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OldSchoolLion

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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Counties with Most Public School State Champions   
    PB County has 5 public school champions-Carver, Glades Central, Dwyer, PB Gardens, and Pahokee
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to DarterBlue2 in Lake Mary at Apopka   
    The winner and automatic playoff qualifier from 8a, Region 1, District 4 will be decided this Friday when Lake Mary comes to Apopka. Currently Apopka is 4-0 in the district and Lake Mary is 3-1. To a degree, Lake Mary has more at stake as if they lose the game, there is a significant chance they may not make the playoffs. For Apopka a loss, especially if they beat Wekiva in their final game of the season, still leaves them in a good position to make the playoffs. It just means they would have to travel from game one. 
    Looking at the records of both teams, Apopka has been more impressive than Lake Mary. However, given what is at stake, records probably go out the window. Also, Lake Mary has an impressive sophomore QB who has a quick release and a good deep ball. So, I don't see this game as a sure win for Apopka. 
    With that said, I am going to go with the Darters winning a close game by 7. The lower scoring the game is, the better Apopka's chances in my opinion. I think the final score will be Apopka 17, Lake Mary 10. If the winner scores more than 30, then I think LM may pull the upset.   
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to gatorman-uf in Counties with Most Public School State Champions   
    Dade (12 schools)
    Coral Gables  Hialeah-Miami Lakes Miami  Miami Booker T. Washington Miami Carol City  Miami Central  Miami Edison  Miami Killian  Miami Norland  Miami Northwestern  Miami Southridge  South Dade (Homestead)
      Escambia (7)
    Escambia Tate Northview Pine Forest Washington Woodham Ernest Ward Brevard (6)
    Cocoa Melbourne  Merritt Island Palm Bay (Melbourne) Rockledge Titusville
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to Legion37 in IMG @ St. Frances Academy   
    Well I worked for IMG for 2 years and won't say I hated it but it wasn't my favorite job either. They spend a ton of money and cut corners and go cheap on many things. 
    Like most corporations their pay scales are wildly different. Those at the top make lots, those at the bottom not as much. 
    Teacher pay isn't all that. And IMO the education given isn't all that either. But the sports facilities are first rate and it really is a school for sports and not academics. There are far better prep/boarding schools for studies.
    The food facilities are adequate but not great. They just finished a hotel on property which was very much a big ticket item as was the new dorm and swimming park.
    Should see some of the cars these kids drive...
    But I found their football games to be dull, no pizazz, a band and cheerleaders brought in from local kids, no real student interaction. Few actually attend. Seemed like an event for a select few to see and be seen and congratulate themselves...if you know what I mean.
    More like a Jr. College game.
    I will say this, the fact that they or a key manager were involved in the SAT scandal did not leave me shocked.
    Right across the street is Bayshore High School and I would rather attend one of their games.
    They may be elite but the lipstick on a pig comes to my mind whenI think of my time there. Very expensive lipstick and prime pork of course.
     
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from ColumbiaHighFan2017class in IMG @ St. Frances Academy   
    Don't hate the playa, hate the game
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from fishspinners in 20 Teams on the Rise   
    I have heard a fair amount of negativity this year about the state of hs football in Florida.  No doubt some of our traditional powers may be underperforming.  And a few have downright crashed.  I would offer that the performance of a relative few (relative to the hundreds of programs in FL) does not make or break a season.  
    There are a number of programs whose performance appears to be trending upward over the past 5 or so years.  I have listed some below.  I find this very exciting and encouraging.  Possibly we are simply seeing more parity today than we have in the recent past.  
    Look at the parity in college football today.  It makes for exciting viewing.  I remember years ago when there was worry about some of the traditional NCAA powers faltering.  Who would have dreamed we would see some of the traditional doormats actually competing like they do today?.  Likewise, maybe we are at the start of a transition time in high school football and ultimately a changing of the guard.        
    7A Bloomingdale
    7A Crestview
    6A Dillard
    7A Edgewater
    6A Gaither
    5A Jones
    6A Lake Gibson
    5A Lake Wales
    6A Lee
    8A Mandarin
    8A Miami Palmetto
    7A Palm Beach Lakes
    8A Palm Coast
    6A Palmetto
    7A Plantation
    5A Rockledge
    8A Steinbrenner
    5A Vanguard
    8A Western
    7A Wiregrass Ranch
    I am not claiming any of the above are elite, world-beaters, or whatever term you want to use.  I am simply saying that they appear to be performing at a consistently higher level of late than in the past.
     
