District 31 – Gulliver And the Lilliputians

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Might as well be honest about this.

Gulliver Prep.  Pretty easy.

No one else is close. Unfortunately.

Gulliver plays a tough out of district schedule because they have to.  Last year they were eliminated in the FHSAA second round by Belen and those two schools have evolved quite the rivalry the last few years when they were in the same district.  Last year it was Belen going forward to the Final Eight and in all likelihood they will find themselves in the Round of 16 matched up again.

Coral Reef has a new head coach in John Howard and the same is at Miami Palmetto with Austin Anderson and they will need plenty of time and more support to make this district even modestly competitive.

One of the more interesting things during my preparation for this season is the incompetence of Killian High School in being able to give me a name of a coach.  I did leave the AD messages and no one got back to me.  There are TWO games listed on the MaxPreps schedule, both with Coral Reef.  The Killian Boys HS Page is blank.  Do we need a milk carton ad?  In 2017 this program won 6 games and in 2016 it won 7 and last year it won 5 . . . why is this sport, growing so well in many other parts of Miami and surrounding suburbs, so out of favor in this school that I can’t get any information about the program?

 

School Name *W-L *Pct. W-L Pct. GF GA
Gulliver Prep 2-0 1.000 9-7 0.563 148 120
Palmetto 4-1 0.800 7-10 0.412 175 175
Coral Reef 1-3 0.250 1-10 0.091 30 143
Killian 0-3 0.000 5-9 0.357 116 166
  • * Denotes district data.

 

Gulliver Prep 9-7, lost in the FHSAA Round of 16

Head Coach Jim Piggot sent us this recap:

What are your expectations this season for the team?

We are expecting to improve on last year and execute better. We are returning a lot of players and they are all in. We have focused on being disciplined and to work as a unit.

Who are the returning players who will make a difference this season?

Nick Hassan SR (Colby), Marcelo Arteaga JR, Rafy Reyes Jr Goalie, Mathias Zelaya D.

What players do you expect to step up this year that didn’t get much playing time last year?

Ryan Noyes Fr, Jeremy Trattler Jr LSM

What are the games you are really looking forward to this season?

Columbus, Ransom- The local games are always the most fun for our guys.

 

Palmetto 7-10, lost in the district final

We have not yet received their questionnaire, we’ll update it when we get it

 

Coral Reef 1-10, lost in the district semifinal

We have not yet received their questionnaire, we’ll update it when we get it

 

Killian 5-9, lost in the district semifinal

We have not yet received their questionnaire, we’ll update it when we get it