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Dan in Daytona

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  1. Price does more with what he has then most. He's still not loaded (my bad)........Thanks "Space Coast Daily" for the free live look, when it was working.... Go Tigers, win another title.
  2. Free movement has helped alleviate their "achilles heel" ...... athletes. Head coach Andy Price lead Warner Christian to the finals three times. He's a good one.
  3. Historically, Cocoa's Florida Today newspaper has covered their area prep sports as well as any newspaper in the state regardless of their smaller circulation size. Don't know if that's true today, but like the Sentinal their high school sports has alway been a priority. Not so with my local "fish wrapper." (Jam, last line was for you)
  4. I second and third with you and Ray. Brevard should be covered by the Sentinel and the DB News-Journal. The late Bill Buchalter and Florida prep record guru Buddy Collings both headlined the Sentinel's great prep sports coverage for decades. They did a fabulous job. But newspapers now are an empty shell of their former past. Cuts, mergers, declining advertising rates, and the internet have dumped them (papers) to the scrap heap of relevance. In my long ago playing days most Volusia county area schools were in the Metro conference with all the bigger Orlando schools. We were major rivals for years and years in all high school sports endeavors. Times have changed, and sports departments have been gutted and farmed out to part timers. Most of the new scribes aren't from here, don't know anything of the area history, and would love nothing better then moving up the totem pole to cover Florida colleges and pro sports. It is what it is......thank god for message boards.
  5. .......in Sunday's edition for Friday night prep scores instead of the "old normal" Saturday morning edition because of early print deadlines and trucking distances to far away Florida cities. All of Daytona Beach's seven daily editions are printed in Lakeland 110 miles away. The Lakeland Ledger is a major printing hub for numerous other Gwinnett owned Florida newspapers and periodicals. The print edition of the morning newspaper/dinosaur is swiftly headed for extincion.
  6. LOL, we had a sit-down several years ago at a Red Robin's (hamburger joint). He's OK. As a long time area high school official and referee, he takes the job very seriously. He's done championship games. He also likes "dinner fries."
  7. Hats off to the young man.......Anyone remember Baker's other world famous athlete ? Sprinter extraordinaire Houston McTear. He blazed to a world record in the 100 yard dash ( 9.0 ) at the 1975 FHSAA Track and Field Championships at Showalter Field in Winter Park, Fl. * Shameless Homer plug - Mainland's James Brown (1975) won the large school 100 yrd dash in 9.2 and the long jump 24'5" also at Showalter Field the next day.
  8. Hold on WILDMAN, you totally mistook my comment. Unlike many here, I got no problem with TRANSFERS. I think kids should attend their school of choice for sports, music, academics, girls, school colors, or whatever as long as there is room for them. I mentioned the conservative legislators because that is the ONLY PLACE CHANGE CAN HAPPEN BECAUSE THEY WERE THE ONE'S WHO INITIATED WHAT WE HAVE NOW. AND YOU AND I KNOW THAT ISN"T GOING TO HAPPEN ANY TIME SOON..... AGREE ? ........Oh, and by the way I've also got no trouble bashing ignorant thought. It will be easy to pick up on....even for you.
  9. Someone please refresh my memory. But wasn't the catalyst for all this freedom of movement the Florida legislators, in particular a Polk county one at that ? I forget many things these days, but fighting Tallahassee would seem to be where this must start if one wants a different result. And good luck with that in the current days of personal "Freedoms" trumping anything that could "possibly" be good for the masses.... #anoldcynic
  10. Deland/Oviedo, ppd weather, (New) Monday at Spec Martin (Daytona Beach News-Journal) Fr Lopez/Trinity Prep, ppd (Fr Lopez H.S. website) Don't take either to the bank......my reputation can't take anymore hits
  11. Hope all's well Laz. https://www.lazindex.com/index.php
  12. gatorman, on your above side note, I'd like to see a digital "Gannett Florida Special" offered. They currently own 17(?) daily Florida newspapers from Palm Beach to the panhandle. The printing sites have been cosolidated and many print deadlines push way up (10pm). Daytona paper is printed in Lakeland and trucked over. I pay $59 a years for the local digital daily. It would be great to have access to those other 16 at my finger tips.
  13. Better him then you....for now. Payback is a motherf....wink,wink
  14. I got to give it to you Nulli, that's pretty damn good. Peace (for now) my HBCU brother.
  15. LOL, that's messed up. The website is loaded with deplorables, 'necks, ignoramuses (some being all three-See: Nolebull 813), and some decent, educated, left leaning, upstanding citizens, like myself At my age it's about as much entertainment as my heart can take. My bar is set pretty low.......
  16. How come I don't know that story. PM, text, or call me. You got beat ? Too funny, damn country ass Rattler.
  17. Multiple threads, accusations, articles, villains, and more. If you got time, it's all there......below https://www.prepgridiron.com/forum/2-varsity-forum/
  18. Beautiful, clear, "Florida cold" weather day game (Daytona Beach). On first drive Bolles looks unstoppable. QB breaks leg inside the 5yd line. Bartow's physical defense makes big play after big play on a now sputtering Bolles offense. Bolles was LOADED with D-1 talent on both sides of the ball.
  19. How I got thrown into this is beyond me. Must be a small hills of "Tally" thing. Damn low crawling reptiles( Peezy/Nulli ) stick together
  20. Jam, you did expose me to a gourmet burger and dinner fries but "5 GUYS" across the plaza stole my heart with fried onions and green peppers on two greasy hamburger patties topped with cheese. After awhile though the deluxe $15 combo (burger, fries, Coke) was too much for my wallet and Wendy's was back in charge
  21. LOL, Jam believe it or not but I've only been there once and it was a meet up with you years ago. I did note your approval of the "unlimited fries."
  22. I saw first hand what Mr Green could do in '97, '98, and '99. Your Kowboys knock my Bucs out of playoffs three years in a row. 1999 was the worst with your big 4th quarter comeback which I still lay the blame on the Mainland coaching staff( throwing instead of running with the lead) and Mr Green's power running right down Mainland's throat till the bitter end. Funny how 20+ years later it still plays with my emotions. # I'llneverforget!
  23. Darter, your word alone is good enough for me. The young man was Amazing (Video). Remember next lunch is on me
  24. 4 ....... from the video clips alone, didn't have the good fortune of seeing him live.
  25. Coach Wood at Rockledge had some great defenses in the early 2000's. My Bucs played them a couple times and both teams matched up athlete for athlete. They were always good well played games. I'm dating myself here but back in the 1970's the Brevard bully was Merritt Island. QB Jimmy Black, running backs Waldo Williams and Leon Bright are burned in my memory. Brevard family members held both in high (athletic) esteem.
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