Surprise teams I would say
Both palmettos - they both had a great chance to win it all last year & should be just as Good this year.
columbus - even tho they made it to the finals the year before no one really gave them a chance in a loaded 8a.
Dillard - even tho many predicted Dillard to make the playoffs because of a incompetent district I don’t believe no one saw them going 12-0 and hosting the reigional finals under a 1st year head coach. Add that with wins over eventual champion columbus & state semifinalist pahokee; the panthers opened up a lot of eyes in 2019 and should b a even bigger force to reckon with in 2020.
Interesting choices; I would say my disappointment teams will be
Columbia - no way they should have lost to lee either time last season especially that play off game that had to be a hard pill to swallow.
carol city - even in a coaching change I would t have expected that type of season.
Miramar it sucks they had to vacate their wins over a ineligible player I really believe they would have been a tough out for anyone in the playoffs in 8a
southridge - all I can say is just wow.
Lakeland ended up being a bit of a disappointment, given the large amount of talent they acquired. The QB never played spring ball, and practiced very little in August. But, still thought they'd have a smoother, better passing game than they did. Arian Smith being so raw didn't help.