**OFFICIAL Florida High School Football Talk**

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  1. CUgator

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  2. CUgator

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    Assuming that's former Gator RB/DB Eli Williams?
     
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  3. JGator1

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    You are correct

    NY Times and ESPN led conspiracy against Florida imo
     
  4. SuperCam

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    IMG Academy to have two varsity football teams this fall
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    When close to 100 football players showed up for fall practices at IMG Academy last year, it signaled the time had come for the Ascenders to do something unique among high school programs in the country.

    As a result, IMG Academy will field two varsity football teams starting this year, the Herald has learned.

    “With the rapid growth of the football program over the past several years, we needed to create more playing and development opportunities for our student-athletes,” IMG Academy (White) head football coach Ken Stills said in a statement released by IMG Academy. “Having multiple varsity teams is something IMG Academy has done with (other) team sports for years.”

    IMG Academy’s teams, the Blue and the White, will play separate varsity schedules on Friday or Saturday nights this fall.

    “Every kid gets that experience, that preparation experience, that Friday Night Lights experience,” IMG Academy (Blue) head coach Kevin Wright said in a phone interview. “And you can’t just get that in a JV game. So we understand this is a situation, where there will be games where we’ll be the underdog. We’re going to be the underdog early on. We’ll be the underdog in the first game, for sure. Probably the first couple of games.”


    The Ascenders’ new varsity team will play nine regular-season games against Florida schools, including Saint Stephen’s in Week 2 (Sept. 1). It’s the first time an IMG varsity team will play a program in Manatee or Sarasota counties. One month later, the Ascenders’ Blue team will play a road game against Venice High School.

    WE JUST SAW IT AS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A TEAM THAT WAS GOING TO BE WELL-COACHED AND DEEP AND A GOOD TEST FOR US STARTING THE SEASON.

    Saint Stephen’s head football coach Tod Creneti

    “They reached out to us and they reached out the (Sunshine State Athletic) Conference about possibly playing conference teams,” Saint Stephen’s head coach Tod Creneti said. “Because they felt like their kids would be a good fit there as well. We had a lot of conversations, even as a conference, about ... how we could work with them best. But I think for us, we’re at an interesting place in our history as a program and ... Saint Stephen’s and IMG have a long history of working together, particularly in the area of athletics. And we just saw it as a good opportunity to play a team that was going to be well-coached and deep and a good test for us starting the season.”

    IMG Academy’s original varsity team compiled a 37-3 overall record since its inaugural 2013 season. It has boasted current college football players Bo Scarbrough (Alabama), Deondre Francois (Florida State), Shea Patterson (Mississippi) and Dylan Moses (Alabama) among the more than 60 athletes who went on to Division I Football Bowl Subdivision programs.

    The Blue team is again scheduled to play a national schedule, including Alabama’s Hoover, Arizona’s Chandler, California’s Corona Centennial, Baltimore’s St. Frances Academy and Miami Central.

    120Expected number of players for IMG Academy’s two varsity teams

    But the demand at the program reached the point where 120 players are expected to suit up this fall.

    During last season, Wright and assistant athletic director J.T. Musso began discussing the prospect of two varsity teams that would play on Friday nights.

    Then the administration at IMG Academy, including Senior Vice President and Co-Managing Director Chip McCarthy, Associate Athletic Director Scott Dean and Co-Managing Director Greg Phillips, got involved in the talks, before a decision was made this week to announce the two varsity teams.

    Wright said IMG Academy needed to hire six new coaches to accommodate the expansion.

    “We have to have two of everything ... so it’s an awesome setup from the standpoint that our player-coach ratio stays really low,” Wright said. “But you’re making an investment, and for me looking at it in a big picture was how to practice and how do you prepare? I think we’ve got a really good plan in place, where we’ll send one team out early for game prep ... while the other team is inside doing meetings and film analysis.”

    EVERY KID GETS THAT EXPERIENCE, THAT PREPARATION EXPERIENCE, THAT FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS EXPERIENCE. AND YOU CAN’T JUST GET THAT IN A JV GAME.

    IMG Academy (Blue) head football coach Kevin Wright

    Among the new coaches is Carnell Williams, who went by the affectionate nickname, ‘Cadillac,’ when he starred at running back for Auburn University and later played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Williams began his IMG Academy tenure on Thursday and is set to coach running backs for the new team.

    Stills, an assistant on Wright’s staff, will become the White team’s head coach.

    As far as players, Wright said players will be able to move from the new varsity team to the original one. He also added Bryson Lucero is likely to quarterback the new varsity squad.

    “A lot of good teams have seniors that don’t get to play a lot,” Wright said. “Just because there’s depth. So it’s going to allow guys, who are seniors as well, an opportunity to play a full varsity schedule and play a lot more than they normally would.”

    With the launch of a second varsity team, IMG Academy will have at least one home game in seven of the season’s 12 weeks (not counting the Aug. 18 classic week). In two weeks, both teams are scheduled to play home games: Sept. 22/23 and Nov. 11. Both teams will take a bye week on Oct. 13 although the Blue team has an additional off date scheduled Oct. 27.
     
