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Posts posted by DarterBlue2

  1. On 4/21/2020 at 7:09 PM, OldSchoolLion said:

    Here are the answers below.  I find it interesting that as much as we talk about the traditional Miami-Dade powerhouses, none of them has produced an NFL Hall of Famer. 

    Palm Beach County-Rickey Jackson/Pahokee

    Broward County -Michael Irvin/St Thomas Aquinas, Steve Hutchinson/Coral Springs, Isaac Bruce/Dillard

    Miami-Dade County-Derrick Thomas/South Miami


    Very hard to believe Dada has only one hall of famer. 

  2. 59 minutes ago, Perspective said:

    I like the optimistic thinking, gatorman. 

    I wouldn't be surprised (and, in fact, would be satisfied) if they gave kids a longer ramp-up period (since they missed spring ball), cut a game or two off the front end of the schedule and started up the regular season in mid-September.   I've said it before and I'll say it again:  boys in Florida really don't need to be playing tackle football in August because of the heat and the evening thunderstorms.   But that's just my opinion.   But, I'll take what I can get this fall. 

    I like the idea. A regular season shortened by a couple games on the front end, makes a lot of sense. 

  3. WTF? You must be using some really good stuff down there! VB does not have the talent pool necessary to have consistently good success against the teams you have listed. They may beat one or two of them, occasionally, but if VB had that kind of schedule year in and year out the best it could be is a .500 team that probably would not make the playoffs often. 

  4. 1 hour ago, skyway said:

    I think we might have some sort of 2021 prep sports season, but I'm not sure. It's important you all recognize there will be no prep sports in 2020. 

    There MAY be college and pro sports in 2020 (may very well not). But, the kinds of precautions those leagues would have to take to play would be very difficult and costly and only justifiable because of the TV revenue $ they'd rake in. No such revenue exists for prep sports, so there's no way they'll be able to implement the kinds of safeguards that will be required.

    Sad, but probably true. Perhaps there may be a way for some teams to get in specially arranged games, but I agree, it is hardly likely we will have official seasons for the reasons you outlined. I feel for the upcoming senior class who have worked for years to get to this point only to be denied. 

  5. 3 hours ago, gatorman-uf said:

    Edgewater's Schedule

    KOC: Dr. Phillips
    1: Bishop Moore
    2: Oak Ridge
    3: Jones (Orlando)
    4. John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, LA)
    5. Winter Park
    6. Wekiva
    7. Booker T Washington (Miami)
    8. South Lake
    9. Bye
    10. Forest (Ocala)
    11. Boone (Orlando)

    Aside from Oak Ridge and district schools, South Lake and Forest, which are very weak (or were last year), this is a solid schedule.

    Assuming they return all the impact kids and get a few key transfers or kids moving up from Freshman class with talent, I could see them going somewhere between 10-0 and 8-2  in the regular season (assuming we have one).

    Personally, I would love to see Edgewater resume its rivalry with Apopka. In the first decade of this century this was the game of the week in greater Orlando.  

  6. 4 hours ago, THIS_IS_DILLARD said:

    I’m still in shock man I just found out the news about 20 min ago & I immediately started crying man this is so messed up bro!!! Like NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! 

    but in short I just wanted to confirm that it is true  coach Eddie Frazier has passed away; & just please keep me & my panther family in prayer #RIPEDDIE

    My deep, sincere condolences to his family and the entire Dillard community. 35 is very young to die. Age wise, he could have been a son as my oldest is his age. Very sad 

  7. 3 hours ago, Perspective said:

    Darter, can explain what you mean by this?   Clearly, a school that has capacity can accept transfers or incoming students who live in other districts.   But what does "blank check to recruit in the environment we are currently in" mean? 

    It means an enterprising coaching staff that goes about it in a discrete way, can get transfers in without much hassle or fear of fines or suspensions. Now if you do it the Manatee way (see other post), then that would be problematic. 

    Edgewater shares boundaries with: Jones (to the southwest), Evans (to the northwest), Wekiva (north, northwest), Winter Park (to the east) and Boone (to the southeast). All of these schools have talent in their zones. And none are that far from Edgewater. Getting transfers in from any of them would not be much of a hassle. Of course, the same would apply to Edgewater kids seeking a new home. 

  8. 16 hours ago, Perspective said:

    2021  Edgewater coach gets suspended for 8 games and fined $5,000 for recruiting violations and/or team forced to forfeit multiple games because on an ineligible players.    

    (Editor's note:  post is not intended to insinuate that Edgewater has done either of those things thus far; instead, it's intended to make the point that once a program rises to the top of mountain, it typically wants to stay there . . . and it's a lot harder to stay on top for a sustained period of time than it is to put together a good run for one or two seasons). 

    The school is not overcrowded. It has 8A capacity but only 7A enrollment. So, unless there is evidence of blatant contact with kids, they have pretty much a blank check to recruit in the environment we are currently in. 

  9. 2 hours ago, badbird said:

    2017 got a new good young coach went 9-3 lost in the second round

    2018 got lots of transfers went 12-2 lost in state semi finals to Lakeland who won the state title

    2019 got lots more transfers went 13-2 lost in state finals to STA

    Edgewater did not get lots of transfers in 2019. But they did return the 2018 transfers they got. Now I will admit that they did land a quality transfer in 2019; but a lot, not really.

  10. 3 hours ago, Perspective said:

    2.  High school teams that are really good one year aren't necessarily really good the next year - especially if they have an abundance of senior talent in the year that they are really good.   I don't know what Edgewater's roster looks like, how may seniors they lose, and what role those seniors played.  But they better have a good bit of homegrown talent returning next year to have any chance at all of running the table. 

    Edgewater lost a very good running back to graduation (ICON). Other than that, the rest of the very good skill talent will be back. They also lost some good to very good linemen on both sides of the ball who had experience. They have some holes to fill, but on paper no more so than any other team in the Orlando area. I expect them to be very good again and a return trip to state is not out of the question.  

  11. 9 hours ago, badbird said:

    Looks like Trinity Catholic will be back into giving football players scholarships.  I wonder how far that van will travel to get them this time.  In two years they will be back to what they were.  Vanguard is heading the wrong way.  Kids already leaving there.  

    Perhaps. I guess we will see in 2 years or so.

  12. 10 hours ago, Dan in Daytona said:

    Took the road trip (two lane Hwy100) to Lake City yesterday for the 6A Region 1 Boys Basketball Final. The hometown Tigers edged my Daytona Beach Mainland Bucs 70-65. The "good guys" missed a tying 3 pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter, and then fouled the Tiger rebounder, who calmly hit two foul shots, to send the winning Tigers to Lakeland next week and the Final Four. I've never been to Columbia High before but I was impressed with the clean look of this older school campus and it's vast surrounding athletic fields. The home town fans and the working school employees couldn't have been nicer to this old man. Before the game I dined at a local steakhouse and there too everyone was friendly and courteous. You got a nice little town there ColumbiaFan and a pretty damn good basketball team. Be proud young man, we should all be so lucky.    

    My trip to Lake City a year and a half ago, was likewise, a pleasant experience. I was very impressed with the school and the quality football stadium. 

    Also, I can vouch that Columbia fan is a decent young man who loves his Tigers!

  13. 18 hours ago, muckboy561 said:

    Good game but the better team!!!

    On that night, yes. To be honest, I liked San Fran because I like solid running games and thought they had the better one. Also, the fact two former Central Florida high school players were on the team did not hurt. 

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