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Posts posted by DarterBlue2

  1. 1 hour ago, Perspective said:

    In a way, it might even be better if one team wins the 8A state championship for those teams who participated in the state series and another team wins the Dade-Broward 8A championship.   That way, people will be able to go on websites and message boards for the next twenty years and argue about which team would have won had they actually played each other.  Fans have been known to do that kind of thing.   :D

    Hey, maybe they could even arrange a match in January (post season) to determine which of the two is best, if conditions are safe to do so. 

  2. 17 minutes ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    Only a handful of FL hs teams have graduated more than 1 qb who finished his hs career with 7000+ career passing yards.

    Who are those schools and who were the qb's who did it at each school?

    Maybe Plant High School. If so, Robert Marve and Aaron Murray?

  3. 24 minutes ago, skyway said:

    True leaders need to step up to work together and develop plans to have some semblance of a season...assuming Covid conditions remain largely what they are now. Such plans will be quite complicated and/or different from anything else we've seen in our lifetimes. Do we have any reason to believe such plans are being developed? It appears to me that FHSAA leadership simply wants to remain in denial and delay the inevitable. Delaying the season, for any reason other than to develop said plans and bring all participants on board with these new plans, for anything less than six months does zero good. Six months is the bare minimum amount of time we can expect to be needed to have a vaccine approved and available to enough people to change current conditions. Truthfully, six YEARS may not be enough to produce an approved, readily available vaccine. What do we do in that case?

    I have good reason to believe we will have at least two reasonably working vaccines by early next year. But I do agree that the FHSAA should be working on an acceptable plan since the start has been pushed back a month. I don't believe they will, though. So, the question is, if they don't should individual districts push ahead with their own ideas? My own thoughts are: If we have a season, it should probably be abridged. As far as possible, it should try to cover all district games. How should attendance be handled? This is a tough one. The schools obtain a lot of revenues from football. To bar live attendance or severely restrict it, would do a lot of damage to their other sports budgets. However, to allow live attendance will almost certainly result in some infections being spread at the games. Particularly for the better supported programs such as Apopka. 

    My own thoughts are that for this year we should err on the side of caution and not have a season (or at most have an abridged season with just a bowl game serving as post season). It would allow for time and serious though to be put into a future under a worst case scenario where we have no vaccine or effective treatment. With that said, it is not for me to try and impose my own beliefs on others. I realize not having a season does damage to the kids, coaches and fans. 

    Regardless of what happens, there will be those who are dissatisfied with the outcome. And regardless, of what happens there will be those that are hurt in one way or another. 

    This is water under the bridge, but if the shutdown time had been used to properly ramp up testing and contact tracing and impose proper quarantine measures on the exposed and infected, we would be on the back end of the virus now, much as several Asian and European and even Caribbean countries are at this stage.  

  4. 4 hours ago, HornetFan said:

    I never said that in any one year, the flu killed more people than Covid-19, so please don't misinterpret what I said or call them untruths. What I did say was the flu killed thousands of "kids" each year. The victims of Covid-19 have been mostly senior citizens with other serious conditions, and the majority of them have been in their 70s to 90s, living in nursing homes and ALF's. They weren't in good health before they became infected. There have been 5 people under the age of 18 die from Covid-19 in the state of Florida since this pandemic began; the latest last week,  a 9 nine year old girl with other serious conditions. Would you prefer these kids continue to play football unsupervised or under the guidance of coaches? The kids are going to play football just as they have since the beginning of the year. 

    Um, these kids have adults in their families. They are not kids living in group homes run and managed by kids. A South Korean study of kids transmission rates suggests that those above 10 years old are just as effective at spreading the virus among themselves and to adults as are adults. So, while you may be "technically right about the death of kids" you are totally ignoring the impact it may have on their families, including those that live in extended families with grandma or grandpa possibly present.

    Look I understand your frustration regarding the loss of the football season. It is frustrating to me too. But please understand the concern and frustration of those who see the real possibility of an unmitigated disaster resulting from playing football or other contact sports this season only to see it end in catastrophic disaster and needless illness and, yes, deaths. 

  5. 2 hours ago, HornetFan said:

    What happened that year when we cancelled football because of the flu? Oh yes, that's right, we have never cancelled school or sports because of the flu and every year the flu kills thousands more kids than the Covid-19 virus has. Truthfully, this isn't about the kids. Why did we have a surge in Florida and what age groups were responsible for that surge? Yes, mostly adults in the mid 20s through the mid 40s who couldn't stay away from the bars, pubs, beaches, and protest demonstrations. The kids have been playing football throughout the pandemic with no masks or social distancing, and they're the least effected group in our population. We talk about people dying, but it's not the kids. We already took away Spring sports, proms, graduations for the 2020 seniors; why not take away the senior seasons of the 2021 class and the only opportunity that many of these kids will have to earn a college scholarship? 

