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    Sharkbait got a reaction from nolebull813 in 78 Florida High School Rivalries   
    Blountstown/Port St Joe -72 meetings between Blountstown and Port St. Joe since 1950. The Tigers hold a 38-32-2 edge in the series during that span. 
    75% of games decided by a touchdown or less
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from OldSchoolLion in 78 Florida High School Rivalries   
    Blountstown/Port St Joe -72 meetings between Blountstown and Port St. Joe since 1950. The Tigers hold a 38-32-2 edge in the series during that span. 
    75% of games decided by a touchdown or less
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from ColumbiaHighFan2017class in Surprise teams in each region   
    Mosley has good coaching and has some young talent the last few years.  Far and away the best Bay County team.
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    Sharkbait reacted to s1nglewing in Florida Classification Discussion & an Idea   
    When you have schools with an enrollment of 167 (Graceville) facing, weekly, teams with enrollments of 1000 that's just dangerous to the point of being nonsensical.
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    Sharkbait reacted to Hwy17 in FHSAA Proposal sample   
    Here's what I dislike the most about it: Take an above average small town public school. There are several I can name. This school goes 8-5 then 13-1 so using their maxpreps.com average their ranking is really high. But guess what, this school just graduated a lot of seniors from the 13-1 team and likely to be down this year.  So instead of being in a class/district where they know they still have a shot now they have to play the best of the state when obviously they are not what they were the prior year.
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    Sharkbait reacted to nolebull813 in Does Florida need high school playoffs shakeup?   
    Combine the top 6 classes into 4 and bring back true district playoffs. Right now there this many teams in each class
    3A - 38
    4A - 47
    5A - 81
    6A - 81 
    7A - 87
    8A - 89
    That's 423 teams. Divide that into 4 classes and you have 105 teams per class. 105 teams divided into 16 districts equals 6.6 teams per district. Or 6-7 depending on area. Hardly overcrowding. 
    Then you can start the classes by enrollment. The 105 smallest would be the first class and on. 
    Leave 1A alone, and do this for the 4 new classes and we can have 5 total classes for the state easy. And the playoffs would be competitive with only 2 teams making the playoffs from 6/7 team districts. Not a lot of garbage teams would make it 
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from peezy28 in Coaching changes   
    It is now official. http://www.wjhg.com/content/sports/Palmer-steps-down-as-Port-St-Joe-football-coach-470157593.html
    Coach John Palmer has resigned as head football coach at Port St Joe.  I talked to him last night at the football banquet and he was in good spirits and looked the best he has in some time.  I wish John the best and thank him for his hard work and his leadership and guidance he has provided over the years to so many young men including my son.  Coach Palmer leaves quite a legacy with his 2 State Championships and multiple playoff appearances.  The next coach has some very big shoes to fill but I am sure he will be up for the task.
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from OldSchoolLion in Quiz-Most Dominant Playoff Run Ever   
    On the season I believe that Wakulla team was 13-0 with ten shutouts.  The only teams to score on them were Blountstown and Jefferson Co( Jeffco  one game in regular season and one in playoffs)
    Note on 2014 PSJ was State champs but only district runner up (Liberty Co)
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    Sharkbait reacted to nolebull813 in Who am I   
    Darrell Sutherland - Bartram Trail 
    school started playing football since 2000 and he's been the only coach in school history 
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Who am I   
    I imagine it's a pretty short list after the first hint
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from Dan in Daytona in 19 :)   
    Happy birthday young man.  It's been fun watching you mature on this board. A bit of advice I give to all young people is that each one of us is where we are due to the choices we have made so be very careful and weigh your options before you choose a path. Again happy birthday
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from ColumbiaHighFan2017class in 19 :)   
    Happy birthday young man.  It's been fun watching you mature on this board. A bit of advice I give to all young people is that each one of us is where we are due to the choices we have made so be very careful and weigh your options before you choose a path. Again happy birthday
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    Sharkbait reacted to OldSchoolLion in Transfer Season 2018   
    ...in a shocking chain of events, Joe "The Knight Killa" Rooks, a 4-pawn, University of Maryland chess recruit, has announced via Twitter he is transferring from public school IM Outahere Memorial to St Shome DaMoney.   Scandal rocked Memorial last year when a fellow, male team member was accused of inappropriately touching a female player's bishops and Rooks' female coach, Stormy Spaniels, admitted to playing phone chess with a 16 year-old male player during the offseason.  And in yet another incident, a freshmen player alleged that senior members of the team subjected him to a cruel hazing ritual known as "chessboarding," during which he was forced to stare at a chess board for 15 minutes with no access to social media.
    There was rumor that Rooks was very unhappy with his team's antiquated chess pieces, many of which allegedly have rough edges that caused finger injuries, requiring Rooks to play injured.  Rooks also claimed that his coaches made his team play entire games without state-mandated latte breaks.   New Memorial coach Ima Bully claims this is all "nonsense," and simply another case of private school recruiting. 
    Bully stated, "How can I compete with these private school chess factories.  These kids go over there, see themselves playing on the giant jumbotron, and it's all over.  The kids today are different.  It's not like the old days.  We played chess with no protective equipment. It was nothing to play hours on end with a callus.  And we didn't need a shiny "checkmate chain" hung around our necks every time we made a good move.  These prima donnas show up on the first day of practice wanting to attack a guy's queen, and they cannot even grasp a pawn properly.  The kids lack discipline today.  Last year I had a player flagged for trash talking his opponent...something about the kid's glasses...he had the other kid in tears.  And the parents blame me for not coaching them right.  I can't win." 
    ..with all of this heavy duty talk about playoffs, thought a little fun was in order. Sorry, off my meds today 

