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  1. Hudl has Rockledge schedule: vs Cocoa High School Wednesday, 3 Nov. at 7:00 p.m.
  2. Hudl has Central Florida Christian Academy schedule for 2021 as: @ Northside Christian School Friday, 20 Aug. at 7:00 p.m. vs Mount Dora Christian Academy Friday, 27 Aug. at 7:00 p.m. vs St. Petersburg Catholic High School Friday, 3 Sept. at 7:00 p.m. @ Trinity Prep Friday, 10 Sept. at 7:00 p.m @ Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School Friday, 24 Sept. at 7:00 p.m vs St Edwards Friday, 1 Oct. at 7:00 p.m vs Cedar Creek Friday, 8 Oct. at 7:00 p.m vs GDS Christian Friday, 15 Oct. at 7:00 p.m @ Bell Creek Academy Friday, 22 Oct. at 7:00 p.m.
  3. My oldest grandson played middle school football at Trinity Prep in Winter Park 4-5 years ago. Some of the other private schools around Orlando that have 6th through 12th grade enrollment, also play middle school football. I think the public schools rely more upon the youth leagues for pre-HS football.
  4. Sounds like you have an independent son and apparently he was academically advanced for his age. I was also 16 as a senior; it wasn't always a good thing to be the youngest boy in my class, both physically and socially. It has to be tough for you as a grandparent having your son's family living on the other side of the world.
  5. I know that you do not like me as a person, but please understand what I am trying to articulate on this point. I don't personally know you or any other person on this board, so to say I don't like you as a person is not true. I respect your opinion as much as that of others and I respect your right to have an opinion. We don't have to agree on everything, or even anything. I'll concede that you probably know what you're talking about with Pop Warner.
  6. I don't know they reason for merging, but I agree that it may have been more advantageous for the development of all the kids if they were able to field two separate teams. The merger may have been lack of resources or not enough kids to fill both teams, but with the merger, some kids will get less playing time. That's the downside that I see.
  7. We have Pop Warner, AAU, and the Central Florida Youth Football League (CFYFL) here in the Orlando area. Your son will be much better prepared for HS football by his playing in a league without weight limitations, especially with him being a DE. Encourage him and tell him he'll get to play again with his friends in HS and he'll be better prepared than kids that played only in weight restricted leagues. CFYFL (we let the big boys play) prepared my grandson for playing DE in HS and in his senior year this past season, he led his team with 15 sacks.
  8. It's been almost 30 years since I lived in the Countryside area of Clearwater, so I'm not all that familiar with the private school situation in Pinellas. At that time, it was pretty much CCC as the private school and you didn't have much transferring between schools except for academic reasons. Kids played for their zoned HS. Commuting back and forth between Pinellas and Tampa is rough for a working person, so I doubt you would see many 9th and 10th graders being shuttled back and across the Howard Franklin Bridge or the Causeway each day. But, you do have IMG nearby in Bradenton, and if a kid is a real stud, he could board at IMG. You might lose one to them, but they have their pick nationwide, so they're not your big threat. I would worry though if my city bordered St. Pete because Lakewood could be a temptation for some good players, that is, unless your school is Lakewood in which case, in which case you have a rich tradition in football.
  9. Not sure that will sit well with some coaches in our town from other high schools. For the simple fact they picked the name Osceola Kowboys, that will tick off HS coaches from local schools not named Osceola HS. It may be perceived to give Osceola HS an advantage when some kids move up to HS football, but that's not necessarily true. Wekiva HS has been able to grow and thrive feeding off the Apopka youth football system, and the same can be said for Hagerty, the newer HS in Oviedo, feeding off the Oviedo youth football programs. It is a bit tacky though, selecting the Kowboy nickname for the combined program.
  10. "Clearly, you are not paying attention then, because there is a Division 1 and Division 2 in Pop Warner." My youngest grandson played Pop Warner in Winter Park; there was no breakdown into 2 divisions at WP. WP had one team per age group in Pop Warner, and there were weight limits for each age group. My older grandson played CFYFL for the Oviedo Knights. They also had one team for each age group, but they "let the big boys play". He liked CFYFL because it more closely resembled what he would eventually experience in HS. I honestly do not know of any PW leagues in Central Florida that fielded multiple teams for separate divisions in the same age range. I don't know where they would have found enough kids to fill two teams at the same age group; possibly Apopka could have done that with the excellent organization they have in place.
  11. Avon Park is in a rural area and like you said, they don't have a large number of kids in neighboring towns that are going to transfer to play football. The metro (urban) area (SF, Orlando, Tampa, and Jax) schools can draw from a multitude of neighboring schools. If a talented player, say a stud QB, is zoned to a "have not" school in a metro area, and a neighboring city needs only a stud QB to fill out their team for a run at state, there's a good chance that the stud QB will be enrolled at the neighboring school in the coming January in time for Spring football. Florida state law allows it now, and unless the FHSAA places some academic standards that are required for participation in sports upon a transfer, you have the "wild west" of transfers we're seeing now.
  12. transfer rules will never apply to private schools. And they shouldn't unless the rule deals with recruiting. Any parent that is willing to pay the tuition and fees that are part of a private school education should not be restricted from sending their child to private school. I have to agree with those that favor a separate classification for private schools because private schools do have an advantage when it comes to athletic transfers. There should be two classifications for private schools based upon student population; one large and one small, and they should play in their own private school districts, if there are enough of them in a given region.
  13. "Have you ever heard of Divisions 1, 1A, 2 , or 3 in NCAA college football. Pop Warner has divisions 1 and 2. Other youth associations have divisions A and B etc." Yes, I am fully aware of divisions in college football and there are "haves" and "have nots" in every level. I have two grandsons (18 & 16) that have been playing organized football for just over ten years; both attended their local public HS this past year. One just graduated and the other is a rising junior. Their playing experience includes Pop Warner, CFYFL, HS, and 7v7. They didn't encounter divisions in Pop Warner or CFYFL other than by age and in PW, there were weight limitations. With both CFYFL and PW, you were required to play in the organization where you lived, unless you received a waiver by your local organization. There were no breakdown by ability level. In HS, there are classifications, such as 1A, 2A .....thru 8A, that are based upon student enrollment, not necessarily talent; there are also some HS that choose to play as independents. At the HS level, 7v7 is broken down by age (18 and under & 15 and under), with some teams formed by individual high schools while others are "elite" teams comprised of mostly all-stars from various schools. When I said "have nots", I was talking about the high schools that most football players and fans know are not competitive on the field.
  14. They also catch a break with Jones HS moving up to 6A.
  15. I have to agree with Perspective, Columbia, Lake City doesn't sound like a place that is good for your mental health. Take it from someone who has moved more than a dozen times during my life, there are good people out there; you don't need to feel trapped in Lake City.
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