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  1. 6 points
    LAZ

    Here is a Daisy Chain!!!

    Gotta love chains! I sent this to a die hard UCF fan last year after their loss to LSU. It shows how using the “chains” you can create a winning scenario and rarely lose an argument as long as both teams have at least one loss. This proves that using chains to find better teams, non scholarship Division 3 Alfred State Pioneers who won 1 game in 2018, could have beaten last year’s UCF squad. III Alfred St beat Anna Maria 30-28 III Anna Maria beat Castleton 31-24 III Castleton beat Fitchburg St 34-13 III Fitchburg St beat MA Dartmouth 32-29 III MA Dartmouth beat Plymouth St 21-16 III Plymouth St beat Framingham St 29-28 III Framingham St beat Endicott 34-13 III Endicott beat Hobart & Smith 27-24 III Hobart & Smith beat Shenandoah 56-48 III Shenandoah beat NC Wesleyan 59-21 III NC Wesleyan beat Thomas More 35-28 III Thomas More beat WI Platteville 35-28 III WI Platteville beat WI Stevens Pt 20-6 III WI Stevens Pt beat WI Oshkosh 27-21 III WI Oshkosh beat Lincoln MO 17-7 II Lincoln MO beat Lane 10-7 II Lane beat Miles 15-14 II Miles beat Albany GA 50-23 II Albany GA beat Catawba 35-21 II Catawba beat Tusculum 55-37 II Tusculum beat Carson-Newman 41-28 II Carson-Newman beat Wingate 31-14 II Wingate beat West Georgia 41-31 II West Georgia beat West Florida 27-7 II West Florida beat North Alabama 24-19 I - FCS North Alabama beat Jackson St 24-7 I - FCS Jackson St beat Florida A&M 18-16 I - FCS Florida A&M beat NC A&T 22-21 I - FCS NC A&T beat East Carolina 28-23 I - FBS East Carolina beat North Carolina 41-19 I - FBS North Carolina beat Pittsburgh 38-35 I - FBS Pittsburgh beat Virginia 23-13 I - FBS Virginia beat South Carolina 28-0 I - FBS South Carolina beat Missouri 37-35 I - FBS Missouri beat Florida 38-17 I - FBS Florida beat LSU 27-19 I - FBS LSU beat UCF 40-32
  2. 5 points
    60 straight with no titles like going on 6 dates with 6 different women, spending a ton of cash, and getting no action from any of them. Lmao!!!
  3. 4 points
  4. 4 points
    Dade (12 schools) Coral Gables Hialeah-Miami Lakes Miami Miami Booker T. Washington Miami Carol City Miami Central Miami Edison Miami Killian Miami Norland Miami Northwestern Miami Southridge South Dade (Homestead) Escambia (7) Escambia Tate Northview Pine Forest Washington Woodham Ernest Ward Brevard (6) Cocoa Melbourne Merritt Island Palm Bay (Melbourne) Rockledge Titusville
  5. 4 points
    Legion37

    IMG @ St. Frances Academy

    Well I worked for IMG for 2 years and won't say I hated it but it wasn't my favorite job either. They spend a ton of money and cut corners and go cheap on many things. Like most corporations their pay scales are wildly different. Those at the top make lots, those at the bottom not as much. Teacher pay isn't all that. And IMO the education given isn't all that either. But the sports facilities are first rate and it really is a school for sports and not academics. There are far better prep/boarding schools for studies. The food facilities are adequate but not great. They just finished a hotel on property which was very much a big ticket item as was the new dorm and swimming park. Should see some of the cars these kids drive... But I found their football games to be dull, no pizazz, a band and cheerleaders brought in from local kids, no real student interaction. Few actually attend. Seemed like an event for a select few to see and be seen and congratulate themselves...if you know what I mean. More like a Jr. College game. I will say this, the fact that they or a key manager were involved in the SAT scandal did not leave me shocked. Right across the street is Bayshore High School and I would rather attend one of their games. They may be elite but the lipstick on a pig comes to my mind whenI think of my time there. Very expensive lipstick and prime pork of course.
  6. 4 points
    badbird

    Here is a Daisy Chain!!!

