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A few shoutouts to the OC Connect crew in that thread. Apparently they like our board a little bit lol
An answer to Mater Dei and Bosco’s Gatorade commercial with JJ Watt?
St Francis was 9-0 last year and proclaimed to be the best team in the nation. That want the chance to beat up the champs not their understudy.
MD fans questioning that the best team in the nation last year (st francis) wanted to play the 1 loss mythical champs over their understudy goes to show how scared the monarch faithfull is.
Dont worry redpill money and ej will out coach and defeat the most amazing team every assembled.
Monarchs by 21. #coachingmatters.
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Poggi was wearing a cut up, inside out t-shirt from Gilman HS in Baltimore. Maybe sending an ESPN message to his alma mater and the school he coached for 19 years (13 championships) before leaving in 2016, in part because the administration wouldn’t allow him to broaden the program’s recruiting net (i.e. DC/Virginia) and overall budget.
Gilman was also coincidentally one if the league rivals that refused to play SFA after Poggi arrived, due to “safety concerns” and “unfair talent advantages,” which they didn’t seem to complain about during Poggi’s tenure when they were a state and national power.
to this day i still don't understand why IMG stopped running the ball against MD. The were able to run the entire game. IMG was out coached and out schemed. I'll be there to cheer on the Monarchscredofriar wrote: Monarchs by 21. #coachingmatters.
Is “where (sic) basically called out by st Francis (sic)” the same thing as actually being called out by St FRANCES? Because that never happened.
IMG literally called out Mater Dei, for an entire offseason. There are actual videos of that. Show us anywhere that happened with SFA, or stop BSing to support your rants.
I don’t think either school knows what the hell a “cock of the walk” is, nor do they want to be anything like that.
St FRANCES was 10-0 last season, playing a bunch of academies from Canada, and were not “proclaimed to be the best team in the nation” (at least not the U.S. nation).
Yeah, this thread is obviously just overflowing with RED FEAR!
The suggestion that Bosco could have chosen to play the primetime game against the best non Cali team at its own event is hard proof! They scared!!
Hey Brave Nation, how do you feel about being labeled as Mater Dei’s “understudy” by a Servite supporter, of all people??
I lost your rambling nonsense — lacking any punctuation — along the way. And you lost the actual point being discussed, which is about teams that already agreed to come to this showcase. Not some apparent mystery team that you’re taking about, who needed a “save the date” card in the mail, or already had some type of “home/away contract” pre-set for this weekend.2002tony wrote: just because you host it, at your field, doesnt mean every team that you may want to come play is waiting around for you to announce your having it and they just may have already scheduled other teams to play during that weekend and/or they are in the second year of a two year home/away contract and dont have that date open and by your comment and thinking Bosco must not have had the foresight to ask those teams to save the date that had not been announced or known yet to come play two years ago.
It doesn’t seem you know how this works, although you’re trying really hard to make it seem like you do. Obviously none of the OOS teams that agreed to play in LA this weekend (St Frances, Milton, Good Counsel) had any conflicts, or they wouldn’t be coming. Once they agreed to come, which day they played (Friday/Saturday) and opponent they faced (Bosco/MD/JSerra) was in no way affected by any other week, or game, or reservation, or contract, or any other nonsense or excuse you can come up with.
Bosco could have played any of the three teams that accepted an invite to the showcase, including St Frances, if they chose to. There is no way St Frances would have asked out of a game against anyone, especially the host — Bosco, had they been scheduled to play them on either day of a showcase that they were already committed to playing in and traveling to.
But please keep twisting in the wind to explain this, it’s entertaining for the rest of us.
The Atlanta-area school is in a place described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) as “an affluent horse town on the northern edge of Fulton County.”
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ajc.co ... O/amp.html
Per the AJC, they will be the first Georgia HS football team to play a game in California. Wow. No pressure Harlow.
“When I interviewed here [in 2017], I said we’ve got to get into the Corky Kell Classic (local ATL showcase) and try to get some national experience whether it’s bringing in out-of-state teams or going to play those teams,’’ Head Coach Adam Clack said. “It creates a great experience for those kids. … And you like to have your school talked about. You feel relevant. It doesn’t put points on scoreboard, but it keeps the community excited.’’
Milton pulled one of the biggest upsets in GA state championship history, beating Colquitt County HS, 14-13, in the 2018 title game. CCHS was ranked in the top 5 nationally going into the game and was a 21-point favorite.
