I started reading everyone's stories about how great the Md HS football teams were . I should have known the remarks were just a parent being proud but in reality the HS in football is only good, not great mind you but very good. Don't give me the common reply that the teams in Fl and Texas play year around. I have read many schools in Md now have their kids weight lifting and working out as well year around. Also don't tell me about Spring football in these states as I see Md also has 7 on 7 and camps in the summer as well. Also all players can go to a college camp. Yes excuses can be made but until you change a few rules Md will continue to be good but not great in the sport.
This year in Florida we have several teams that have made the top 25. Just recently we have also lost a team that was ranked number 1 in their division and 18th overall in the Country but once again we see teams waiting to get in are readily added. Isn't it time Md put forth the next shoe and begin a program like these states. To say the reason these states do so well is only an excuse for your systems failure. Time to take the next step Maryland and make football what it should be. The best sport to play in HS and also over 80 % of these kids on these teams get scholarships to many D-1 to D-3 schools. Many graduate with over 3,3 gpa and many become professional players. Here is the list of the Nations top 25. Look good and see how your area did.
Top 25 HS Programs in the Nation from the USA Today for week of 11-24-13
1. Booker T Washington..... Miami Fl
2. Allen...Allen Texas
3. Miami Central... Miami Fl.
4. Katy ... Katy Texas
5. St. John Bosco... Belflower Cal
6. De La Salle ...Concord Cal
7.Hoover... Birmingham Ala
8. Junipero Serra... Gardena Cal
9. Desoto... Desoto Texas
10. Oscar Smith... Chesapeake Va
11. St. Joseph... Montvale N.J
12. Mountain Pointe...Phoenix Ar
13.Northwestern... Rock Hill S.C.
14. Bellevue... Bellevue Wa.
15. Miramar... Miramar Fl
16. Byrnes... Duncan S.c.
17. Mallard Creek... Charlotte N.C.
18. Brother Rice... Bloomfield Hills Mich
19. Jenks... Jenks Ok
20. Bingham... South Jordan Utah
21. Blue Springs... Blue Springs Mo
22. Punahou...Honolulu Ha
23. DeMatha ... Hyattsville Md
24. Mentor... Mentor Ohio
25.Fort Pierce Central...Fort Pierce Florida
Yes people look at this list. Only one school from Maryland made the top 25. In reality the school that made it is in the DC area. So as big as Baltimore is, no schools made the list. Areas in Florida and Texas as well as Cal in some cases have less than 10,000 people in the. In Baltimore it appears to me schools that are private as well as some that are public recruit heavily. In Florida private schools usually play in Boy Scout Leagues or leagues that have athletes playing under 175 lbs and less than 6 feet tall. Yes the teams draw from local areas but in Florida the whole town comes out to support their team. In Maryland I have been to a very big game this past year and saw around 1500 at most. Maybe it isn't the athletes fault for only being average but the support they get looks to be very negative. When a school with a population of over 1000 can only have 500 come to a game or less, than is it any wonder the school does not support that program. Yes people you can all talk big about how great your schools are but did you ever give the thought of actually going out and supporting your kids teams. Maybe than the schools will notice you actually care about these athletes instead of giving lip service on paper.
This was Max Preps top teams
Edited by justforfun, 27 November 2013 - 11:28 AM.