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  1. Curley was definitely the Catholic school for the working man's sons from Essex, Dundalk or Sparrow Point. I once met a Curley lineman whose dad was a Baltimore City beat cop and mom worked in Baltimore City corrections. Hard to get much more tough nosed/blue collar than that. Pretty representative of that group in my experience. Agree on the all-black unis and Princeton helmet. With those Sean Murphy coached teams you knew you were in for a four quarter dogfight in a phonebooth. Murph is HC of a startup 8-man football program at a tiny Catholic school in the Greenville, NC area now. In o
  2. Nothing but fond memories of the Curley Bowl. From the terraced seating that was BYOC (bring your own chair) to the worst grass I've played on anywhere to the neighborhood kids clinging to the fences shouting "y'all white boys gonna get yo ass beat today" as we entered the venue. Then you had to face Curley running the double wing with 4 tiny but crazy fast backs and an all 300+ lb OL who Coach Dom once referred to as "looking like the midnight shift at McDonald's." They've since gentrified and gotten turf and now it's surrounded by new mixed-income apartments and townhomes on 3 sides and
  3. Damn, Biff let you up for air long enough to reply but didn't bother to arm you with basic facts or any new counterattacks to the truth. It's a fact that SFA was a member of good standing with the MIAA/IAAM with 100% minority enrollment until Biff Poggi took over there. It's a fact that SFA dominated boys/girls basketball for years and no one complained because they followed the rules and won with local talent. It's a fact that since Biff Poggi has arrived at SFA, the number of African-American students and percentage of minority enrollment in the school has dropped. It's a fact
  4. Does Biff at least look you in the eye from time to time when you bend over and take it for him on a daily basis?
  5. Dove is AWOL; I'm at more MIAA events than he his and I don't even live in this country full-time anymore. I've not seen Dove make an in-person appearance in over 3 years. It may be a Weekend at Bernie's situation at this point. Side note: good money McDonogh won't play. Probably not Gilman either. Same with most of the B Conference schools. I could see Spalding, CHC and MSJ trying to work something out with the Philly Catholic League.
  6. Biff is broke! SAD!
  7. I could probably write a book on that topic. As soon as accredited online education became a thing, sketchy "schools" offering football really took off. The first one I remember being really aware of was "Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy" about a decade ago. That's a real (tiny) military school in Southern Maryland but it turns out the team had absolutely no affiliation with them whatsoever. They just took their name and tried to convince the MPSSAA they were totally a real school team and should be sanctioned to play MPSSAA schools. In reality they were pretty much a homeschool team that en
  8. Ted's done great work for years and years. I've been aware of his site since I was in high school since we were playing up there at least once a season. The Philly Inter-AC schools made up a good part of McDonogh's non-conference schedule for about 15 years or so.
  9. The OSU players are just sitting around Columbus not doing anything this fall, maybe some of them can suit up for BS
  10. They've been very quiet about their plans for a potential season. I wonder if Biff's wallet is getting a little light? Deion had no trouble getting Trinity Christian's schedule filled up with OOS opponents, expenses be damned. Of the 4 teams left on their schedule I don't think any are likely to come through.
  11. National Fall 2020 HS Football Outlook- 8/27/20 State Associations: Full go on normal start date (15)- AK, AL, AR, ID, IN, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, WY Full go on normal start date but shortened regular season (2)- IA, OH Staggered Start Date (1)- TX (1A-4A on time; 5A-6A delayed 4 weeks) Delayed 1 Week (1)- WV Delayed 2 Weeks (4)- GA, KY, MS, PA Delayed 3 Weeks (2)- FL, WI Delayed 4 Weeks (4)- ME, NH, NJ, NY Delayed 6 Weeks (4)- AZ, CT, LA, SC Delayed until spring (18)- CA, CO, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, OR, RI, VA, VT, WA Major Non-St
  12. Looks like from their schedules St. John's Catholic Prep will be playing this fall as well. That's the only MD school 100% playing. They're an MIAA independent after the MIAA axed the C Conference
  13. Poggi probably flipped a shit when he told him he was leaving early and would miss whatever spring season SFA tries to throw together to chase that ring.
  14. National Fall 2020 HS Football Outlook- 8/26/20 State Associations: Full go on normal start date (15)- AK, AL, AR, ID, IN, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, WY Full go on normal start date but shortened regular season (2)- IA, OH Staggered Start Date (1)- TX (1A-4A on time; 5A-6A delayed 4 weeks) Delayed 1 Week (1)- WV Delayed 2 Weeks (4)- GA, KY, MS, PA Delayed 3 Weeks (3)- CT, FL, WI Delayed 4 Weeks (4)- ME, NH, NJ, NY Delayed 6 Weeks (3)- AZ, LA, SC Delayed until spring (18)- CA, CO, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, OR, RI, VA, VT, WA Major Non-St
  15. To put UA's case numbers in perspective, they had more COVID cases on campus this week than all of Scotland had in the same time frame.