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from KeemD321 in 12 Interesting Games Next Week   
    NORTH FL
    Washington @ Escambia   These two face off for the 6A District 1 title
    Palmetto @ Lincoln
    Trinity Christian @ Raines
     
    CENTRAL FL
    Lake Mary @ Apopka   The Blue Darters try to wrap up the 8A District 4 title.
    Palm Coast @ Deland   8A District 2 matchup
    TB Tech @ Wiregrass Ranch   7A District 8 matchup
    Lakewood @ Largo
     
    SOUTH FL
    Champagnat Catholic @ Gulliver Prep   8-0 Gulliver tries to stay unbeaten in battle of private school powers.
    Miami Palmetto @ South Dade   Battle for the 8A District 16 title
    Booker T Washington @ Edison   BTW has dominated the series of late, but Edison's defense is stout
    Miami Central @ Chaminade-Madonna  These two met in 2017 and Central won big 48-24.
    University @ Bishop Verot
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to SFL SPY in Chaminade Vs Vero   
    Moise is out for the year and Stanley transferred to Miami Central months ago.
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from Cat_Scratch in Gulf High School cancels Remainder of Season   
    When we talk about the health of FL hs football, this is the type of stuff we should be paying attention to...rather than how our Top 5-10 teams in the state are doing against OOS competition.   
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to nolebull813 in State Champions of the Past   
    All the defunct teams who won state titles 
    1968 and 69 Delray Carver. (Merged with Seacrest to form Atlantic) 
    1968 Chapman High Apalachicola (merged with Carrabelle High in 2006 to form Franklin County)
    1969 Lithia Pinecrest (merged with Marshall, Turkey Creek and Plant City to create one Plant City High) 
    1970 and 71 Hastings High. (Not sure if they merged to create a new school. Will check) 
    1975 Greensboro (merged with Chattahoochee High in 2003 to form West Gadsden. And then merged again in 2017 to form Gadsden County High) 
    1979 Ernest Ward (merged with Century High in 1995 to form Northview High)
    1982 and 84 Pensacola Woodham (closed in 2007 and opened as a middle school) 
    2005 Evangel Christian Lakeland (closed and then reopened as Victory Christian) 
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to ColumbiaHighFan2017class in State Champions of the Past   
    Woodham out of Pensacola is one who was nationally ranked at one point
     
     
    Plus I think Gilbert in Jacksonville won state prior to playoff era and closed in early 1970s
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from badbird in Which Teams Will Get Left out of the Playoffs?   
     
    gift idea  

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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from Cat_Scratch in Which Teams Will Get Left out of the Playoffs?   
    Some of them do.  Bottom line, when UF lines up against LSU, you've got some darn good Florida kids going up against some darn good Louisiana kids.  If there was something magic in the water in Florida, the Gators would likely dominate.  
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from badbird in Which Teams Will Get Left out of the Playoffs?   
     