    Football is not transitive unless you are UCF and then you can claim a National Championship
  7. 4 points
    badbird

    RPI is a joke

    I actually liked it when we had champ, runner up and wildcards. Cut to 12 districts instead of 16 and that increases the teams in each district and allows 2 extra in each region to make it in case you are in a district of death. Then you can seed by some point system. We are using some bull shit formula to see who gets in. We might as well just roll a dice or flip a coin.
  8. 4 points
    So after looking at results from season and using my rankings I have made my Mid-Season predictions for each classification I will revisit and revise the week of the opening round of playoffs (Note my favorites in each class and state picks are based on my rankings) 1A Favorite: Madison County Next one up: Baker Dark Horses: Blountstown Taylor County Newberry Dixie County Biggest surprise: Newberry Biggest disappointment: Pahokee Mid-Season state Prediction: Madison County vs Baker 2A Favorite: Champagnat Catholic Next one up: Victory Christian Dark Horses: University Christian North Florida Christian Maclay First Baptist Biggest surprise: Aucilla Christian Biggest disappointment: North Florida Christian Mid-Season State Prediction: Champagnat Catholic vs Victory Christian 3A Favorite: Chaminade Madonna Next one up: Trinity Christian Dark Horses: Clearwater Central Catholic Florida High Bishop Verot Berkeley Prep Pensacola Catholic Biggest surprise: Bishop Verot Biggest disappointment: PK Yonge Mid-Season State Prediction: Chaminade Madonna vs Trinity Christian 4A Favorite: Cocoa Next one up: Gulliver Prep Dark Horses: Miami Washington Cardinal Gibbons Miami Carol City University School Lakewood Biggest Surprise: Lakewood Biggest disappointment: Palatka Mid-Season State Prediction: Cocoa vs Gulliver Prep 5A Favorite: Rockledge Next one up: Miami Northwestern Dark Horses: Jones American Heritage Plantation Lake Wales Wakulla Dunnellon Vanguard Raines Biggest Surprise: Dunnellon Biggest disappointment: Ribault Mid-Season State Prediction: Rockledge vs Jones 6A Favorite: Miami Central Next one up: Columbia Dark Horses: Naples Escambia Dillard Lee Palmetto Mainland Biggest surprise: Lake Gibson Biggest disappointment: Miami Southridge Mid-Season State Prediction: Miami Central vs Columbia 7A Favorite: Lakeland Next one up: St Thomas Aquinas Dark Horses: Edgewater Armwood Atlantic Delray Palm Beach Lakes Tampa Bay Tech Plantation Niceville Biggest surprise: Fleming Island Biggest disappointment: Crestview Mid-Season State Prediction: Lakeland vs St Thomas Aquinas 8A Favorite: South Dade Next one up: Deerfield Beach Dark Horses: Bartram Trail Miami Palmetto Vero Beach Flagler Palm Coast Sanford Seminole Columbus Oakleaf Deland Western Apopka Biggest surprise: Oakleaf Biggest disappointment: Plant Mid-Season State Prediction: South Dade vs Bartram Trail
  9. 3 points
    1 Lakeland 7a (9-0) 2 St Thomas Aquinas 7a (7-0) 3 Armwood 7a (7-1) 4 Miami Washington 4a (6-2) 5 Miami Northwestern 5a (6-2) 6 Miami Central 6a (7-2) 7 Deerfield Beach 8a (5-3) 8 American Heritage Plantation 5a (7-1) 9 Edgewater 7a (7-1) 10 Rockledge 5a (7-1) 11 Gulliver Prep 4a (8-0) 12 Jones 5a (7-1) 13 Miami Palmetto 8a (7-1) 14 Bartram Trail 8a (8-0) 15 Sanford Seminole 8a (8-0) 16 Naples 6a (8-0) 17 Cardinal Gibbons 4a (6-2) 18 Atlantic Delray 7a (5-2) 19 Vero Beach 8a (7-0) 20 Palmetto 6a (8-0) 21 Venice 7a (5-3) 22 Palm Beach Lakes 7a (7-0) 23 Cocoa 4a (5-2) 24 Dillard 6a (9-0) 25 Chaminade Madonna 3a (6-2) 26 Western 8a (6-1) 27 Columbia 6a (6-2) 28 Wakulla 5a (9-0) 29 Lake Wales 5a (8-0) 30 Apopka 8a (6-1) 31 Escambia 6a (7-0) 32 Trinity Christian 3a (4-5) 33 Miami Carol City 4a (4-5) 34 Deland 8a (5-2) 35 Niceville 7a (9-0) 36 South Dade 8a (7-1) 37 Lakewood 4a (8-0) 38 Viera 7a (5-2) 39 Raines 5a (5-2) 40 Madison County 1a (7-2) 41 Champagnat Catholic 2a (6-2) 42 Miami Edison 3a (5-3) 43 Flagler Palm Coast 8a (7-1) 44 North Marion 5a (7-1) 45 Osceola 8a (7-1) 46 Sarasota Riverview 8a (6-2) 47 Vanguard 5a (5-2) 48 Lake Gibson 6a (8-0) 49 Clearwater Central Catholic 3a (6-3) 50 Gaither 6a (8-0) Next (30) in no specific order Dunnellon 5a (7-1) Mainland 6a (4-3) Fleming Island 7a (7-0) Washington 6a (8-0) Oakleaf 8a (5-3) Pine Forest 5a (4-2) Pensacola Catholic 3a (8-0) Ribault 5a (3-3) Mandarin 8a (5-3) Ponte Vedra 6a (6-1) Dr Phillips 8a (6-2) Jesuit 5a (6-2) Steinbrenner 8a (8-0) Victory Christian 2a (7-1) Berkeley Prep 3a (6-1) Treasure Coast 8a (6-1) Wekiva 7a (5-2) Port Charlotte 6a (7-1) Bishop Moore 5a (6-3) Winter Park 8a (5-3) University School (6-2) American Heritage Delray 4a (5-3) Columbus 8a (4-4) Plantation 7a (6-1) Bishop Verot 3a (7-1) Fort Myers 6a (6-2) Palm Beach Gardens 8a (6-1) Cypress Lake 5a (7-2) North Fort Myers 6a (6-2) McArthur 7a (5-3)
  10. 3 points
  11. 3 points
    Agreed. I would not want to be Bishop Verot this week.
  12. 3 points
    Max Preps is a joke in too many ways to discuss. Dillard is easily top 4 in 6A and maybe higher. Jax Lee is fringe top 10 and Columbia is not top 10 at all.
  13. 3 points
    badbird

