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  18. It certainly figures to be an exciting year for our team! They should be strong as they head to Traz Powell to take on the Rockets, likely on ESPN.
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  19. I said this years ago and I'll say it again. NO EXCUSE!!! The FHSAA could've contracted this out. Hell, they could've given a UF CompSci student an internship/co-op to create a simple database already linked to the FHSAA portal in which schools can enter and confirm schedules, FOR ALL SPORTS. All schools reside in a database and can be parsed by year, then sport (ie, football, boys basketball, girls basketball, etc). If school A is going to play school C, school A enters their information and school C does the same. If the information doesn't match in the system (non matching opponents, dates, time, home/away or whatever), that game is flagged for correction. Compliance is not optional. This is freshman year "intro to programming" and I know because I did this stuff back in 1994. It pisses me off the the nth degree that such a talent rich State of Florida has such mediocre resources. There's no reason why we have to wait on an external resource (MaxPreps) to post inaccurate and incomplete information. There's no reason that this site (Thank you for everything @Joshua Wilson), @nolebull813, @THIS_IS_DILLARD or anyone else should have to look under rocks to find complete schedules. How does the FHSAA course correct?
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  20. Facts. But to my understanding you can access maxpreps from home to make or add changes from home. why is that a state like GA can have each team entire accurate schedule ready to go all ready to go at the same time , months b4 kick off. But with Florida you dam near don’t know anything for sure until sometimes the week of kickoffs. which leaves no room for alum to put in adequate time off request to attend certain games such as homecoming , a huge rival bowl game. Especially if they’re no longer local and live out of state.
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  21. According to MaxPreps, these are the most dominant programs in the last 20 years: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), 1,127 State championships: 2008 (5A), 2010 (5A), 2012 (7A), 2013 (7A), 2014 (7A), 2015 (7A), 2016 (7A), 2019 (7A), 2020 (7A), 2021 (7A), 2022 (3M), 2023 (3M) State runner-up: 2004 (5A), 2005 (5A), 2006 (5A), 2018 (7A) State top 25: 2004 (12), 2005 (8), 2006 (8), 2007 (6), 2008 (1), 2009 (5), 2010 (1), 2011 (12), 2012 (4), 2013 (17), 2014 (1), 2015 (3), 2016 (2), 2017 (15), 2018 (3), 2019 (1), 2020 (2), 2021 (4), 2022 (3), 2023 (3) Nationally ranked: 2008 (1), 2010 (4), 2014 (8), 2015 (21), 2016 (7), 2019 (5), 2020 (14), 2021 (9), 2022 (6), 2023 (9) 2. Central (Miami), 818 State championships: 2010 (6A), 2012 (6A), 2013 (6A), 2014 (6A), 2015 (6A), 2019 (6A), 2020 (6A), 2021 (5A), 2022 (2M) State runner-up: 2011 (6A) State top 25: 2004 (25), 2009 (7), 2010 (3), 2011 (7), 2012 (1), 2013 (2), 2014 (3), 2015 (2), 2016 (13), 2017 (6), 2018 (5), 2019 (3), 2020 (4), 2021 (6), 2022 (1), 2023 (13) Nationally ranked: 2010 (15), 2012 (14), 2013 (8), 2014 (14), 2015 (14), 2019 (21), 2020 (18), 2021 (20), 2022 (2) 3. Booker T. Washington (Miami), 467 State championships: 2007 (4A), 2012 (4A), 2013 (4A), 2014 (4A), 2015 (4A), 2019 (4A) State runner-up: 2011 (4A) State top 25: 2004 (11), 2005 (10), 2006 (13), 2007 (1), 2011 (14), 2012 (2), 2013 (1), 2014 (2), 2015 (19), 2016 (17), 2019 (6) Nationally ranked: 2007 (25), 2012 (15), 2013 (4), 2014 (13) 4. Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood), 435 State championships: 2005 (2A), 2017 (3A), 2018 (3A), 2019 (3A), 2021 (3A), 2022 (1M), 2023 (1M) State runner-up: 2016 (3A), 2020 (3A) State top 25: 2004 (7), 2005 (7), 2017 (7), 2018 (13), 2019 (13), 2020 (8), 2021 (5), 2022 (4), 2023 (2) Nationally ranked: 2021 (24), 2022 (10), 2023 (2) 5. Lakeland, 432 State championships: 2004 (5A), 2005 (5A), 2006 (5A), 2018 (7A), 2022 (4S), 2023 (4S) State runner-up: 2008 (5A) State top 25: 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2007 (15), 2008 (5), 2009 (11), 2010 (10), 2018 (2), 2019 (9), 2022 (5), 2023 (7) Nationally ranked: 2004 (22), 2005 (21), 2006 (21), 2018 (19), 2022 (14) 6. Armwood (Seffner), 410 State championships: 2004 (4A), 2011 (6A), 2013 (6A), 2014 (6A), 2015 (6A), 2017 (6A), 2018 (6A) State runner-up: 2005 (4A), 2010 (4A), 2013 (6A), 2014 (6A), 2015 (6A), 2017 (6A), 2018 (6A) State top 25: 2004 (3), 2005 (4), 2006 (9), 2007 (4), 2008 (9), 2009 (15), 2010 (5), 2011 (2), 2013 (12), 2014 (9), 2015 (10), 2016 (24), 2017 (5), 2018 (16), 2019 (7) Nationally ranked: 2009 (9) 7. American Heritage (Plantation), 406 State championships: 2013 (5A), 2014 (5A), 2016 (5A), 2017 (5A), 2020 (5A) State runner-up: 2015 (3A), 2022 (2M) State top 25: 2004 (24), 2013 (4), 2014 (5), 2015 (9), 2016 (4), 2017 (2), 2018 (17), 2019 (12), 2020 (5), 2021 (18), 2022 (7), 2023 (12) Nationally ranked: 2017 (6), 2020 (21), 2022 (12) 8. Cocoa, 389 State championships: 2009 (2A), 2010 (2A), 2016 (4A), 2022 (2S), 2023 (2S) State runner-up: 2017 (4A), 2018 (4A), 2021 (4A) State top 25: 2007 (20), 2008 (4), 2009 (2), 2010 (4), 2012 (16), 2016 (5), 2017 (12), 2020 (17), 2021 (9), 2022 (17), 2023 (4) Nationally ranked: 2009 (22), 2023 (17) 9. Northwestern (Miami), 341 State championships: 2006 (6A), 2007 (2), 2017 (6A), 2018 (6A), 2019 (5A) State runner-up: 2008 (6A) State top 25: 2006 (2), 2007 (2), 2008 (7), 2009 (17), 2010 (19), 2011 (19), 2012 (24), 2016 (6), 2017 (4), 2018 (9), 2019 (4), 2020 (12), 2021 (22), 2022 (13) Nationally ranked: 2019 (24) 10. Plant (Tampa), 331 State championships: 2006 (4A), 2008 (4A), 2009 (5A), 2011 (8A) State runner-up: 2010 (5A), 2016 (7A) State top 25: 2006 (3),2007 (14), 2008 (2), 2009 (3), 2010 (8), 2011 (3), 2012 (21), 2013 (14), 2016 (7), 2017 (20) Nationally ranked: 2009 (23), 2011 (13) 11. Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville), 253 State championships: 2010 (1A), 2013 (3A), 2014 (3A), 2015 (3A), 2016 (3A), 2020 (3A), 2021 (2A) State runner-up: 2009 (1A) State top 25: 2009 (25), 2010 (25), 2013 (10), 2014 (7), 2015 (5), 2016 (12), 2018 (14), 2020 (7) Nationally ranked: N/A 12. Columbus (Miami), 236 State championships: 2019 (8A), 2022 (4M), 2023 (4M) State runner-up: 2018 (8A) State top 25: 2007 (22), 2008 (23), 2010 (23), 2011 (24), 2014 (13), 2015 (6), 2018 (8), 2019 (10), 2020 (11), 2021 (20), 2022 (6), 2023 (8) Nationally ranked: 2022 (23) 13. Bolles (Jacksonville), 234 State championships: 2004 (3A), 2006 (2A), 2008 (2A), 2011 (4A) State runner-up: 2013 (4A), 2016 (4A), 2019 (4A), 2020 (4A) State top 25: 2004 (2), 2006 (6), 2008 (8), 2009 (12), 2011 (8), 2012 (22), 2014 (18), 2016 (19), 2020 (25) Nationally ranked: N/A 14. Madison County (Madison), 223 State championships: 2007 (2A), 2017 (1A), 2018 (1A), 2019 (1A), 2021 (1A) State runner-up: 2004 (2A), 2011 (3A), 2012 (3A), 2023 (1R) State top 25: 2004 (13), 2007 (8), 2010 (11), 2011 (16), 2012 (12), 2017 (19), 2018 (20) Nationally ranked: N/A 15. Apopka, 217 State championships: 2012 (8A), 2013 (8A), 2014 (8A) State runner-up: 2019 (8A), 2021 (8A), 2022 (4M) State top 25: 2007 (18), 2009 (13), 2012 (7), 2013 (6), 2014 (6), 2015 (25), 2019 (8), 2021 (8), 2022 (16) Nationally ranked: N/A 16. Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale), 187 State championships: 2018 (5A), 2020 (4A), 2021 (4A) State runner-up: N/A State top 25: 2016 (14), 2017 (10), 2018 (7), 2019 (18), 2020 (3), 2021 (7), 2022 (25) Nationally ranked: 2020 (22) 17. Venice, 183 State championships: 2017 (7A), 2021 (8A) State runner-up: 2022 (4S), 2023 (4S) State top 25: 2011 (20), 2016 (11), 2017 (3), 2018 (10), 2019 (23), 2020 (20), 2021 (1), 2022 (12), 2023 (11) Nationally ranked: N/A 18. Mainland (Daytona Beach), 176 State championships: 2023 (3S) State runner-up: 2022 (3S) State top 25: 2004 (5), 2006 (10), 2008 (15), 2011 (18), 2013 (8), 2014 (8), 2015 (11), 2016 (9), 2023 (6) Nationally ranked: N/A 19. Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens), 169 State championships: 2009 (4A) State runner-up: 2013 (7A) State top 25: 2008 (13), 2009 (1), 2010 (20), 2011 (9), 2013 (3), 2016 (18) Nationally ranked: 2009 (4) 20. Manatee (Bradenton), 165 State championships: 2011 (7A) State runner-up: 2009 (5A) State top 25: 2009 (14), 2010 (9), 2011 (1), 2012 (5), 2013 (11), 2014 (24) Nationally ranked: 2011 (8) T-21. Carol City (Miami), 136 State championships: 2016 (6A) State runner-up: N/A State top 25: 2015 (17), 2016 (3), 2017 (16), 2018 (4) Nationally ranked: 2016 (10) T-21. Norland (Miami), 136 State championships: 2011 (5A) State runner-up: 2023 (2M) State top 25: 2010 (12), 2011 (4), 2022 (19), 2023 (5) Nationally ranked: 2011 (19) 23. Jefferson (Tampa), 129 State championships: 2010 (3A) State runner-up: 2004 (3A) State top 25: 2004 (10), 2005 (24), 2006 (19), 2009 (19), 2010 (2) Nationally ranked: 2010 (8) 24. St. Augustine, 128 State championships: 2005 (3A) State runner-up: 2007 (3A), 2023 (3S) State top 25: 2005 (2), 2006 (18), 2007 (9), 2008 (24), 2010 (13), 2017 (9), 2023 (19) Nationally ranked: N/A 25. American Heritage (Delray Beach), 126 State championships: 2007 (1A), 2009 (1A), 2011 (3A) State runner-up: 2010 (1A) State top 25: 2009 (21), 2011 (6), 2012 (10), 2014 (11) Nationally ranked: N/A Here's the link to the article, which also shows how the rankings were determined.
