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  1. 561_Fan

    This is WRONG!

    Sitting here, in South Florida, and I’ve been watching UIL (Texas) high school football championships, LIVE. For the last few days (for FREE). And can’t watch any Florida high school championships…man I miss them Sunshine Network days.
    10 points
  2. Good God, please don't tell me that Jesse and Columbia Fan are going to spend the next three pages of this thread arguing about whether Columbia and Madison are rivals! I don't know if I can take it.
    9 points
  3. Wow! Just wow didn’t see this coming , the tigers crowd talking mad trash , they yelling “it’s gone b a long ride down alligator alley back to dade” lol hahaha whewwww talk yall trash jesuit. when I see games like this it really take me back to what I’ve been saying COACHING, solid competent coaching is so vital. so much was said about Miami northwestern talent & their speed & how Jesuit was gonna be overwhelmed & yet it’s the tigers overwhelming the bulls. why because of coaching , then boys in Tampa are well coached to the “T” & their O-LINE & D-LINE are fit,disciplined & understands their assignment. down here in south Florida we praise speed, size & athleticism but it’s our COACHING that needs to be evaluated, our o line play down here is suspect especially vs teams who actually is well coached. All I can say is CONGRATS TIGERS! You wasn’t intimidated by the Miami mystic & the bright lights.
    9 points
  4. 9 points
  5. I've learned over the years that every now and then you need to do something for somebody else. So, I decided to do this for Jesse. I've created this thread -- Jesse's own little safe place, if you will. As the title suggests, it's for people to come and share posts relating to Madison, but it's a place that Jesse can call his own. Obviously, the most important Madison (at least for Jesse) is the high school football team from Madison County, Florida, that, best I can tell, is the third best team in Florida, if not the country, behind only IMG and STA. But, because this thread is for "All Things Madison," people should also feel free to discuss Madison, Wisconsin (home of the University of Wisconsin), Madison Avenue (in New York City, home to many of the nation's advertising giants) and James Madison University (in Virginia). I'm afraid any discussion of James Madison himself (4th President of the United States) might cross over the line into the realm of politics, so we probably ought to keep those discussions off this thread. However, I see no reason why we can't include conversations about James' wife, Dolley Madison. And we can certainly discuss Dolly Madison Bakery products (I anticipate a rather 'healthy' debate over which are better: Zingers or Golden Creme Cakes). Jesse, as for you, here is my suggestion: when you run across a topic on this website that is related to high school football, but which really doesn't have anything to do with Madison, avoid the temptation to post in that thread and instead come back to this thread. So, for example, if someone started up a thread to discuss how Venice would match-up against Lakeland, there is no reason for you to say "They both trash. MadCo would put running clock on both of them." Come to this thread and post: "Who care about Venice and Lakeland. They both trash. MadCo would put running clock on both of them." We all understand that once you've been triggered, you have to say something; it's simply a matter of you saying it in the right place. And this is that right place. Just don't be disappointed if you find yourself alone in this room a good bit of the time. Like most of time. Maybe even all the time. Perhaps that will give you a little insight as to how much other people care about MadCo football. And, just to get the debate going, I'll go with Zingers.
    8 points
  6. Please join in the search for crib boy. Look in bushes, trees, behind couches, or under spot rugs. It’s a typical trait of those who “trash” then “Dash”.......
    8 points
  7. As a South Floridian ... we reject the inclusion of Sarasota County. We stand firm at 5
    8 points
  8. I was able to narrow down the search area to
    8 points
  9. Biship Sycamore will play your JV team on Thursday night and stick around and play your varsity team on Friday night if you promise them that the game will be live-streamed.
