Posted: 12:54 pm Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Park Vista’s season-opening opponent ranked in national high school football poll 

By Jeff Greer

Park Vista is the only Palm Beach County team with an out-of-state opponent lined up for the 2013 regular season. That opponent, Colerain High of Cincinnati, is exactly what Vista wanted — a nationally recognized program.

Colerain is ranked 58th in the new RivalsHigh 100 poll. The Ohio powerhouse was 12-1 last season and returns several skill players to help run its triple-option offense.

Colerain’s roster is talented, with senior receiver Travon Hudson and senior linebacker Tegray Scales serving as the resident BCS prospects.

Hudson (6-3, 200) received verbal scholarship offers from Kent State, Purdue and Western Michigan.

Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Minnesota, West Virginia and Wisconsin, in addition to multiple other FBS programs, have all offered Scales (6-0, 205).

Park Vista, as is known by local fans, is no slouch. The Cobras have a talented secondary built around FIU commit Renard Cheren and Louisville pledge Marques Gayot. Linebacker CJ Armstrong leads an experienced linebacking corps, and quarterback Qwad Martin and running back Emmanuel Smith are expected to produce big offensive years.

As of now, the game at University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium will only be televised locally in Ohio. ESPN and its programming partner Paragon Sports passed on showing the game, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, August 30.