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Posts posted by DarterBlue2

  1. 14 minutes ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    It was 2006 and Apopka won 9-6.  Jeremy Gallon threw that TD pass.  He went on to become a great wr at Michigan.

    I remember now. Gallon was starting for the first time at Apopka that year and played mostly running back. Andy Summerlin was the regular Quarterback. The following year, Gallon took most of the snaps. And, yes, he went on to star at Michigan and if he had been about three inches taller, would probably have starred in the NFL as well. Gallon was an exceptional athlete. But due to his size, I always felt he would have been an even better soccer player had he been introduced to that sport. He was built quit a bit like Diego Maradonna the star forward from Argentina. 

  2. 2 minutes ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    Very good, Darter.  It was 2006 and Apopka won 9-6.  Jeremy Gallon threw that TD pass.  He went on to become a great wr at Michigan.

    Lake Brantley knocked Edgewater out of the playoffs that year and went on to the state finals.  Interestingly, Lake Brantley also beat Apopka that year during the regular season.

    Lake Brantley beat Apopka in the first or second game of the season. I believe the score was either 3-0 or 6-0. Apopka squandered a couple of scoring opportunities on a wet evening. The game was very close, and could have gone either way. LB eventually lost to the Northwestern Bulls 35-14. The game was actually close at the half 21-14. However, Lake Brantley fumbled the ball away early in the third quarter, and the Bulls capitalized and scored. The game was effectively over at that point. That Bulls team was one of the best high school teams I have ever seen. 

  3. 2 hours ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    Apopka once paid the #1-ranked 6A team in the state a regular season visit and came away with a dramatic victory capped by a halfback pass.  That snapped a 5-game losing streak to this team.

    Who was the team Apopka defeated?

    Who threw that TD pass?


    Apopka defeated Edgewater at Edgewater with the halfback pass. Edgewater's O line averaged 300 lbs that year. 

    I don't remember who threw the halfback pass, but I remember two Apopka receivers were wide open to receive it. Edgewater actually had the better of the game, but Apopka did a good job keeping them off the scoreboard. Darlington had recently returned to Apopka as HBC when this game took place. 

  4. 20 minutes ago, nolebull813 said:

    assuming football exists this fall, what are all the teams fielding a varsity team for the first time? Or starting football back up after a hiatus. So far True North was mentioned and Parrish Community will be playing varsity. The only other team i seen with a schedule formed was Somerset Academy South Homestead. Any else?

    Side note, Somerset Academy Homestead will be the 5th team in South Florida with the Somerset Academy name. There is also........

    Somerset Academy (Pembroke)

    Somerset Academy Silver Palms (Miami)

    Somerset Academy Key (Deerfield Beach)

    Somerset Academy Canyons (Boynton Beach)

    Private school or Charter school cluster?

  5. 3 minutes ago, HornetFan said:

    You're right. They list their team as a HS team, but they look like MS kids. The schools that have scheduled them are going to have to be careful not to seriously hurt them. Someone isn't being very responsible putting them against HS teams.

    The kids may be tougher than they look. Time will tell. 

  6. 1 hour ago, badbird said:

    I'm guessing it will be 0-0.   Doom and gloom from Covid back on the way.

    Sad, but probably true, and probably the right thing to do. 

    We did not make good enough use of the lock down time, in terms of testing and tracing. The demonstrations and people just ignoring safety rules have pretty much guaranteed that we won't have a second wave, as the first wave has never gone away. Yesterday, for the first time since early May there were over 30,000 new cases. And this is more troubling than you would think based on face value. For back in April and May, a high percentage of cases were coming from just two states: NY and NJ. Now the cases are way more spread out and: Florida, California, Texas and Arizona, specifically, seem to be the new hot spots. 

  7. 7 hours ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

    Who says they the kings of SFL? Lol


    They did lose head to head to Miami Central last time they played and Miami Central had as many state titles as STA this past decade


    As for the question I'm gonna guess Miramar?

    No, not Miramar. They were not elite in the 1980s.

  8. 8 hours ago, Jambun82 said:

    As others have stated the Stadium is too small, and parking would be a huge issue. The Stadium is just about right in the middle of downtown Deland. There is a layered DOT garage just South of the Stadium, but even that wouldn't solve the parking issue of the larger class games.

    Stadium is a great home stadium for regular season and most playoff games. Deland High has a real good deal with it as their home stadium. But it's just too small for the title games and parking is a real issue.

