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dgoebel
05-20-2013, 10:53 AM
I was just reading about them in our paper as they are in the final 4 in 4A along with Trinity Catholic from here in Ocala. PC is ranked #1 in the country and defending state champs. Does anyone know if we are recruiting any one off this team. If not maybe we should, they evidently have a lot of talent if they are #1 in the country.

Troy87
05-20-2013, 12:43 PM
I was just reading about them in our paper as they are in the final 4 in 4A along with Trinity Catholic from here in Ocala. PC is ranked #1 in the country and defending state champs. Does anyone know if we are recruiting any one off this team. If not maybe we should, they evidently have a lot of talent if they are #1 in the country.

They are undefeated and are looking for a perfect season. Some of their players are already committed to some big schools, but there a couple that will be likely taken in the MLB draft. They have a pitcher that was in school at Navarre, but transferred to Catholic last summer. Private schools can almost recruit players, which makes it tough for public schools sometimes.

dgoebel
05-20-2013, 03:41 PM
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They are undefeated and are looking for a perfect season. Some of their players are already committed to some big schools, but there a couple that will be likely taken in the MLB draft. They have a pitcher that was in school at Navarre, but transferred to Catholic last summer. Private schools can almost recruit players, which makes it tough for public schools sometimes.

Actually they always recruit players. All 4 teams in the 4A Final 4 are Catholic Schools. It has become a huge problem in FL, you can't compete against it if you are a public school. Trinity Catholic here is in a district in football with FT. White, a small rural town north of Gainsville. TC recruits most of the football talent here. We evidently have a lot of wealthy Catholic football players here in Ocala that can pay $9,000 a year to go there :rollinglaugh:

redwaver
05-21-2013, 10:07 AM
They are undefeated and are looking for a perfect season. Some of their players are already committed to some big schools, but there a couple that will be likely taken in the MLB draft. They have a pitcher that was in school at Navarre, but transferred to Catholic last summer. Private schools can almost recruit players, which makes it tough for public schools sometimes.
Yep, in Florida, private schools can recruit and public schools can't. Talk about double standards but all that said, Catholic is gooooood and I sure hope we are in there trying.

Navarre Trojan
05-21-2013, 08:56 PM
Least we forget about St. Thomas A, or Jacksonville McGuinnis HS. Yes, they recruit but they also play with the BIG BOYS inside the FHSAA.

It is a problem throughout the state, no matter school classification. They need to go to a Private/Public school playoff system within Florida.

Having said that, it will be tough to schedule games against "like sized" private schools. It is much, much easier in New Orleans or Boston, where there are as many, if not more, private schools vs. public schools.

redwaver
05-21-2013, 09:11 PM
Least we forget about St. Thomas A, or Jacksonville McGuinnis HS. Yes, they recruit but they also play with the BIG BOYS inside the FHSAA.

It is a problem throughout the state, no matter school classification. They need to go to a Private/Public school playoff system within Florida.

Having said that, it will be tough to schedule games against "like sized" private schools. It is much, much easier in New Orleans or Boston, where there are as many, if not more, private schools vs. public schools.
Funny, I talked to a lady who holds a high office at FHSAA and she blames the legislature for not fixing what she agrees is complete unfairness. She said they wouldn't permit it. Sounds a lot like Washington and all these government scandals. Ain't nobodies fault! The cream is in a lot if the private schools. Oh, one of the monsignors said they (Christian schools) didn't recruit for athletics. Right, it just happens that most of the students they recruit for academic and religious reasons just happen to be the best athletes in their areas. A lot of the best talent here has filtered to the private schools though and a great place to keep ours eyes on! They play within their class!

Troy87
05-22-2013, 05:56 AM
FWIW, Pensacola Catholic won the state championship last night, and completed the perfect season. It was a gutsy game that went to extra innings.

Congrats to the Crusaders! Hope some become Trojans.

dgoebel
05-22-2013, 08:43 AM
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Least we forget about St. Thomas A, or Jacksonville McGuinnis HS. Yes, they recruit but they also play with the BIG BOYS inside the FHSAA.

It is a problem throughout the state, no matter school classification. They need to go to a Private/Public school playoff system within Florida.

Having said that, it will be tough to schedule games against "like sized" private schools. It is much, much easier in New Orleans or Boston, where there are as many, if not more, private schools vs. public schools.

St. Thomas does play 7A and usually win the state in football. The exception is Lakeland, Tampa Plant and Bradenton Manatee as the public scools that can play with them. Jax Bolles on the other hand plays in 2A to 3A (varies year to year), they get to beat up on teams like Ft. White, Jasper, Madison (FL), etc. And look at 1A?? Tallahassee North FL Christian, Bell Glades Day, Hollywood Chaminade ( I watched Chaminade play Bushnell South Sumter, a little rural town just south of here, in the state football championship sveral years ago. Chaminades OL avg. 6"5 290 and all 5 were commited D1, along with the tailback and QB and most of the D. It was a masacre, no way South Sumter could remotely line up with this team. And like Trinity Catholic here, they tell you they don't recruit, that they like to give educational opportunities to the less fortunate :rollinglaugh: We have friends who have kids that go there, guess how many less fortunate students they have that are non athletes??? ZERO!!! It is a huge, huge problem in FL and it needs to be corrected.

redwaver
05-22-2013, 08:20 PM
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St. Thomas does play 7A and usually win the state in football. The exception is Lakeland, Tampa Plant and Bradenton Manatee as the public scools that can play with them. Jax Bolles on the other hand plays in 2A to 3A (varies year to year), they get to beat up on teams like Ft. White, Jasper, Madison (FL), etc. And look at 1A?? Tallahassee North FL Christian, Bell Glades Day, Hollywood Chaminade ( I watched Chaminade play Bushnell South Sumter, a little rural town just south of here, in the state football championship sveral years ago. Chaminades OL avg. 6"5 290 and all 5 were commited D1, along with the tailback and QB and most of the D. It was a masacre, no way South Sumter could remotely line up with this team. And like Trinity Catholic here, they tell you they don't recruit, that they like to give educational opportunities to the less fortunate :rollinglaugh: We have friends who have kids that go there, guess how many less fortunate students they have that are non athletes??? ZERO!!! It is a huge, huge problem in FL and it needs to be corrected.
A few years ago when I called FHSAA in the bottom 4 classifications the final ranking if teams ( 40 teams ) 35 were private schools...... But according to one Monsignor, they don't recruit for athletics. Even monsignors may have to seek forgiveness for falsehoods. It's been frustrating to small public schools for years!

WeSuck.com
05-23-2013, 06:42 PM
Relying on Catholics is a recipe for failure, maybe to fill a need or two. Just lazy recruiting.

redwaver
05-23-2013, 07:08 PM
Relying on Catholics is a recipe for failure, maybe to fill a need or two. Just lazy recruiting.
What????????????????:confused013: