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  1. KICKOFF CLASSICS - ROCK CREEK MD *HOME WEEK 1- SUMTER HIGH SC *HOME WEEK 3 - MIAMI CENTRAL *HOME WEEK 5- CHAMINADE MADONNA *HOME WEEK 7- ST THOMAS AQUINAS *HOME WEEK 9- LINCOLN ( TALLAHASSEE) *AWAY @VeniceIndiansFootball @DarterBlue2 @Jullian @ColumbiaHighFan2017class @561_Fan @muckboy561 what y’all think of the panthers schedule so far??
    6 points
  2. I played baseball vs Pensacola Christian and football vs Apalachicola. Also left off Century from the panhandle. 3 stories from my life vs these three teams. Football - we were getting on the bus to go play Apalachicola who believe it or not was ranked #1 in the state and we were 1-5 at the time. The Principal came on the bus and said I just want you guys to have fun and not get embarrassed. Well we went to Apalachicola and upset them. The coach at Apalachicola at the time was Coach Shaw Maddux. I would later in life coach with him at Osceola. Baseball - we were playing Panama City Christian. They had no fence and the school was in deep left field. I hit a ball probably the farthest I've ever hit one. I admired it forgetting they had no fence. It one hopped the school. I got thrown out at third. The coach was not happy with me. I have one about Century as well. My dad was the head coach in football in the early to mid 1980's and Century was a big rival. After a close heated game that Century lost some guys out of the stands came onto the field and started a huge brawl between the teams. Fans got involved and It got real ugly. One of the worst brawls I've ever seen. Now I was young at the time but there were lots of people left bloody after it. Also lost my last high school baseball game at Century. I think it was Buck Showalter (former MLB player and manager) field maybe not but he went to Century.
    5 points
  3. Ray Icaza

    OSCEOLA-EDGEWATER

    Turned out to be an extremely even matchup with talent on both sides. The Edgewater QB is the returning starter from last year and gave them a spark running the ball which I don't think we expected. He has a good arm and talented receivers, but not a lot of time to throw and operating against an extremely talented OHS secondary so sledding was tough for them thru the air. They had some success on the ground working the edges as one of our 4* DE was held out with an injury. They have a couple excellent backs to compliment CJ Baxter, so found more productivity on the ground than I thought they would. Our LB core have not jelled yet, but should be better prepared after competing with talent like Edgewater has. On offense we had mixed success on the ground and relied on our inexperienced sophomore QB to make plays with his arm, which he did an excellent job throughout the game. Trailing 22-19 with under 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter, he engineered an 80 yard drive and hit about a 35 yard pass with 40 seconds remaining to re-take the lead 26-22. They were unable to muster any offense in the final 40 seconds and the clock ran out with us in the lead. Penalties weren't a major factor for either team and ball security was perfect by both sides with neither team losing a fumble or a pick, although we probably should have gotten a couple of interceptions. Looking at each team's roster, both will be a handful for anyone. Great game for the fans with Osceola leading early, then falling behind and then retaking the lead. As always, it is just a Spring Game and the way it was conducted both coaches probably got out of it what they wanted. Good luck to Edgewater going forward. GO KOWBOYS!!
    4 points
  4. skyway

    Lakeland-Venice

    Sure. Summer recruiting classes can change things. So can off-season player development; position and scheme switches etc. If Venice's fall roster includes several big-time players that didn't play last night, they might could become competitive with Lakeland in the "suburban" playoffs. Should be interesting to gather details on who, if anyone, was missing or hurt from both teams last night.
    3 points
  5. You also forgot Dillard gets no respect
    3 points
  6. THIS_IS_DILLARD: "It doesn't matter who we play, Dillard's gonna win." JESSE: "Unless Dillard plays MadCo. MadCo will win because Dillard's trash." Just wanted to save you guys some time.
    3 points
  7. I guess OU is a big "EQUITY" believer as if they pay every player the same, how will the 4* and 5* feel when they could get $250,000 plus while some of their teammates are worth under $10K? All sorts of dynamics that were not contemplated when they launched this disaster.
    3 points
  8. What?!?! Venice is willing to play a non-district road game???
    3 points
  9. LETS GOOOOOO PANTHERS!!!
    3 points
  10. I've seen a lot of teams get smoked in the spring but came back in the fall as a powerhouse. There are a lot of factors in the spring game where teams can have a lot of guys sitting out or not playing spring for various reasons. You can also look really ragged as it is the time to experiment with moving different guys around to find the right mix. If Venice is talented, which they always are, then dont even sweat it as they will be good.
    2 points
  11. What can I say WHAT A ATMOSPHERE!! You would have thought it was a real game , the community really came out. there were over 15 college scouts , including UM & OREGON. There were about 300 fans in the stands that came with energy even tho we had no opponent even the band & cheerleaders were in full effect. NOW THE GAME: Defense: we’re gonna be a PROBELM!, nothing but str8 DAWGS on the line & they go about 3 deep each. Our corners and safety’s are all ball hawks and they have size. OFFENSE: even with the star transfer our QB’s go 4 deep and they all can ball our WR’a are tall and aggressive but looked a lil rusty which is to be understood it’s SPRING. But come regular season I expect to see us full force. We look to have 55-60 kids on the roster not including jv which is another major plus also. overall all I loved what I seen, it got me mad hyped tbh but now I got to wait until august for more football smh lol.
    2 points
  12. So, this is NOT (I repeat, this is NOT) a defense of the FHSAA. In my mind, I tried to figure out what the motivation was behind this new concept. Was it really as simple as "we want the best two teams in the finals of each region" and a classic 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5 bracket is the best way to do that? If so, what are the flaws with the new system? Are the power rankings (that will be used to determine the seeding) too 'unscientific' and unreliable? Will the reseeding result in teams having to travel too far? Does it not reward district champions? Let's take that last question and run with it a little . . . (no wrong answers here), hypothetically speaking, and within each region, should a district winner always have home field advantage over a non-district winner? Let me use an example that could play out this year: Metro Class 3, Region 3. Under the most recent formula, the four district winners would host the four best non-district winners in the opening game. District 11 has both Dillard and STA. District 12 has Plantation, South Plantation, Piper and Nova. Now, Plantation has had some good seasons lately (9-3 last year, with a close loss to Dillard and a blowout loss to Northwestern in the playoffs). But, I think most observers would agree that, this season, both Dillard and STA will be better than Plantation. (If you disagree, that's OK, but just stick with me for a minute and accept my hypothetical set of facts as true). With that in mind, let's say Dillard squeaks out a narrow victory over STA in the regular season, but loses a couple of non-district games along the way. STA suffers the single loss to Dillard. As a result, Dillard wins the district championship, but STA ends up with a higher power ranking. Under this scenario, STA has the best power ranking in the region and Dillard is number 2. And let's assume, for purposes of discussion, that Plantation ends up 5-5, but beats their three district opponents. Nevertheless, from a power ranking standpoint, let's say they finish 8th in the region. Under the old system, Dillard would host a first round game (against the fourth best non-district winner). Plantation, as the fourth best district winner, would host STA (as the highest rated non-district winner). Under the new system, STA gets the No. 1 seed (based on power ranking) and would host Plantation. Plantation would not get a single home game, even if they run the table. Dillard would host the 7th rated team. But, here's where it really gets interesting. Say STA and Dillard both win their first two games. Notwithstanding the fact that Dillard beat STA in the regular season and won the district championship, STA would host the Regional finals. [Caveat: I have not read the FHSAA language to see if there is an exception for this scenario). I guess the question comes down to this: should a district champion be guaranteed at least one home game even if they are the worst of the 8 teams playing the regional playoffs?
    2 points
  13. Goodluck to them this season
    2 points
  14. My second favorite team in the State, first of course is the Cocoa Tigers! Good luck to the Raiders this season.
    2 points
  15. Going to be a very tough game for the Raiders to win. AHP is loaded to the brim with talent. But as you know, any given Friday...
    2 points
  16. Lol don’t do that, because we had a squad before the Deerfield transfers lol. And to be clear we got more out of state & out of county transfers then the ones we got from Deerfield lol.
    2 points
  17. I think he's already enrolled at Venice. Maybe Venice got the kid a better NIL deal.
    2 points
  18. Word is 5* rocket armed QB recruit Cam Winston Mahones (6'5", 230lbs, 4.35 forty) has an additional NIL with Mercedes-Benz of Germany, and a personal service contract with Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones. I hope that clears things up for you, thanks.
    2 points
  19. I really think this will ruin HS football just as it has ruined the college game. There will be a handful of teams with all the best players in the state and everyone else will not even bother fielding a team. One thing not considered is the impact on the kids who just want to play HS ball and are not college football material (which is 99% of the players). I am watching my son's team get poached of its best players and the kids left behind are devastated. Our two returning team captains were cherry picked off the team that was already going to be young and rebuilding next year. Now nobody feels like even bothering to show up. I really want to tell the coach to go independent for a year while they rebuild but I'm sure he's aware of his options at this point. My heart breaks for these kids that are putting in so much work just to see key pieces yanked from the team.
    2 points
  20. Great schedule, even if the rest of the schedule mediocre!
    2 points
  21. It is a very strong schedule so far which should tell you a lot about DILLARD and its playoff potential.
    2 points
  22. I think this is our best schedule yet
    2 points
  23. I'm excited in a major way not just as an alumni but as a high school football fan as well. They stepped up their schedule in a major way and not just playing 2 to 3 tough opponents including Cocoa. If anything this schedule is on par with Cocoa's and matches up pretty well. Could this be the season that Brevard has multiple state champs again and the first time the biggest rivals in Brevard are in the finals the same season.
    2 points
  24. Awesome schedule for the Cowboys. @Jesse, what say you?
    2 points
  25. Snake, you had to go there.......Exactly one week before, in your house, my Mainland Bucs were down 29-24 in the 4th quarter with Lakeland facing 3rd down on their own 44 yrd line (2:51 on clock) when Chris Rainey ripped off a Daytona heartbreaker ( his 3rd TD ) and scored from 56 yrds out. Chris finished with 334 yrds rushing ). The game was sloppy at times, but athletes were all over the field. It was the Brighthouse (Cable) game of the week....if interested game below. Both teams are 13-0.
    2 points
  26. It never should have been a tied ball game; Lakeland got way too complacent up 35-7 and STA saw some daylight and pounced. Overall a boring game marred by Lakeland mistakes that let STA back with a chance to win in overtime. Crazy final sequence in the 4th quarter and overtime for STA to have a chance.
    2 points
  27. Geesh, kids today are so soft. Just go back to the good ol' days when helmets were optional. And your welcome for solving the problem.
    2 points
  28. 561_Fan

