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There is no doubt that in the south that football is not everything, but the only thing when it comes to contact sports. In some states, it’s secular to religion. I’m quite sure that on the high school level in the southern states, the hype, and the excitement are already there, as the players have grinded away running drills, participating in physical conditioning, weight training, participating in passing leagues, two a day practices, and attending camps during the summer.

For the citizens here in Liberty County, I am quite sure that fans of FPCA, the Liberty County Panthers, and the Bradwell Institute Tigers are ready for High School Football for fall 2013 season. The Panthers are coming back from a 6-4 2012 season out of Region 3 Division A-AAAA losing to Wayne County, South Effingham County, and perennial powers Appling County Pirates, and the Statesboro Blue Devils. This season looks very promising for the Panthers as returning senior blue chip linebacker Raekwon McMillan will turn it up a notch shutting down the offense on their opponents. I see the Panthers improving their win-loss record of 2013 better than last year’s.

The Bradwell Institute Tigers are coming back from a dismal 2-8 fall 2012 season, but lots of great positive changes have occurred since the spring with the hiring of Coach Adam Carter from Camden County, as the Tigers new head football coach. Since then, there have been new senses of morale, hope, confidence among the players and citizens, and the rebuilding of a football program. Fans from across the County watched from their cars, and lawn chairs, to take a look at a new era in Bradwell Institute Football as the team practiced during the spring. With the great things that Coach Carter, and his cadre of coaches are administering to the players, The Tigers will be a better football team than last year, and previous years.

As an Alumus of Bradwell Institute, I challenge all Tiger Fans to support the Bradwell Institute Tigers by donating to the Touchdown Club, purchase your season tickets, and lets fill our stadium to capacity for all of our home games. Confidence is high.

















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JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 17:20 PM

Great Blog SF3!!! I am looking for long over due improvement from BI. I think it is coming. Everyone, BI grads and fans are hoping for the best

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 17:28 PM

I have no doubt that there is a new era in Bradwell Institute football. My confidence is high, and I honestly believe that Bradwell Institute football will be a lot better than the previous years. Shhh, I hear that it's brewing already from the cross town rivals that they (The Panthers) really want to beat Bradwell this year again. They are the defending County Champions now are'nt they? This will be a very tough game between the two. They beat a dismal Bradwell Institute Tigers football team in Tigers Stadium last year 13-7. Lets see what happens this year from a new and much improved Tigers Football team.

PoliticsNation commented on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 17:35 PM

The Tigers and the Dallas Cowboys are headed to the top this season...I'm a die hard fan for both teams.....

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 18:27 PM

For me it's BI, The Dawgs and whomever The Sec Team is in the BCS Championship.

I'm a fairweather Falcons Fan.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 18:43 PM

Well I am a BI Tigers Fan, A Georgia Bulldogs Fan, an Atlanta Falcons Fan, Baltimore Ravens Fan, and a Philadelphia Eagles (because Of Vick)

I am not a big fan of Mattie Ice. Mattie Ice always melts come January.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 20:39 PM
sebekm commented on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 20:51 PM

"For me it's BI, The Dawgs and whomever The Sec Team is in the BCS Championship."

Jimmy - you mean SEC TeamS, don't you?

I gotta pull for BI, The Dawgs, the Falcons, and - above all - Da Bears.

golfnut31316 commented on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 21:06 PM

I wish the Tigers the best of luck. But I live and work in Panther country. My step kids graduated for Liberty High, so therefore I am a Panther fan.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 07:32 AM

Sebe,

You know the Bears maybe going to the read option.

mountain commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 09:36 AM

SportsFan31313, You may remember the message I sent you last year letting you know that there was going to be a change in Bradwell Football this year and that the new Coach could possibly be coming from Camden County.

Tiger5 commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 10:01 AM

It is certainly the best time of the year for all around sports fans. Not only do HS, college, and NFL football seasons get cranked up, but it also marks the stretch run through the dog days and into the fall towards the fall classic for MLB.