    8 points
  10. Whoaa. Thought for a minute you were really looking for the ultimate test and had scheduled Madison.
    7 points
  11. It was good to see team champions from Jacksonville, Madison, Venice, Tampa, Ft Laud, Hollywood, & Miami. Crib boy said everything runs through Miami-Dade but actually they were in 7 classifications & were eliminated in all but 1 class. Jesuit beat down the 305 & beat 954. Hillsborough had 3 terrific teams in the finals! Pine Forrest went under the radar & out played Jesuit, but didn’t outscore them. Venice made Apopka look outmanned with their strictly run offense. Gibbons & Cocoa was a tremendous game. Chaminade ended the season as good as any team in the State. Aquinas smothered TBT early. Rockets, Dade’s only champion were exceptional! Whata great season....it simply goes by too fast.
    7 points
  12. Hawthorne trash. Madco by 40. Madco beats every other team in playoffs this year and beats IMG by 14. (Sorry, just channeling my inner Jesse).
    7 points
  13. This is a tragedy. The state of Florida has the best talent in America, but the coaches are paid like shit, and the state association is incompetent in showcasing their student athletes. Such a waste. Like a smoking hot chick wearing Amish gear. Lol
    7 points
  14. 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!!
    6 points
  15. 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
  16. 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.
    6 points
  17. We're not talking about you Jesse.
    6 points
  18. im trying real hard to figure out why you care so much? is your team in sub urban and your super butt hurt? or is your team in metro and you can figure out why you wont win a state title now? if the answer is neither, you are really emotional about this. suburban doesnt help the suburban teams as much as everyone/anyone thinks. metro still will be majority of same teams winning anyways. it hurts the middle of the road teams in both classes and lumps them with alot of the same districts they were already in or lumps them with teams they were not going to beat regardless of any class. the 5-5 teams will still be 5-5 the 9-1 teams will still be 9-1 get rid of school choice, which wont happen, is the only real solution to the recruiting issue we have in the state. put back in the 365day mandatory sitout period for transfers. major major fines for coaches, suspensions, etc. may get something straight here.
    6 points
  19. Football fan

    1A football

    Can you tell us who’s going to be the next coach
    6 points
  20. Wow. Someone may have to do a wellness check on Jesse today . . . and tomorrow . . . and Sunday . . .
    6 points
  21. Jesse your out of control. Do you and Columbiafan share bunk beds?
    6 points
  22. LOL. A blowout is worse than a heartbreaker. At least PF can walk away knowing that they were not outclassed or outmanned. After the shock, they will be fine. It's ALWAYS worse for the team that's blown out. They can never live that down.
    6 points
  23. Don't forget the gridiron report and the best ever after a Friday night game; the Beef O' Brady High school report on the radio that would entertain you while driving home from an away game! Man, those was the good ole days! Texas still has all of this!!!
    6 points
  24. 1A: Hawthorne vs. Madison County 2A: Champagnat vs. Trinity Christian 3A: Chaminade-Madonna vs. Berkeley Prep 4A: Cocoa vs. Cardinal Gibbons 5A: Merritt Island vs. Miami Central 6A: Jesuit vs. Pine Forest 7A: Tampa Bay Tech vs. Aquinas 8A: Venice vs. Apopka
    6 points
  25. Cocoa is going to have to play a really solid game to come away with the W. Cardinal Gibbons is loaded with talent from top to bottom. Their biggest strength on defense is that front four pass rush. They get pressure really consistently with only 4 so it would behoove Cocoa to run plays that develop quickly. Misdirection runs and Play Action slam passes could cause their pass rushers to freeze for a split second which would give the Tigers enough time to break quick passes off to keep the ball moving. The Tigers Have to avoid mistakes and turnovers that cost them field position or points because that will not be conducive to winning the ball game. Offensively, Cardinal Gibbons runs the ball... a lot, to say the least. The Chiefs’ front five o-line is one of the best in the state, if not the best. They hit hard and force space for their shifty backs to operate. Cocoa will need to keep at least 6 to 7 men in the box at all times and probably play some Cover 1 early to at least contain their running game and prevent them from throwing screens, swing routes, quick outs, and zips, all of which represent the cornerstone of Cardinal Gibbons’ offense. As the game wears on, Gibbons will come out of their shell and begin to throw slants, curls, and “whip” routes in order to force Cocoa out of a Cover 1 where they will take a shot. When this happens Cocoa needs to begin blitzing and playing more cover 2-3, sending 5 or 6 men at most to try to make their quarterback uncomfortable and get a turnover from them. All of this is easier said then done but if any coach could get his kids ready for a task like this it’s Ryan Schneider. Great guy, by the way. Best of luck, @KeemD321!!