    RPI is a joke

    Maybe the answer is not the RPI
  14. 3 points
    why is it smh? i see yall are 7-0, thats great, but opp win % is .345, cant help it if teams you play in district are not any good, but the out of district must be bad too......thats THE factor thats hurting! just sayin
  15. 3 points
    Loosing is one thing. But I had high hopes the Rock would have made a game of it. That's the disappointment, not the loss. Cocoa lost more than they won on road out of state. But in most games they gave as much as they got.
  16. 3 points
    NORTH FL Godby @ Coffee (GA) Columbia @ Madison County Bartram Trail @ Ponte Vedra St Thomas Aquinas @ Mandarin CENTRAL FL Carol City @ Vanguard Dr Phillips @ Wekiva Edgewater @ Marietta (GA) Apopka @ Jones St Frances Academy (MD) @ Venice Tampa Bay Tech @ Bloomingdale Gaither @ Chamberlain Miami Edison @ Tampa Catholic Jesuit @ CCC Clearwater @ Pinellas Park Deland @ Viera Mainland @ Cocoa Rockledge @ St Ignatius (OH) SOUTH FL Clearwater Academy @ Atlantic PB Lakes @ PB Central American Heritage(PL) @ Cardinal Gibbons Trinity Christian @ Booker T Washington Northwestern @ Central
  17. 3 points
    Cat_Scratch

