District 20 – Naples Makes A Statement, Barron Collier Answers

 

Unfortunately, I have not received any of the questionnaires for this District.

In some ways Barron Collier is the mirror opposite of Gulf Coast, making their FHSAA game so interesting.  Last season Barron played through both a number of injuries (I was able to attend their road game at Belen Jesuit, where you could probably have fielded a full roster just from the injured players on both sides) and a much tougher schedule on top of that.

While Gulf Coast played pretty much a local schedule, BC played Oxbridge, St. Thomas, Gulliver Prep, Belen, Jesuit, Stoneman Douglas, Riverview and Loyola Blakefield (Md.).  That’s how you should schedule if you are serious about getting better.  And it showed in basically a .500 record at the end of the year.  One or two more wins against that competition and they’re a Top 25 team.

But the most interesting thing about this district last year was how well Naples played.  They were able to knock off BC in the regular season before BC turned the tables on them in the district playoff and that’s a great season for them.  Naples actually won the regular season title due to that BC win.

Barron still has to be the favorite to win the district and we’ll see if Naples has built something that can be consistently challenging going forward.

Last season’s Regular Season records via MaxPreps (Note: possibility not all results were uploaded):

 

School Name *W-L *Pct. W-L Pct. GF GA
Naples 4-1 0.800 14-6 0.700 282 143
Barron Collier 3-2 0.600 11-11 0.500 220 191
Community School of Naples 4-3 0.571 14-9 0.609 254 169
Lely 0-5 0.000 5-11 0.313 87 200
  • * Denotes district data.

 

Again, there are problems with some of this, with duplicate games posted.

Well, let’s hope we get some responses . . .

 

Naples 14-6, lost in the district final

We have not received the questionnaire, we will update when it is received

 

Barron Collier 11-11, lost in the FHSAA first round

We have not received the questionnaire, we will update when it is received

 

Community School of Naples 14-9, lost in the district semifinals

We have not received the questionnaire, we will update when it is received

 

Lely 5-11, lost in the district finals

We have not received the questionnaire, we will update when it is received