    There has not been a year since 1968/69 when the flu has killed more people in the USA than Covid-19 has in 4.5 moths this year. It is fine to make your point, but untruths should not be part of the argument. 

  6. 3 hours ago, VeniceIndiansFootball said:

    I have trouble seeing football being played this year period. If we’re all smart, we should understand that football should not be played at the expense of other people’s lives.  How is the pandemic going to subside by September? We’re right around the corner from August and we have close to 400,000 cases in Florida and over Four MILLION in the country. The only acceptable plan is to not play football period, no ones life is worth playing a sport.

    I am inclined to agree with you. Teachers and coaches are adults and many have underlying health conditions and some are above 60. For them, maintaining life and health should be the primary concern. As for the athletes, while the death rate is very low among that age group, a few have died and several have lingering issues with critical organs such as the kidneys, heart and lungs. What would it profit a young man (or woman) to have a season and then end up with underlying conditions for years if not the rest of their lives? 

    If I had high school age kids that played sports, I would be torn giving permission for them to play this season. For while I understand the love for the game and competition, the maintenance of life is of paramount importance. 

  7. 3 hours ago, Kyle Wilcox said:

    I never said I had no say Im just a big Miami Northwestern fan and I want to see this rematch happens so the bulls can avenge the 2001 loss.

    You realize that all members of the current teams were not even born in 2001? It's just old fans like us that even know this game occurred. But, yeah, I would like to see a rematch, too. That way Apopka can show once and for all that they can compete with Dade County's finest. Win or lose I know the Darters would not roll over!

  8. 8 hours ago, Perspective said:

    My prediction:  (1) The Board will accept the recommendation of the Task Force to move the start of fall sports from July 27th to August 10th;  (2) The Board will get somewhat confused by "Plan B" (a/k/a, Justin's Plan), but ultimately will adopt it because no one else will have the time to present a comprehensive plan that can be hashed out in a couple of hours; and (3) after saying a dozen times that the most important thing is the health and safety of the kids, the Board will stay away from enacting any mandates or guidelines that relate to the COVID issue for fear of future litigation

    Sad, but true. Most of us want to lead. But few of us have what it takes. 

  9. 11 hours ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    This team scored over 60 points in the first quarter against their opponent, setting a record at that time.  They scored 3TD's before their offense even took the field, 2 on blocked punts and one on an INT.

    Who was the team and who was their unlucky opponent?


    I can think of a better description than unlucky. That team must have been pretty bad. 

  10. 1 hour ago, Kyle Wilcox said:

    Well how soon do think they can get and accepted agreement for somewhere like 2021 season or 2022 season cause this game needs to happen.

    Contact Apopka's AD. I am sure the program would be willing to discuss a game with the Bulls. If the Darters have to travel to Dade, they would probably prefer a home and away over two years. In either location, the game would draw well. If you want, send me a PM and I will give you a link to contact the program. 

  11. 3 hours ago, Wavebb said:

    Hey I needed that Old School Lion.  lol.  My recent batting average would have sent me from the Big Leagues to Little League.  Lee County has a monster rb at Lehigh High.  Remember the name:  Richard Young.     

    Speaking of Young some video below. Not sure of the competition but he has a lot of speed for sure:


  12. 3 hours ago, VeniceIndiansFootball said:

      Your entire post is laughable. The reason why Covid is a big deal is because it is a new virus that is far stronger than the flu has ever been, and is killing more people in a shorter amount of time. We have a vaccine against the flu that has been around for decades and is proven to work against the most common strands. Florida as it stands right now is closing in on 4,000 deaths and 215,000 cases, which is a crisis and one that can’t be taken lightly. Also, we don’t shut down for the flu, because asymptomatic people don’t have the same capacity to spread the flu virus as we do with Covid-19. And cancer isn’t spread like viruses are, and generally affect the older population and those who expose themself to radiation. 

    Proset is clearly an idiot with an ideological bias and should be ignored. You will gain nothing arguing with a fool!

  13. 56 minutes ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:


    Welcome to the adult world in 2020. The decision is partly based on national politics. I hope to God there are no major outbreaks in the public or for that matter, private schools. I am not optimistic particularly in the larger metro areas of: South Florida, Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee. I am sure some entire schools will be overrun with the virus and will have to shut down at least temporarily. 

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