OldSchoolLion reacted to badbird in Only 2 Champions Have Done This - Godby & Carol City
OldSchoolLion reacted to DarterBlue2 in 8A: Apopka 20 v Columbus 21 FINAL
Well, an improbable season ended in disappointment last night, as Apopka was done in by: 1. Friday 13 (not really); 2. An average kicking game; 3. A gutsy decision by Columbus to go for two instead of taking the PAT and overtime.
While it hurts to lose a game when your opponent's only lead comes with 8.2 seconds left on the clock, putting things into perspective, Apopka had a great season. After losing its best offensive weapon (Davis-Hamilton) early in the 2018 season, the Darter's looked forward to his return for his senior season. But it was not to be as he aggravated his injury in a non-football related accident in the spring (it is really a pity as this kid had a fine college career and perhaps pro, ahead of him). Going into the spring game, the offense was really bad without him, and in four quarters of football the team managed only 2 points on a safety.
With the above as the backdrop, I was not expecting much from Apopka this year. And, for the first seven games of the regular season, despite the defense playing stellar football, it seemed likely that Apopka was headed for a first or second round exit in the playoffs as more injuries to offensive players (both skill and linemen) plagued the team. Well, in the second to last game of the regular season against Lake Mary for the district title, a turnaround could be sensed as Apopka won what was expected to be a tight game easily.
The turnaround was due to two main factors: 1. Some of the injured players returning to health and the team; 2. Some shifts by the coaching staff moving guys from defense to offensive and finding some diamonds in the rough on the bench.
In the end it was not enough for a fourth state title. Still, in perspective, it was a good season for the Darters.
Congrats to Columbus on pulling out the win. The two teams were fairly evenly matched, but very different in their strengths and weakness. I feel there will be other Columbus/Apopka finals in the future and I look forward to the chance for redemption.
OldSchoolLion reacted to gatorman-uf in Biggest Crowd
That is based off the number of tickets actually sold. Bands, cheerleaders, State Series Passes, all don't count. While I won't don't your opinion, humans have a tendency to over inflate how fast and big something is.
The good news is:
2018: CM vs Kings Academy 1722
2017: CM vs Oxbridge Academy: 1355
2016: CM vs Trinity Christian (Jax) 2292
2015: AH-Delray vs Trinity Christian (Jax) 1864
2014: AH-Delray vs Trinity Christian (Jax) 1752
2013: Trinity Christian (Jax) vs Clearwater Central Catholic 1982
2012: University School (Ft.Lauderdale) vs Madison County 2193
2011: Madison vs AH-Delray 2589
so basically putting the game in Tallahassee this year raised the amount by almost a 1000 people over the average. I think that is great. The FHSAA got a little lucky with a home town Florida High in the game, but hey luck is part of the equation. I expect tonight's game will be overflowing. The only change if I was the FHSAA I would make is that the 2A game should have been on Saturday afternoon instead of Thursday night. I doubt it would have made that much difference in attendance, but if 2A is going to be South Florida teams than a move to Saturday seems prudent.
OldSchoolLion reacted to TRAJAN01 in Which North FL Team Is It? Godby
It was Godby in 2012....what a depressing loss that was. Wakulla beat them late in the season and was 11- 0 and ranked number 1 in 5A. They lost the rematch in the second round 14-7 and Godby went on the win the state championship. That was one Wakulla let get away...after finishing as runner-up to Norland in 2011 I thought they would get that championship in 2012. That one still stings...
OldSchoolLion got a reaction from Vaquero in 50 Intriguing FL HS Bowl Matchups
Are there any I should add to the list? Hope you enjoy.