    6 points
  26. Cocoa's D-line was very small last year, we had two guys under 200lbs on the line then. This years D-line average size is 265 lb across the line.. Cardinal Gibbons dominated in the trenches last year. I've been a major Cocoa fan since the 80's. This years 6 ft 5 QB is the best I've seen since the 2009 and 2010 QB. Plus he has 5 D1 receivers to throw to. This doesn't mean DJ Arroyo the quarterback for the last four years wasn't any good, he was just too short 5 ft 7. But Cocoa Coaches came up with great schemes for him as well , He ended up with over 8000 passing yards in 4 yrs.
    6 points
  27. The first departure was an opportunity to coach at a big name program, Valdosta. He left in good standing which is why he was immediately rehired after he and the Wildcats parted ways. I think that his second departure was a combination of getting that itch, and the fact that Apopka had not made a deep run in the recent past leading up to his departure. It did not hurt that the Enterprise job paid a lot more than any Florida public school did. As I understand it, the Apopka coaching job is not currently open, so coming back to the Darters was not a current option. Also, perhaps, he just wants to see what he could do with a program like Deland. There is decent talent in the zone, but their coaching situation has been relatively unstable over the last 20 years. If he can keep the talent home, they could make the playoffs with some frequency.
    6 points
  28. Congrats to your Eagles, Jones was a tough out.
    6 points
  29. A team that passes an average of only two times per game cannot beat Apopka unless they have truly elite talent on offense. TC has some good, but not great, backs. Running the single wing against Apopka pretty much doomed them to defeat. To beat Apopka, you need a very good passing game. Venice has this. It's going to be the green giants against the boys in blue. This game will likely sell out.
    6 points
  30. RIP Joe Pinkos. I did not know him but always looked forward to seeing how my team would be predicted to do. His rankings will definitely be missed and prayers to his loved ones and family who knew the legend.
    6 points
  31. Josh, consider making the "Pick 'em" contests (regular season and/or playoffs) an 'official' part of this site and name the contest after Joe. "The Pinkos Pick 'Em.' RIP to Joe and peace and condolences to his family.
    6 points
  32. I never met him and can only speak from the standpoint of his tremendous contributions to the world of high school football which cannot be overstated. However as I get older, I appreciate times gone by and cherish what lies ahead because we all have to make that journey sooner or later. Peace to his family and all those that are directly affected by Joe's passing that had the pleasure of knowing him personally. One day, it will all make sense. RIP Joe...
    6 points
  33. My worst fears have been confirmed. I suspected that all was not well with JOE P. Rest in Peace!
    6 points
  34. Big urban schools are always going to poach from smaller schools with less resources. It’s unfortunate but I understand why it happens and there’s not much that can be done to stop it at a local level. As far as scheduling, it would behoove any team that expects to make a deep playoff run to schedule some tough quality opponents. Don’t have to break your back playing the IMG’s and STA’s of the world but playing some tough area opponents (i.e, Cardinal Gibbons, American Heritage, Central,) would certainly help as you get an understanding of the physicality and power of other teams. Beating up on local garbage isn’t going to prepare you for an opponent like STA or AHP in the playoffs. Have to challenge yourself in order to bring your play to the next level.
    6 points
  35. tried to tell you boss man… homestead with the victory. dade kids just do it a lil different
    6 points
  36. Hwy17

    Me vs The computer

    At the start of the season I would guess at some of my picks and get them right. As the year progressed I'd research teams and make a pick based on common opponents, average margin of victory, etc. My picks started to fall off. I've gone back to just guessing.
