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  1. 9 points
    Nulli Secundus

    Lakeland, WHAT!!! #7

    This may not have been Lakeland’s most vaunted team but they never gave up. The mountain was high but dammit not impossible to climb. Damn the naysayers, the hell with the critics. Always underestimated, never intimidated. DREADNAUGHT NATION!!!!!!!! L-TOWN, POLK COUNTY!!!!! Congratulations to the nationally ranked St Thomas Raiders on a great season.
  2. 7 points
    Cocoa cleaning up on the transfers. Looks like the new coach learned a thing or two from his time at STA
  3. 6 points
    Going to do my best to compile a list of available streams, both free and paid (NFHS), for each week of the season. There is nothing like sitting in the stands watching a high school football game. BUT, there is also nothing like a sitting on the couch, cold beer in hand, streaming 5-10 of the best games in the state NFL RedZone-style. If you know of any other streams, please let me know so that I can update the original post. Here is what I've got so far: NFHS (Plenty more--just highlighting some of the bigger games available) 1. (Wed., 7:00 PM) Belen-Columbus 2. (Thu., 7:30 PM) Vanguard-Gainesville 3. (Fri., 7:00 PM) Godby-Lincoln 4. (Fri., 7:00 PM) Miami Pace-Heritage (Plantation) YouTube 1. (Thu., 7:30 PM) Demarest-Windermere (https://youtu.be/XU765WcRyE4) 2. (Fri., 7:00 PM) Heritage (Delray)-Vero (https://www.youtube.com/user/VBHSFootball) 3. (Fri., 7:30 PM) Lakeland-Manatee (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmVjWtLdmHsdu4CT-8eL62w/videos) 4. (Fri., 7:30 PM) Palmetto-Pinellas Park (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLIzhof_w_SRZuVP2lFtmMA/videos) The Identity TB 1. (Fri., 7:30 PM) Plant-Armwood (https://theidentitytb.com/) Space Coast Daily Facebook 1. (Fri., 7:30 PM) Rockledge-Ware County (https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCoastDaily/) 2. (Fri., 7:00 PM) Viera-Cocoa (https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCoastDaily/) ESPN 1. (Fri., 9:30 PM, ESPNU) STA-De La Salle 2. (Sat., 12:00 PM, ESPN) Miami Central-St. Frances PAPrepLive 1. (Fri., 7:30 PM) Ridley-Cooper City (http://papreplive.com/football/event/32957/) News4Jax (Channel 4) 1. (Sat., 1:00 PM) Bartram Trail-Lee 2. (Sat., 3:00 PM) Atlantic Coast-Mandarin 3. (Sat., 7:00 PM) Bolles-University Christian
  4. 6 points
    LakelandGator

    Willie must go...

    181, Me and some Gator boosters are raising funds to secure a "lifetime" contact for Willie at Fsu.
  5. 6 points
    Time for some fun folks! What do you think of these intriguing matchups? Can you think of any more? Any name changes we should consider? The Bipolar Bowl-Mourning vs Celebration The Big Nuts Bowl-Palm Coast vs Coconut Creek The Heimlich Maneuver Bowl-Deerfield Beach vs Vero Beach The Battle of the Tweets-Venice vs Braden River The Names with Too Many Syllables Bowl-Choctawhatchee vs Wewahitchka The Island Life Bowl-Merritt Island vs Fleming Island The Blowhard Bowl-Seabreeze vs Gulf Breeze The Don't Take Sides Bowl-Westside vs Eastside The Battle of the Planets-Jupiter vs Neptune Beach Fletcher The Space Cadet Bowl-Space Coast vs Astronaut The President's Bowl - Lincoln vs Jefferson The Fruit Salad Bowl - Mulberry vs Strawberry Crest The Just Squeeze This Bowl-Lemon Bay vs Orange Park The Any Port in a Storm Bowl-West Port vs North Port The Tree Fell in a Forest Bowl-Pine Forest vs Ocala Forest The Middle of the Pack Bowl-Middleton vs Middleburg The FSU Wannabe Bowl-Seminole vs Osceola The Battle for the Pearly Gates-Gateway vs Golden Gate The Battle of the Beach Bums-Atlantic Coast vs Gulf Coast The Peaceful Bowl-Niceville vs Lake Placid The Battle of the Sisters Bowl-Kathleen vs Carol City The Green Thumb Bowl-Plant vs Plant City The Run for the Hills Bowl-Hollywood Hills vs Zephyrhills The Muddy Waters Bowl-Clearwater vs Crystal River The Gimme History for $200 Bowl-Columbus vs Lafayette The Ride the Pine Bowl-Pine Forest vs Pine Ridge The Wrong Side of Town Bowl-Northeast(St Pete) vs Northeast(Ft Lauderdale) The Home on the Range Bowl-Lakewood Ranch vs Wiregrass Ranch The Florida Frozen Tundra Bowl-Winter Springs vs Frostproof The Big O Bowl-Oviedo vs Spoto The Only Cheaters Recruit Bowl-Bolles vs St Thomas Aquinas The Michael Jackson Memorial Bowl-Miami Jackson vs Jacksonville Jackson The Nice Catholic Boys Bowl-Bishop Moore vs Bishop Verot The Peezy Nightmare Bowl-Dunedin vs IMG Academy The Calling All Transfers Bowl-Chaminade-Madonna vs Armwood The Red Tide Bowl-Tarpon Springs vs Manatee The Communist Party Values Bowl-Liberty vs Freedom The Coaching Merry-Go-Round Bowl-Glades Central vs Pahokee The Turn Your Head and Cough Bowl-Dr Phillips vs Dr Krop The Does It Really Mater Bowl-Mater Academy vs Westland Hialeah
  6. 6 points
    peezy28

    Football reclassifications

    With Carol City in 4A MNW in 5A and Central in 6A... YOu might have 3 state champs... From the 305 which were previously in the same district... Chew on that.
  7. 6 points
    muckboy561

    The streak is over!!!

