IMG Academy, a football powerhouse in Florida, hosted a winless Canadian high school team Friday night. And if you follow high school football, you know this didn’t end well for the visitors.
IMG obliterated West Toronto Prep, in Bradenton, Florida, rolling to a 96-0 halftime lead. And that turned out to be the final score, as the second half got called off.
Game was called at halftime after No. 10 IMG Academy jumped out to a 96-0 lead! 😳 pic.twitter.com/Kg42NrQ8Q6
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) November 5, 2022
Really, did anyone expect anything different when these two teams met? IMG Academy is one of the top prep football programs in the U.S., consistently ranking in the top 10 nationally in recent years. It has sent more than 200 players to college football programs.
West Toronto Prep entered the game 0-5. And it’s not as though things might have been different with a break or two. Even before Friday’s debacle, West Toronto had been outscored 195-6.
Here’s a look at all of IMG’s scoring plays Friday night. It gets ugly.
Here is every scoring play from IMG Academy’s 96-0 win over West Toronto Prep (game called at halftime) pic.twitter.com/o13GdASGjk
— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) November 5, 2022
The rout evoked memories of IMG Academy’s 2021 game against Bishop Sycamore. IMG won that nationally televised game in a 58-0 rout, leading to an investigation into Bishop Sycamore. The Ohio Department of Education investigated the school and determined it was a scam.
Sports fans on Twitter didn’t understand why IMG can’t find more competitive teams to schedule.
“Whoever let this IMG vs West Toronto Prep game happen should be ashamed of themselves,” tweeted Vinny Cuozzo.
I saw W.T.Prep play twice this year. Who ever scheduled this game should be put on trial…
— skinny linecoach (@SkinnyOLcoach) November 5, 2022
Bishop sycamore had guys working 2 jobs and taking care of 3 kids during the night and put up a better fight vs img than west Toronto Prep lmao pic.twitter.com/4sCDmU3IHo
— John (@iam_johnw) November 5, 2022
I mean they couldn’t find another team to play…..we are an all star team of 5 stars…let’s go to Canada and play against football teams that usually only play 7 vs 7.
— Chris Hoover (@TheHoov87) November 5, 2022
— Jagsdrew (@jagsdrew) November 5, 2022
Whoever let this IMG vs West Toronto Prep game happen should be ashamed of themselves. Watching this hurts me to the core. Just why
— Vinny Cuozzo (@Vinnyy19) November 5, 2022
IMG is not a high school, it's an exclusive sports academy. Their kids graduate in sports performance and nothing else….
— marc sanders (@blackacey2k1) November 5, 2022
Brutal beat for my +94.5 in the 1H.
— OC2LV8653 (@OC8653) November 5, 2022
[Photo Credit: Mr. Matthew CFB]