Jump to content

  • Announcements

    • Joshua Wilson

      Rules of the Forums   09/02/2017

      Please be sure to read the rules of the forums. This is only to help all of us have a good time and we want to keep this board as fun as possible. 
    • SportsNut25

      Talking Other Sports   11/08/2017

      For those interested in talking about other sports, you can talk about them here. 
Sign in to follow this  
OldSchoolLion

20 Teams That Have Struggled Getting Past the First Round Playoffs

Recommended Posts

The following teams have all lost 13 or more first round playoff games.  If It is any consolation to them, just making the playoffs is an accomplishment, and only a team that has done that with some level of frequency could make this list. 
 
Of the teams on the list , Land O'Lakes likely has the worst winning percentage in first round playoff games, going 3-16.  Their last playoff win was in 2003.  Drew Weatherford and Caz Piurowski played for the Gators back then and were a deadly QB-TE tandem.  Both went on to play for FSU.  
 
Tarpon Springs-19
Raines-18
Wildwood-18
Auburndale-16
FAMU-16
Land O'Lakes-16
Lee(Jacksonville)-16
Cardinal Newman-15
Fort Pierce Westwood-15
Chaminade-Madonna-14
Frostproof-14
Seabreeze-14
Westminster Christian-14
Astronaut-13
Charlotte-13
Eustis-13
Fletcher-13
Largo-13
Leon-13
Liberty County-13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In addition to the private schools in the original post, the following privates have all lost 10+ first round games over the years.  As I have mentioned in other posts, certain private schools were doormats for many years, so had to pay their dues to get to where they are today.  
 
American Heritage/Plantation
Cardinal Gibbons
Dade Christian
Hollywood Christian
Melbourne Central Catholic
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/13/2019 at 6:19 PM, OldSchoolLion said:
The following teams have all lost 13 or more first round playoff games.  If It is any consolation to them, just making the playoffs is an accomplishment, and only a team that has done that with some level of frequency could make this list. 
 
Of the teams on the list , Land O'Lakes likely has the worst winning percentage in first round playoff games, going 3-16.  Their last playoff win was in 2003.  Drew Weatherford and Caz Piurowski played for the Gators back then and were a deadly QB-TE tandem.  Both went on to play for FSU.  
 
Tarpon Springs-19
Raines-18
Wildwood-18
Auburndale-16
FAMU-16
Land O'Lakes-16
Lee(Jacksonville)-16
Cardinal Newman-15
Fort Pierce Westwood-15
Chaminade-Madonna-14
Frostproof-14
Seabreeze-14
Westminster Christian-14
Astronaut-13
Charlotte-13
Eustis-13
Fletcher-13
Largo-13
Leon-13
Liberty County-13

I remember that 03 year well.  LOL had quite the season dominating weak Pasco competitiion.  Not sure who they played in the 1st 2 rounds but they won those as well.  Then came the 3rd round.  I was in town (from college) so I went to the game vs Melbourne Palm bay who featured, Joe Cohen  UF, Xavier Carter LSU, Reggie Nelson UF,  Zach Slate ECU and a few others I cannot remember.  They beat LOL in a rare below 40 degree weather game 42-7.  The next week they played Lincoln at home in the state semis rematch from the Fog Bowl from a year ago and won going on to win the state title that year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, peezy28 said:

I remember that 03 year well.  LOL had quite the season dominating weak Pasco competitiion.  Not sure who they played in the 1st 2 rounds but they won those as well.  Then came the 3rd round.  I was in town (from college) so I went to the game vs Melbourne Palm bay who featured, Joe Cohen  UF, Xavier Carter LSU, Reggie Nelson UF,  Zach Slate ECU and a few others I cannot remember.  They beat LOL in a rare below 40 degree weather game 42-7.  The next week they played Lincoln at home in the state semis rematch from the Fog Bowl from a year ago and won going on to win the state title that year.

...and the following year, LOL made it back to the third round, where they lost in a shootout to eventual state finalist Lake Gibson.  That was really the only way to beat LOL back then...outscore them...I believe Piurowski was 6'7" and he had incredible athletic ability.  He could outjump just about everyone for the ball.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, OldSchoolLion said:

...and the following year, LOL made it back to the third round, where they lost in a shootout to eventual state finalist Lake Gibson.  That was really the only way to beat LOL back then...outscore them...I believe Piurowski was 6'7" and he had incredible athletic ability.  He could outjump just about everyone for the ball.  

Yup 6'7 and went back and forth between OL and Tackle at FSU.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



×