    Glades Central finally gets their revenge on BTW!! Sorry we spoiled the rematch and everyone claimed was gonna happen(BTW VS University) GC gotta get ready for another rematch with University!! Keep sleeping on GC!!! Stay Woke!!
  8. 6 points
    Words can’t desceibe how I feel right now in a game that was 28-20 with some dillard driving late in the 4th @DarterBlue2 @ColumbiaHighFan2017class Thats when reality set in that we are really going toe to toe with the number 2 team in Florida and the number 10 team in the nation. And as tears roll down my face I’m just so proud of this team the strides and growth they made to the point MIAMI CENTRAL fans on the score stream thread was surprised and even said maybe it’s a new 6A contender on the scene!! They were talking about DILLARD!! As 30 point underdogs we came in and fought head up with one of the nations best where before we have been getting blown out by state ranked competition let alone nation ranked. All in all Dillard has nothing to be ashamed of if anything it showed they they will be a force next year because with more then half the team being underclass they will only get better as long as they stay in house IM SO DAM PROUD OF U PANTHERS WHAT A AWESOME SEASON PAWS UP!!!
  9. 6 points
    Sharkbait

    0-9 Gadsden is Playoff Worthy

    Well they wanted to win those games and they tried really hard. They are also really good at coin flips and in the end that is what matters most.
  10. 6 points
    SPCjessica2004

    3A, Week 5

    After this week we will be at the halfway mark of the regular season. Pretty insane to think that it feels like we were talking about big week 1 and week 2 matchups. Week 5 has some doozy's on it though. Let's get to it! UPDATED CLASS 3A RANKINGS (Going into Week 5) #1) Chaminade-Madonna. Lions made short work of clearly overmatched Oakland Park Northeast running out to a 42-0 lead in the 2nd quarter. Lions didn't dress the entire team. C-M now gets ready to face their biggest test of the season so far- American Heritage Plantation. The Patriots have caught fire recently, this will clearly be one of the biggest matchups in South Florida. #2) Clearwater Central Catholic. Marauders dominated class 5A Tarpon Springs 47-6. In the game, CCC's passing attack continued to impress while the running game continued to produce without superstar Jerzhan Newton. CCC heads to St. Pete to take on an improving St. Pete Northeast team. #3) American Heritage Delray. If it wasn't apparent already, the Stallions are back. After completely dominating Monsignor Pace, the Stallions have announced their presence as a threat in class 3A. Stallions hit the road for a few weeks, but at this time it's hard seeing them hit any snags until a match-up with University School. Stallions also jumped from 101 to 57 in the Maxpreps Florida rankings, one of the biggest jumps for any team in Florida this week. #4) King's Academy. Lions rhomped Miami LaSalle last week racking up over 300 yards of offense (205 on the ground). Next up is a date with North Broward Prep. #5) Florida High. FSU School, coming off a loss, fell behind 10-0 to Chiles, but a strong second half helped the Seminoles eek out a win. Seminoles play Santa Fe next. Next up: Baldwin, Tampa Catholic, Cardinal Mooney, Orlando TFA, Benjamin. RANDOM THOUGHTS: Ocala Trinity Catholic looks really good. They're now 4-0 and could be heading into a late season contest with Orlando TFA undefeated. Ocala Trinity is fighting for a top 4 spot in the region right now. I would put OTC at #3 in the region right now. Tampa Catholic demolished Melbourne Central Catholic 41-0 in Melbourne. Tampa Catholic and Berkeley Prep both have bye weeks this week and then play each other on 9/28 at TC. Huge game for playoff positioning. Baldwin continues to impress at 4-0. Interesting game against Union County this week. Calvary Christian Academy knocked off Key West last week. Conchs are usually pretty good. CCA making noise in a loaded region 4. I think Sarasota Cardinal Mooney might go into their week 10 game against CCC undefeated. Lakeland Christian lost to Berkeley Prep last week 28-7, mostly due to the LCS QB breaking his leg the week before. LCS isn't out of the playoff hunt, but they'll need some big wins in the coming weeks. American Heritage Delray travels to Pensacola Catholic. Delray beach to Pensacola by bus.. I would need at least 10 bathroom breaks to make that drive. GAMES TO WATCH American Heritage- Plantation(3-1) at Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna (3-1) The Patriots are ranked #1 in class 5A, the Lions are ranked #1 in 3A according to the most recent sportswriter polls. AHP is also ranked #8 in Florida, while C-M is ranked #10 in Florida according to Maxpreps. Both teams are littered with major D-1 talent. Both teams are ranked in the top 100 teams in America. Both teams are defending state champions. Chaminade lost to Deerfield Beach, the #1 8A team 13-10 in week 1. In the game, the Lions fell behind early and a late rally came up short. American Heritage ran into a buzzsaw in Miami Carol City who is playing at another level right now. Pick: Chaminade has come up short against the states elite- either because of depth issues or injury. In this one, there is no excuse. The Lions are as close to 100% healthy right now as they will be for the remainder of the season, playing at home and had extra time to prepare for the Patriots due to playing last Thursday and not Friday. AH-P is going to be a tough out, but it's time for Chaminade to live up to the expectations of being an elite team and not a team stockpiled with talent that under achieves. I think they finally get it done: C-M 24, AHP- 21. Orlando First Academy (2-0) vs Calvary Christian (3-1) Orlando First Academy currently owns a 22 game regular season winning streak dating back 2016. The Royals stingy defense and Wing-T based offense has confused and bewildered opposing defenses. Calvary Christian (Clearwater) feels they're next in line to be a state power. They have coaching, players, tools and most importantly finances to be in the conversation. The program is lacking big wins though. Last year, the Royals defeated the Warriors 26-24 in Clearwater. Pick: Calvary Christian has run up the score on some pretty poor teams (Umatilla, Anclote), lost to Berkeley Prep and struggled against a good Zephrhills Christian team that was without its top 2 players. If Calvary can go to Orlando and snap TFA's streak, that would be a huge feather in the Warriors cap- but there is a reason TFA hasn't lost a regular season game in awhile. TFA 35, Calvary 21 OTHER GAMES I'M INTERESTED IN: Baldwin over Union County by 10 Cardinal Mooney over Lemon Bay by 21 MCC over Somerset Academy by 42 Ft. White over Bradford by 21 Ft. Meade over Lakeland Christian by 28 Ocala Trinity Catholic over Dunnellon by 17 Benjamin over Key West by 7 Kings' Academy over North Broward Prep by 20 COMING NEXT WEEK: I'm going to try and put together a nice mid-season post.
  11. 6 points
    Gotta love NoleBull. My rankings have STA at 13 and Bloomingdale at 15. Must be something wrong with him. I can explain my rankings until I’m chemo’d out but he does not get the concept of Retrodictive Rankings and Schedule Connectivity. It is Interesting though that Joe Pinkos also has Bloomingdale in the Top 20. So that tells me I’m in the ballpark thru this point in the season. Also, for what it’s worth, there are 228 in state games this week and Joe and I have the same selections for 214 of them. More importantly, I’m on the mend and ready for some football and ranking debates.
  12. 6 points
    Just talked to LAZ everyone... he will be getting back on track soon, so NoleBull, please chill out!
  13. 5 points
    Sorry, you misunderstood my question. I wasn't asking about Trump's tweeting habits.
  14. 5 points
    badbird

