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Posts posted by DarterBlue2

  1. 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. 

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. 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. 

  6. 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:


  7. 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!

  8. 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. 

  9. 4 hours ago, Perspective said:

    Maurice Wells.

    Sandlewood High School

    THE Ohio State University

    Got beat in the playoffs by some team from the Orlando area . . . Darter, can you give me some help? 


    I believe this was Badbird's greatest moment. Sandalwood, with Maurice Wells, Army All American, came into town and got run into the ground by the Blue Darters! They did score on an 80 yard bomb, but otherwise were dominated.

  10. 33 minutes ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

    1940 was the earliest nomination we received when doing the list, unfortunately nominations were needed because information on the older teams were nearly impossible to come by 

    Makes sense. The people knowledgeable of those teams have probably all died off by now. 

  11. 18 hours ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:




    Definitely check it out, also got a lot of good stuff on the website in general

    So, I assume these players were all-time best at Columbia. But I noticed that no one was listed before the 1940s. And, I believe Columbia has been around before 1940 and probably played football before then. Is there any reason no "golden age" old timers were not on your list? Lack of information, etc.?

  12. 1 hour ago, Kyle Wilcox said:

    Just set up the rematch and da west will smashed them worse then they beat us back then.

    Maybe and maybe not. Apopka is one of a few Central Florida schools that has enough talent, and a culture of winning, that allows them to compete with the better south Florida schools. This year there is no chance of a rematch, as schedules have been set. However, there is a decent chance there will be a basis for comparison as Apopka has American Heritage Plantation on its schedule and you will play them, too. 

    Apopka does not fear or back down from any challenge because there is a belief that a loss is a learning experience. In fact though we have won three state titles, we have never done so undefeated. I am sure Apopka would be willing to play MNW over the next few years, if an agreement acceptable to both programs can be reached. 

  13. 6 hours ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    Must have been a fun ride home after the big win. 

    It was! Was forced to spend the night as I had three young men with me and driving conditions were scary. The fog had come in during the final quarter of the game and was as thick as pea soup when we left. I drove about 10 miles down I-10 and decided the risk was not worth it. 

  14. Just now, OldSchoolLion said:

    I'll have to make it harder for you next time, Darter.  :P

    I was at that game. First trip to Doak Campbell and Apopka's first trip to the finals. I did not know what to expect, but liked that Apopka offense. 

  15. 1 hour ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    The Bulls have produced some great playoff defenses over the years.  Beating them in the playoffs is tough.  The odds are even lower for a one dimensional team, but this team pulled it off, knocking the Bulls out of the playoffs while only completing one pass the entire game.

    Who was that team? 

    This was a gimme. Apopka only completed one pass (for a long touchdown) in handing the Bulls a 34-16 beating in the 6A title game in 2001 up at the Doak. Now to be fair, the Darters should have been two for two on passes as Antoine Coley dropped one in the endzone when he was wide open. 

    While a running team, it is slightly misleading to describe Apopka as one dimensional as it always has multiple backs and often the ball is snapped to multiple individuals during the course of a game.  

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