Posted: 5:32 pm Thursday, June 7th, 2012

New independent football league to be called Southeastern Football Conference 

By Matt Porter

The fledgling independent high school football conference in South Florida has settled on a new name.

Starting this fall, Benjamin, Pope John Paul II and St. Andrew’s will play in a league known as the Southeastern Football Conference, said Matt Dillon, the football coach and athletic director at Pope.

“The logo is the same as the SEC’s, just replace the ‘E’ with an ‘F’,” Dillon said.

The SFC, which used “South Florida Football Conference” as a working title, is a coalition of 14 small, mostly private schools in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties that in January withdrew from their FHSAA-mandated football districts to create an independent conference.

The league will begin play in September and end its season with North and South Division winners playing for an independent conference championship.