    6 points
  37. I've been waiting for this game all season. I couldn't decide whether to talk trash or keep it civil, LOL. These are high schoolers we're talking about. I have my own person feelings about this match so I do my best to keep it above board. Will it live up to the hype? I don't know. What I can say is Dillard has an opportunity to add their name to a very short list teams from a historical aspect. Historical, you say? Not many teams defeat STA and even fewer manage a victory at Brian Piccolo. I'm pulling for you! Follow your game plan and keep your composure. Then when they least expect it, follow the instructions below: Dillard, repeat these actions and you will defeat St. Thomas
    6 points
  38. So you talk trash without knowing anything about the young man, run your mouth before you have any knowledge... damn don't they teach anything out in Madison. Just curious, he won a state championship last year. They beat Hawthorne to win. Just to remind everyone. How did the mighty Cowboys of Madison do when they faced Hawthorne?
    6 points
  39. Hey, just wanted everyone on here to know, that my brother Coach George Zaleuke who coaches at Vero Beach and posts on here as @Ric Flairpassed away Friday night due to complications from covid. He coached in this area for over 35 years at all levels and at all three Indian River county high schools. He was super proud to be a part of the Vero Beach program, and he enjoyed the football discussions on here as well. Hopefully I can confirm for him that despite him not being out there, Vero Beach did in fact line up correctly Friday night…
    6 points
  40. LAZ

    Where is Joe Pinkos?

    Thanks for the plug Darter. Well, I certainly hope everything is well with Joe Pinkos. He is an icon who's tremendous forecasting accuracy and results ability is amazing. And I believe he does it "manually!" As Darter states, I do rankings and game forecasts for all the schools. I've been doing this for Florida high schools since 1999. Joe has been around a lot longer than that. And we all look forward to his picks every single week, including myself (Yes, I like to compare). If you want to look at my weekly forecasts, they are on my site. Accuracy of the computer lags behind Joe for a few weeks and usually runs in the mid 70's until about week 4 when the 80% range is achieved. Another site that ranks every high school team in the nation and forecasts every high school game in the nation is run by Kenneth Massey. Get back soon Joe.
    6 points
  41. 6 points
  42. I keep forgetting Lee changed their name. I'm like damn, who in the hell is this Riverside team?
    6 points
  43. Obviously Venice is extremely good and they are priming themselves for a championship type season as they scheduled Edgewater, then Cocoa to follow up their opener. Will know alot early.
    6 points
  44. Some of this is true; some is not. Allow me to provide some context (WARNING: Long Post alert): Prior to the 2019 season, Plant had a 14-year span (from 2005 to 2018) in which they won four state championships, never won less than 9 games (and won ten or more games 12 times), and went 58-0 in district games. Yep, 58 wins and zero losses. 2019 broke several streaks, including their district winning streak, their playoff streak and their season winning record streak. They finished the season 4-6. Plant's six losses came against their first six opponents: (1) Armwood, who finished the season 12-2 (only losses were a 2OT loss to North Gwinnett (GA) and a 4th round playoff loss to Edgewater); (2) Gaither, who also finished 12-2 (only losses were to Armwood in the regular season and a 4th round playoff loss on the road against Escambia); (3) Steinbrenner, another team that finished 12-2 (4th round playoff loss to Apopka); (4) Bloomingdale, who finished 9-3 (only losses were to Lakeland and Armwood, once in the regular season and again in the playoffs); (5)Tampa Bay Tech, who finished 8-4 (with losses to Armwood, Gaither, Bloomingdale and Lakeland in the playoffs); and (6) Gonzaga (MD) (nationally ranked at the time, but finished their season 8-3). If you take away the out-of-state schools and losses to each other, this group of teams had a combined record of 53-6 in 2019. Plant finished the 2019 season with four straight wins, including three district wins, to finish second in the district. In those four wins, Plant outscored their opponents by a combined 164-20. In any one of the prior 15 plus years (when Plant won their district), their runner-up district status would have gained them a playoff spot. However, 2019 was the first year that the FHSAA relied on a power rankings point system to determine the four non-district winner playoff spots and Plant lost out on the final playoff spot by the narrowest of margins when Steinbrenner lost their season finale to Chamberlain 26-20 (thus, slightly lowering Plant's "opponents record"). To my knowledge, they were the only team in the state not to win a state championship, but nevertheless finish their season with four straight wins. In all likelihood, they wouldn't