Washington at Norcross

I’m watching ESPN High School Football. #1 Booker T. Washington of Miami, Florida, is playing #6 Norcross High School in Norcross, Georgia.

And the Tornadoes, Florida’s defending 4A champion, is drilling the Blue Devils, 21-0, excuse me, 27-0 after a pick and burst up the middle for the touchdown.

Curiously, Booker T. Washington is #1 in the USA Today Super 25, but #2 in the Miami Herald’s South Florida poll. Rivals.com and the Herald rate Miami Central as the #1 high school team in the country.

If you’re watching this game, Booker T. is making Norcross look like kids. Then again, they are kids. And just about all of them are going to college.

Meanwhile, they just showed Justin Ingraham, a 6’2″, 315 lb tackle, shoving around Lorenzo Carter, whom they just referred to as one of the best defensive ends in the country. The Tornadoes are doing whatever they want, meanwhile a good team like Norcross is taking a beating like they haven’t in a long time.

I watch these games because they are entertaining from the standpoint we see these kids from South Florida go on the “road” and dominate other high schools. I’d be really interested to see top teams from outside the Southeast (i.e., California, Texas) challenge the South Florida schools. They are the only states that take high school football seriously enough and have enough of a talent pool to take those powerhouses on.

And all this  sets up the players for higher levels of competition, meaning college and pro football.


About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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