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gwdrum75 last won the day on August 24 2018

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  1. Game is officially sold out. Wonder how many of Armwoods tickets Lakeland people bought from the online sales.
  2. With Lakeland selling their 1000 tickets, plus the ones out of Armwood's allotment they bought from GoFan, the Lakeland side will be ridiculously packed. Those stands may hold 500-600. Then add in the band.......I'm thinking I may wear neutral clothing and sit on the Armwood side.
  3. Just to add..... As of this afternoon, Lakeland sold out of their allotment of tickets. So, the only way to get tickets now is at Armwood, or through GoFan with the "super secret" promo code: ArmwoodPlayoff Armwood has stated that no tickets will be sold at the gate.
  4. One will be back. One is questionable. Armwood's offense managed 14 points against Bloomingdale, off of 4 interceptions (The 5th INT was a pick-6) and multiple possessions on Bloomingdale's side of the field. They ran for 57 yards total for the game. Their two offensive touchdowns were on longer pass plays. It's going to come down to discipline. If Lakeland gets 166 yards in penalties again, they will lose. If they can play a clean game......we'll see. Don't look for Lakeland to throw the ball much, and especially give the ball to Armwood 5 times off of INTs. The best way for Lakeland to stretch Armwood's defense out is getting Arian Smith outside. If that can open up the slightest hole for Bowman, he'll have a good night. As far as home field advantage....something tells me that a good chunk of the crowd there will have little to no rooting interest for either team. They are just there to watch the game. Armwood limited tickets to 2500 total for the game. But with the limited stands they have there, it should be standing room only.
  5. I would love for Lakeland to play a tougher schedule, purely for the entertainment value. But for all the people who fall over themselves trying to justify that playing a harder schedule is the only way to win state........Lakeland had one of the easiest schedules in the state last year.....and still won the tough games when needed......by at least two scores, if not more. I just find it laughable the consistent attempt to bring Lakeland down....on a message board.
  6. Not sure anyone claimed them to be...... 2018 Lakeland 33 Aquinas 20 I guess they beat a good one when it mattered?
  7. Side note....I talked with Jace's Dad last year. The biggest reason he transferred to Lakeland was the FFA program. He didnt even play much behind Jesse Williams his junior year. Like I've said before.....I had a couple of the higher profile transfers tell me that their reason for transferring was going deep in the playoffs and playing tougher competition. They felt playing a 10 game schedule with games against Teneroc and Lake Region was not getting them ready for what they would see in college. And.....they get better coaching at Lakeland. Period. Look at the 0 star players that Lakeland has had over the years that end up being 2-3 star players by the end of the year and getting alot of college interest.
  8. This was a terrible choice to schedule this game. I know alot of teams didnt want to play Lakeland, but...... Their RB is good....but they have a Pop Warner OL.
  9. Please list all the games where a private has won over a public.
  10. That 300 lb player will still be playing for A team. Whether he's playing for team A (stacked with talent), or team B (Not stacked), I don't think that increases or decreases his chances of injuring someone. Kids have gotten bigger over the years. Look at college football. 60 years ago, the college football teams of today would severely out-weigh even the heaviest of NFL teams. I'm not necessarily a fan of the 'Stacked" super teams. But, I had it explained to me this way by a player: He was on Team A. That team is historically not good and doesn't put much effort in their football program. He sees team B where he has a chance to play against tougher competition that will get him ready for the competition in college and give him more exposure playing against tough competition. Plus, has a coaching staff that actively pushes their kids out to colleges. Which would you choose? I would love for county teams to play against each other year in and year out with close games. That is what I grew up on. But, with the introduction of the Private School model in the late 80's/early 90's, it changed everything. If you want public schools to only have kids in their designated school zone, you may have parity during the season, but those teams will get manhandled come playoff time. The FHSAA would need to either: 1. Put all 'Private' schools (schools with no official boundaries) in their own class, or 2. Set up 'official' boundaries for private schools.
  11. Lakeland 36 - K. Osceola - 0 3 minutes into the 2nd quarter.
  12. Lakeland 30 - Osceola - 0, Start of the 2nd QUARTER
  13. I'm pretty certain this was it. There was an article in the 9/10/1912 Tampa Tribune about Hillsborough not having any challenges and specifically mentioned Lakeland not fielding a team. I think the Ft. Meade game was an attempt. The newspaper article indicates the game was possibly played.....but awarded by forfeit to Ft. Meade.
  14. There were also only 4 high schools in Manatee County at that time. Manatee had all of west Bradenton.....and oddly a small part of Palmetto, as their district. Palmetto had Palmetto (the part not reserved for Manatee) and Parrish Southeast had the entire east side out to Myakka City And Bayshore had........whatever was left. If there were no Braden River or Lakewood Ranch.....Southeast would likely have a dynasty....and a very overcrowded school.
  15. Thankfully I'm not that old......yet.. Alot of research. Prior to the 1930's, record keeping wasn't the best. Plus, I think Lakeland lost a lot of their records when the original school burned down. Luckily, the newspapers have, for the most part, been digitized.
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