    2019 Pick em Results

    I can bash who I want. They have a fake national championship. That doesn't mean I don't like them or don't think they deserved a shot. Go Knights
  15. 5 points
    Rank, team, class-region, hypothetical spread Edgewater — (7A-R1) Cocoa — (4A-R2) +3 Jones — (5A-R2) +3 Seminole — (8A R1) +6 Winter Park — (8A-R1) +8 Rockledge — (5A-R3) +16 Osceola — (8A-R2) +16 Bishop Moore — (5A-R2) +16 Dr. Phillips — (8A-R2) +17 Mainland — (6A-R1) +17 Lake Mary — (8A-R1) +17 West Orange — (8A-R1) +20 Apopka — (8A-R1) +20 Viera — (7A-R2) +21 Wekiva — (7A-R1) +21 Oviedo — (8A-R1) +24 Spruce Creek — (8A-R1) +27 Ocoee — (8A-R1) +27 Olympia — (8A-R2) +28 Ranking includes Orange (9 teams), Seminole (3), Brevard (3), Volusia (2), Osceola (1), Sumter (0) & Lake (0) counties. ` ` The following games between the ranked teams (29 total) represent an average of 1.61 ranked regular season opponents per ranked team. There are also national opponents that have not been incoporated into this stat. Weeks 1, 5, 7 and 11 are the best weeks of the season prior to the playoffs. Week 1 DP @ Seminole - Pick: Seminole wins 35-20 Edgewater @ #Bishop Moore - Pick: Edgewater wins 35-17 #Olympia @ West Orange - Pick: West Orange wins 39-24 #Viera @ Cocoa - Pick: Cocoa wins 36-14 Winter Park @ Wekiva - Pick: Winter Park wins 24-13 Week 2 Seminole @ Lake Mary West Orange @ Wekiva Week 3 Jones @ Edgewater Osceola @ Cocoa West Orange @ DP Olympia @ Wekiva Week 4 Bishop Moore @ Jones Week 5 #3 Seminole @ Mainland #6 Rockledge @ Viera Winter Park @ Edgewater Apopka @ DP Week 6 Lake Mary @ West Orange Week 7 Mainland @ Cocoa Apopka @ Jones DP @ #Wekiva Lake Mary @ Oviedo Week 8 Winter Park @ Oviedo Olympia @ DP West Orange @ Apopka Week 10 Lake Mary @ Apopka Week 11 Cocoa @ Rockledge West Orange @ Jones Wekiva @ Apopka Oviedo @ Spruce Creek
  16. 5 points
    MC Rockets

    Miami Central 2019 schedule

    Here is the schedule for MC in 2019. Dates, time and determination of home and away games at Traz Powell Stadium TBA. But this is the order of games. Pre-season Cedar Grove, Ga. @Traz Wk 1 St. Frances Academy, MD. @Traz Wk 2 Booker T Washington @Traz Wk 3 Carol City @Traz Wk 4 South Ridge @Traz Wk 5 Edison @Traz Wk 6 Belen @Traz Wk 7 Northwestern @Traz Wk 8 Norland @Traz Wk 9 South Miami @Tropical Wk 10 Chaminade @Chaminade
  17. 5 points
    But na tho it’s litearlly been over 5 years I been on this thread and I just want to let all y’all know I appreciate y’all man. If you got Instagram or Facebook please don’t hesitate to follow and inbox me who you is lol. instagram: dam.debo.u.so.daddy (don’t judge lol) facebook dexter living testimony green. all in all tho I’m blessed to see 27!!
  18. 5 points
    DarterBlue2

    Spring games begin

    Tonight I went to watch Lake Nona at Timber Creek. As a North West Orange County guy, this was way over on the other side of town. But I had a suspicion it would be a good game and I was not disappointed. The score when I left with 2:40 remaining in the 4th was TC 16 Nona 14. I left because a decent crowd was there and I wanted to beat the traffic given I had an hours drive to get home. On offense Nona had three athletes 18, 4 and 9,who impressed me. 18 was their QB who has a good arm, maintains his composure well, and though not a dual threat, is able to evade defenders well buying a second or so to get rid of the ball. No 4 is a tall rangy receiver who reminds me size wise of Harding at West Orange last year. He lacks the athleticism of Hardin, but makes up for it with his ability to go up and get the ball and his safe hands and good route running. No 9 lined up mostly in the slot and made several good plays. He also played corner and performed well on the defensive side too. On offense TC displayed an undersized QB, no 5, Tanner who has a decent arm for his size and makes good decisions. I was somewhat disappointed with their line play but the offensive line is bound to improve under coach Z's capable hands. My sense is that both of these teams, though neither is a state contender at this stage, had solid chances of making the playoffs and could win a game or two in the post season. I thought LN utilized the game better in terms of giving more guys touches particularly in the second half. Despite the rather long trip, I don't regret making this game, and when Apopka has a soft opponent I could see myself going to watch either of these teams during the regular season.
  19. 5 points
    imjustafan2

    Cocoa 2019 Schedule

    Cocoa posted their 2019 schedule on FB. Aug 16th KICKOFF CLASSIC Bayside Aug 23rd Viera Aug 30th Freedom Bowl @ Milton GA Sept 6th Osceola Sept 13th @ Sebastian River Sept 20th @ Heritage(Palm Bay) Sept 27th Glades Central Oct 4th Daytona Mainland Oct 11th Bye Week Oct 18th @ Venice Oct 25th Holy Trinity Nov 1st @ Rockledge BBQ Bowl
  20. 5 points
    Venice’s complete 2019 football schedule- Week 1- IMG Academy Week 2- @Saint Petersburg Week 3- @Vero Beach Week 4- Clearwater International Week 5- Riverview Week 6 @Sarasota Week 7- St Frances (Maryland) Week 8- Lakewood Ranch Week 9- Cocoa Week 10- Manatee If we get revenge on IMG and Vero this year we will have our revenge tour in 2019, lol. Any thoughts on this? And for you people that need a source, https://mobile.twitter.com/john_p34?lang=en
  21. 5 points
    ColumbiaHighFan2017class

    Lakeland, WHAT!!! #7

    Great job lakeland Made 7a proud and gave the north some credibility
  22. 5 points
    Yourbasement

    Lakeland, WHAT!!! #7

    Pulled for Lakeland to beat STA. Some amazing plays, and that 99 yard run touchdown. What a game!
  23. 5 points
    3 private school recruiting factories. Give yourself a big pat on the back.
  24. 5 points
    DarterBlue2

    Apopka Coach on the Move?

