A few days later, the FHSAA ruled Delancy ineligible, retroactively forfeiting the 19 games he had played and dashing Krop's playoff position among the district's top four teams.

(Though New Times has been unable to speak to Delancy, the teen took to Facebook after the initial benching to make his feelings clear: "Big game tonight vs. Carol City," he wrote. "Mad as fuck I can't play now that's some bullshit." He also lamented simply on another day: "Why me?" Later, he didn't respond to a New Times friend request. Go figure.)

Thanks to Judge Eig's ruling Wednesday, Krop High will be able to participate in the playoffs pending a hardship appeal with the FHSAA. North Miami High, meanwhile, which would have played if Krop had been disqualified, is done for the year. "It's just a shame," says executive director Dearing, referring to the district's fifth-ranked team.

On Thursday night, Coach Shakey Rodriguez was back on the sidelines, wearing a slate, short-sleeved button-down and his sunglasses on his head. Delancy — never the team's top player — scored nine points. Angel Rodriguez dropped in 32, and as expected, the Lightning defeated Carol City, by a score of 56 to 53. Last weekend, Krop eliminated Hialeah-Miami Lakes and remains the favorite to win a state championship. "It was very bitter for our young men," says Paul Moore, a longtime coach at Carol City and the de facto voice of the school. "It makes no sense. It's going to be another stripped championship."

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Ttsturrup
Ttsturrup

shakey rodriguez should be banned from coaching.i saw krop vs carol city 07 those players looked old.

obsever
obsever

Go to the games of this team and observe the demeanor and behavior of the coaches and the teams. Ask yourself if the actions belong anywhere in high school atletics and what kind of role models the students and coaches are

wardpo
wardpo

Shakey belongs in jail with all the other slimeballs . Guys like him and Frank Martin are a disgrace to college sports.

PATRICIA720205
PATRICIA720205

SHAKEY SHOULD BE BANNED FROM COACHING IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. HE IS A DISGRACE TO COACHING.....

2cute
2cute

I guess your mom is so proud of you Gus.

shooshoo
shooshoo

shakey knows the rules...he recruits but insists his players sign waivers so that no one can come back on him...knew he had to protect himself somehow...egotistical, self absorbed, smallman with a big complex..lets try another college shakey...lets see how many more times you can get turned down...and by the way loved the commnent on his glasses sitting on the down combed bangs...can you say hair piece...!

2cute
2cute

Can you say a-- hole?

Shaun1er
Shaun1er

Krop Beat carol City by 3 !!! the best High school team in the state and they beat carrol city by 3 Pace beat carol city by 14 a couple of weeks agoGo Spartans

Ttsturrup
Ttsturrup

pace is wack.they chould get win in nothing to go carol city players to cheat.

Paul
Paul

But at Carol City they can write a coherent sentence. Are you one of the 2nd grade fans of the Spartans? Watch out for the FCAT if you're in a public school.

JKGHJG
JKGHJG

there are several factor that could change everything you have to take that into consideration you school IS STILL HORRIBLE PLEASE STOP PUTTING UR WACK SCHOOLL OUT TTHERE!!

nothingnewhere
nothingnewhere

This is information that has been known by people in the Dade County school system for years. It is just that now someone has the guts to put it to paper.

Skrupie
Skrupie

This is just the tip of the iceberg

Basketball may not be the only sport that Krop recruits players for..... follow some of the other bouncing balls....

Also look back at the schools that their athletic staff used to work at and their previous teams' members and records....

They are not the only Florida school with questionnable practices.

One private school supposedly brings promising young athletes in the grade before they're eligible to play at the high school level thus avoiding recruiting prohibitions.

Due to our weather and all of the athletic academies around the state, true Florida athletes face among the toughest competition of any young athletes in the country.

Jagexislame
Jagexislame

I graduated from krop last year haha.

guest
guest

It is quite apparant that some people have nothing better to do than ruin the lives of young kids. Or could it be that some people have an alterior motive with another high school basketball team? Either way this has gotten out of control. Adults should be sitting on the sideline, cheering them on, not squashing their hopes and dreams. On a side note, ANY newspaper for the public that prints the vulgar language, whether in a direct quote or not, should be fined! No wonder your distribution list is so low.

Paul
Paul

No children were harmed in the telling of this story. Now several adults were exposed as dishonest exploiters of young people for their own career advancement and self-glorification. In regards vulgar language, Shakey Rodriguez could do a three-day workshop on that. He's raised it to an art form.

Ileanac
Ileanac

I am the parent of a high school basketball player. Our team played hard this season-they lost in the semi finals-but they played by the rules-all of them. It is wonderful to see all the years of training pay off by winning a championship,but it means nothing if it's without honor. These young men were used by unscrupulous "adults" who probably never played an honest game themselves. I applaud those who came forward and set the example. And for those of you who looked the other way, shame on you!!!

Mimi
Mimi

oooo woman get over your self it's just a game, life isn't fair in life you have to use unpractical measure to get what you want otherwise you won't get it. Life isn't fair but that doesn't mean you can't play the same game. These kids only have one chance to stand out and if coaches have to get other players for their team to stand out at least some of these students are getting drafted to better colleges

Ileanac
Ileanac

And how many kids do you have competing at this level. There is nothing "unpractical" about it. it is "illegal."

concerned514
concerned514

Yeah forget the rules, forget about regulations, just let the kids play right? Jesus, you're the worst of them all! Either your just as corrupt as the guys behind these ridiculous scandals or your just incredibly stupid and naive. Do yourself a favor, take a trip to Miami-Dade College (at the very least) and educate yourself before making public comments that make you look stupid.

guest of a guest
guest of a guest

anyone who spells "ulterior" a-l-t-e-r-i-o-r should be sitting on the sideline. Shut it, dolt.

 
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