01 November 2007

Odd FHSAA note

From this article, we find out that true freshman quarterback Wesley Carroll, who has brought Mississippi State to the verge of bowl eligibility, came from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

From the same article, we find out that he competed in three consecutive class 5A state championship games, losing all of them to Lakeland High School. The article mentions that the last of those games, a 45-42 double overtime win by Lakeland, is considered "among the greatest games in the history of Florida high school football."

What the article doesn't mention is another interesting tidbit: that same Lakeland High School had seven players commit to play for the University of Florida, including three (RB/KR Chris Rainey and twin linemen Maurkice (OL) and Mike (DL) Pouncey who are now seeing significant time on the field.

Lakeland, by the way, has now won 53 consecutive games - including an 8-0 record this year after losing 9 players to SEC schools last offseason. Wow? Wow.

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