    Any true fan of Apopka football is appreciative of what he has done with the program. Before RD, Apopka was a difficult Central Florida team to play. He upped the ante and made the program a state threat. Should Mr. Darlington depart, I wish him success in Alabama. He certainly gave me many memorable moments while he has coached the Blue Darters.
  25. 5 points
    badbird

    Thank you Gadsden

    you might have went 0-9 but hopefully you blew this point system up. I hope the FHSAA does some real research and makes some major changes to the system. Not just have a meeting and raise points for losses because a few AD's want that and think it will help. They tried to make sure a BTW didn't happen again last year and now they have egg on their face with Gadsden. Congrats Gadsden you might not have won on the field but you beat the hell out of the FHSAA. I think you put a running clock on them.
  26. 5 points
    Which game(s) has you excited? South Florida (8 games) Carol City(8-0) @ Central(8-1) 6AD16 matchup to decide the district champion. Central has won 8 of the past 10 meetings, including a 26-13 win last season. Coral Gables(5-3) @ Columbus(7-1) 8AD14 matchup that will decide the district champion. Columbus has won 14 of the last 19 meetings, including a 21-7 win last season. South Dade(7-1) @ Southridge(6-2) 8AD16 matchup. South Dade has won 11 of the past 17 meetings, including a 14-7 win last season. North Miami(5-3) @ Hialeah(7-1) 8AD13 matchup to decide the district champion. N Miami has won 5 of the last 9 meetings, including a 19-6 win last season. Western(7-1) @ Miramar(4-3) 8AD12 matchup. Miramar has won 8 of the last 9 meetings, including a 27-25 win last year. Western won 7-6 the previous year. 4ACocoa(6-2) @ 1APahokee(5-4) There is a history of interesting matchups between Brevard County and the Muck. Cocoa won 45-0 last season at home. Barron Collier(7-1) @ Naples(7-1) 6AD12 matchup to decide the district champion. "The Crosstown Showdown" rivalry game. Naples has won the last 19 games, including a 16-15 win last season. Charlotte(7-1) @ Port Charlotte(6-2) 6AD10 matchup. Charlotte has won the past 5 meetings. The last 2 games have been decided by less than a TD. Central Florida (7 games) Apopka(6-2) @ Wekiva(7-1) 8AD4 matchup. These teams have met 11 times. Wekiva has won only once...last year, 22-14. George Jenkins(6-2) @ Osceola(7-1) 8AD7 matchup to decide the district champion. Osceola has won the past 3 meetings in dominating fashion. Lakeland(9-0) @ Kathleen(5-3) 7AD7 matchup to decide the district champion. Rivalry game. Lakeland has won 23 of the past 25 games, including a 10-3 win last year. Kathleen won 14-7 the previous year. 7 of those 14 games were decided by 7 points or less. Tampa Bay Tech(7-1) @ Plant City(8-1) 7AD9 matchup. TBT has won 6 of the past 8 meetings, including a 62-21 win last season. Hardee(8-0) @ Desoto County(6-2) 5AD11 matchup. These two have split their last 4 meetings. Hardee won 34-0 last season. Rivalry game (Walter F Buck Carlton Trophy) Clearwater Central Catholic(9-0) @ Cardinal Mooney(8-0) 3AR3 matchup. CCC has won the last 8 meetings, including a 24-3 win last season. Venice(7-1) @ Palmetto(6-2) 7AD11 matchup. Venice has won the past 6 meetings, including a 42-16 win last season. North Florida (5 games) Buchholz(6-2) @ Bartram Trail(5-3) 7AD3 matchup. Buchholz has won 3 of the last 5 meetings. BT won last year 53-21. Lee(6-1) @ Fletcher(6-2) 7AD2 matchup. Lee has won the last 3 meetings, including a 20-6 win last season. Flagler Palm Coast(7-2) @ Mandardin(5-3) 8AD1 matchup. FPC has won 4 of the past 7 meetings, including a 24-17 2OT win last season. 4ARaines(7-1) @ 7ALincoln(6-2) Raines won 49-24 at home last season. Gulf Breeze(7-1) @ Navarre(6-1) 6AD2 matchup that will decide the district champion. Navarre has won 10 of the last 11 games, but the last 2 have been decided by one TD or less. Gulf Breeze won in 2016. Rivalry game(Public Peach Bowl Cup) Niceville(7-1) @ Crestview(6-2) 6AD3matchup and Okaloosa County rivalry game that will decide the district champion. Crestview has won 3 of the last 5 games, including a 35-18 win last season. Niceville won 30 in a row prior to that.
  27. 5 points
    Sharkbait

    Hurricane Michael Live Updates

    Update on Michael. Panama City major damage. Mexico Beach- almost completely wiped out. PSJ- 75 percent destroyed Franklin County- Apalachicola extremely bad, St George Island and East Point major devastation. Pray for our area. I evacuated but hundreds stayed and many have not been heard from. i fear the loss of life is going to be very high.
  28. 5 points
    SPCjessica2004

