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2017 High School Football Thread

Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:28 am

I didn't attend the game, but followed my alma mater's score via Twitter last night. It was a matchup of top ten teams. Went down like this:

We kick off, other team returns it for TD. Them 7-Us 0

We drive for a TD, XP blocked. Them 7-Us 6

We kick off, they again return it for TD. Them 14-Us 6

We drive for a TD and convert 2-pt try. Tied at 14.

After a stop, we throw a pick six. 21-14 them at the half.

In 4th Q we drive for a TD and again XP is blocked. 21-20 them.

We get ball with 2 min left. Get stuffed in the red zone and line up for 30 yd FG with under 30 secs left. GOOD! 23-21 us

Kick it deep and actually tackle the returner! They heave a long completion to get into our territory. They heave another and we are flagged for what everyone tHere said was a phantom PI. They line up for a long FG with time expiring and make it. We lose 24-23.

It's not every day that your defense gives up 3 points, your offense scores three TDs and a FG and you lose. :pissed: :pissed:

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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby SunCoastBlueHen » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:57 am

Who are the better Delaware HS squads these days?

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Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:36 am

SunCoastBlueHen wrote:Who are the better Delaware HS squads these days?


D1: Middletown and Smyrna. Aka, the two towns that grew in size by about 500% during the housing bubble.

In D2, it's Woodbridge. They are pretty much untouchable, which is weird, because they were historically dreadful as probably the smallest, poorest district in the whole state.

Here are the MaxPeps combined D1 and D2 rankings: http://www.maxpreps.com/m/rankings/list.aspx?page=1&ssid=d7de9baf-87f8-4a16-bf62-ff51dcb7b9d5&state=de

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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby Ivytalk » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:51 am

93henfan wrote:
SunCoastBlueHen wrote:Who are the better Delaware HS squads these days?


D1: Middletown and Smyrna. Aka, the two towns that grew in size by about 500% during the housing bubble.

In D2, it's Woodbridge. They are pretty much untouchable, which is weird, because they were historically dreadful as probably the smallest, poorest district in the whole state.

Here are the MaxPeps combined D1 and D2 rankings: http://www.maxpreps.com/m/rankings/list.aspx?page=1&ssid=d7de9baf-87f8-4a16-bf62-ff51dcb7b9d5&state=de

I think Laurel is the poorest, if not the smallest.

Laurel 27, St. Elizabeth's 14 last night at Baynard Stadium. Nice road win! :thumb:

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Postby Rob Iola » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:25 am

How's St. Mark's doing?
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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:44 am

Ivytalk wrote:I think Laurel is the poorest, if not the smallest.


I can tell you from traveling to every district in Slower DE in the 80s that it was Woodbridge and nobody else was close. The visiting stands consisted of two rows of wooden planks, one higher than the other. You had to step on row 1 to get to row 2. We (Milford) sucked and still beat Woodbridge by 30 every time we played them.

When DuPont closed in Seaford and Seaford became a crack town, most of those families started migrating north toward Dover, many into Woodbridge district. Add in school choice starting up, and Woodbridge also poached a few players from Milford, Sussex Central, and Lake Forest and have turned themselves into easily the best D2 program with only Milford and Laurel occasionally giving them a game.

We went down to Bridgeville for my youngest son's Pop Warner game against Woodbridge PW and our kids were shellacked. We only got crushed by two programs: Smyrna and Bridgeville. Surprise, surprise.

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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby SunCoastBlueHen » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:18 am

Looks like the balance of football power has shifted decidedly south in the last 15 yrs. Where is Delaware Military Academy located? That's a new one on me.

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Postby Grizalltheway » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:53 am

Helena Capital takes down Billings Skyview 34-14 to move to 4-0.

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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby Ivytalk » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:34 am

93henfan wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:I think Laurel is the poorest, if not the smallest.


I can tell you from traveling to every district in Slower DE in the 80s that it was Woodbridge and nobody else was close. The visiting stands consisted of two rows of wooden planks, one higher than the other. You had to step on row 1 to get to row 2. We (Milford) sucked and still beat Woodbridge by 30 every time we played them.

When DuPont closed in Seaford and Seaford became a crack town, most of those families started migrating north toward Dover, many into Woodbridge district. Add in school choice starting up, and Woodbridge also poached a few players from Milford, Sussex Central, and Lake Forest and have turned themselves into easily the best D2 program with only Milford and Laurel occasionally giving them a game.

We went down to Bridgeville for my youngest son's Pop Warner game against Woodbridge PW and our kids were shellacked. We only got crushed by two programs: Smyrna and Bridgeville. Surprise, surprise.

Laurel has a nice new school and new stadium, but over 50% of the kids are eligible for federal aid. It's a poor town, plain and simple. It never had a DuPont plant, and it's considered a major economic victory to land two Royal Farms stores. Good football town, though.
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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:09 pm

Ivytalk wrote:Laurel has a nice new school and new stadium, but over 50% of the kids are eligible for federal aid. It's a poor town, plain and simple. It never had a DuPont plant, and it's considered a major economic victory to land two Royal Farms stores. Good football town, though.