  16. National Fall 2020 HS Football Outlook- 8/25/20 State Associations: Full go on normal start date (15)- AK, AL, AR, ID, IN, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, WY Full go on normal start date but shortened regular season (2)- IA, OH Staggered Start Date (1)- TX (1A-4A on time; 5A-6A delayed 4 weeks) Delayed 1 Week (1)- WV Delayed 2 Weeks (4)- GA, KY, MS, PA Delayed 3 Weeks (3)- CT, FL, WI Delayed 4 Weeks (4)- ME, NH, NJ, NY Delayed 6 Weeks (3)- AZ, LA, SC Delayed until spring (18)- CA, CO, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, OR, RI, VA, VT, WA
  17. Ohio may be going ahead with football at the state level this fall but all public schools in Akron will not be playing any fall sports.
  18. National Fall 2020 HS Football Outlook- 8/24/20 State Associations: Full go on normal start date (15)- AK, AL, AR, ID, IN, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, WY Full go on normal start date but shortened regular season (2)- IA, OH Staggered Start Date (1)- TX (1A-4A on time; 5A-6A delayed 4 weeks) Delayed 1 Week (1)- WV Delayed 2 Weeks (4)- GA, KY, MS, PA Delayed 3 Weeks (3)- CT, FL, WI Delayed 4 Weeks (4)- ME, NH, NJ, NY Delayed 6 Weeks (3)- AZ, LA, SC Delayed until spring (18)- CA, CO, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, OR, RI, VA, VT, WA Major Non-St
  19. I coached small college football for a few years before moving on to do other things. If you ever get the chance, go watch a HS game from field level from warmups through the final whistle on Friday night and then go watch an NAIA/D3 game the exact same way the next day. That used to be my normal in season routine: scout a HS game on Friday night, coach on Saturday. You'll be shocked at the difference. TV tends to make everything seem slower than it really is but watching a game from field level will give you a true sense for the difference. Everything moves so much faster in college football
  20. As I reply every time one of these threads pop up, Fork Union's post grad team, which is all 19-year olds, routinely gets beat by D3/D2/FCS JV teams. FUMA has put more players into the NFL than any other program in the nation. If they can't beat a college JV even half of the time with a whole team of scholarship players who are all a year older than HS seniors, HS teams have no chance against 99% of varsity college football teams. I will qualify that by saying that there are maybe 20 or so truly terrible D3 teams and a few nonscholarship JUCOs where the game would be interesting, especially te
  21. I was out at a practice where a friend is the HC this week. Spent probably a good 10-15 mins talking to one of the players only to later find out that he had showed up to school and practice despite knowing there was an actively diagnosed COVID case in his immediate family who he had had close interaction with. Kind of reaffirmed my view that we're not long for this fall season because kids will be kids.
  22. All 50 states + DC have made their plans now, some have made multiple plans. Will be interesting to see how they will hold up in the coming weeks/months.
  23. National Fall 2020 HS Football Outlook- 8/21/20 State Associations: Full go on normal start date (15)- AK, AL, AR, ID, IN, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, WY Full go on normal start date but shortened regular season (2)- IA, OH Staggered Start Date (1)- TX (1A-4A on time; 5A-6A delayed 4 weeks) Delayed 1 Week (1)- WV Delayed 2 Weeks (4)- GA, KY, MS, PA Delayed 3 Weeks (3)- CT, FL, WI Delayed 4 Weeks (4)- ME, NH, NJ, NY Delayed 6 Weeks (3)- AZ, LA, SC Delayed until spring (18)- CA, CO, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, OR, RI, VA, VT, WA Major Non-St
  24. National Fall 2020 HS Football Outlook- 8/20/20 State Associations: Full go on normal start date (15)- AK, AL, AR, ID, IN, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, WY Full go on normal start date but shortened regular season (2)- IA, OH Staggered Start Date (1)- TX (1A-4A on time; 5A-6A delayed 4 weeks) Delayed 1 Week (1)- WV Delayed 2 Weeks (4)- GA, KY, MS, PA Delayed 3 Weeks (3)- CT, FL, WI Delayed 4 Weeks (4)- ME, NH, NJ, NY Delayed 6 Weeks (3)- AZ, LA, SC Delayed until spring (17)- CA, CO, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, OR, VA, VT, WA Yet to make a de
  25. National Fall 2020 HS Football Outlook- 8/19/20 State Associations: Full go on normal start date (15)- AK, AL, AR, ID, IN, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, WY Full go on normal start date but shortened regular season (2)- IA, OH Staggered Start Date (1)- TX (1A-4A on time; 5A-6A delayed 4 weeks) Delayed 1 Week (1)- WV Delayed 2 Weeks (4)- GA, KY, MS, PA Delayed 3 Weeks (3)- CT, FL, WI Delayed 4 Weeks (4)- ME, NH, NJ, NY Delayed 6 Weeks (3)- AZ, LA, SC Delayed until spring (17)- CA, CO, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, OR, VA, VT, WA Yet to make a de
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