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  1. 6 hours ago, badbird said:

    It's crazy how short it is.  Seems like forever when you are young.  Then you turn 25 and the next week you are 50.  

    Time is like an exponential function. With its passage, it goes by at an increasing rate. At least in our minds ... 


  2. On 4/29/2020 at 8:12 PM, OldSchoolLion said:

    Seminole and Lake Howell face off in an old school classic from 1987.  Future Heisman candidate and Pro Bowler Jeff Blake led Seminole at qb.  And a freshman rb (#23) on Lake Howell, Marquette Smith, gave us a glimpse of great things to come.

    Seminole made it to the 4A state semifinals that year, where they got thumped by eventual state champion Godby in Tallahassee.  It took Seminole 21 years to get that far in the playoffs again. 

     

    It is hard to believe that the seniors and juniors in this game are now 50 or above. Life is short. 


  3. 59 minutes ago, badbird said:

    that's why I put Carl Madison

    I rode down to Orlando in the back of Carl Madison's truck in 1987 for the Florida Georgia All Star game.  A few good coaches on that staff.  Carl Madison, Al Morrell, George Smith and my pops.  

    That's some royalty, right there. Hard to find four better than the above. 


  4. 27 minutes ago, Jambun82 said:

     

    Lake Howell also has a very nice stadium and facility.

    I agree. I have never watched a football game there but have watched two soccer games and, though its small for a large school, was impressed with the facilities. 


  5. 4 hours ago, badbird said:

    Lake Howell probably hasn't been good since Marquette Smith.  They did have Brandon Marshall in the early 2000's but I don't think they were very good then either

     

    They were not. Had a few good basketball teams, though, including a state title. I am also pretty sure they have been decent in several other sports (maybe golf or soccer).


  6. 1 hour ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    Seminole and Lake Howell face off in an old school classic from 1987.  Future Heisman candidate and Pro Bowler Jeff Blake led Seminole at qb.  And a freshman rb (#23) on Lake Howell, Marquette Smith, gave us a glimpse of great things to come.

    Seminole made it to the 4A state semifinals that year, where they got thumped by eventual state champion Godby in Tallahassee.  It took Seminole 21 years to get that far in the playoffs again. 

     

    Yes, but the next time they did, they won the ship!


  7. Sorry to hear that. I saw Lincoln take Edgewater to the brink of defeat last year in the second round of the playoffs. They struck me as a well coached team. Recently Lincoln has lacked stability in its coaching staff. I don't know whether Gray's departure will impact the rest of the staff. Hope it does not. 


  8. 1 hour ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    Name the hs head coaches who led a FL hs team(s) to at least 3 FHSAA football titles AND at least one national championship.  The titles may have been won at different FL hs's.

    Bonus question: One of those coaches was good enough to also win multiple state titles in another Southern state.  Who is it?

    Bill Castle

    Billy Rolle

    George Smith


  9. 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. 


  10. 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. 


  11. 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. 


  12. 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. 


  13. 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.  

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