    gift idea  

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    OldSchoolLion reacted to Trelle in Chaminade Vs Vero   
    I was on that team we weren’t world beaters solid team yes but not great, our ‘02 team I was also on was a much better team. I felt like if we utilized our passing game more that year in ‘02 we could have made it to state instead of getting smacked by Venice in the 3rd round who shut down our Wing T we were running.
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to ColumbiaHighFan2017class in Which Teams Will Get Left out of the Playoffs?   
    It's amazing badbird forgot about Gainesville High when making that statement lol
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from Cat_Scratch in Which Teams Will Get Left out of the Playoffs?   
    Some of them do.  Bottom line, when UF lines up against LSU, you've got some darn good Florida kids going up against some darn good Louisiana kids.  If there was something magic in the water in Florida, the Gators would likely dominate.  
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from ColumbiaHighFan2017class in Which Teams Will Get Left out of the Playoffs?   
    Gainesville?
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to Dan in Daytona in Which Teams Will Get Left out of the Playoffs?   
    Florida very rarely has top notch QB's, OL, and DL (with the exception of outside speed rushers). At DB, WR, and RB we're as good as any in the country. Everybody has nasty LB's. 
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to KeemD321 in Final 4 Trivia Question   
    Lmao I was tryna choose between those 2 but thought TFA was more central fla than CCC
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Final 4 Trivia Question   
    It's Clearwater Central Catholic!
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to gatorman-uf in Gulf High School cancels Remainder of Season   
    Anclote 35 56 0.385 Fivay 31 49 0.388 Hudson 35 57 0.380 Land O Lakes 32 56 0.364 Mitchell 66 30 0.688 Pasco 59 41 0.590 River Ridge 58 39 0.598 Sunlake 68 28 0.708 Wesley Chapel 35 54 0.393 Wiregrass Ranch 39 56 0.411 Zephyrhills 68 29 0.701  
    Just to give an idea of how Pasco County schools have done since 2010 (not counting this year).
    The schools surrounding Gulf are Anclote, Mitchell, River Ridge, and Fivay. Again, I wonder what a principal, coach, AD, or superintendent does in this situation to improve? Or do they even care? Just cash the paycheck and move on.
     
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to Steinbrenner Warriors in Final 4 Trivia Question   
    Armwood, St. Thomas, Central, Trinity Christian, Washington, American Heritage, Coccoa? buuuut I think Lakeland should be there... so I listed 7 teams.... DO I have all 6?
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    OldSchoolLion reacted to gatorman-uf in RPI Week 8 Classes 1A-4A   
    Some quick thoughts:
    1A:
    Nobody will really care, but the expansion to 6 teams for 1A is way too much. A 2-5 Fort White is on the verge of making the playoffs. No reason fr that.
    Madison County, even with 2 losses, still is 2nd in the Classification for RPI and #1 in Region.
    Pahokee's OWP keeps them having a shot at the playoffs. They still need some wins.

    3A
    Trinity Christian (Jax) sits at the #6 seed. Imagine being the #3 seed and seeing that waiting for you. At the same, TC (Jax) is only .004 away from Wolfson (Jax) overtaking them. This will be a good test of scheduling vs winning games.
    King's Academy in danger of not making playoffs. I suggested at the beginning of the year that it would be hard to replace all the seniors they lost. 

    4A
    Gadsden County might make the playoffs again (I did call them the team that would be most improved after going winless last year)
    4A Region 1 is really bad.
    Miami Carol City still holding onto a spot. 
     
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    OldSchoolLion got a reaction from Cat_Scratch in Who Was FL Top 25 10 Years Ago?   
    Thought it might be interesting to compare versus today.  Any surprises concerning who was ranked and not ranked at the time?
    1 Dwyer
    2 Cocoa
    3 Plant
    4 Miramar
    5 St Thomas Aquinas
    6 Deland
    7 Miami Central
    8 Niceville
    9 Pensacola
    10 Glades Central
    11 Lakeland
    12 Bolles
    13 Apopka
    14 Manatee
    15 Armwood
    16 Dr Phillips
    17 Northwestern
    18 Countryside
    19 Jefferson
    20 Jacksonville Jackson
    21 American Heritage Delray
    22 Pine Forest
    23 Winter Park
    24 Ely
    25 Trinity Christian
     
     
     
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