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  22. My understanding is that the only thing changing this year in the selection and seeding of playoff teams is the use of MaxPreps rankings instead of the FHSAA Power Rankings. The 4 district champions and 4 highest rated at-large teams by MaxPreps rankings qualify for the regional playoffs. Teams would then be seeded #1 through #8 based on the final ranking order of the MaxPreps rankings (1 vs. 8, 4 vs. 5, etc.). The higher seed will always host in the regional tournament except during the regional quarterfinal round when a district champion is facing an at-large team, the district champion is designated as the host regardless of seeding. The four region winners are seeded for the state semifinals based on the rankings with the one seed playing the four seed and the two seed playing the three seed. More details are available within Josh's article here: https://floridahsfootball.com/2024/01/11/nil-playoff-rankings-classifications-summer-padded-camps-among-topics-discussed-at-fhsaa-football-advisory-committee-meeting/ As to what composes the MaxPreps rankings, one could assume that win-loss record, strength of schedule, and margin of victory would be components, although how much weight is applied to each component remains a mystery. Possibly home/away victories would be weighted differently. Possibly which team has the scarier mascot, but generally teams' fate will be determined by factors which they do not know. Seems like a good way to do business...
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  23. I couldn't agree more. The official power rankings shouldn't come out until week 4 or 5 of the season.
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  24. I did not but it doesn’t surprise me at all considering Georgia is a coward state and what I mean by that they are overrun with coaches and AD’s that pretend to be tough and hard nosed Southern style football but then act like they have skirts on when it’s time to schedule. Most seek out the worst they can find. Only some have the balls to play even tough teams and most likely the coaches are from somewhere else
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  25. For some strange reason Miami Edison is going up to play the number 1 team from Ohio. Florida leads the country by a wide margin in playing out of state games where the FL team is vastly outmanned and favored to lose
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  26. That is correct and she has actually qualified to compete in the AAU Club National Championship Meet in Jacksonville July 8th-13th where obviously the competition will be stiff.
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  27. She was there. She did good. Won all her events. Charger Elite is the team she runs for. It’s the local one. They hosted the event.
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  28. @Ray Icaza I’m at Osceola High Stadium right this second. Track event hosted by a local track club called Charger Elite. My son runs track and I like to sign him up out side of school to keep him conditioned
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  29. I agree completely with you. Those are just the only teams I can see making a game out of it. Seminole did get a good amount of transfers in as well
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  30. I think it's a Florida thing because in Texas they show out. Like bra do you see they football stadiums it's insane. Yet Traz Powell stadium is in need of an upgrade and no dade county public school has a stadium on school campus like Broward County
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  31. Vero is in rebuild mode this season after last years rather disappointing season, while they do have some D1 prospects sprinkled on both sides of the ball, they certainly don’t have them at the quantity needed to compete with teams at Venice’s level. They are probably a playoff team with a 2-3 round exit again. As others have mentioned, unless something happens internally, I just don’t see anyone out there to challenge Venice.
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  32. Facts hopefully they can get it done sooner then later.
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  33. Could be possible if BCAA and GMAC works together. BCAA already got Broward schools playing each other on a set schedule. That's why the Cocoa/Chaminade got canceled since the AHP/Chaminade game got set for the same week
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  34. Their classification appears soft. Columbus is said to be in rebuilding mode. So, that means Lake Mary and Seminole (who share a district) may be the toughest roadblocks in the entire playoffs. Venice likely does not have to improve from 2023 to win 7A. They thought they'd take a step back in 2024, but if they don't, they're probably winning 7A.
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  35. It’s a KOC game Brodie. Nice matchup b4 the actual season starts.
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  36. They are definitely going to stack those wr and call great plays. Players just have to execute.
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  37. Most def gonna b a good game 305 vs 954 let’s gooo
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  38. Ray Icaza

    FOOTBALL SUMMER WORKOUTS

    Ours started on June 11 and they do three days a week with the week of July 4th completely off. I think giving them a couple of weeks off after completion of our Spring Jamboree vs Edgewater/Deland (05/23) is much appreciated by the players.
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  39. Their band will be there for sure. They real small. Hopefully more people joined for the upcoming year.
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  40. Slim down? I saw him at the fau 7 on 7 and he look like he can play fb or oline lol.
