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  1. So sorry to hear this. His game forecasts were second to none. I always compared mine to his to see if I was in the right ballpark. RIP Joe. You’ll be missed.
  2. Here are the rest of the Playoff Rosters with Florida representation: NCAA D3 (127 ex-Florida High School players) Mount Union (OH) 25 Aurora (IL) 15 Huntingdon (AL) 12 Greenville (IL) 8 Wheaton (IL) 8 Johns Hopkins (MD) 6 Springfield (MA) 5 North Central (IL) 5 Lake Forest (IL) 5 Albion (MI) 5 Birmingham Southern (AL) 4 Carnegie Mellon (PA) 4 Rensselear (NY) 4 St John's (MN) 4 Bethel (MN) 3 Central (IA) 2 Anna Maria (MA) 2 DePauw (IN) 2 Washington & Lee (VA) 2 Cortland St (NY) 1 Rose-Hulman (IN) 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) 1 Framingham St (MA) 1 Endicott (MA) 1 La Crosse (WI) 1 Delaware Valley (PA) 0 Salisbury (MD) 0 Linfield (OR) 0 Redlands (CA) 0 Trinity (TX) 0 Muhlenberg (PA) 0 Whitewater (WI) 0 NAIA (118 ex-Florida High School players) Keiser (FL) 88 Northwestern (IA) 5 Indiana Wesleyan 4 Central Methodist (MO) 4 Reinhardt (GA) 4 Kansas Wesleyan 3 Grand View (IA) 2 Southwestern (KS) 2 Marian (IN) 1 Dickinson St (ND) 1 Lindsey Wilson (KY) 1 Morningside (IA) 1 Ottawa (AZ) 1 Concordia (MI) 1 Montana-Western 0 St Xavier (IL) 0 Interesting to note - There are no Division 3 schools based in the state of Florida, yet the winningest program in all of college football over the past 25 or 30 years, regardless of classification (Mount Union OH) has 25 Floridians on their roster. Coincidence? I think not. As Ray mentions, there are 504 teams playing in D2, D3 and NAIA combined. This list only reflect the 76 playoff teams and their Florida connections. There are many, many more Floridians continuing to represent at these levels. As for the 483 Florida "kids" playing this weekend, their families, friends and ex-coaches, these playoff games are as important as it gets. Best of luck to all of them.
  3. Ray, It's somewhat of a travesty to think of all the Florida players that are still playing but in terms of notoriety have been somewhat forgotten other than by family and friends. This state is so well represented in the upcoming playoffs it's really amazing. I've just started going through the rosters of all these playoffs teams and what I'm seeing is incredible. For example, here's a look at the number of Florida players on D2 playoff Rosters. 238 players on 20 of the 28 teams. Look at Ferris (MI) with 24 Floridians! Pipeline? These are just the D2 teams that made the playoffs. There are 138 D2's that didn't make the postseason. I haven't even looked at D3 and NAIA yet. My initial post said "scores" of ex-Florida players. It should have said "hundreds". West Florida 77 Valdosta St (GA) 52 Ferris St (MI) 24 Albany St (GA) 17 Lenoir-Rhyne (NC) 11 Notre Dame (OH) 11 Harding (AR) 6 Bentley (MA) 5 Findlay (OH) 5 Nebraska-Kearney 4 New Haven (CT) 4 Slippery Rock (PA) 4 Augustana (SD) 3 NW Missouri St 3 West Georgia 3 Angelo St (TX) 2 Bemidji St (MN) 2 Shepherd (WV) 2 Newberry (SC) 2 Lindenwood (MO) 1 Minnesota-Duluth 0 Kutztown (PA), 0 Colorado School of Mines 0 Grand Valley St (MI) 0 Washburn (KS) 0 Bowie St (MD) 0 Western Colorado 0 Central Washington 0