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http://www.wboc.com/story/9429215/milford-beats-laurel-20-0-to-win-delaware-state-title

But seriously, Smyrna moving up D1 to replace us was the best thing that ever happened to Milford football. We were the smallest D1 school in the state for decades and now we're the biggest D2 School. Consequently we went from probably an average 2-8 season before the switch to an average 7-3 since.

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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:19 pm

On the poorest school thing, it may be Laurel now. I was just drawing from my 80s memories and truly feeling bad for Woodbridge. Laurel was nothing like that when we visited there, but that was 30 years ago and I haven't been there much if any since.

I'd still say that every school on US-13 south of Camden (Lake Forest, Woodbridge, Seaford, Laurel, and Delmar) are duking it out for smallest/poorest. Throw in Indian River and Sussex Central with 'em.

As far as big and rich goes, that's Cape Henlopen, Caesar Rodney and now Smyrna.

Who does that leave in the middle? Dover, Milford, and the Techs.

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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby Ivytalk » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:34 pm

93henfan wrote:On the poorest school thing, it may be Laurel now. I was just drawing from my 80s memories and truly feeling bad for Woodbridge. Laurel was nothing like that when we visited there, but that was 30 years ago and I haven't been there much if any since.

I'd still say that every school on US-13 south of Camden (Lake Forest, Woodbridge, Seaford, Laurel, and Delmar) are duking it out for smallest/poorest. Throw in Indian River and Sussex Central with 'em.

As far as big and rich goes, that's Cape Henlopen, Caesar Rodney and now Smyrna.

Who does that leave in the middle? Dover, Milford, and the Techs.

Yeah, there's a lot of bitterness in Sussex about Sussex Tech, which has drawn kids from everywhere in the county, away from the local schools. It's not really a tech school -- it's more of a charter school paid for by all county taxpayers, and getting more than its share of the necessary resources.
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Postby ASUG8 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:44 pm

Tuscola Mountaineers took down North Henderson 49-12 to move to 3-1.

Do you northern southerners in Delaware do the A program (i.e. 1A, 2A, etc.) or something else for divisions? Tuscola is apparently 3A/2A with just under 1100 students.

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Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:47 pm

ASUG8 wrote:Tuscola Mountaineers took down North Henderson 49-12 to move to 3-1.

Do you northern southerners in Delaware do the A program (i.e. 1A, 2A, etc.) or something else for divisions? Tuscola is apparently 3A/2A with just under 1100 students.


Delaware has D1 (large schools) and D2 (small schools). The cutoff is around 1100 students. Biggest school is William Penn (upstate) with ~2,100. Laurel is smallest with ~500.

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Postby ASUG8 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:56 pm

Wiki says NC has 727 public high schools and 357 private schools. Not sure how many have fooseball teams.

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Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:23 pm

ASUG8 wrote:Wiki says NC has 727 public high schools and 357 private schools. Not sure how many have fooseball teams.


Delaware has 47 schools with football teams. That includes all public and private. 14 in Slower DE and all the rest upstate.

Playoffs are six D1 teams and six D2 teams. Seeds 3-6 have a play-in round and seeds 1 and 2 get a play-in bye.

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Postby Ivytalk » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:02 am

Hey, 93, will you be coming to Milford-Laurel on October 6?
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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby 93henfan » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:37 pm

Ivytalk wrote:Hey, 93, will you be coming to Milford-Laurel on October 6?


Maybe. I'll let you know.

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Postby 93henfan » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:38 am

Milford Bucs take down #1 Woodbridge and the longest win streak in the state last night for homecoming.

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Postby SuperHornet » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:36 pm

My Lodi Flames went from a 2-0 start and a 52-29 performance at homecoming to being on the wrong end of two straight shutouts. Something is VERY wrong in Grape Town.

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Postby 93henfan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:07 am

SuperHornet wrote:My Lodi Flames went from a 2-0 start and a 52-29 performance at homecoming to being on the wrong end of two straight shutouts. Something is VERY wrong in Grape Town.

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Postby Ibanez » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:39 am

Bishop England Battlin' Bishops dominated the redneck Klansman of Hanahan, 29-7.

They are currently on a 4 game winning streak.
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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby dbackjon » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:24 am

93henfan wrote:
ASUG8 wrote:Tuscola Mountaineers took down North Henderson 49-12 to move to 3-1.

Do you northern southerners in Delaware do the A program (i.e. 1A, 2A, etc.) or something else for divisions? Tuscola is apparently 3A/2A with just under 1100 students.


Delaware has D1 (large schools) and D2 (small schools). The cutoff is around 1100 students. Biggest school is William Penn (upstate) with ~2,100. Laurel is smallest with ~500.



It cracks me up every time you say upstate, etc. 4 1/2 Delawares could fit in my county alone. 10 Delawares could fit into the county Flagstaff is in.
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Re: 2017 High School Football Thread

Postby Chizzang » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:51 am

dbackjon wrote:
93henfan wrote:
Delaware has D1 (large schools) and D2 (small schools). The cutoff is around 1100 students. Biggest school is William Penn (upstate) with ~2,100. Laurel is smallest with ~500.



It cracks me up every time you say upstate, etc. 4 1/2 Delawares could fit in my county alone. 10 Delawares could fit into the county Flagstaff is in.


pfft... but it's all just sand and scrub
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oh and **** your High school football thread.... (in particular)

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