    Class 3A, Midseason Review

    This is going to be a long post since I'm going to do a regional review of Class 3A. It will probably be broken up into 2 posts. First, old business- here's meh Class 3A Top 10 going into week 6. Throw out the old rankings: We re-evaluated each team based on their individual merits, compared key wins and losses and also looked at overall strength of schedule. In other words, just because a team is undefeated doesn't mean they're a top ranked team, or just because a team has 2 losses doesn't mean they're out of the top. We also compared injuries and added a small pinch of looking at the forthcoming schedule. #1) Clearwater Central Catholic (6-0) #2) Chaminade-Madonna (4-2) #3) American Heritage Delray (5-0) #4) King's Academy (6-0) #5) Florida High School (5-1) #6) Sarasota Cardinal Mooney (5-0) #7) Benjamin School (6-0) #8) Baldwin (5-0) #9) Tampa Berkeley Prep (3-2) #10) Orlando First Academy (5-0) REGION 1: At the start of the season many (myself included) felt that Florida High School would be the favorite to represent the north of Class 3A. Little has happened to change anybodies mind; however, Baldwin is playing at a very high level right now and will be a significant challenge for the Seminoles. Florida High is still the most complete team in the region. Ft. White, despite being bitten by the injury bug- is still playing quality football and can make some noise with a win over Dixie County in coming weeks. St. Joseph Academy is currently sitting at 6-0, but haven't played a quality team, still- this is a remarkable improvement. Don't sleep on Pensacola Catholic who is sitting at 3-3 but has played a competitive schedule thus far. I think Florida High and Baldwin are on a collision course in the Regional Finals, but there will be some excellent games in the first 2 rounds as well. REGION 2: No region was more impacted by Oxbridge Academy disbanding football than Region 2. Three teams sit atop the region heads and shoulders above everybody else. Orlando First Academy, Cardinal Newman and West Palm Beach King's Academy. Both King's and Orlando TFA are 6-0 and Newman is right behind them at 5-1. Of all the teams, Newman has played the toughest schedule and will probably end up playing the toughest schedule (Glades Central, Pahokee). King's has a rivalry game against Benjamin remaining down the road. Orlando TFA plays a good Trinity Catholic team. Melbourne Central Catholic could play spoiler, but their body of work hasn't shown it yet. They have 2 blowout losses on the books including a merciless 41-0 loss to Tampa Catholic at home. I'm going with Orlando First Academy and Cardinal Newman meeting in the regional finals. REGION 3: This used to be one of the most competitive regions not just in 3A, but in the entire state; however, in recent years it's become CCC and everybody else and 2018 is no different. CCC is 6-0 and that's with their best offensive player only taking 2 snaps all year at running back and their top linebacker missing significant time, both players should return in the coming weeks. Berkeley Prep overcame the early season loss of QB Joshua Youngblood who broke his hand after a week 1 loss to CCC. Tampa Catholic, which is arguably the most talented team in the region has faltered. They've now lost 2 games, CCC and Berekley Prep and still have a huge rivalry game vs Jesuit on tap. Cardinal Mooney has quietly caught fire and is anticipated to be undefeated going into a week 10 game vs CCC if they can overcome a good Bradenton Southeast team this week. Calvary Christian, who many felt would finally break through under the leadership of Reggie Crume is sitting at 3-3 and haven't looked good in any of those 3 losses outside of the 2nd half of their 49-28 loss to Orlando TFA. Lakeland Christian could make noise, but will need to do so without their starting QB who is out for the season. Trinity Catholic is sitting at 3-2 and could be a dark horse if they can get their offense on track, a win over Orlando TFA could get them going. St. Pete Catholic is sitting at 2-3, but a 4 win season is achievable which would be a good showing for the Barons. I have no doubt that CCC will host the regional finals even if they slip up and drop a game (as long as it's not to Cardinal Mooney), but who will their dance partner be? You can make cases for Berkeley Prep, Tampa Catholic and Cardinal Mooney. I think Berkeley Prep gets the nod right now. REGION 4: To say Chaminade-Madonna is the favorite would be an understatement. They are the best coached team, have the best athletes and have played the toughest schedule. Last year, they bulldozed class 3A until the state finals. This year, there will be challengers to the Lions throne. American Heritage Delray is playing at a very high level as is Benjamin School. Westminster Christian is sitting at 6-0 as well. The question is, can any of these teams compete with a healthy Chaminade team? That remains to be seen. While all eyes are on C-M and AHD, there are some quality teams in region 4. Westminster Christian is 6-0, Palmer Trinity is 5-0. These teams can't realistically compete with the top ranked regional teams, but it does show there's good football being played. C-M and AHD are on a collision course for the regional finals. The only question is where the game will be played. BIG GAME OF THE WEEK American Heritage Delray vs University School This is a biggie! Both teams are undefeated. Uschool is ranked #1 in class 4A, AHD is ranked #2 in 2A. There's a lot on the line for both teams, particularly for playoff positioning. Uschool was hit by controversy this week when their offensive coordinator resigned. I happen to think the AHD defensive coaches are top notch and they have the tools in the secondary to contain the Uschool passing attack. The question will come down to slowing down Uschool RB Kenny Mcintosh. I don't think there's much advantage across the lines, they seem to match-up pretty well although Uschool is a bit deeper. That means this comes down to a coaching chess match. THE PICK: Prior to this week, I would have picked Uschool by 17, but with the latest controversy and the belief that Uschool is going to get AHD's best effort I can see this game being tight. AHD has the weapons to score in bunches, but I think Mcintosh gets a few key runs in the 4th to provide seperation. Uschool 35, AHD 21. Ocala Trinity Catholic vs Orlando First Academy First Academy is undefeated and their offense is scoring points in bunches behind RB Rolous Frazier. Ocala Trinity Catholic started the season strong and continues to exceed expectations at 4-2. The defense is playing at a high level but the offense needs to help the defense out a bit. Still, QB King Redd has done an admirable job guiding OTC to 4 wins thus far. THE PICK: I'm going TFA 42-28. OTHER GAMES: Berkeley Prep over Miami Edison by 7 Tampa Catholic over Steinbrenner by 28 Land O Lakes over Lakeland Christian by 10 Baldwin over Westside by 42 CCC over FAMU DRS by 28 St. Pete Catholic over Northside by 10 Cardinal Mooney over Southeast by 3 Madison County over Pensacola Catholic by 21 King's Academy over Pine Crest by 35 Bishop Moore over MCC by 21 Benjamin over John Carroll by 24 Florida High over NFC by 17 Ft. White over Providence by 21 Jefferson County over Taylor County by 10
  29. 4 points
    Cat_Scratch

    Schedules

    Cocoa Schedule according to MP. Glades Central and Holy Trinity are the only 4A class or below. The rest are 5A or above. Challenging schedule for the Tigers. 8/23 7:00p Viera (Viera, FL) Location: Cocoa High School 8/30 7:00p @ Hoover (Hoover, AL) Game Details: Freedom Bowl @ Milton, GA 9/6 7:00p Osceola (Kissimmee, FL) Location: Cocoa High School 9/13 7:00p @ Sebastian River (Sebastian, FL) Location: Sebastian River High School 9/20 7:00p @ Heritage (Palm Bay, FL) Location: Heritage High School 9/27 7:00p Glades Central (Belle Glade, FL) Location: Cocoa High School Preview GamePlay video icon 10/4 7:00p Mainland (Daytona Beach, FL) Location: Cocoa High School 10/18 7:00p @ Venice (Venice, FL) Location: Venice High School 10/25 7:00p Holy Trinity Episcopal (Melbourne, FL) Location: Cocoa High School 11/1 7:00p @ Rockledge (Rockledge, FL) Game Details: BBQ BOWL -Rivalry Game
  30. 4 points
    nolebull813

    2019 KOC Games

    Man this is Florida!!!! the rest of the country’s schedules are out, in Florida you’ll have to show up to the stadium on Friday and hope your team has a home game. You won’t find out who anyone is playing unless you show up in mid August to find out
  31. 4 points
    I proudly called this years ago on the national board that once the new rule is implemented basically letting public schools play by the rules as the privates Lakeland will be back to beating STAs ass. You cant call yourself a true competitive organization and have teams not playing by the same rules. When STA would have double digit transfers from Miami to West Palm no one batted an eye. But when some local Polk County stud wanted to play for the best coach in state history everyone got up in arms. Now every team can acquire talent how they see fit, and everyone can play under the same rules.
  32. 4 points
    DarterBlue2

