Posted: 6:00 pm Monday, February 4th, 2013

Southeastern Football Conference expands, adds two Broward schools 

By Matt Porter

The Southeastern Football Conference, the independent coalition of small, mostly-private schools, added two new members on Monday. Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian and Pompano Beach High will join this fall, in the league’s second year of play.

SFC President Matt Dillon, Pope John Paul II’s athletic director, said the league may balance itself by moving Fort Lauderdale-Westminster Academy from the North to South division. The two new programs would join defending champion Benjamin, John Carroll, Pope John Paul II and St. Andrew’s in the North.

Calvary Christian has an enrollment of more than 500, but Pompano Beach has more than double that, making it by far the largest school in the conference. Dillon said the school “fit the mold of what the SFC is all about,” citing the school’s high graduation rate, academic acceptance criteria and magnet-school status.

Had it not gone independent, Pompano Beach would have been in District 16-5A with Plantation-American Heritage, Fort Lauderdale-Cardinal Gibbons, Key West and Miami Jackson. “They were looking for the same as all schools in the SFC, a level playing field,” Dillon said.

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