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

1996 4A Title Game Video - Bolles vs Bartow

Recommended Posts


I remember attending this game on a bitterly cold Saturday Afternoon in December. This was the last year that the state title games were in Daytona Beach until this year. What an upset. I could be mistaken, but I believe that the Bolles FB was injured very early in this game, and didn't play anymore. I remember going home from this game and watching the VCR tape of the Bill Parcells Patriots coming back to beat the Dan Reeves Giants 23-22, which was being played the same time as this game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bartow's coach, Danny Rea Smith, had coached previously at St Cloud and was one of only 4 coaches to beat Corky Rogers in a state title game(Ice Harris/BTW, Joe Zaccheo/Miami Pace, John Wilkinson/Cocoa are the others). 

Bolles had won titles in 1990, 1993 and 1995.  Coming into that game, they had a 27-game winning streak, were ranked #1 by USA Today, and had 9 D1 commits, including Chris Reier at qb(who later played for Alabama).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, Jambun82 said:

I remember attending this game on a bitterly cold Saturday Afternoon in December. This was the last year that the state title games were in Daytona Beach until this year. What an upset. I could be mistaken, but I believe that the Bolles FB was injured very early in this game, and didn't play anymore. I remember going home from this game and watching the VCR tape of the Bill Parcells Patriots coming back to beat the Dan Reeves Giants 23-22, which was being played the same time as this game.

C'mon Jam.  According to Dayton's Chamber of Commerce, it never gets cold in Daytona.:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haha yep that was a VERY cold weekend! The game the night before this (Lakeland 40, STA 6) was bitterly cold as well as you can imagine. I was sitting next to Haines City's old coach and he said to someone he thought Bartow would take out Lakeland if they played. Which is what everyone in Polk wanted after this game. Didn't happen until the opener of the next season though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Jambun82 said:

I remember attending this game on a bitterly cold Saturday Afternoon in December. This was the last year that the state title games were in Daytona Beach until this year. What an upset. I could be mistaken, but I believe that the Bolles FB was injured very early in this game, and didn't play anymore. I remember going home from this game and watching the VCR tape of the Bill Parcells Patriots coming back to beat the Dan Reeves Giants 23-22, which was being played the same time as this game.

It was Bolles QB, and that injury was the kiss of death.

Bartow saw that Bolles offense couldn't move the ball without him.

https://twitter.com/CountyPolk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a side note, the son of my wife's cousin and his new girlfriend came with me to the game. Both were young FSU students from inner city Miami. Fast forward 23 yrs and their happily married, with two children, she's a doctor and he's an Army colonel now serving oversea's. I'm now old and retired, sitting on the couch, shirtless, shoeless, and watching TV (Wimbledon semi-finals)......life moves on in unexpected ways folks. Make the best of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Dan in Daytona said:

Jam, Bolles QB broke ankle at Bartow goal line early in the 1st quarter. And it was COLD, but beautiful clear blue skies (Daytona Chamber of Commerce).

I don't recall (or see in the videos) it being clear blue skies for this game :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Dan in Daytona said:

As a side note, the son of my wife's cousin and his new girlfriend came with me to the game. Both were young FSU students from inner city Miami. Fast forward 23 yrs and their happily married, with two children, she's a doctor and he's an Army colonel now serving oversea's. I'm now old and retired, sitting on the couch, shirtless, shoeless, and watching TV (Wimbledon semi-finals)......life moves on in unexpected ways folks. Make the best of it.

..thank God you stopped there, Dan.  I was starting to get a very disturbing visual.:blink::rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, OldSchoolLion said:

C'mon Jam.  According to Dayton's Chamber of Commerce, it never gets cold in Daytona.:lol:

OldSchoolLion, you should know better then to listen to anything that the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, or anyone from Volusia County, tells you!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Dan in Daytona, and LakelandGator. I knew that it was a very important offensive player that Bolles lost, and that their game plan was really hampered because of it.

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  



×