    22 Interesting Games This Week

    Rockledge @ St Ignatius (OH) Calpreps has St' Iggy's rated at 32, while Rockledge cracks the top 100 at 93. I'm especially interested in this one since it is my HS Alma Mater. Yes, I transfered from Cocoa to the Rock in 71 when they opened. My loyalties are with both schools.
  18. 3 points
    badbird

    Jax TCA vs BTW

    we are not trending down because of IMG. We might be trending down because other states are creating IMG type teams and touting them as (insert state) team
  19. 3 points
    badbird

    Week 6 pick em results

    The champ has already been crowned. BACKTOBACK CHAMPS BAD BIRDBRAIN BIRDY
  20. 3 points
    DarterBlue2

    Wekiva at Edgewater

    Yes, DarterBlue actually went to this game and not APK vs Brantley. The hope was it would be more competitive. Well, despite sporting Wekiva a 14-0 lead and then a 21-7 lead (the first two Wekiva touchdowns were off Edgewater turnovers, a stripped catch and unforced fumble), Edgewater scored the final 45 points of the game to win comfortably. This Edgewater team compares favorably in terms of talent with the 2002-20004 teams which all made the title game. Next week against Marietta up in Georgia, I think they have a very good chance but cannot afford to spot them 14 like they did against Wekiva. Wekiva played its best but just did not have the talent. Last year's or for that matter the 2017 team, would have given this Edgewater team a good game. This year's team while decent, does not have the stellar defense that those other two team had.
  21. 3 points
    Proseteye

    Jax TCA vs BTW

    Going on 6 years playing the best teams in the nation IMG has lost only two games. Both losses 2014 and 2018 were to arguably the top team in the nation. Instead of accepting the fact that IMG is a Florida high school team based in Florida and where the players live for most of the year, some of us make trivial of this fact. Yes, IMG does recruit as every private school and many public schools do. Yes, IMG has students from all over the US and the world. However, I would bet that nearly half of their students are already from Florida. They just have superb coaching and campus facilities unlike many schools in Florida. They are also a boarding school where the campus is their home 24/7 very similar to many colleges. I have no idea why a few people have a consistent hard on for this school and its team. Just accept the fact that they are, in spite of opposing opinions, a Florida school. They do represent the state of Florida when they play teams from other states. Can we not be proud of a team that can regularly hang with and usually defeat some of the best teams in the country? Those opposing teams recognize IMG as a Florida team, you can be sure. To have folks in Florida not recognize them as a Florida team is petty at best. After all, the team is made up of players that are exactly the same as every other high school team in the country. The same age, size, and disposition as the rest. As such, can't we all agree to accept IMG for the talented team that they are and get on with it? After all, they are just a bunch of high school kids who work hard and who are proud of what they have accomplished.
  22. 3 points
    THIS_IS_DILLARD

    Jax TCA vs BTW

    Im gonna say this as a dude from south florida .... can TCA win this friday ??? Most Def. But i believe BTW lost to iMG was more of iMG being nationally elite vs BTW being legit that bad. BTW is SOLID but not elite; so with that said i believe especially at traz BTW will be fired up & they will give TCA all they can handle. BTW is extremley talented on both sides of the ball & if TCA cant get any stops on defense their gonna get took the woodshed. So this shouks be a very good game And may the best team win.
  23. 3 points
    I am glad Bad Bird and Jambun worked out their differences
  24. 3 points
    DarterBlue2

    Wekiva at Edgewater

    Of course he has not seen them. He's basing it on his overall opinion of Orlando area football. I have seen Edgewater three times: Bishop Moore, Jones and Wekiva. They have gotten better with each game. Last night they had every reason to fall apart being down 14-0 in the first three minutes of the game. The did not panic and scored the last 45 points to win handily.
  25. 3 points
    DarterBlue2

