A friend who grew up in the Panhandle swears there was a high school whose cheerleaders led this cheer:
We want a touchdown
If you've heard the native drawl from that part of the state, you can believe they not only led the cheer -- it was probably a huge hit with fans.
That's just a way of backing into this week's big water-cooler sports story. The Florida High School Activities Association just announced the state's all-time top 100 prep football players.
Included on the list are two very deserving athletes who hailed from Manatee County: Henry Lawrence and Tommie Frazier. But missing are Peter Warrick and Adrian McPherson, two terrific players who played under Paul Maechtle at Southeast High.
As Roger Mooney points out in his Wednesday column, it's a daunting task to compile a list such as this, culling players from one of the nation's richest football proving grounds -- over 100 years.
I guess you could say that, for one reason or another, some players just didn't have the RAT stuff.
If you haven't seen the list, here’s a link:
And let the arguments continue.