  9. 3 hours ago, Hwy17 said:

    What do you think about Spec Martin stadium in Deland?  Seats approx 6000, which would be enough for most championship games.  Deland is not that far from Daytona.  

    Too small for 8A. Also, if an Orlando area team from any classification makes the title game, too small. The same applies if Miami Northwestern makes the finals. 

  10. 8 hours ago, Cjm04 said:

    He went to John I.  Was actually a much better soccer player than he was a football player in high school.  He was an undersized TE that played in an offense that rarely if ever threw the ball.  Everything he accomplished was due to his incomparable work ethic.

    I assume he was Haitian American?

  11. 2 hours ago, Perspective said:

    Watcha talking about Willis?   ALL kids coming out of high school are going to make it to the pros.   Just ask them.   B)

    Many are called, but few are chosen. Each year, I make a list of the kids in Greater Orlando that I think have real chances of making it to the league. Each year, I find I miss one or two that ultimately do. But the list of those I thought had a real chance but failed to do so, is a lot longer! They are a variety of reasons for this. Kids peak at different times, academic difficulties, injuries, etc. etc, the obstacles are many and the path is narrow indeed!

  12. Gatorman-uf, I believe that most of the elite kids, at least those ranked high by the ratings services, will still chose to go the traditional route. Except for the extremely socially conscious kids, I can't see them passing up on the chance to be featured regularly on national TV. Plus, for better or worse, if you fail to make it to the league post college, a degree from say, a Cal or Northwestern or Michigan, or Stanford, or Notre Dame, or even Florida, will put you in much better stead from an employment perspective than the great majority, if not all of the HBCUs. 

  13. 4 hours ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    Sorry...Florida produces a lot of great backs, but only one HOF'er...Emmitt Smith.  Historically, a number of other states have produced more HOF'ers.  California leads the pack, followed by Texas and Pennsylvania.  The shocker in the bunch for some of you is likely Kansas(Barry Sanders, Gale Sayers and John RIggins).   From a per capita standpoint, Kansas easily wins, with 3 HOF'ers and one of the smaller populations amongst the states.   

    # of Hall of Fame Running Backs

    Do you think Kansas is just a fluke or do you have any insights into its success? 

  14. Just now, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

    Ik but that's my point


    Florida geography wise is very different from most states in how it's shaped but if we looked at overall Jacksonville would be the most centralized location for both ends of the state 


    The problem is the only stadium I'm aware of that could hold state in Jacksonville is the jags stadium

    It's a pity Bartram Trail's stadium would not be big enough. It's a nice place to watch a game. 


  15. 57 minutes ago, HornetFan said:

    It's going to be a problem if this vaccine receives the same resistance from people as we see for flu shots each year. They're preaching that the only way to stop the virus is a vaccine, but we have a society that is allowed to choose if they want to be vaccinated

    Part of the reason the flu vaccine has so much resistance, is that at best, it provides less than 50% protection. That's the reason I have never taken it. That and the fact I think I am probably immune to most strains of the flu since both the wife and one of my children have brought it home over the 30+ year period and I have not caught it from them. 

  16. On 6/8/2020 at 9:26 PM, OldSchoolLion said:

    Over the past 15 years, I believe Madison County is 0-4 against Georgia teams.  Maybe they should focus on beating regional talent before being national powerhouses.

    2015   Lost to Brooks County

    2011   Lost to Colquitt County

    2007   Lost to Coffee County

    2006   Lost to Coffee County

    Colguitt and Coffee are some good programs. 

  17. 21 minutes ago, peezy28 said:

    I was just on a clinical trials status update call this morning.  One thing they noted that I have not heard is for these trials they are actively seeking a diverse patient base for testing purposes... Now I am not signing up to be the guinea pig but its good to know they want to know if the vaccines etc affect people differently based on genetic makeup.

    If I sign up and get seriously ill or die, will JNJ compensate my family?

  18. 4 hours ago, Zoe Boy said:

    Yea I get it you want it close for you in North Florida. Man people will drive for a state game.. But since Florida is all about money , n most of the teams be form the south , FAU is a great choice and ppl can make it a weekend trip.. Them games can be at FAU next year and ppl from the north will still drive down.. do yourself a favor, get a DL , rent a car and drive down.. Sounds like you haven’t went out that lake city to Gainesville area..

    Zoe, he got the DL, but because he is young, renting a car is prohibitive. When you are under 25 it costs an arm and a leg. 

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