This could certainly be an entertaining fall for BI, Liberty, UGA, Falcons, and Braves fans. GSU should be powerful also but unfortunately they have no crowns to play for.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Hi Sporty: Yes - I've been like the proverbial sponge reading and watching all things Bears since they hired their new crew of coaches and added key roster personnel in the draft and in free agency. What I've read is that they are "considering" the read, but if and how much they use it will be contingent upon how well their personnel (i.e., Cutler) can execute. I have to tell you, I was very excited when they drafted Alshon Jeffery in 2012, and I'm hoping he will have a "break out" year in augmenting Marshall and that new free agent tight end they got from the G-Men.

I think putting Hester back on special teams ONLY was the best move they made. His time at wide receiver was a total waste and probably cost him double-digit kick-off/punt return touchdowns over the past four years. In fact, the decision to make Hester a WR was probably - IMHO - the dumbest move in the history of a franchise that has a history of dumb moves.

Their free agent middle linebacker came up with a calf problem yesterday, and now it looks like the kid from FL who was drafted in the 2nd round this year may start at MLB - at least in the preseason. I'm also looking forward to seeing how their first round pick works out. He has a great football pedigree, and supposedly has a lot of talent and a "mean streak."

So hope springs eternal and optimism holds sway in the Sebek household. That's usually the way it is each year before reality (most recently known as Aaron Rodgers) sets in.....

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 13:58 PM

The read option is played up temp. With all of the hoopla refeernce to Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly running the read option and playng up tempo, the NFL Officials VP spoke out on it stating that it will be the Referees who will control the tempo of the game, and not the team. With that being said, it
brought all talks to a screeching halt.

I'm hoping that Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles make a run for it. But with the on going off the field distractions, (Riley Cooper) and injuries to Wide Reciever Jeremy Maclin and Linebacker Jason Phillips, its going to be a tough road ahead for the Eagles.

A far as the NFC North goes, it's really up in the air.Green Bay is not as strong as they once were, Chicago either, not Minesota. What do you think about Detroit making a run this year?

NFC West: Atlants does very well in the regular season. But Mattie Ice seems to always melt when January arrives. They can't win the big one when it really counts.

New Orleans is up in the air as Tampa Bay. Charlotte even with Cam Newton needs a Tim Tebow kneeling prayer, Ms. Rudolph pink puppie paw, and a wishbone if they have any hpoes of contending.

NFC East: A very tough Division. I don't believe the Giants will be there this year even with a healthy Eli Manning and a Victor Cruz.

Dallas? Oh Lordie, they will need the same as Charlotte even with an over priced over rated Quarterback Tony Romo.

Philadelphia, I just don't know with those two crucial injuries to the team.

Set your eyes on the Washington Redskins. They are in my opinion will be the team to beat. It could very well be between the Eagles and the Redskins to take the Division.

NFC West: Lets just get straight to the point. It's going to be betwen the Seattle Seahawks and the SanFrancisco 48ers. Tow explosive teams with two explosive quarterbacks. However; the SanFrancisci 48ers have depth from top to bottom with superior talent.

I have the SanFrancisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos head to head in the Super Bowl with the 49ers taking it all.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 15:36 PM

Hi Sporty:

Yes - I'm familiary with the read option. As to Philadelphia - my "read" is that Chip Kelly will have a much tougher time in the NFL than the "experts" are now prognosticating. Obviously, a coach goes as far as the players will take him, but "novel" approaches in the NFL - even if initially successful - eventually come back to the league sooner or later. (Think "46 Defense" and the '85 Bears.) I think Maclin's injury is a big one, and when they keep coming back to Vick to lead them to the promised land I believe it is a prescription for failure.

As to the NFC North - personnel-wise the Bears should be no worse than they have been in recent years. The loss of Urlacher is over-blown - physically he hasn't been "himself" for several years. They've made several significant additions on offense and have reloaded on the defensive side. It's just a matter of whether it comes together and how soon, and then there is the Cutler Factor.

