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ExplorerHomer

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  1. Hendrick Parrish (younger brother of Henry Parrish) transfers from Southridge to Columbus.
  2. Denim Edwards sophomore transfer to Columbus from Westminster
  3. Exchanging TDs first half 21-19 STA 2nd quarter
  4. I have to say - I doubted this team for much of the season. There was a lot of pre-season hype (top 50 ranking) returning key players from the State runner-up finish last year. We were looking forward to the return of one of our top ATH's and team motivators in Courtney Holmes as well after missing him from knee surgery the entire previous season. Over the summer he got shot and it looked as if he wouldn't play a down. Losing Chris Merritt as head coach meant there would be a learning curve for the boys, particularly in the offensive schemes. Our QB Moody had a hard time adjusting to
  5. 6:34 left. scoreboard clock fixed. Apopka ball at midfield.
  6. Scoreboard out. Game has been delayed. Official time kept on field. Columbus back up after the break. Game is just about over with 8:00 left in Q4
  7. Columbus unable to do anything on the ground. If #2 for the Explorers doesn't hit a homerun early in the 4th, this game is over. Columbus needs Parrish and he has been lock out of the fight all night. #88 for Apopka is phenomenal.
  8. Muffed squib kick by Columbus turns into 7 for Apopka. Two turnovers for the explorers - 1 for the Blue Darters
  9. Looks like two equally matched teams slugging it out so far. Fumble by Apopka (could have gone either way) at the Explorer one made it interesting, but a world record horrible punt by Columbus (2 yd punt) gave it right back to the Darters. Columbus definitely can move the ball against this Apopka defense through the air for shorter gains, they just killing themselves with penalties. And running game has been minimal. Doobie Henderson (4* CCHS receiver) looks a little shaky with that left hip injury, which means more pressure on Parrish offensively - and he hasn't found much success a
  10. True and we scheduled home and home games against Lake Gibson the two years before that.
  11. Equally ironic, that Mandarin accomplished that against us just last year!
  12. Thanks for the play by play SPY - couldn't log in to the forum on my phone. Second game in a row. Anyhow, full capacity on home side (this is effectively a home game for Columbus) so about 3k fans there proably close to half that on Deerfield side - an hour drive for them. Columbus fans tailgating early and the weather was beautiful but a pretty strong breeze most of the game made for some ugly punting and possibly contributed a bit to a missed FG by the Bucs. Columbus looked strong early on both sides of the ball. Some momentum shifted in the 2nd quarter when the Buc's offense got g
  13. Headed to the field now - will try to update.
  14. Tropical Park has an event there called Santa's Enchanted Forrest in the evenings during the holiday season. Parking and traffic would be a nightmare otherwise.
  15. So next Friday it's a Columbus vs Deerfield repeat Regional from last season - luckily a home game for Columbus this year. Looks like it may be an afternoon game.
  16. Graduated a lot of pounds on our O-Line last year. Kids played their heart out for Merritt's last season and for a junior who passed away over the summer. They were on a mission. This year, new coach, shaky special teams, and no fire in the belly. Hope to see that this Thursday or the state run is gonna end in Westchester.
  17. Western has been thrashing their opponents with solid play on both sides of the ball. Offense is lighting it up with six running clocks and outscoring opponents 476-64. A few trash teams but impressive win against Palmetto and a 5-pt loss against a solid University School common opponent which clocked Columbus this year 35-0. Their defense has been lights out except for the STA game, recording 6 shutouts. My Explorers on the other hand have had a solid season but performed well-below the initial hype in August. New coach, some lack of true leadership on the field, rare kicking woes (again
  18. Didn't know that - maybe it's their time. They just have had a string of bad luck making out of the first two rounds. Last year they were comparable if not better than Columbus on paper, and they fell apart in that game: dropped TD passes, massive penalties in the first half and at least two pick 6 maybe 3 To's in all - all on their home field. I'm not saying they can't pull it off, they CAN. but Coach Glenn can't have a showing like that against Vero. I think this years team is actually better than the one Columbus beat last year. And Columbus is worse!
  19. Dillard is right though - consistently one of the top talent programs in South Florida with lackluster coaching. Their offense is serious legit if they could just stay disciplined. Check out this offense. Only struggles against sol'd SJ (DC) and STA teams with a Kickoff loss against Carol City in mid August. Jaylon Knighton, (4-star FSU commit - no. 3 running back for 2020 overall) Aydin Henningham (Pittsburgh Panthers commit.) Xavier Restrepo, (3-star receiver Hurricanes ATH) Bryce Gowdy (3-star receiver GTech commit) Deajaun McDougle (3-star receiver Maryland commi
  20. Western hasn't played a super tough schedule, so maybe that's why they were considered such underdogs against a powerful Palmetto attack. But Western's O is legit and the defense is tough. The scored 43 on SD's stingy defense, scored 72+ pts twice and have 6 shutouts - all of them, running clocks. their two loses were to STA (Legit) and a tough 1 possession loss to a solid University squad (a team that clocked Columbus earlier this season). They are a solid team, and Columbus will have to play WAAAAY better defensively - and much more disciplined - than they did last night to have a shot.
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