    Spring Game 2

    So, I watched the first three quarters of the Winter Park vs Dr. Phillips game tonight. I had to leave at the end of the third as I had another commitment. Both teams showed well. When I left, Winter Park held a 21-7 lead. However, the Sentinel reports that Dp. rallied to win 28-21 in the fourth quarter. Sorry I was not able to stay for the fireworks. Thoughts on the game: Both teams are solid. Dp. should have scored first as a half back pass delivered by Patti (I am guessing he is related to Nick and is the same style QB), found a wide open receiver in stride. Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, after hauling it in, he stumbled and fell. On the next play Patti threw an interception which WP proceeded to drive down field and score. DP utilized two QBs, Patti and the tall kid that transferred from West Orange last year. Patti is quite the athlete, and it is kind of like having a running back with a good arm playing QB. However, he threw two picks before leading DP to their fourth quarter comeback. For me, as of now, I would take the WO transfer as my starter, but we shall see. Winter Park looked good which they don't usually do in the spring. The have a number of very athletic kids at receiver who can make plays after the catch and the QB is capable of tucking the ball and running for decent yardage. Perhaps the most interesting thing I noted was that the WP defensive interior, which was undersized and did not look that impressive to the eye, was able to contain the DP running game well for the three quarters I saw. Look for both of these teams to make a run in 8A come fall.
  33. 4 points
    nolebull813

    Freedom Bowl games

    Don’t write these FL teams off just yet. Brentwood Academy plays in a watered down playoff, and was in a dog fight with an average private Texas team two years ago. Barely won 21-14 and was considered national top 50 UMS won state but it was a small school title, and outside the state top 5, Alabama can be pretty pedestrian. Chaminade was in a dog fight because the coaching is lacking. Western has been trending upwards the last few years. Winter Park has came out of nowhere like Wekiva due to the rise in transfers. If they continues then they could hold their own. Hoover lost a stud to transfer and isn’t the Hoover of old. Cocoa can surprise them for sure. I don’t have high expectations, I just hope to God they can all make it competitive
  34. 4 points
    Madison though is playing 4 dimensional chess while the rest of us are playing checkers. The use of the charter school to siphon enough students away to lower their population numbers is darn near criminal in my opinion. If Madison played in the classification that their numbers are this wouldn't be an issue. As for Pahokee, they are who we thought they are. They couldn't even beat Hawthorne last year. Imagine if every school could do this. Take every kid who could care so little about sports, band, cheerleading and put them in their own school and your population numbers is only kids who want to play sports, cheer, dance, do band, or just come to games. All of a sudden, we might get very different classifications.
  35. 4 points
    Missing from the list is Victory Christian (2A Lakeland) ** been to last 6 state semi-finals (lost finals in '13 & won in '14); only other team in Florida to be in last 6 semi's is Cocoa.
  36. 4 points
    Like the Golden Age of Rockefeller, Carnegie, Mellon, and other monopoly titans, the American citizenry is in love with wealth, pomp and ceremony. It's all that matters. Alabama and Clemson are winners to be idolized. The others are inept losers to be laughed at, pitied, and scorned. Humongous corporations collude and conspire to hoodwink us into believing they know what is in our best interest. All the while fleecing the general public in a manner P.T. Barnum never dreamed. Big, rich, powerful, and beautiful are American aspirations of the day. If and when the pendulum swings back, in a less greedy and self centered way, it will come at the expense of the marketing manipulators. Hopefully the minds and hearts of the younger generation are opened more then my own generation. Please excuse the lefty rant. Sometimes I just can't help it.
  37. 4 points
    Come on Tiger fans !! How 'bout the names of the five players and their current college teams. We don't know Cocoa like yall do.....Geez, thanks in advance.
  38. 4 points
    Go to any opening day of youth league (or Freshman ) practice and watch the coaches. The HC will say to his group: 'Anyone who wants to be a wide receiver....go over to Coach so and so. Anyone who wants to be a running back....go over to Coach so and so... Anyone who wants to be a QB.....go over to Coach so and so. Anyone who wants to play defense....Go over to Coach so and so... The Offensive Linemen group rarely has anyone left, or it s by far the smallest group. I place the blame on the weight controlled football leagues around the country. The big kids often are too heavy to play youth league football, and many can't start playing until they are a Freshman in HS. By this time, it is often too late or the players are way behind the learning curve already. My experience says that the big boys really don't start coming into their own until their junior or senior years.
  39. 4 points
    SPCjessica2004

    Class 3A- The End!