I do see the division as being "up in the air." Detroit always seems to under-perform. I think the QB is excellent, but he gets hurt too much. And there's a difference between a "nasty" defense and one which self-destructs and kills a team's chances to win with stupid penalties. Minnesota - they've shown flashes but consistency is always an issue. Then there's the "jinx" when you have the NFL's leading rusher. You would think that when you have that guy you would go a long way, but historically it hasn't panned out. The interesting thing for me is that in Minnesota you now have two coaches from my heroes - the '85 Bears (Frazier as HC and Singletary as Asst HC/LB Coach) and there is a Minnesota guy coaching the Bears. Odd. Green Bay is Green Bay. They have Rodgers, but then the league may be catching up to him as well. A few years ago they were touted as the youngest team in the league who won with a lot of injuries and excellent talent on IR. Now a lot of their talent and experience is gone, and I don't think their drafts have gone particularly well the last couple of years. I'm not sure that their core players "want it" as much as the other guys. That may make the difference. So my prediction for the NFC North is:

I can no more pick against 'em than Da Coach can. I say it will be DA BEARS.

As to the other NFC divisions, my predictions are:

NFC East: Redskins
NFC South: Atlanta
NFC West: San Francisco

I'm still thinking about the AFC. There's room for a lot of reshuffling over there. Injuries and who's "hungry" will play a big role - as usual.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 16:59 PM

sebe,

Y"es - I'm familiary with the read option. As to Philadelphia - my "read" is that Chip Kelly will have a much tougher time in the NFL than the "experts" are now prognosticating. Obviously, a coach goes as far as the players will take him, but "novel" approaches in the NFL - even if initially successful - eventually come back to the league sooner or later. (Think "46 Defense" and the '85 Bears.) I think Maclin's injury is a big one, and when they keep coming back to Vick to lead them to the promised land I believe it is a prescription for failure."

I believe that Chip Kelly will have a very hard time adjusting. How many freshman NFL Head Coaches who came straight from College to had made it big in the NFL?

Steve Spurrier could not do it, Nick Saban could not do it, even with Jimmy Johnson,it took him several to put together a championship team. Jimmy Johnson did it by trading a blue chip Herschel Walker thereby getting several great players assembling a dynasty championship team.

Yes that 46 defense back in 1985 was the brilliance of Buddy Ryan when the Bears won the Super Bowl. Bit the 46 defense rae only as good as the players.

I believe Michael Vick still has it.
People are knocking him because of a terrible offensive line for two years in a row. If Vick gets the nod to start, he will perform better. Well he has to to or his career is over.

"As to the NFC North - personnel-wise the Bears should be no worse than they have been in recent years. The loss of Urlacher is over-blown - physically he hasn't been "himself" for several years. They've made several significant additions on offense and have reloaded on the defensive side. It's just a matter of whether it comes together and how soon, and then there is the Cutler Factor."

Dont count on Cutler. He is old. They really need some new blood at quarterback.I think Detroit will have the edge this year. If both Stafford and Bush stays healthy.

"NFC East: Redskins
NFC South: Atlanta
NFC West: San Francisco"

I tend to agree with there. I'm still not too sure about the Redskins. If RGIII stays healthy, he will have a great shot at taking the Division. If not, I have Phildelphia taking it, if Vicks stays healthy.

Lots of if's right?

sebekm commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 17:55 PM

"I believe Michael Vick still has it."

But what "it" is, I'm not sure. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he hasn't really "won" anything, has he? He may have had good individual accomplishments with Atlanta, but - like Romo - he wasn't ready for prime time when the time came for him to be in his prime. Injury or poor play has characterized his performance in crunch time.