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  41. Dillard should win. BTW never bring a crowd. So crowd would be in Dillard's favor.
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  42. Even tho this game isn’t apart of the broward showcase I do believe it’s going to be one of the better games that weekend with a big crowd on both sides.
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  43. With the complete free-for-all that is high school super team building, IMG no longer holds the huge advantage over other Florida schools. The coaching staff is nothing special, and the whole living like a professional while being 16/17 years old isn't as appealing as some may assume. The facilities are good, but, then again they have no fans and thus no home field advantage or experience. They're going to get many good players to be sure. But, so are several other power programs. That said, allowing them to play in state playoffs while being able to operate in ways no other schools are allowed to is wrong.
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  44. Looks like he bounced around. 8th grade at Evangelical Christian. 9th-11th he was with IMG Academy then transferring halfway through the season to Naples First Baptist. I don’t think guys that bounce around this much ever pan out. I would be hesitant if I was a top 25 college team recruiting him
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  45. I am sooooooo surprised anyone would say teams offer player anything and actually recruit players. The people who support these teams who cheat end up crying when you say they should be moved up to a open division or to 8A, they freak out and say dont punish winners when they really are cheaters.
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  46. Everyone, well a lot of programs want the instant notoriety that comes with of playing OOS. There was a time when those games happened between neighboring states that were close in proximity OR perennial powerhouses that had something to prove against other powerhouses. Now it's a free-for-all and it severely diminishes the worth of those games. I can respect Coach Castle for knowing when to risk it and when to sit his ass down, lol.
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  47. You seem actually excited about HS football recruiting. It makes me sad. It's just not how HS football is supposed to work. Anybody can win with cherry picked players. Teams aren't supposed to be good every year. You are supposed to rise and fall with whatever group of kids are moving through your program any given year. Now it's the rich stay rich and poor stay poor. So f**king boring if you ask me to see the same small group of teams every year win it.
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  48. The difference that I see is that colleges and universities can recruit (in fact, they have to in order to be competitive). More importantly, the local car dealership can be loyal to a particular college or university and under new NIL rules, it can pay a student-athlete. As it stands now, that same car dealership can be loyal to a particular high school football team, but as soon as they start providing payments to players, they run afoul of the FHSAA rules prohibiting "impermissible benefits." This whole section would have to be changed: "37.2 IMPERMISSIBLE BENEFIT 37.2.1 General Regulation. No school employee, athletic department staff member, representative of the school’s athletic interests or third parties, such as an independent person, business, or organization, may be involved, directly or indirectly, in giving an impermissible benefit to any student or any member of his/her family for the purpose of participating in interscholastic athletics, or to any student-athlete who already attends a school. 37.2.2 Specific Prohibitions. Specifically prohibited arrangements, assistance or benefits include, but are not limited to, the following: 37.2.2.1 School-based financial assistance of any kind that exceeds the amount for which a student has been approved by an independent financial needs assessment company that is recognized by the FHSAA or otherwise is in excess of any supplemental assistance provided by a school to each and every student who qualifies for financial assistance. 37.2.2.2 Cash or like items, such as credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, gift certificates, coupons, or vouchers. . . .." What's wrong with keeping high school sports purely amateur? Unlike colleges and universities, no one (including/especially the high schools) is really 'profiting' from the name, image or likeness of a high school athletes, are they? My kids played with some pretty high-profile guys, but I don't recall Dick's selling jerseys with their names printed on the back. Are high school football players from Florida going to start fleeing to other states to pick up a few grand? Perhaps a kid from the panhandle or Jacksonville might get pulled north to Georgia or Alabama for a few bucks, but I can't see any south Florida kids making the move north unless the money was huge (like a once-in-a-generation kid). Let NIL screw up the college game, but keep the high school game as pure as possible.
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  49. CAI was such a farce program. The school only has 70 or so students so you know at least some of those 40+ football players probably weren't even required to attend class or were "attending" virtually. No tears from me seeing them fold up shop. I guess football didn't grow the stature of their strange scientology school like it was originally intended.
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  50. NIL is going to kill HS football
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