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St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) @ IMG this Friday


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For those that may be interested 

St. Frances Academy ( 7-1 ) Lost only to STA 38-23 in Ft. Lauderdale this season

IMG ( 9-0 ) In 2019 IMG lost to St. Frances 35-7 in Baltimore

St. Frances' football program has become the subject of controversy within Maryland in the late 2010s. After former Gilman School coach Biff Poggi took over as head coach, he began aggressively recruiting talented players from inside and outside Maryland, to a greater degree than other private schools in the state did. Within a few seasons St. Frances became effectively unbeatable by their traditional opponents in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), regularly defeating them by wide margins.[10]

Before 2018 those teams told St. Frances they would no longer play them, citing safety concerns as many of St. Frances' recruits were well outside the typical height and weight range for high school players and more in line with college football teams

The team won the MIAA championship before the season even started since all those opponents had to forfeit their games, but scheduled intra squad scrimmages, opponents from as far away as Canada, and road trips to the South for the players' benefit.

IMG will have their hands full to say the least. Being played Friday at 7 PM. Wonder if ESPN will cover it or whether it will be aired on You Tube. 

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20 hours ago, fishspinners said:

This was the last team to beat IMG. Since then, IMG has won 20 in a row. Should be a good game. 24-17 IMG

IMG's starting QB A J Duffy will be out. A Freshman QB will start. IMO Duffy has not been all that great the entire season and the reason for a few close games that they had,  so possibly it may not be that bad for IMG. They still have two top RB's Allen and Gage, a very good OL, and WR's that can catch anything. Plus their DF is lights out most of the time. 

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39 minutes ago, Floridalawguy said:

Is the game being live-streamed anywhere?

Normally you can go on You Tube and sometimes the game will be available. Or possibly on IMG's Facebook page. I'm still hoping that ESPN will carry it as it may be the biggest HS game in the nation on Friday. 

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5 minutes ago, Proseteye said:

Normally you can go on You Tube and sometimes the game will be available. Or possibly on IMG's Facebook page. I'm still hoping that ESPN will carry it as it may be the biggest HS game in the nation on Friday. 

Trinity Catholic a good team. Why you stuck on a college high school team. Img can beat colleges. 

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19 hours ago, Floridalawguy said:

Thanks for the link!  I am looking forward to watching this game.  (And, of course, watching the Trinity Catholic game, too... lol)

Not so sure about the Celtics. IMO they have struggled this season on both sides of the ball. They will be playing a PK Yonge team, in the 2nd round of the playoffs, that is totally different than in years past when they couldn't beg, borrow, or steal a win. This PK Yonge team seems to be pretty darn good. They have a Sr QB that has thrown for over 1600 yards and RBs and WRs that get the job done. If Trinity does not turn in a good performance then PK Yonge will defeat them. 

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