In this part FLN went through the final MaxPreps rankings to populate a field of 64, split into 4 quadrants of 16 teams each. All district champions were included and we went straight down the final rankings to figure the next 8 teams in each current quadrant.
Remember that some teams might have fallen through the cracks if they did not post 15 game results. A second place finish did not guarantee a bid and in some cases one district got three teams into the field. I seeded the teams 1-16 based on their final rankings. A link to the first page of the rankings are here:
Again, I have some real issues with some of these rankings so don't shoot the messenger! There is a lot of good in this approach
Over the past few months I've been asked over and over about the possibility of lacrosse going to a classification system similar to many other sports in the state of Florida. We have nearly 200 Boys and 200 Girls high school programs in this state and seriously about 8 schools that could win the Boy's title last season. Many programs are frustrated at not being able to be competitive enough and some would welcome a second classification to open up the possibility of a second state title to play for. Some of that debate has broken down among Public vs Private high schools, Small vs Large and any sort of approach.
The first thought that was put forward was along this:
A preliminary proposal, as noted in the Presentation Packet passed out for the September 5th presentation
We are going to run out our US Lacrosse Florida Chapter All American and Awards list and our first article is for the Central Florida Boys!
Congratulations to all of you! Cover Picture is Academic AA Hunter Bitner of East River HS. If we get more photos in we'll add them to this article!
The First Academy
Here's a list of ways to follow the game tonight!
Live Video via NFHS website (fee applies)
On the FLN Twitter feed . . . FloridaLX
We will be live blogging the game
and, via Periscope, we will be tweeting LIVE video of interviews and analysis!
Wells will be filing his story and I will be preparing a weekend recap article of the full day's events!
Last night's crowd was ENORMOUS! Great job to the lacrosse lovers around the state!
Bishop Moore Holds Off Ponte Vedra to Reach Boys Lacrosse State Final
by Paul Ivice - Orlando Sentinel Correspondent
Bishop Moore held off a furious but mostly futile last-minute Ponte Vedra rally Friday evening to advance to the boys state lacrosse final.
The Hornets won 8-6.
The Bishop Moore boys (18-2) are trying to bring another lacrosse state title back to Orlando after their girls prevailed last year.
In the FHSAA championship match at 8 p.m. Saturday, the Hornets will take on Jupiter (20-2), which ousted four-time state champion Boca Raton St. Andrew’s (17-3).
The Hornets made the most of the first state semifinal berth in program history.
Though they fell behind quickly 2-0 in the first quarter, which coach Reed Reynolds attributed t