As to Cutler, I AM counting on him. As for being old, he's three years younger than Vick. Sure - he's taken a few shots, but I attribute his lack of productivity (as in "top tier QB") more to the Bears failure to put him in a position to succeed than I blame his immaturity or inconsistency. Sporty: I KNOW the Bears. They have NEVER stressed offense in my lifetime, 1985 notwitstanding. They had Gale Sayers and Walter Payton and only had one NFL Championship to show for it - and that was because of the 1985 DEFENSE. Offense has always been an afterthought, and that has carried through for the past 60 years - up until basically the last few years. And then they do it piecemeal. A talented QB one year; a good RB the next; then they decide to get some receivers worth a snot, but have no O-line to make it all work. Just this past off-season they have made a concerted effort to put an O-line WITH TALENT together, but it's going to be operating in the fourth offensive system installed in the past five years.

Cutler's arm has been described as a "cannon," and his football smarts near "genius" (as genius goes nowadays), but NOBODY - not Montana, Marino, Unitas, Brady, Manning (X2), or Roger the Dodger could have succeeded with the lousy excuse-for-an-offense the Bears have put on the field since Sid Luckman was the QB back in the 1940s and 1950s. The only possible exceptions were a couple of good years with the Punky QB in 1980s.

I once watched Walter Payton rush for 275 yards on 42 carries with basically no passing game and a very, very average offensive line. The Bears only won that game - at Soldier Field against the Vikings in 1977 - by a score of 10-7. Aside for Walter, their offense always STUNK. Every year. Year after year.

So - despite the media pillory of Cutler every time you turn around (they don't like him because he doesn't kiss their behinds and he tells it like it is), I blame Cutler very little for the Bears' offensive inadequacies since he has been with the team. Only this year did they make strides to give him an offensive line worth a snot. Only last year did he get wide receivers worth a snot. And all of this with four offensive coordinators in five years.

But having said all that, I still pick 'em for the NFC North. But as you said, lots of ifs. I'm pulling for the Falcons too, and hope their ifs work out.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 18:26 PM

"But what "it" is, I'm not sure. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he hasn't really "won" anything, has he? He may have had good individual accomplishments with Atlanta, but - like Romo - he wasn't ready for prime time when the time came for him to be in his prime. Injury or poor play has characterized his performance in crunch time."

Sebe, A Quarterback is only as good as his Offenseive Line that blocks for him.
That Offensive Line was so terrible the last two years, Bret Farve, and Joe Montana could not have done anything either.

I thought that Jau Cutler was a lot older than Vick.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 20:01 PM

Mountain,

I don't remember, but I welcome your sentiments. In addition, it all came to past.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 20:09 PM

Tiger5,

I agree with you. You know long Ive been waiting for this? Since December of 2012. In 2013, i would find myself re-reading old articles, watching ESPN old College Football Games or even go to my DVR and watch the Georgia game of 2012.
I still have the Mark Richt press conference post SEC Championship game after losing a nail biter to Alabama in this past SEC Championship game. So you know I'm ready for some football.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 20:15 PM

Golfnut31316,

It's going to be a good season for both teams. The Painters should do even better this season in their Region. I'm optimistic that Bradwell is a new and improved Tiger Football team. I want you to know that the talking have began in your side of town. Do you really think that Liberty County will defeat. Bradwell Institute this year? It remains to be seen. But I will tell you what, in the upcoming weeks, you will have my prediction. Oh you just wait. This will be a good blog post.

hollabackk commented on Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 17:28 PM

Looking forward to the High School season. Bradwell should be much better. I just want them to be competitive again, anything more in Coach Carters 1st season is just gravy....

Huge games for the state as defending 6A Champion Norcross plays Florida's
defending 4A Champion Booker T Washington on ESPN on Aug 24th @7:00pm.

Colquitt County and head coach Rush Propst travel to Alabama to play his former team Hoover, where he won five State Championships in six years. Hoover is the defending Alabama 6A Champion.

The Packers have played in more playoff games (14) over the past three seasons than any school in Georgia.

They've been eliminated by the state champion of Georgia's largest classification in each of those years.

This game was supposed to be on ESPN but the GHSF would not allow it. Word is another station might carry it since its such a huge game. Id miss it anyway because i will be at the BI Vs Liberty game.