    Pahokee Schedule

    Cardinal Newman Benjamin (Palm Beach Gardens) Palm Beach Lakes @Palm Beach Central @Palm Beach Gardens (loss last year) Dwyer Atlantic (Delray) @Lake Worth Clewiston @Glades Central
    2 points
  29. ...one for the road
    2 points
  30. To quote Bob Dylan : The times they are a-changin
    2 points
  31. Solid schedule!
    2 points
  32. From the genius wizards who brought us a State championship a and B. Now they are going to reseed the regional in football according to power ranking which means a district champ can be a 8 seed and face the number one team in first round. Real nice that a district winner is seeded lower than wildcard. This board is full of idiots and simpletons. This is what happens when the backwoods areas of Florida control the FHSAA. 2 crummy ideas passed in one year. Way to go board. Barney Fifes are running our state association now.
    1 point
  33. Nah Dillard trash, Madison County better.
    1 point
  34. Shout out to the administrators for being proactive. Much better to play the games a day early than risk bad weather on Friday and then having to cancel all the games. Plus, now all coaches have a built-in excuse for a poor performance Thursday night: "Yeah, pushing the game up a day really threw us off our game plan . . . we weren't able to stick to our normal game-week prep schedule and, well, you saw how we played. We were all off by a day . . . even the coaches were out of sync. I can assure you this won't happen in the fall!"
    1 point
  35. BigBoyBall