    22 Interesting Games This Week

    If Edgewater can cut down on the mental mistakes and penalties, they will beat Marietta.
  26. 3 points
    They don't have to beat superior teams, they just need wins to start building a program. If you have ever coached a sport where the players/community have no sense of what a winning team looks like or acts or does, it is really hard to create the culture. (Hate that word). Some of the hardest part is just getting teams to win several games (against any opponent, even if your school is over 2500 and you are playing a school with 750). Baby steps. Once you start winning then you start looking for quality wins against quality opponents, but if you dont get some wins in, you can't keep the players, if you can't keep the players, the sport dies. It is one of the reasons why I don't understand why people don't push more for a promotion/relegation system. Why would you want some of the bad teams playing some of these elite teams in a district match-up or even in
  27. 3 points
    Perspective

    Columbia vs Gainesville

    Wow, this Madison/Columbia smack talk is pretty intense!
  28. 3 points
    so all of their opponents are real schools... who don't have football programs. This seems like a student project to see if they could infiltrate maxpreps system and become highly ranked never playing a game
  29. 2 points
    How did I miss this? Hey Vero Beach meet Rosey.
  30. 2 points
    I'm not even a fan of LW, but this is obviously a Lakeland guy feeling threatened that he ever so precious dreadnaughts aren't the only good team in the county so he's trying to downplay other schools.
  31. 2 points
    Perspective

    RPI Week 8 Classes 1A-4A

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with a bunch of average teams making the playoffs. Regards, The NBA
  32. 2 points
    Apopka's three titles were won from the district runner up slot.
  33. 2 points
    When all those kids went to Palm Bay High, they were a force to reckon with.
  34. 2 points
    OldSchoolLion

    16 Interesting Games This Week

    NORTH FL Lincoln @ Crestview Important 7A District 1 matchup with potential playoff implications Atlantic @ Columbia Atlantic's D is allowing, on average, only 8 points per game. Lee @ Trinity Christian 3-5 TC is in danger of a losing season if they cannot win. Lee coming off big win over Columbia. Clearwater Academy @ Madison County Bartram Trail @ Oakleaf Huge 8A District 1 matchup. A win for BT would put them in the driver's seat for the district title. CENTRAL FL IMG @ St Frances Academy Battle of the Titans Cocoa @ Venice Battle of 2 consistent playoff contenders. Apopka @ Evans Evans is having a surprisingly good season so far. Apopka looks to move closer to a district title in this 8A District 4 matchup. University @ CCC Battle of private school powers. University appears to be on a mission in 4A. Lakeland @ Bloomingdale Lakeland looks to wrap up 7A District 7 against a 6-1 Bloomingdale squad Gaither @ TB Tech Gaither comes in undefeated at 7-0. TB Tech licking its wounds after blowout vs Armwood. Chaminade-Madonna @ Vero Beach These two teams last met in the early 2000's, when CM visited the Citrus Bowl and won. Seminole @ Spruce Creek Seminole looks to virtually wrap up 8A District 2 with a win over district rival Spruce Creek. The Seminoles already have wins over Deland and Palm Coast. SOUTH FL Carol City @ South Dade 3-5 Carol City needs a win against undefeated South Dade to help their playoff hopes. Deerfield Beach @ St Thomas Aquinas No other Broward County team has given the Raiders fits over the years like the Bucks. Columbus @ Dillard Columbus stands in the way of a possible undefeated season for Dillard..
  35. 2 points
    orabidone was banned.
  36. 2 points
    ...two contributing factors may be demographics and regional preferences for certain sports. For example, California's population is approximately double that of Florida's. 3 million Blacks live in Florida and 2.3 million live in California. Thus, those two states are demographically somewhat diverse. And I do not believe the popularity of high school football is quite as homogeneous as it is in Florida, as evidenced by the limited number of northern CA teams we have seen in the national polls over the years. In Texas, 40% of the state's population is Hispanic (versus 23% in FL). American football may not be particularly popular amongst many of those millions of Latinos in Texas.
  37. 2 points
    I thought Rockledge would have kept it closer. Hard loss for the Central Florida area to swallow.
  38. 2 points
    In most cases i would agree Madison is hardly a NORMAL 1A school though They have usually twice the roster size of most 1a schools, most 1a schools probably hover around 20-25 kids Madison may often have 50 kids on their varsity roster which is on par with a lot of schools that are around 4a and 5a
  39. 2 points
    Best shot at an out of state win this week is Rockledge. I expect it to be a competitive game atleast. The Edgewater vs Marietta game is very interesting but Fla schools haven't done well in Ga this season. Mater Dei looks like the best team in the country hands down this season IMO. That St. Frances team is the real deal and MD had no trouble dispatching them. IMG/St. Frances will be interesting. I think the bulk of IMG's squad is underclassmen this season.
  40. 2 points
    IMG for sure lol, but IMG would take state if they played. without looking them up I'm guessing... Rockledge - South Florida to tough in the last decade for the Rock. After Lusk left and Younger took over it's a different team. Jones - Couldn't get past Cocoa. Bonus??? Escambia - Don't ever remember them getting to the finals so it's a guess. Naples - I'm guessing Maybe Naples... Has it been that long since they played Cocoa in 2A and took Odom Coached Cocoa out before the Wilks era? Gully Prep - Never have, but this could be the semi's for them if they get lucky. Probably not though.
  41. 2 points
    Cat_Scratch