The Nolebull Elite Bowl-Sorry, but no teams were elite enough to qualify
The Jambun Have You Hugged a Referee Today Bowl-The two teams with the least amount of penalty yardage will play-TBD
The Who's Your Daddy Bowl-Dillard vs Miami Central
The ColumbiaFan Hater Bowl-Suwannee vs Gainesville
The Fatal Attraction Bowl-Columbia vs IMG Academy
The Big Fish in a Small Pond Bowl-Madison County vs Any other 1A team
The Holy Spirit Bowl-Godby vs Trinity Catholic
The Wet Dreams Bowl-Tarpon Springs vs Weeki Wachee
The Identity Crisis Bowl-Riverview vs Riverview
The Hard as Oak Bowl-Oakleaf vs Oak Ridge
The Denial Bowl-DeSoto vs Deland
The Alternative Lifestyle Bowl-Key West vs Marathon
The Bipolar Bowl-Mourning vs Celebration
The Big Nuts Bowl-Palm Coast vs Coconut Creek
The Heimlich Maneuver Bowl-Deerfield Beach vs Vero Beach
The Names with Too Many Syllables Bowl-Choctawhatchee vs Wewahitchka
The Island Life Bowl-Merritt Island vs Fleming Island
The Blowhard Bowl-Seabreeze vs Gulf Breeze
The Don't Take Sides Bowl-Westside vs Eastside
The Battle of the Planets Bowl-Jupiter vs Neptune Beach Fletcher
The Space Cadet Bowl-Space Coast vs Astronaut
The President's Bowl - Lincoln vs Jefferson
The Fruit Salad Bowl - Mulberry vs Strawberry Crest
The Just Squeeze This Bowl-Lemon Bay vs Orange Park
The Any Port in a Storm Bowl-West Port vs North Port
The Tree Fell in a Forest Bowl-Pine Forest vs Ocala Forest
The Middle of the Pack Bowl-Middleton vs Middleburg
The FSU Wannabe Bowl-Seminole vs Osceola
The Pearly Gates Bowl-Gateway vs Golden Gate
The Beach Bums Bowl -Atlantic Coast vs Gulf Coast
The Peaceful Bowl-Niceville vs Lake Placid
The Battle of the Sisters Bowl-Kathleen vs Carol City
The Green Thumb Bowl-Plant vs Plant City
The Run for the Hills Bowl-Hollywood Hills vs Zephyrhills
The Muddy Waters Bowl-Clearwater vs Crystal River
The Gimme History for $200 Bowl-Columbus vs Lafayette
The Ride the Pine Bowl-Pine Forest vs Pine Ridge
The Wrong Side of Town Bowl-Northeast(St Pete) vs Northeast(Ft Lauderdale)
The Home on the Range Bowl-Lakewood Ranch vs Wiregrass Ranch
The Florida Frozen Tundra Bowl-Winter Springs vs Frostproof
The Big O Bowl-Oviedo vs Spoto
The Only Cheaters Recruit Bowl-Bolles vs St Thomas Aquinas
The Michael Jackson Memorial Bowl-Miami Jackson vs Jacksonville Jackson
The Nice Catholic Boys Bowl-Bishop Moore vs Bishop Verot
The Calling All Transfers Bowl-Chaminade-Madonna vs Lakeland
The Red Tide Bowl-Coral Reef vs Manatee
The Communist Party Values Bowl-Liberty vs Freedom
The Coaching Merry-Go-Round Bowl-Glades Central vs Pahokee
The Turn Your Head and Cough Bowl-Dr Phillips vs Dr Krop
The Does It Really Mater Bowl-Mater Academy vs Westland Hialeah
OldSchoolLion reacted to Perspective in First FL Mr Basketball & Mr Football? Adrian McPherson/Southeast
Well, in 2005, Tim Tebow was selected both Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball until it was revealed that he didn't actually play basketball and the award was given to Keith Brumbaugh from Deland. One embarrassed media representatives was overheard saying "Well, I think everyone would agree that had Tebow played basketball, he would have been the best player in the state, and that was good enough for me."
OldSchoolLion reacted to badbird in First FL Mr Basketball & Mr Football? Adrian McPherson/Southeast
Adrian McPherson Bradenton Southeast
OldSchoolLion reacted to gatorman-uf in Biggest Crowd
As we leave Tallahassee, the total number of people who attended is 8,024.
That is a higher amount than any of the last 8 years (when 1A-Rural started). I will admit that I am kind of disappointed that 1A didn't break 5K on Saturday night. The only class that did worse than the average is 2A, by about 400, but 1A and 3A beat their averages by 1300 and 900. Overall, it looks like the FHSAA was right to chose Tallahassee if the goal was higher attendance.
OldSchoolLion reacted to Jambun82 in Who Is This FL HS Legend? Daunte Culpepper/Vanguard
I remember attending this game, it was my senior year in high school, with my football teammates. We were sitting on the Southeast side, and those fans were getting might nervous when Daunte Culpepper led the Knights down the field to try to win the game.
OldSchoolLion reacted to KeemD321 in Who Is This FL HS Legend? Daunte Culpepper/Vanguard
Definitely daunte culpepper. Kinda looks like they playing against Merritt island but idk
OldSchoolLion reacted to ColumbiaHighFan2017class in Who Is This FL HS Legend? Daunte Culpepper/Vanguard
I think that is Dante Culpepper of Ocala Vanguard
Not sure on the opponent but maybe lake weir?