have made a lot of noise in the playoffs, but they did have some momentum and had figured out how to play to their strengths. They would not have been an easy win for any team at that point. Head coach Robert Weiner did serve a three-game suspension in the middle of the 2019 season for an alleged FHSAA rules violation. He was accused with providing benefits to a player when he asked his director of operations to see if she could help a kid who was new to the football program, but nevertheless registered at Plant, find a place to spend the night when it became apparent late one afternoon that the kid was otherwise not going to have anywhere to sleep that night. Ultimately, through the FHSAA appeals process, the "conviction" was overturned, the fine was rescinded and Coach Weiner's clean record was restored. However, unlike professional sports (where you can continue to play or manage while an appeal is pending), Coach Weiner was forced to serve his 3-game suspension before the appeal could be heard. When your head coach is also your offensive coordinator/QB coach and play-caller, this can be a problem. In short, Plant lost to six quality opponents, but finished the year strong, just missing out on the final playoff spot in the region. PinellasFB is correct that Plant's offensive line was not on par with previous seasons, in part because of early-season injuries and lack of depth. After the season ended, Coach Weiner accepted a college coaching job with the University of Toledo. Plant's QB signed with Georgia Tech (but has since transferred to Toledo). The Plant administration went through a laborious process to find a new head coach. In an effort to do everything the right way, and perhaps not understanding the new wild, wild west of high school football, the school took its time accepting applications, interviewing prospective candidates, narrowing down the field, etc. They eventually settled on a man who had played and coached at the college level and who had previously been the Plant JV coach. In hindsight, it was not the right hire. However, in both Plant's defense and the coach's defense, no one could have anticipated the chain of events that would transpire for this person, professionally and personally. In the meantime, after Coach Weiner announced his departure and before the new coach could be named, a number of Plant's top players, unsure of what the future would bring, decided to do the 'Hallendale Bail,' two years before Hallendale did it. Some did it on their own; others were, to use polite terms, 'encouraged' by 'representatives of other school's athletic interests' to transfer. Area coaches smelled blood in the water and used every opportunity and resource they could to reach out to top Plant players and their parents. Before the school year ended, Plant lost at least eight players who had played significant time in the 2019 season and/or who were expected to contribute significantly the following season, including two top receivers, the expected QB1 and the expected QB2, a starting RB/LB, a starting DB and two OL/DL starters. At the time, four of them had D1 offers and another has since picked up at least one D1 offer. 2020 was a disastrous year for Plant. First year without their old head coach, first year with a new coach who was not on campus, Covid restrictions, no returning varsity QB (and very little chance for anyone to earn the spot with limited 7 on 7 games/tournaments), etc. There were a number of additional factors that led to the downfall, but a lack of incoming new talent over the past couple of years definitely was a major contributor. Plant finished 2-6 last season, but did make the playoffs (yeah, only because every team 'made the playoffs.' ). Once again, Plant has a new head coach: former assistant coach Hank Brown. Coach Brown will surround himself with others that have been around the program in hopes of restoring its glory days. It won't surprise me if Plant has a better record this year than last, but in large part, that will be because of the way that Hillsborough County does its scheduling. For non-district games, Plant won't be playing the 'top tier' teams like Armwood, Gaither, Steinbrenner and Bloomingdale. But, they'll still have a number of tough games and will be lucky to finish the season with a .500 record. In short, Plant's success cycle likely is over, at least for a while. So, in short answer to the original question, Plant will not be a factor this season (or anytime soon) in the playoffs. It's possible they could make the playoffs and it's possible they could win their first playoff game, but that's as far as I see them going unless and until more talent shows up. Oh, and here's the catch: Plant is an A-rated school that has been over-capacity for years. So, unlike some of the other 'football-oriented schools' in the county (or across the state), a kid cannot choose to attend Plant unless they live in the Plant district. That will make it even harder to regain their status as one of the top programs in the county, if not the state. But, it was a helluva run while it lasted.