    The 2018 Florida High School Football has come to an end this past weekend and with it we've crowned a repeat champion. Congrats are in order for Chaminade-Madonna for not only playing the most difficult schedule in the classification but for one of the most dominant post-season runs for all classifications. For the second year in a row the Lions only gave up 3 points in the south end of the 3A bracket and only gave up 13 points total in all of the 3A playoffs. While the trophy and the accolades go to the Lions there was actually some really good football played in the classification as a whole. Here is my final Class 3A rankings now that the finals are behind us: 1) Hollywood Chaminade Madonna (11-2): The Lions repeat as champions thanks in part to a very strong senior class. 9 of the 11 starters in the secondary hold multiple power 5 offers and the offense continued its relentless assault in the state championship game putting up 38 points. By the time national signing day rolls around the Lions could have as many as 20 of their 23 seniors sign to play college football somewhere in the country, even if it's not at the power 5 level. Looking into 2019, the Lions are once again stocked with talent: DB/WR Dedrick Stanley II, RB Thadius Franklin, WR/DB Ronny Boudreu, WR Jordan Cash, OL/DL Willie Moise, OL/DL Joseph Habinowski, WR/S Elijah Cannon, WR/DBJosh Jenkins, DE Jamal Johnson all hold power 5 offers or are committed to a power 5 school. 2) Clearwater Central Catholic (12-1): For the 2nd year in a row the Marauders only loss came to Chaminade-Madonna. Outside of the two losses to the Lions, the Marauders have taken their program to the next level to the tune of a 44-5 record since 2015. While the Marauders graduate QB Rory Hicks, WR JerJuan Newton WR Brett Seither, DT Kennedy Roberts the Marauders are probably in the best position of any 3A team going into 2019 due to the amount of depth they are returning including their entire offensive line and 8 out of 11 on defense. CCC also returns numerous college prospects highlighted by RB/DT Jerzhan Newton, WR/DB/RB Makkah Jordan, LB/RB Melvin Jordan, WR/CB Giacarlo Margareho, WR/CB Brandon Kennedy, OL/DL Kayson Romalle, Ol/DL Isaiah Edwards and LB Harrison Thomas. 3) West Palm Beach King's Academy (11-2): The Lions of King's Academy were a trendy top 5 pick early in the season, but after an exciting regular season and a tremendous playoff run they are a top 3 team in 3A to me. The Lions deserve credit for being the only team in 3A score a TD on Chaminade's defense and are a very well coached team. Expect to see quite a few of the Lions players on the all-state team including Qb Justin Wake. Looking into the future, King's could make another run in 2019. While they lose some big time seniors, they have some strong leadership coming back with Issac Scroggins, Presley Almond, Jayvon Wynn and a few stout linemen also returning. 4) American Heritage Delray (9-4): The Stallions return to powerhouse status is well on its way thanks in part to a strong 2018 campaign. The Stallions had some big time wins early in the year against Belen Jesuit, Monsignor Pace and Pensacola Catholic. The losses to University School and Glades Central were expected, but the loss to Bishop Verot still confuses me. The Stallions will be hit hard due to graduation going into 2019 particularly with the graduation of DE Mike Morris, Dallis Small and a few others; however, the Stallions return a fair bit as well going into 2019 including QB Zach Bohannon, Jamal Potts and Hayden Griers. 5) Florida High School (8-4): The Seminoles were the early season favorite to get to Orlando and came within 2 points of achieving that goal. The Seminoles were one of the teams impacted by hurricane Michael midway through the season, but despite coming up short the season was still capped with a second consecutive regional championship. The Seminoles should be good going into 2019. Like most other 3A programs, they lose a fair amount to graduation but have enough to be a playoff worthy team going into 2019 behind Willie Taggart Jr and a host of other talented play makers. If I were rounding out a top 10, this is how it would look: 6) Tampa Berkeley Prep- Regional Final run for the Bucs. Josh Youngblood lived up to the hype. Good team coming back in 2019. 7) Orlando First Academy- Regional Final run coming up short 1 point. Strong season for the Royals. 8) Pensacola Catholic- All eyes will be on the Crusaders who, if they stay in 3A, will be a top 5 team in many individuals eyes. 9) Baldwin- Excellent season for the Indians. Likely moving to 1A. 10) Tampa Catholic- Crusaders bring a lot back in 2019. Will they be 3A or 4A? --------------- With the season done questions have already risen about 2019. The truth is I cannot project 2019 since we do not even know who will be and will not be in class 3A next year. I will respond to a few questions I've received though 1) Will Jacksonville Trinity Christian return to 3A? JaxTCA won 4 championships in a row in 3A before moving to 5A. JaxTCA moved to 5A since they could not fill a 10 game schedule in 3A without significant travel. In 5A they are placed in a district which automatically gave them 5 games. JaxTCA may not have won a state championship in 5A (yet), but they've consistently been a top ranked program in 5A. JaxTCA could return to 3A, but they will run into the same problem they had 2 years ago. Who will play them to fill a 10 game schedule. My guess? They remain in 5A got now. 2) Will Chaminade move to 4A or 5A? Chaminade-Madonna has now been to 3 consecutive state championships and won 2 in a row. Many, many individuals are calling for them to move to 4A to face more competition. In reality, I see them remaining in 3A. Unlike Jacksonville Trinity who moved up due to not being able to fill a 10 game schedule- Chaminade can fill a 10 game schedule and remain in 3A if they choose, but their schedule will be ugly. It would probably end up being a schedule that looks like Miami Central, AH-P, Deerfield, Booker T, Miramar, Columbus and other powerhouses. Chaminade is graduating 23 seniors off of a 44 player varsity roster. Depending on who you believe, everybody in Miami is pounding the doors down to transfer to Chaminade. Just spending 5 minutes on twitter and the rumor mill is going crazy. My guess? Chaminade remains in 3A. There's no value in them moving to 4A since it doesn't solve the scheduling issue, thus they would need to move to 5A for some relief. I do not think the 2019 version of Chaminade, even with transfers and what they have returning, would be a great 5A team, they would just be another team in the mix. The reality though is that AH-D, the only team capable of competing with Chaminade in region 4-3A is likely to be in 4A next year thus Chaminade would not face any resistance what-so-ever until the state semi finals. 3) Who will and will not remain in 3A? No clue! We have no idea where the new cutoffs will be and we won't know until 12/21. My guesses? Baldwin, Taylor County, Ft. White move to 1A and a few of the lesser successful private schools in region 4 elect to go independent. Pensacola Catholic might be forced to move to 5A if that happens because their closest 3A region team would be Florida High in Tallahassee. Tampa Catholic and American Heritage are 4A schools based on the current cutoffs and I'm thinking will be 4A schools in 2019/2020, but if all the public schools go to 1A as reported by BigBendPreps the FHSAA will need to drastically alter the cutoffs for 3A due to lack of teams. The current cutoff is 291-680. I do NOT have the student population reports for 2018, but my best guesstimate would be cutoffs of 330-745ish as the cutoffs for 2019/2020. That would likely keep Tampa Catholic in 3A as the biggest 3A team, but American Heritage in 4A. I'll post on this thread again when tentative classifications are released!
  40. 4 points
    Old School, I am not going to comment on the rights and wrongs of the Mandarin situation. However, I will comment of the state of high school football in Florida (nationally is probably not much different though I don't know enough to know this with certainty). Regardless of whether you are a public school or a private school, the perceived way to win a state title in almost all of the divisions is the recruit the talent of other schools. In the past, private schools could do this much more effectively than public schools did. After all, they were never constrained by boundaries and financially as well as ethically were constrained only by their budgets and overall philosophy towards athletics vis a viz academics. Today, with the state legislature changing Florida's statutes to accommodate open boundaries, public schools that so chose, particularly those in high density population areas (Dade, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach County, Greater Orlando, Tampa, and Greater Jacksonville), can also build sports dynasties. This certainly has the effect of making the path to a state championship or a finals appearance easy. So, in a sense, I can't fault those that take this path. It is not as if Mandarin was the only public school to do this. For I would have to be a fool to believe that Lakeland, Miami Northwestern or if they had made it, Wekiva and Carol City, consisted of all home grown talent. The problem is that by certain schools doing this, it takes the interest out of the game to some degree and almost certainly has contributed to the decline in attendance at the State Championships. If I am Baker High School what pleasure do I take from being second to an all star team? In a sense, the trend in athletics mirrors where this country has gone as a nation. We are rapidly heading to third world status with respect to the gap between rich and poor. That this trend manifests itself in football is hardly surprising.
  41. 4 points
    FL_HS_football