    22 Interesting Games This Week

    A lot of good games this week. Cocoa vs Mainland... Good luck Dan.
  42. 2 points
    badbird

    Week 6 pick em results

    It doesn't matter I'm already the Champ. You are playing for the fake UCF title.
  43. 2 points
    gatorman-uf

    Jax TCA vs BTW

    Calling IMG a Florida is an insult. The team recruits, they run a damn football academy (literally on their website they are advertised as a football academy), these aren't students who happen to play football, they are football players who happen to show up at the same school. I was originally going to show you how many of just the seniors have played all 4 years at IMG, but since there are 35 years and the MaxPreps system is slow. I will just link to an article about one of them (a California native), the article also mentions that IMG has 30 newcomers for this season. 30!!!! They aren't made even close to the same way that the average football team is made. Heck, even the Trinity Christian, Bolles, STA, usually are somewhat limited by their geographical area. These guys aren't. Look, we all understand IMG is a very talented collection of players, but that is what they are, a collection of players. They aren't a team in any sense of the word. They are 4* and 5* kids who have sugar daddies who want them to go to IMG so they will be better football players, not better people. Hell, the college scandal that broke last year involved one of the people on their staff as the guy who took the exams for the kids. Sorry, IMG is not a high school football team. They are a football factory that happens to reside in Florida with pre-College players, but calling them anything near a high school team is crazy. https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2019/07/105539/elias-ricks-arrives-at-img-with-decisions-left-to-make
  44. 2 points
    badbird