    Pahokee Spring game

    Thanks for the update! It will not be hard to get receivers especially the ones that are on the coast and want to comeback to where their family are from! Also, once that foolishness is cleared up with coach we can say let the transferring begin!!! Go BLUE DEVILS!!!!!!!
    1 point
  36. We got Brook Bentley, Senior quarterback from Gaither. I’m a little upset that Michael Valentino won’t get his chance to start this season, but the good news is that he is only a sophomore; he has one more year to learn and grow, and will shine as Venice’s starter in 2023. Cameron Herring, sophomore linebacker from Cardinal Mooney has transferred to Venice. This is all I have so far. I will let you know when I receive more info. STA would beat the daylights out of IMG. Would be a lot of fun to watch.
    1 point
  37. Most of the NIL money is coming from groups of well healed boosters at the Power Five schools and not a local car dealer getting a local kid to promote their product for payment. What you describe is clearly against the rules, but like in 2011 here in Florida when there is no enforcement/penalty the flood gates opened up. With no enforcement at the college level, it will be the same with HS kids. What good are rules without any enforcement?
    1 point
  38. Texas A&M is about to learn the hard way that its hard to hold onto those pay-to-win players it just bought in the 2022 class. I expect a bunch of them to portal out to their favorite school after their one year TAMU money grab, just like Ewers did to tOSU.
    1 point
  39. They have a very good coach (Andre' Kates) and alot of talent in that D.C area to draw from.
    1 point
  40. Did any of the leather helmets get damaged? Obviously there were no face masks then, so did each team try to gouge the other teams player's faces?
    1 point
  41. I don't think much else needs to be said here.
    1 point
  42. The NFL draft is almost upon us. Feel free to use this thread for all things related to the draft (if any of you so choose.) Looking forward to some great discussions surrounding this topic.
    1 point
  43. We received an email from Riddell talking about delays in helmets being returned. Fortunately all of ours are back. Also its an 8-10 week delay on receiving new helmets if you ordered them.
    1 point
  44. They borrow coaches just like they borrow players.
    1 point
  45. Proseteye

    Pahokee Schedule

    A tougher schedule than most of the higher classifications have. And a team that I believe has few if any transfers to make them the excellent team they are and have always been.
    1 point
  46. Click the link in the Tweet ... the flhsfb.com one
    1 point
  47. All kidding aside, a couple of thoughts popped into my mind about the Venice schedule: 1. Based on the way the playoffs are currently done, Venice could literally play all of its games, regular and playoffs, at home, with the exception of one regular season game and then the state championship game. And if they are deemed the "home" team in the championship game, they will have worn their road white jerseys a grand total of one time the entire season. 2. Unless folks just get tired of going to a Venice home game every week of the season (except one), the Venice athletic coffers should look pretty darn good come December. 3. From a player's standpoint, playing all your games at home may not necessarily be a good thing. There's something to say about road trips, bus rides, and showing up at somebody's else's stadium and quieting an amped-up crowd with a couple of early scores on your way to a big win on their field (followed by the bus ride back to school). Venice kids won't get that experience. 4. Venice is in a three-team district. Unless and until that changes, they'll have exactly one district game at home and one district game on the road every year. The location of all other games played is up to the Venice coach. 5. How many of the remaining eight games that Venice is playing this year are part of a 'home and home' series? I will absolutely guaranty you that Venice isn't playing nine road games next year. Will Venice have to breach the 'home and home' deals? Or is Venice raking in enough at its home games that it can afford to share some of its gate proceeds with visiting teams as a means of luring them in? 6. Road games provide challenges for all all associated with a team (players, coaches, managers, film/camera guys, trainers, band, parents, etc.). It's hard to work out the kinks when you only have to travel once. Overcoming obstacles builds character and gives a team confidence that it can win any game any where. I could actually see the lack of road games coming back to haunt Venice if they make it to the championship game. OK, that's all I've got. I'll just have to remember that we've have this conversation in a "Dillard thread" next season when schedules come out again.
    1 point
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