The Eagles entered the season ranked in the top 5 of the state 7A rankings, and opened with a 45-0 win over cross town rival Alpharetta (GA) — before losing 26-23 last week to Buford (GA), the top team in Class 5A. They are still in the top 10 of Georgia 7A, currently ranked 9th.
Their star player is actually an offensive lineman, 6-5 320lb Clemson commit Paul Tchio. Tchio went into full Myles Murao IMG-mode in their win over Alpharetta, scoring a big man TD and celebrating like a kid chasing the ice cream truck down the street ...
Based on the highlights below from the Buford game, posted by their sophomore QB Devin Farrell (early offer from Texas A&M), it looks like they run some type of 11 personnel, spread option offense when he is in the game, featuring a fair amount of scrambling from Farrell (who throws well on the run).
Farrell rotates with senior QB Jackson Weaver, with both seeking to replace graduated 2018 region POY Jordan Yates (Georgia Tech).
Their two 2-way TE/DEs are big kids, with junior Austin Weiner at 6-7 235, and sophomore Jack Nickel at 6-4 225 (who caught the first TD in the clip above). Weiner has 5 offers incl Kansas St, and Nickel has 8 offers already, including Florida St and Va Tech. Sophomore RB/LB Jordan McDonald is 6-0 215 and has early offers from Florida St and Kentucky.
Here’s another clip with TE Nickel catching one of his two TDs against Buford, this one from Weaver on a rollout.
Here is their team preview from the spring, which is likely still accurate, considering Georgia seems to have a LOT less transfers than California.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ajc.co ... P/amp.html
He previously was an offensive coordinator and head coach at district rival West Forsyth. Milton had back to back losing seasons before he arrived, and had averaged only 5 wins per year in the decade prior. Which sounds like something right off the “Friday Night Lights” script.
He has his own Sunday night radio show at a local Irish pub, called “Clack’s Corner” — which sounds like something straight off the “Friday Night Lights” script.
“The longest distance between opponents in previous No. 1 v No. 2 games was the 2007 Florida-Texas showdown between Miami Northwestern (FL) and Southlake Carroll (TX) at SMU. The distance between those two powerhouses was 1,369 miles.
This one is almost double at 2,703. St Frances Academy, which has never played west of Georgia, will set out for the West Coast on Thursday.
5-star DE and Alabama commitment Chris Braswell doesn’t see the travel as a problem. ‘It’s a regular game and we are on a business trip.’”
“SFA has 16 players committed to college programs against two for Mater Dei. The Panthers claim 23 players with three recruiting stars or more, compared to 15 for Mater Dei. Close to 40 future D1 college football players is more than a little impressive.”
“Both teams are loaded with talent, but if judging by recruiting stars and college commitments, the Panthers are superior.”
- MaxPreps National Editor Mitch Stephens
Hmmmmmmm well well well ...
I think Good Counsel is trying to go 1-0 lol
I want to say SFA wins this game. They have more talent. BUT, MD has Bryce. I feel like any team he's on can win against anybody.
Game preview for GC v SJB:
No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) vs. Good Counsel (Olney, Maryland)
When: Friday 9/13, 10 p.m. ET
“Good Counsel Analysis: In this Trinity League vs. The USA game, host St. John Bosco will try to get its third win against an East Coast team this season (fourth win overall) taking on Good Counsel (2-0).
The Falcons offense features the top rated junior (2021) recruit in the state of Maryland, and the 5th ranked OT in the 2021 class nationally, Landon Tengwall (6-6 312 — 29 offers — pictured above getting off the plane at LAX). 6-3 285lb junior OG Xavier Ricks also helps protect 6-2 junior QB Trace Campbell and open holes for senior RB Sy’Veon Wilkerson (5-9 205). Top WR Miles Cross (Jr-6-1 185) has an offer from West Virginia.
Good Counsel has a very strong core of 2020 defenders, including three-star players in defensive end Kris Jenkins Jr (Michigan commit - son of former all-pro NFL DL), linebacker Mitchell Melton (Ohio State), cornerback Jason Scott (Boston College), safety Jalen McNair (Rutgers) and defensive tackle George Wolo (Buffalo) that has helped limit opponents to seven points in its two games this season (wins over Charlotte (NC) Catholic (7-0) and Baltimore (MD) Mount St. Joseph (19-7)).
But St. John Bosco is much fiercer than any opponent Good Counsel has seen this year. Even if the Falcons defense can limit Bosco, who is averaging almost 47 points per game, Good Counsel’s offense will have to have a career night; the 26 total Good Counsel points this year is less than any one Bosco game this season.”