  4. While so many of us are focused on which teams will be selected for the Four Team FBS tournament, the smaller guys are set to decide it on the field beginning this weekend. These lower level playoffs will include scores of ex-Florida high school stars who have continued their careers at less publicized universities. There are also Florida college teams that will be participating in these tournaments. Here are the participants for this week's college playoff games. I have handicapped each of them beginning with NCAA Division II. NCAA Division II (28 team field - Top 4 seeds receive 1st round byes) Byes - Kutztown (PA), Valdosta St (GA), Ferris St (MI), Colorado School of Mines Angelo St (TX) over Minnesota-Duluth by 17 Augustana (SD) over Bemidji St (MN) by 12 Grand Valley St (MI) over Lindenwood (MO) by 11 Harding (AR) over Washburn (KS) by 8 Lenoir-Rhyne (NC) over Bowie St (MD) by 12 Nebraska-Kearney over Western Colorado by 1 New Haven (CT) over Bentley (MA) by 3 Notre Dame (OH) over Slippery Rock (PA) by 5 NW Missouri St over Central Washington by 10 Shepherd (WV) over Findlay (OH) by 8 West Florida over Newberry (SC) by 19 West Georgia over Albany St (GA) by 10 NCAA Division III (32 team field) Birmingham Southern (AL) over Huntingdon (AL) by 9 Central (IA) over Bethel (MN) by 6 Cortland St (NY) over Springfield (MA) by 15 Delaware Valley (PA) over Anna Maria (MA) by 37 DePauw (IN) over Rose-Hulman (IN) by 3 Johns Hopkins (MD) over Salisbury (MD) by 7 Linfield (OR) over Redlands (CA) by 16 Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) over Trinity (TX) by 10 Mount Union (OH) over Washington & Lee (VA) by 24 Muhlenberg (PA) over Framingham St (MA) by 30 North Central (IL) over Carnegie Mellon (PA) by 22 Rensselaer (NY) over Endicott (MA) by 6 St Johns (MN) over Lake Forest (IL) by 21 Wisconsin-La Crosse over Albion (MI) by 13 Wisconsin-Whitewater over Greenville (IL) by 43 Wheaton (IL) over Aurora (IL) by 13 NAIA (16 team field) Grand View (IA) over Dickinson St (ND) by 6 Indiana Wesleyan over Kansas Wesleyan by 11 Lindsey Wilson (KY) over Montana-Western by 23 Marian (IN) over Southwestern (KS) by 9 Morningside (IA) over Ottawa (AZ) by 9 Northwestern (IA) over Central Methodist (MO) by 15 Reinhardt (GA) over Keiser (FL) by 8 St Xavier (IL) over Concordia (MI) by 1 Note - NCAA D1 FCS Selections will be made this coming Sunday
  5. Spruce Creek is 7A and I completely agree with Darter. They have been smoking teams this year and we need to pay closer attention.
  6. AA Christian Academy (Winter Haven) vs Ambassadors Christian (Winter Haven) Archbishop Carroll (Miami) vs Everglades Prep (Homestead) Astronaut (Titusville) vs Melbourne Central Catholic Avon Park vs Lake Region (Eagle Lake) Benjamin (Palm Beach Gardens) vs St. John Paul II (Boca Raton) Coral Shores (Tavernier) vs Ferguson (Miami) Dr. Krop (Miami) vs Coral Gables Durant (Plant City) vs Sickles (Tampa) Fort Lauderdale vs Coral Springs Fort Myers vs Lehigh (Lehigh Acres) Glades Day (Belle Glade) vs Lake Placid Miami vs Miami Beach Miami Springs vs Hialeah-Miami Lakes Miramar vs Flanagan (Pembroke Pines) Monarch (Coconut Creek) vs McArthur (Hollywood) North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek) vs Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale) Northeast (Oakland Park) vs Pompano Beach Pine Forest (Pensacola) vs Pensacola Catholic Plantation vs Everglades (Miramar) Reagan (Doral) vs Braddock (Miami) Riverdale (Fort Myers) vs Mariner (Cape Coral) Southwest Miami vs Coral Reef (Miami) Stranahan (Fort Lauderdale) vs Boyd Anderson (Lauderdale Lakes) Surge Academy (Hollywood) vs Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale) Suwannee (Live Oak) vs Bradford (Starke) Wakulla (Crawfordville) vs FAMU (Tallahassee) West Nassau (Callahan) vs Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) Westland Hialeah vs Mourning (North Miami)
  7. Somerset Homestead beat Palm Glades Prep 29-0. Not the other way around. Come on people. This score reporting for high schools in this state really....... .... me upset.