There is also a great lineup of games for the Corky Kell Classic Aug 24th at the Georgia Dome this year. These games should be on GPTV.

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-rel...

http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-high-sch...

http://corkykell.com/Home.html

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 20:15 PM

Greetings Hollabackk,

Welcome Back. You beat me to the punch. I was going to put this info in next week's Blog. You jeep this up, I may not have anything to blog about. Just Kidding...., Great Information....

Bradwell will a much improved team this year. Soon, I will put out my prefiction of the Bradwell- Wayne County Scrimmage and the Liberty County- Glynn Academy Scrimmage. I'm telling you Hollabackk, confidence is high for the Bradwell Institute Tigers Football Team.

sebekm commented on Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 23:26 PM

Vick is 3 years older than Cutler, who just turned 30.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 at 14:08 PM

Okay. I thought he was older than Vick.

mountain commented on Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 10:09 AM

SportsFan31313, we spoke about this by private message. I have changed my user name since then so you now know who I am or at least you know my name.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 16:14 PM

I think I know, but I will go back and look it up.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Yes I think I do know.

MikeLongCounty commented on Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:10 PM

Go Blue Tide! Go Dawg!! Go Cowboys!!! and if the Cowboys can't go, come on Falcons let's win a Superbowl, before you lose much or your talent next year.

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 14:41 PM

I'm wid ya on this one Mike. If the Dirty Birds don't make it to the big one this year then the dismantling of the team will begin. I am just a fair weather fan of the Falcons. Been hurt too many times. Too many lost chances.

A dream year would be the Dawgs playing and winning a National Championship and the Falcons playing in and winning the Super Bowl.

I wonder what the Vegas odds are on that happening??!!

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 19:43 PM

GO BRADWELL!!!!!!

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 19:48 PM

Dawgs winning a National Championship? Highly and Likely... Falcons winning the Super Bowl? Next to impossible...

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 20:45 PM

If my son comes thru this year with tickets to Dawgs vs. USC I am going prepared. I will be taking my blow-dart weapon with two prepared 5 inch darts soaked in horse tranquilizer. It is wooden and easily assembled. If Jadevon cannot be contained, I will be ready.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 17:43 PM

Jimmy,

You can bet on this one... The Dawgs will Beat South Carolina convincingly. Steve Spurrier will go back to Columbia, with his players blowing snot bubbles all the way home.

hollabackk commented on Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 00:46 AM

Wayne County 26, Bradwell Institute 7

I didnt go to this scrimmage, so i cant comment on the action but this is what i heard the score was. I hope there were some bright spots for B.I.

ESPNU to televise Colquitt County-Hoover game.

http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-high-sch...

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 07:59 AM

Well Hollabackk,

No matter how Bradwell Institute did, good or bad, it is definitely better than the way they use to look under Jim Walsh Jr. Bradwell can only go but up in performance as it is compared to previous years. I believe in three years, Bradwell Institute will be a team of contention again, and the winning tradition will return. Lets give it a chance. I believe in this Coach Adam Carter, and I believe in this new Bradwell Institute Football Program.

hollabackk commented on Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 09:14 AM

HSFB on TV all day today on GPB and ESPN.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 08:26 AM

The shifting of power maybe headed back to North Georgia. Camden County got their butts kicked in a 34-14 loss to North Gwinette. Colquitt County could claim the Number 1 spot in the Polls as they beat Grayson. Lots of upsets this past weekend.

Tiger5 commented on Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 21:28 PM

SF,

Colquitt looked really, REALLY good on defense especially. Camden was ragged, especially for Camden, with a ton of penalties. I don't think I can recall their defense being so porous either. I imagine they will figure it out though. If not, it will look bad for Mr. Coffey. And who knows, maybe North Gwinnette is just that good. Time will tell.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I heard about it Tiger5. I was surprised how Camden got their hindparts handed to them by North Gwinette 34-14. I believe both teams are good, but mistakes really hurt them. I hope they make corrections or this could be a similar case like Bradwell Institute.


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