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FLN Weekly High School Media Poll (Well, This Writer Anyhow!) – 3/5/17

FLN Weekly High School Media Poll (Well, This Writer Anyhow!) – 3/5/17

FHSAA, Florida Top Ten, Men's Lacrosse
  Well, if you thought last week's results shook things up, this week was kind of an earthquake . . . Two teams just outside of the Top 20 last week made major statements. A perennial Top 10 program looks like it is spiraling out. David Bowie had a song about this . . .     The Southwest of Florida is starting to show again.  Two years ago I predicted a Barron Collier - Ponte Vedra final and that certainly didn't happen, and the Southwest was not competitive the last few years with the East coast. but now that is starting to swing a little, as BC's big 8-1 win over Belen Saturday indicated. Meanwhile, further up north in the Tampa area, Tampa Jesuit dealt a spanking to Maclay, as that team is probably wondering why it made a coaching change. Fo
5-Goal 4th Quarter Run Lifts Immokalee to 9-7 Road Win Over Calvary Christian Academy

5-Goal 4th Quarter Run Lifts Immokalee to 9-7 Road Win Over Calvary Christian Academy

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse
  Every time I cover a game at CCA another story seems to come out and last night was no different. Last year, at our FLN Senior All Star Game, my assistant coaches were Adam Bond of CCA and Scott Rickard of Immokalee and after getting to know each other they decided to schedule games and when I found out about it i promised them I would cover the game.  Unfortunately, Adam was rescheduled by the Academy for a retreat with his 6th grade class and he had to miss the game, depriving me of a picture with all three of us, the only undefeated coaching staff in Florida history . . . There were definitely compensating positives though. First, the reconstruction of the stadium is pretty much done and it looks terrific.  A full press box, seat back sections, etc.  Looks great! S
FLN Weekly High School Media Poll (Well, This Writer Anyhow!) – 2/19/17

FLN Weekly High School Media Poll (Well, This Writer Anyhow!) – 2/19/17

FHSAA, Florida Top Ten, Men's Lacrosse
  Okay, finally we have a pollster who actually SAW a couple of games! Damn, it's great to get out of the house! Viruses suck.   Four of the Top 7 in the Preseason Poll have already tasted defeat . . . and that does not include Oxbridge. For those who are new to this poll please understand that I do not rank the IMG National or Varsity programs as they are not eligible for FHSAA playoff consideration and I see them as a separate entity dedicated to developing a player and team that makes it an apples and oranges comparison to traditional high schools.  This is not a slight to them, it is just that they market themselves nationally, not at the Florida level.  Oxbridge did fall to IMG Varsity last week but those games play no role in my polling decisions. Jupit
Stifling Defense Lifts St. Andrew’s Over Stoneman Douglas

Stifling Defense Lifts St. Andrew’s Over Stoneman Douglas

Men's Lacrosse, Uncategorized
If you are reading this, lacrosse has probably taken you to the beautiful fields of Parkland and Coral Springs.  Stoneman Douglas High School has a rich lacrosse tradition which is under the radar compared to other schools, but all that really needs to be said is the St. Thomas Aquinas state champions are chock full of coaches and players from the area.  The Eagles also won a state championship before the current FHSAA structure was established.  Fast forward to 2015's opening game and the start of the Tony Seaman era at SA, a 14-7 spanking of the Scots.  Welcome to Florida, Tony.  SA prevailed later in the season, winning 9-8 in the playoffs. A rivalry was born. Last night the series was renewed with a vengeance, with both defenses causing havoc.  The scoring started sl
It’s Here!  The Preseason Top 20 Media Poll!

It’s Here! The Preseason Top 20 Media Poll!

FHSAA, Florida Lacrosse News, Florida Top Ten, HS Polling Booth, Men's Lacrosse, Polling, Uncategorized
  It's that time again!  For your intrepid reporter to act like he knows what he's talking about . . . Yes, it's time for America's Top 20!     Oops . . . wrong Top 20 . . . but Casey Kassem was really something back in the day . . . I still listen to his Top 40's on Sirius 70's on 7 on the weekend while driving!   Well, I'm kind of tired of using the same Let's Get Ready To Rumble video as the intro so let's go with something else . . .   How about a more positive thought for those teams that are looking to move up the food chain?  From the great 70's TV show Soul Train with Don Cornelious?  Rufus with Chaka Khan and Tell Me Something Good?     Kids, this stuff beats Kanye any day . . . Have to say Lady Gaga