  5. Jack Parkman

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    Woah STA got murked

     
  6. am16401

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    Harriot is a trash coach
     
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  7. Jack Parkman

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    Feel like if any school has come close to having STA’s “number” over the years it’s miramar. This has to be what their 2-3 win over STA in the last decade?
     
  8. Coach Prison Mike

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    Leon beat Rickards night 22-21 for the upset win.

    Only needed Rickards to turn it over 8 times :smug:
     
  9. Saul Shabazz

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    Baby Willie and Woodie got FHS cruisin through that small class schedule
     
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  10. Saul Shabazz

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    So many nervous dad's in Southwood
    :iseeu:
     
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    I can remember when Leon was a national Top 10 program on an annual basis. :old:
     
  12. Jack Parkman

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    Was that before facemasks?
     
  13. Coach Prison Mike

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    My freshman year we were the all time winningest program in state history (may even still be) and went like 1-9.

    My Jr year we had some talent and everyone thought we were ‘back’ and we had a game against Lincoln that sold out Gene Cox stadium. They proceeded to beat our ass by 50 points and provided the material for like half of Fred Rouse’s highlight tape that year.

    Good times.
     
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  14. xec

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    LOL, no.
     
  15. Jack Parkman

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    What happened to that defender Leon had a few years ago that was absolutely nuts? Think FSU wanted him but there was no way he would qualify
     
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  17. bakonole

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    CJ Mizell?

    He went o Akron for a yr iirc. Then transferred to Wazzu to finish out his career. There's a few highlight tackles on YT from his Wazzu days.

    Crazy sob who loved to hurt people. Perfect DNA for a LB
     
  18. Jack Parkman

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    That’s him
     
  19. JGator1

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    Lakeland-STA @ 8 tonight, just like the glory days 10+ years ago
     
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  20. Jack Parkman

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    Going to be a helluva game

    Lakeland has the bigger stars but STA is no slouch
     
  21. Jack Parkman

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    Gibbons cruised to the state title in 5A 48-10

    :getmoneyfuckbitches:
     
  22. CUgator

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    are these games not on tv?
     
  23. JGator1

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  24. CUgator

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    Unreal. I grew up in California and always got them on tv. Now live in Tampa and don’t. Go figure.
     
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  25. CF3234

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    Fuck Lakeland. Jeremiah harden scored. #DrunkCanes
     
  26. am16401

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    If sta doesn't get it together in the second half they really need to move on from Harriot. If not for a silly penalty Lakeland would be beating sta ass 17-0 right now
     
  27. JGator1

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    Lakeland up 10-0 after the first half

    Demarkcus Bowman is really fucking good
     
  28. JGator1

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    Lakeland up 26-14 after 3 quarters

    Aquinas is lucky they recruit at such a high level the coaching is shit
     
  29. Jack Parkman

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    Guess STA does recruit CF3234

     
  30. CF3234

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    no idea what you are talking about...
     
  31. Jack Parkman

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    STA people have a weird complex about them recruiting kids, I mean it happens everywhere in FL especially sofla both public and private
     
  32. CF3234

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    Lol. I know. I used to be that way. My eyes have been open for a while.
     
  33. CUtigers

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    Hell, the whole state of FL has been madness the past few years. It's like the Wild Wild West out there
     
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  34. Saul Shabazz

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    past few years?

    state has always been shenanigan central

    every decade is just remodeled
     
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    Definitely, but it got even worse with the changes in rules a couple years ago
     
  36. JGator1

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    what happened to Manatee?

     
  37. CF3234

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    STA v. De La Salle starting on ESPNU
     
  38. danny2430

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    Anybody to watch for?
     
  39. NothingIsOT

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    My fellow sofla catholic school alum... hows Archbishop McCarthy been?
     
  40. CF3234

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    no clue. I don't follow HS football at all anymore. Getting old sucks. No time for anything.
     
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  41. War Grundle

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    Rosemy the WR at STA is good and committed to Georgia. Had a nice one handed TD.

    OT Dumervil for STA is a top 100 recruit.
     
  42. danny2430

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    Feel like Rosemy had all the hype in the world a couple years ago and it kinda went quiet

    Guess a boring recruitment will do that
     
  43. Jack Parkman

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    Not good
     
  44. JGator1

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    "Self reported violation" :roll::roll::roll::roll:

     
  45. Jack Parkman

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    FHSAA isn’t messing around this year, suspended the Miramar HC for the rest of the season for walking to midfield and going off on the refs during the STA game
     
  46. milquetoast

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    So many kids in south Tampa with troubled families. Coach is in the people-helpin' business.
     
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  47. JGator1

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    Interesting stuff, years back he took a job at USF for like 3 days then changed his mind to come back to Plant.
     
  48. Jack Parkman

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    Gotta think USF or FAU
     
  49. Jack Parkman

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