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    Sharkbait got a reaction from BrowardHandicapper in How Much HS Football Is Too Much?   
    My son just wrapped up his high school football career.  He has played varsity ball since the 8th grade at Franklin County where he was a two way starter here is a breakdown of his games including spring and kickoff classics.
    8th grade Franklin Co.    11 games missed 3 with broken collar bone
    9th grade Franklin Co     12 games missed 0
    10th grade Port St Joe    15 games played first 2 games on JV for disciplinary reasons missed 1 game with knee injury
    11th grade Port St Joe     12 games missed 2 with concussion
    12th grade Port St Joe     14 games missed 0
    So in 5 years he played in 56 out of 64 varsity games went to all practices except for 1 week his 10th grade year which is why he had to play 2 JV games.  I have seen the pain and physical toll it has taken on him yet he still plans to play college ball.  I often wonder if I made the right decisions regarding his playing but to see how much he and the other boys love this game i don't think I could have taken it away from him.  I am not trying to brag on my son although I am a very proud father,  I just wanted to give an example of what thousands of boys across the state are doing.
     
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    Sharkbait reacted to OldSchoolLion in How Much HS Football Is Too Much?   
    Unfortunately, the best athletes are often the most stubborn and most likely to try to hide/minimize an injury.  I know I did  Over time, a coach can get to know a kid and when he lying.  But that is harder with a newer kid. 
    It is common to fight(martial arts) or powerlift with an injury, and you can absolutely further damage an injury, but those are individual sports.  In a team sport, there is this element of letting down my team members which places extra pressure on the kid.  And in football, because we play relatively few games compared to other sports, each game is really critical....and the kids know that. 
    I just saw a study that about half of opioid overdoes involve people with chronic pain.  Pro wrestlers I knew used to take them like aspirin.  When I was younger, I used to tell myself that "I'll just take something" for the pain when I am older.  I won't go near pain killers, but there are days the pain is so bad, it is tempting.  
    If you are competing at a high level, which means you are doing it for many years, you ARE going to have serious issues, ie arthritis, joint replacements, etc,  when you get older, unless you are an absolute freak of nature.   It is a blessing to live a long life, but dealing with the pain for 30-40 years gets old, too. Kids don't think about stuff like this.  It's really up to us to protect them.     
            
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from ColumbiaHighFan2017class in How Much HS Football Is Too Much?   
    My son just wrapped up his high school football career.  He has played varsity ball since the 8th grade at Franklin County where he was a two way starter here is a breakdown of his games including spring and kickoff classics.
    8th grade Franklin Co.    11 games missed 3 with broken collar bone
    9th grade Franklin Co     12 games missed 0
    10th grade Port St Joe    15 games played first 2 games on JV for disciplinary reasons missed 1 game with knee injury
    11th grade Port St Joe     12 games missed 2 with concussion
    12th grade Port St Joe     14 games missed 0
    So in 5 years he played in 56 out of 64 varsity games went to all practices except for 1 week his 10th grade year which is why he had to play 2 JV games.  I have seen the pain and physical toll it has taken on him yet he still plans to play college ball.  I often wonder if I made the right decisions regarding his playing but to see how much he and the other boys love this game i don't think I could have taken it away from him.  I am not trying to brag on my son although I am a very proud father,  I just wanted to give an example of what thousands of boys across the state are doing.
     