    5 Teams That Have Crashed

    add Gainesville to the list for Columbiafan. He had them in his top 50 to start the year
  45. 2 points
    I guess I’m on drugs Jags. I have also been a head coach and understand that those actions are not acceptable by the head coach. Jags he could have been easily ejected by most officials. You don’t know what was said either do I but even not knowing what was said you do not walk out to the field to confront or talk to the ref. If the refs threw a flag and were yelling for him to get off the field and he kept going then yes he deserved to be ejected. I imagine both sides refs and coach could have handled it better. However nothing I saw in that video deserved a year suspension which got reduced to 3 months. He most likely deserved a one or two game suspension.
  46. 2 points
    Man that's embarrassing for Carol City. Nice win for TCA. What is up wit Carol City? Players give up on the season?
  47. 2 points
    Miami-Dade County high school football has its very own version of “A League of their Own” this season. With county powers Northwestern, Central, Booker T. Washington and Columbus, to name a few, having taken over the landscape in terms of domination and stacking rosters with top talent on an annual basis, the likes of Reagan, Goleman Coral Park, Varela and other programs have been left in the dust. Rather than get discouraged, the “little guys” who weren’t so little in terms of school size, went out and did something about it. With Reagan coach John Lopez, assistant coach Jorge Rojas along with the GMAC leading the way, months of contacting other schools to get them on board, along with informing the FHSAA that they would not be participating in the state series when it came to football, eventually led to the berth of the Miami-Dade County Football Conference. All 12 schools will still continue to be very much a part of the GMAC, they simply will not participate in the FHSAA state football playoffs come November. “This gives us a chance to be competitive and to be honest a sense of fairness since the entire county has now kind of become an entire group of either ‘haves’ or ‘have-nots,’ ” said Lopez who is the only coach the Reagan program has ever known, starting it from scratch 12 years ago. “Speaking just for Reagan, being capped out enrollment-wise, we’ve always taken pride in just simply figuring out how to play with whatever comes in the doors. Obviously we weren’t the only ones with this problem. Other schools were in the same boat and that’s when we started to put together the idea of doing something like this.” A total of 12 programs joined up to form the conference that is split into two divisions of six, a south division and a north. Forming the south are Braddock, Coral Park, Sunset, Reagan, Varela and Ferguson. Goleman, Hialeah-Miami Lakes, Mourning, Krop, Hialeah Gardens and Westland Hialeah are in the north. Both out of the gate with 3-0 starts, Goleman and Krop would appear to be the two best teams in this group of a dozen. “Our kids are excited for it, our coaches are excited for it I’m excited for it and our school is excited for it,” said Goleman head coach Ariel Cribiero. “I’d like to think that teams and programs that do it the right way and build with their own kids that this is our way of rewarding those kids. We’re a magnet school, our kids are smart, going to Ivy League schools, not necessarily to play football. We want to give them a great experience and going to this independent league will give them that opportunity.” The set up will be relatively simple. Each team will play the other five in its own division and then four other games against teams from the opposite division for a total of nine games. The 10th game (including a bye week) will be played the final regular season week (Oct. 31-Nov. 2). “We will pair up the two sixth-place teams against each other, then the fifth place and so on up to third place,” Rojas said. “Whoever finishes first and second will qualify for our playoffs on that weekend as well. The two semifinals will be first place from one division playing second from the other division and vice versa.” The two semifinal winners will then meet in the championship game, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 at a neutral site, possibly Milander Stadium. “This new conference, it’s not going to be any different in that we’re going to come out with the same attitude every week play football the way we know how to play,” said Reagan senior quarterback Johnny Vega. “It’s a matter of knowing that we have to beat whoever is in front of us. But now we’ll shoot to win the championship in our conference and that’s going to be pretty cool.”
  48. 2 points
    This is 100% the O'Bannon's brother fault. Had they never caused NCAA Football to be dropped by EA Sports, people wouldn't be forced to carry out their create-a-player and create-a-team dynasty mode in real life. Damn you Ed O'Bannon! #bringbackncaafootball
  49. 2 points
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. If we are going to give Lakeland the benefit of the doubt, I think we need to give EVERYONE the benefit of the doubt, unless there is proof of cheating. No need to point out what others are/are not doing if one's own house is clean, ie "how about Plant?"..."how about south FL?" etc etc as I have read in some posts(not yours Legion). For good reason or not, private schools have been questioned and accused for 50+ years. Now maybe some public school folks know what it feels like to be in the spotlight....and it's not always fun. Like the old saying, time for some of their own medicine. No need to be offended by questioning. It comes with the territory. I'm not a private school homer, but I see the hypocrisy that some of the private school folks talk about today. From a strictly selfish standpoint, if I am having to accept things the way they are today in the hs game, fine. But if we are going to have superteams, please act like superteams and don't bore us with 50+ point non-district blowouts. Picking on totally outclassed teams is boring and leading to disinterest in the game by some fans.
  50. 2 points
    This is exactly what high school football is supposed to be about; playing for your neighborhood school against another neighborhood's high school football team. It's not supposed to be about who can assemble the best all-star team by raiding programs and recruiting their best players. Rather than make a new conference for 30 or so schools that respect school boundaries, why not have the recruiting schools establish their own conference and leave the FHSAA state tournament to the traditional high school football programs? This way the kids would be playing each week against competition that they actually have a chance of beating, and the recruiting programs can play for the national ranking and play the IMGs and St Frances' of the football world.
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