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Maybe a little early for this prognosis. However, many people are more in the know than I am. So, any indications from the grapevine if the 2021 season is going to a regular season to include the Spring games? I'm not much for Spring games per se as I don't think they have a lot of value so early in the season and are open to possible injuries with players who have not fully acclimated to the full contact schedule. That being said I'm still interested to know if they will be played. 

 

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3 hours ago, Proseteye said:

Maybe a little early for this prognosis. However, many people are more in the know than I am. So, any indications from the grapevine if the 2021 season is going to a regular season to include the Spring games? I'm not much for Spring games per se as I don't think they have a lot of value so early in the season and are open to possible injuries with players who have not fully acclimated to the full contact schedule. That being said I'm still interested to know if they will be played. 

 

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Spring games may not be a big deal to fans, but to players, it's their first chance since the Fall 2019 season to impress college scouts and possibly earn a scholarship. The class of 2021 lost last Spring (2020) to Covid. College programs closed down football camps during the Summer of 2020 and visits to colleges were eliminated. Attendance at HS games this past Fall were severely restricted and college scouts were staying back at home. To totally kill recruiting for the class of 2021, the NCAA granted another year of eligibility to all current college players without increasing scholarship levels. So, Spring 2021 is big for kids in the classes of 2022 and 2023. Kids will always be exposed to injuries playing football; my oldest grandson broke his forearm in Winter Park's 1st playoff game playing defensive end. His reaction; it's football, injuries happen, He was thankful he got to play his senior season. 

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18 hours ago, Kyle Wilcox said:

You're right they should make it week 1 of the regular season.

Personally, I'd rather see both teams have a few games under their belts before they square off.  Apopka has a tendency to start a little slow, but finish strong -- in large part because of it takes a little time to get their sophisticated offensive in synch (even though many the kids have been running it since their youth football days).  

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8 hours ago, Perspective said:

Personally, I'd rather see both teams have a few games under their belts before they square off.  Apopka has a tendency to start a little slow, but finish strong -- in large part because of it takes a little time to get their sophisticated offensive in synch (even though many the kids have been running it since their youth football days).  

Thats cool I wouldn't mind them getting of few games played before they face off as long as they get this game played.

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I remember going to a spring game in Orlando. and Cocoa was playing at Dr Phillips and they pounded Dr Pepper like 35-7 at half. The game was suspended due to weather but Cocos was rocking and rolling. Spring games feel like real games as long as the starter play significantly in the first half. 

Also I went to a spring game at Cocoa when they played Miami Northwestern. A rocket/spaceship went off and the whole stadium just stopped everything to watch. It was so cool. 
 

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8 hours ago, nolebull813 said:

I remember going to a spring game in Orlando. and Cocoa was playing at Dr Phillips and they pounded Dr Pepper like 35-7 at half. The game was suspended due to weather but Cocos was rocking and rolling. Spring games feel like real games as long as the starter play significantly in the first half. 

Also I went to a spring game at Cocoa when they played Miami Northwestern. A rocket/spaceship went off and the whole stadium just stopped everything to watch. It was so cool. 
 

Nolebull813, what year were those spring games? The reason why I ask is because Coach Wilkinson is known for not caring about spring games at all. In fact, since Coach Wilkinson has been the Head Coach at New Smyrna Beach, the team has not played a spring game at all to my knowledge. Did the Tigers play spring games when he was the Head Coach at Cocoa? 

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16 hours ago, Jambun82 said:

Nolebull813, what year were those spring games? The reason why I ask is because Coach Wilkinson is known for not caring about spring games at all. In fact, since Coach Wilkinson has been the Head Coach at New Smyrna Beach, the team has not played a spring game at all to my knowledge. Did the Tigers play spring games when he was the Head Coach at Cocoa? 

Those spring games happened while Coach Wilks was coaching Cocoa, they played Dr.P 2 springs in a row and played Northwestern the spring after they played Central in the regular season if I remember correctly. To me it seemed like they only played spring games when it was against high competition. They also played oxbridge when they bad travis homer.

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6 hours ago, KeemD321 said:

Those spring games happened while Coach Wilks was coaching Cocoa, they played Dr.P 2 springs in a row and played Northwestern the spring after they played Central in the regular season if I remember correctly. To me it seemed like they only played spring games when it was against high competition. They also played oxbridge when they bad travis homer.

Thank you. 

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2 hours ago, nolebull813 said:

I believe vs Dr Phillips was in 2011 and Cocoa vs MNW was in 2013. 
 

They played Dr Phillips in 2012 but I didn’t go to that one so I’m assuming the one I went to at Dr P was in 2011 

Cocoa won both games against Dr.P. they were coming back when they put in the backups and JV

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On 1/14/2021 at 3:03 PM, Proseteye said:

Maybe a little early for this prognosis. However, many people are more in the know than I am. So, any indications from the grapevine if the 2021 season is going to a regular season to include the Spring games? I'm not much for Spring games per se as I don't think they have a lot of value so early in the season and are open to possible injuries with players who have not fully acclimated to the full contact schedule. That being said I'm still interested to know if they will be played. 

 

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