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  1. The IHSA has a handy list: https://www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/BoysFootball/ConferenceSchedulesStandingsResults.aspx?url=/data/fb/outstate.htm
  2. They loved their MA teams in the 80's...this was before my time but I have a really hard time picturing Winchester having the #18 football team in the country or Natick having top 10-15 teams (and those weren't even the Doug Flutie years). Brockton at least had some genuine talent and was the sort of huge school that could plausibly have a national-level team. The dominance of the PCL teams since they joined the PIAA makes me wonder how good those Philly suburb public schools like CB West/Downingtown that used to garner top 10 rankings really were.
  3. Another good VA-NC matchup this year will be on August 30 when Heritage of Lynchburg hosts Vance from Charlotte. Heritage was Virginia 3A champions last year, while Vance was North Carolina 4AA runner-up. Vance's coach just left for Irmo SC, and they dipped into Virginia for his replacement, hiring the coach from Indian River, who went 12-1 last year including a win over Oscar Smith.
  4. This one is sure to be broadcast on the Ocho: 9/7: Timber Creek (NJ) at Warren County (VA) Warren County was 1-9 last year.
  5. Highland Springs picked up Greensboro (NC) Page for 9/27: https://www.greensboro.com/sports/high-school/football/page-found-virginia-football-opponent-online/article_9ce4a242-7296-11e9-ba49-c3df5c80f2af.html Page was 6-6 last year but that includes three forfeit losses for games they won on the field. They were state finalists in 2015 and 2016 and semifinalists in 2017 so it could be a good matchup.
  6. Here's Westfield's schedule: https://www.westfieldathletics.org/main/teamschedule/id/4035/seasonid/4438323 They are just scrimmaging at QO. Looks like no scrimmage with DeMatha this year.
  7. EasternPAFootball has Bishop McDevitt of Harrisburg playing Gettysburg on 8/30. Spalding might be playing the PCL Bishop McDevitt. Broad Run and Churchill could be a decent game, what does Churchill have coming back?
  8. New Bedford (MA) won an Eastern Mass "Super Bowl" in 1993-94 along with state titles in basketball, baseball, and boys' volleyball. Missed out on the track championship, which they won the preceding year and the following year.
  9. That Japanese pass was pretty impressive, in a way:
  10. The Royalty Institute fan forum is tough to find because they rented space on an indoor soccer forum but it is on fire!
  11. I don't think it's totally fair to lump Bishop Sullivan in with those other teams. Prior to 2016, they were pretty successful at the level they were playing (12-0 state championship season in 2013, followed by the coach getting pushed out for scoring too many points), and even ranked in the top 5,000 occasionally 😀. When they decided to go "big time", they did what most private schools looking to upgrade their programs would do, and hired an established successful coach that top local kids wanted to play for. It made waves because some in their league weren't happy about it, and because geography necessitated that they play a national schedule, but fundamentally it wasn't really different from what a PVI or O'Connell would do if they decided they wanted to compete with the big boys in the WCAC. It's not the same as ECA which was just a made-up school, or SFA which didn't play football until recently and brings in kids from all over. On-topic for the thread: Bishop Sullivan still has some talent, so one of the big questions for the upcoming season in Virginia is whether those players will stick around BS, follow Scott to Oscar Smith, or end up at other public schools.
  12. https://www.royaltyinstitute.org/2019-football-schedule 8/23 Clayton Valley Charter School (San Francisco California) 8/30 Riverdale Baptist 9/7 National Christian Academy 9-14 - Open 9/21 HD Woodson (DC) 9/28 Calvert Hall 10/5 Avalon 10/11 Open 10/19 Friendship Collegiate (DC) 10/26 St. Johns Prep 11/2 Open 11/15 St. Frances (MD) Post Season Play
  13. How far has Maryland School for the Deaf fallen that they are losing by three touchdowns to these guys? The SFA schedule that GSB posted has them playing a Florida team on 9/6. The homeschool teams are good schedule filler for the Virginia teams that drop out of their districts to play independent schedules. TJ is playing host to homeschool teams from Southwest Virginia and Delaware this year, I guess those teams can combine the game with an educational trip to DC.
  14. NEPSAC school, well-known for basketball but they've only had football for a few years. Had a lot of on-paper talent last year but got destroyed by SFA (and Choate). Coach left for Loomis-Chaffee so who knows what they'll be like this year.
  15. This story does not have a happy ending: https://wjla.com/news/local/boyfriend-charged-in-connection-with-fatal-shooting-ft-washington
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