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from OldSchoolLion in How Much HS Football Is Too Much?   
    My son just wrapped up his high school football career.  He has played varsity ball since the 8th grade at Franklin County where he was a two way starter here is a breakdown of his games including spring and kickoff classics.
    8th grade Franklin Co.    11 games missed 3 with broken collar bone
    9th grade Franklin Co     12 games missed 0
    10th grade Port St Joe    15 games played first 2 games on JV for disciplinary reasons missed 1 game with knee injury
    11th grade Port St Joe     12 games missed 2 with concussion
    12th grade Port St Joe     14 games missed 0
    So in 5 years he played in 56 out of 64 varsity games went to all practices except for 1 week his 10th grade year which is why he had to play 2 JV games.  I have seen the pain and physical toll it has taken on him yet he still plans to play college ball.  I often wonder if I made the right decisions regarding his playing but to see how much he and the other boys love this game i don't think I could have taken it away from him.  I am not trying to brag on my son although I am a very proud father,  I just wanted to give an example of what thousands of boys across the state are doing.
     
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    Sharkbait reacted to badbird in Increase of 4 teams to 6 teams per region in playoff approved by FHSAA BOD   
    the problem is not the number of teams it is the point system and how games are scheduled.  Adding more teams means more blowouts.  
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Increase of 4 teams to 6 teams per region in playoff approved by FHSAA BOD   
    I am sure most schools wanted it especially the ones that aren't very good.  If we are going to do this I say we do away with the running clock and that way these schools can see just how much they didn't deserve a playoff spot.
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from Captain Morgan in Ultimate Florida Football Quiz   
    I want to sit beside Richard Burton during this quiz
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    Sharkbait reacted to OldSchoolLion in Ultimate Florida Football Quiz   
    ...better badbird, but still no cigar
    1. I am not going there.  I did hear that some young men on a certain team made their coach fire all of their male trainers and replace them with female trainers to make sure that a creepy male never lays a hand on them. 
    2. It is debatable whether one could say that Leon or South Sumter had a team this year. 
    3. That used to be true, but no more.  A number of fans complained that white was "too political" because it was the same color as the White House, so neutral earth tones will replace.  On that note, beginning next year, trigger warnings will be read aloud prior to each game to warn fans that they are about to witness an event that could subject them to disturbing violence and traumatize them for life.  
    4. We do not allow boys to play high school football in Florida-only young men and the occasional girl kicker.
     
     
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from OldSchoolLion in Ultimate Florida Football Quiz   
    I want to sit beside Richard Burton during this quiz
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    Sharkbait got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Whaddup with 4A?   
    Up here if they want to win they need to stop playing 1a schools
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    Sharkbait reacted to DarterBlue2 in FHSAA Football District Assignments   
    Gatorman-UF. That was comprehensive and showed nice hospitality on your part. Given the complications involved I could not have "splained" it better.
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    Sharkbait reacted to gatorman-uf in FHSAA Football District Assignments   
    First welcome to Florida. 

    Why would they be placed in Class 4A (681-1,114)? Is it based on student population from 4 years ago when Gateway Charter had a much larger enrollment?
    2014: Gateway Charter (Fort Myers) - 710
    2015: Gateway Charter (Fort Myers) - 734
    2016: Gateway Charter (Fort Myers) - 646
    2017: Gateway Charter (Fort Myers) - 552
    So these districts/regions began in the Fall of 2015 and will end in the Spring of 2019, with new districts starting in Fall 2019. So if you look at their 2014 population, you can see that they would firmly be in Class 4A.  The population cutoffs can be different in different sports. 

    How often does the FHSAA re-evaluate district assignments? Do they do mid-cycle reviews say if a school increases or decreases say more than 20% of their total enrollment every 2 years?
    They redistrict ever 4 years now. They used to do it ever 2 years. They usually do some adjustments mid-cycle and they did this time, but again only if there are major changes or if schools want to move up. It was made more complicated this time around, due to football switching to the Power Point System and the elimination of districts in 1A-4A. 

    Football to my understanding in class 1A-4A have no districts and use a point system?
    The point system is used for 1A-4A as they got rid of the districts to allow schools to have more flexibility in their schedule (so they can avoid playing some of the really good teams). The Power Point system is designed to make "every game count" instead of just the district games in choosing who enters the playoffs, which was a complaint that there was no excitement in Week 11 games because the playoffs had already been determined. The Power Point System also allowed there to be seeding in the playoffs and allowed to schedule to their competition. (Trying to avoid giving my opinion in order for you to form your own opinion).

    Classification 5A-8A still have districts (usually 3-7 teams) and the team with the best DISTRICT record is the district champion seeded as a top 4 seed in the region and receives at least one home playoff game. 
    It also seems Gateway has a different slate of district members and classifications for each sport which is where it gets tricky for new fans such as myself. For example, Cardinal Mooney is in our district in baseball but not for any other sport. 
    Cardinal Mooney doesn't have a softball team. 
    As for the rest of the sports, there are lots of teams that have certain sports (basketball, but don't have a baseball or softball team or vice versa) as a result it changes the size of classifications and as a result the districts.

    Also, what sites are the most popular for talking HS sports?
    Obviously, this is a good site to start with.
     
     
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