  8. Doing good Dan, Thanks! By the way, I think we’re neighbors now. Hope you’re doing well, also!!
  9. Aucilla Christian (Monticello)vs.Joshua Christian (Jacksonville) Boyd Anderson (Lauderdale Lakes)vs.Everglades (Miramar) Canterbury (Ft. Myers)vs.Out-of-Door (Sarasota) Cardinal Newman (West Palm Beach)vs.Fort Pierce Central Centennial (Port St. Lucie)vs.South Fork (Stuart) DeLandvs.Oviedo Esterovs.Mariner (Cape Coral) Father Lopez (Daytona Beach)vs.Trinity Prep (Winter Park) Ferguson (Miami)vs.Miami Coral Park Fort Myers vs.Cape Coral Hagerty (Oviedo)vs.Timber Creek (Orlando) Jensen Beachvs.Boynton Beach John Carroll (Fort Pierce)vs.Sebastian River (Sebastian) Liberty (Kissimmee)vs.Melbourne Central Catholic Miami Norlandvs.South Miami North Miami Beach vs.Hialeah-Miami Lakes Reagan (Doral)vs.Varela (Miami) Somerset Academy (Pembroke Pines)vs.Avant Garde (Hollywood) Somerset Silver Palms (Miami)vs.Dade Christian (Miami)
  10. Thanks for the plug Darter. Well, I certainly hope everything is well with Joe Pinkos. He is an icon who's tremendous forecasting accuracy and results ability is amazing. And I believe he does it "manually!" As Darter states, I do rankings and game forecasts for all the schools. I've been doing this for Florida high schools since 1999. Joe has been around a lot longer than that. And we all look forward to his picks every single week, including myself (Yes, I like to compare). If you want to look at my weekly forecasts, they are on my site. Accuracy of the computer lags behind Joe for a few weeks and usually runs in the mid 70's until about week 4 when the 80% range is achieved. Another site that ranks every high school team in the nation and forecasts every high school game in the nation is run by Kenneth Massey. Get back soon Joe.
  11. I really appreciate the info guys.....honestly. But I guess the point is....Someone affiliated with the school must report results, cancellations and postponement (even if they don't yet have a reschedule date). If the game is being rescheduled, we can get the new date later. But let Max Preps know something in rapid fashion. For immediate purposes we only need to know IF the game was played and the result.
  12. Information on the following games may be available to those in communities throughout the state, but everyone needs to keep in mind, we have one place where we have been instructed to get our football results..... Max Preps. Whoever is responsible for reporting, game results, postponements, cancellations. MUST keep MaxPreps involved. We are supposed to be a premier state when it comes to high school football. Those responsible for reporting game information need to pick up the pace and let the rest of us know what's going on. Anyway, as of 8:15 am, Max Preps had no results for these games. Let's get it together people. Some of us can't wait around until next week to be updated: American Heritage (Delray Beach) vs Dade Christian Belen Jesuit (Miami) vs St Brendan Boca Ciega (Gulfport) vs Largo Boynton Beach vs West Boca Raton Centennial (Port St. Lucie) vs Martin County Clewiston vs Labelle Coral Shores (Tavernier) Palm Glades Prep Douglas (Parkland) vs West Broward First Academy (Orlando) vs Orlando Christian Prep Forest Hill (West Palm Beach) vs Inlet Grove Fort Pierce Central vs South Fork Freedom (Orlando) vs Lake Buena Vista Frostproof vs Okeechobee Glades Day (Belle Glade) vs Jupiter Christian Jordan Christian Prep (Auburndale) vs Out-of Door Lake Worth vs Spanish River Sneads vs Graceville Somerset Silver Palms (Miami) vs Somerset SASH Homestead South Broward (Hollywood) vs Piper South Dade (Homestead) vs American Space Coast (Cocoa) vs Titusville Suwannee (Live Oak) vs Hawthorne Vero Beach vs Viera
  13. Yeah. I had a feeling it was a crock. I can’t understand why it seems anyone can gain access to that site and put whatever they want in there. We are forced to rely on Maxpreps and ScoreStream to get us accurate results. Not some goof who does that crap.
  14. I saw where this game was cancelled for security reasons. However, Maxpreps is showing that it was played Saturday and that Stranahan won by 2. Can anyone verify?
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