    Lakeland, WHAT!!! #7

    Congrats Lakeland, cant think of any other private school I'd want you to beat to claim your 7th title!
  42. 4 points
    I liked to be challenged a few times a year but if you have a great team you can get just as much challenge in practice. If you are really good you get more out of practices constructed to compete than games.
  43. 4 points
    I am inclined to agree with you. Central Carol City should not occur till at the very earliest, the third round.
  44. 4 points
    Hwy17

    Great year for Heartland football

    I don't recall this ever happening before. Hardee. Desoto, Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Fort Meade, Frostproof, and Lake Wales are all in the playoffs.
  45. 4 points
    OldSchoolLion

    1A - 4A

    ...on behalf of the older people on the board
  46. 4 points
    1mustangW

    Halloween Football Entrance

    Somebody is going to write a strongly worded letter about this.
  47. 4 points
    SPCjessica2004

    3A, week 10

    Class 3A, Week 10 rankings: #1) Chaminade-Madonna: Chaminade scored a quality win over a good, but not great Doral Academy team 47-17. In the game Chaminade had multiple TD's called back and quite honestly could have won 80-7. As mentioned last week, the Lions have hit their stride at this point in the season and it's hard seeing anybody slow them down right now. I kept them ranked #1 this week due to the early season win over Muscle Shoals. The Trojans have gone on to great success and should finish their season in Alabama 8-2. Also, I'm giving a tip of the hat to their win over Booker T who would then go on to compete for 3 quarters against Carol City. As far as week 10 is concerned, I see another 70-0 type win over hapless Flanagan before setting up a huge week 11 game over the current #1 team in Class 4A, University School. #2) Clearwater Central Catholic: Many computer polls had Tampa Jesuit as a top 15 team in the state (highest being Pinkos who had them at #11). Many felt that if CCC was going to pull off the upset it would need to be a high scoring, overtime type game where maybe Jesuit didn't bring their A game. Remarkably, CCC gave up only 2 field goals in the win and shut down the vaunted Jesuit rushing attack. I'm personally impressed they did this without the services of 4 starters, including superstar Jerzhan Newton. While I believe this is the best individual win any 3A team has scored this year, I believe Chaminades body of work up to this point is slightly better than CCC's, even with 2 losses. Now, if the Marauders win on Friday against undefeated Cardinal Mooney that could change. #3) Sarasota Cardinal Mooney: When it comes to Florida High School football coaches in Florida, few are more respected than Cardinal Mooney coach Paul Maechtle who has racked up 290 victories and 2 state championships in his career. He inherited a highly talented team at Mooney that was ready to make a deep run in the playoffs. RB Trayvon Hall has had a special season in 2018 continually running past defenders. Mooney has put together a series of quality wins, but they haven't earned that signature win. That could come this week when the CCC Marauders arrive in town boasting a 22 game regular season winning streak. #4) Benjamin School: Because the Buccaneers play in the same region as Chaminade- it's easy to overlook the quality of play coming out of Benjamin. Benjamin has won 15 of their last 18 regular season games, including being undefeated so far in 2018. Kaiir Elam is having a phenominal season with 650 all purpose yards and 4 TD's, but it's the Buccaneer rushing attack that has really come to the attention of opposing defenses. Benjamin has 4 running backs that have run for at least 200 yards this season, 3 of which have rushed for at least 300 yards. The Buccaneers are playing high quality football and look to finish the season undefeated against rival and also high performing King's Academy. #5) Tampa Berkeley Prep: There were a lot of teams considered for this #5 spot as there's a proverbial jammed highway here, but it was determined to give the spot to Berkeley Prep. Berkeley has 2 losses, but they were early season losses to two undefeated teams that are currently in the top 75 of Maxprep and other polls. Berkeley has also scored quality wins over Tampa Catholic, Lakeland Christian and Mitchell. This weeks comes a defensive challenge from a good 6-3 Tampa Sickles quad to finish the season. If you haven't seen Berkeley Prep QB Joshua Youngblood play, you owe yourself to check out his Hudl highlights. ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 10 #6) Tampa Catholic: Crusaders continue to impress after a strong 15-3 win over #4 state ranked team Bishop Verot. The hype has already started for 11/2 when Tampa Catholic hosts Jesuit. #7) Florida High School: The Seminoles fought hard, but eventually dropped the game against a high quality Wakulla team. It doesn't get easier this week with Godby on tap. #9) American Heritge Delray- The Stallions had a great opening to their season, but have stumbled in previous weeks. Still, at 5-3 AH-D can finish the season strong against Key West and Everglades Pre. #10) Baldwin: The Indians were upset last week against Santa Fe, but Florida High lost as well- thus, if the Indians can win out they stand a good chance to grabbing the #1 seed in the region if Florida High stumbles against Godby. GAMES OF THE WEEK: Clearwater Central Catholic (9-0) at Cardinal Mooney (8-0) This game is likely a preview of a regional finals match in mid November as both teams are expected to finish #1 and #2 in the region. THE PICK: Cardinal Mooney has had a strong season and will be a formidable foe. I have no doubt that Mooney will make things interesting for a half, but CCC is playing for a 2nd consecutive undefeated season and more importantly, home field advantage throughout the playoffs. CCC 38, Mooney 14 King's Academy vs Benjamin North Palm Beach meets West Palm Beach in this is a very interesting Class 3A Region 2 vs Region 3 match. King's Academy comes in with 1 loss, Benjamin is undefeated. THE PICK: These are two really good teams that I can see having success in the playoffs. I expect both teams to finish the season at category 1 teams, so there's lots of points on the board. I don't think either team has played a super challenging schedule, but they've won the games they should. I expect a close contest, but the Bucs seal it with a late fumble. Benjamin 35, King's 28 OTHER GAMES Baldwin over West Nasseau by 3. (West Nasseau plays Baldwin on Monday, 10/29- it will be their 2nd game in 3 days). Berkeley Prep over Sickles by 10 Orlando First Academy over Lake Highland Prep by 28 Calvary Christian (C-Water) over IMG White by 42 Chaminade-Madonna over Flanagan by 50+ North Marion over Ocala Trinity by 21 St. Pete Catholic over Gulf by 14 Pensacola Catholic over Pensacola Pace by 7 Lakeland Christian over Avon Park by 14 University School over Melbourne Central Catholic by 42 AH-D over Key West by 21 Fort White over Newberry by 35+ Glades Central over Cardinal Newman by 20
  48. 4 points
    Michael is a devastating storm. I pray that the loss of life will be minimal and that survivors will get the help they need to pick up the pieces. But for the grace of God ...
  49. 4 points
    There should be a documentary on this game....so much soap opera stuff on this one. Could even be intriguing to the average house wife.
  50. 4 points
    I don’t know, Bloomingdale’s looking pretty darn good.
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