    6 points
  45. I'm going on 81. When I went to school for the most part everybody was well educated equally. The schools were disciplined and the parents backed the schools 100%. The teachers were qualified and dedicated. They usually stayed at one school their entire career. If any student failed a subject they were mocked by the other students until they came up to par. It was an embarrassment to get a failing mark in any subject. These days, not only are the schools not teaching effectively there is absolutely no discipline and the parents, if you can find them, could care less. I know first hand that most minority students are not being educated in the public school systems. I'm sorry to say this but they are not being taught any of the basic subjects so that they can effectively matriculate in society. The reasoning behind doing poorly in high school and college, if they are lucky enough to get in, is that they are not being forced to learn in elementary schools. Without strong elementary learning there is little chance of success in high school and further on. I feel so damn bad and am angry as can be that the school system is failing many students to include a great deal of minority students. This is probably why I am so adamant that students concentrate on academics instead of primarily football. Academics is the only real key to success. The more academics the better the success. And, I am including skilled trades as academics.
    6 points
  46. And I'm guessing the schedule was finalized even before half of the Hallandale defense transferred over to Central.
    6 points
  47. if I’m not mistaken isn’t Dillard record over the last 3 years is 38-4 including post season. if I’m wrong didn’t Dillard win the first ever tri county championship during the Covid season beating a MIAMI school to win it all when we was forced to sit out the state playoffs. this past season wasn’t Dillard 60 seconds away from beating 3 Pete & nationally ranked STA @ STA (granted we still lost) you talk about goofy my entire family on my mom side is Dillard alum, i graduated and played all four years for Dillard including all American in 2010. you talk about transfers Dillard was ranked state wise & top 100 nationally before we got any of these transfers & most of our squad comes back from last year. So before you put your mouth on me or my panthers know what the hell talking about, and this will be my first & last time addressing you bro.
    5 points
  48. And if your holiday is other: Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever holidays you celebrate at this time of year. May 2022 bring happiness, joy and relative prosperity.
    5 points
  49. Are they upset with the program or are they just opportunists that will transfer to any school as long as they are the center of attention? Self gratification these days trumps everything else. I'm really surprised, or maybe not surprised at all, that parents are knowingly approving of this behavior. When I was in high school during the Napoleon campaign, the only transferring there was if and when the family moved to a new city or state, which was usually rare. The teams in those days had such comradery and esprit de corps. When a team was good it was good because of local coaching and hard work by the players. Not because of groups of mercenaries that acquired the school's gridiron in the dead of night. I know that there are fans, even on this forum, and supporters of schools that accept an unprecedented amount of transferring and even recruiting to make their football team winners. You cheer when your team runs the gamut every Friday night and when they go undefeated and deep into the playoffs or even to the championship. Stop for a minute to contemplate what would your team be like if they did not accept predatory players. What would they be like if the team consisted of players local only to the school district? Then decide whether your current team, with its group of transfers, truly deserves the praise it gets from mowing down every opponent on the way to the finals. This analysis does not pertain to all schools that happen to be exceptional in football. Only the schools that find it expedient to load up their teams with the best players they can find in order to win most if not all of the time. High school football is not College or NFL football where this stuff goes on routinely and has a purpose to it. 14-17 year old's are not college or NFL landscapes. Their main purpose is to educate and formulate young minds in academics and physical attributes and not to teach how to manipulate the system primarily for self gain only.
    5 points
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