Posted: 10:09 pm Sunday, August 24th, 2014
By Jodie Wagner and Anthony Chiang
Saturday, August 30
No. 7 Glades Central upset No. 1 Dwyer in The Palm Beach Post’s PBgametime Game of the Week. Read about it and watch an interview with Raiders coach Rick Casko here. Also, make sure to check out the photo gallery from the big matchup.
If that’s not enough, we put together a recap of Week 1 in Palm Beach County. Here are our four takeways from the first week of the season.
Thursday, August 28
The Game of the Week video is back. Check it out here, as Jodie and Anthony visit Dwyer and Glades Central to help preview the big matchup.
Wednesday, August 27
We picked every Week 1 high school football game involving a team from Palm Beach County. Check out our picks and get an in-depth breakdown of The Palm Beach Post’s PBgametime Game of the Week — Glades Central at Dwyer. Find it here.
Tuesday, August 26
As part of our Game of the Week coverage, we picked a player from each team to take part in a question and answer session. Dwyer wide receiver Tavares Martin and Glades Central offensive tackle Jah’Shaun Seider sat down with PBGametime reporters Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner this week to answer a few questions about sports and life. Check it out here.
Monday, August 25
Take a look at the area’s top Week 1 matchups, which includes the Dwyer vs. Glades Central contest.
Sunday, August 24
Familiar foes Glades Central and Dwyer kick off the first edition of the Palm Beach Post’s PBgametime Game of the Week.
Each week during the season, the PBgametime crew will put one local football game in the spotlight.
Coverage will include a weekly video, in-depth analysis of the matchup and a spotlight on select athletes.
The Raiders and Panthers will meet for the third straight year on opening night. Dwyer won the two previous matchups, 30-9 in 2012 and 35-0 last season.
Friday’s game promises to be closer, as both teams enter the season with talent on both sides of the ball and high expectations. The Raiders and Panthers both will want to get off to a good start.
Dwyer, the defending Class 7A state champion, lost 20 starters from last season but still is expected to be one of the county’s top teams.
Quarterback Daniel Parr, an FAU commit, returns for the Panthers and hopes to build on his standout junior season. He’ll have weapons to work with in wide receiver Tavares Martin and running back Erick Hardnett, both off-season transfers.
Here’s a recap of Dwyer’s 49-23 loss to Plantation-American Heritage in its kickoff classic Sunday:
Under new coach Rick Casko, Glades Central has installed a new offensive scheme and is confident of returning to the playoffs, though the Raiders will have a tough early schedule which includes games against Dwyer, Palm Beach Central and American Heritage.
Quarterback Andre Tommie will run the Raiders’ offense, while the defense will be anchored by lineman Steven Leggett.
Read more about the Raiders here: http://www.pbgametime.com/news/sports/high-school-football/preseason-high-school-football-top-15-no-7-glades-/ng3yS/
Remember to use #pbgametime with tweets and photos/videos involving Palm Beach County high school sports to join the conversation.
About the Authors
Jodie Wagner covers high school sports for the Palm Beach Post. She came to the Post in 1996 and worked as a copy editor, sports reporter and Neighborhood Post staffer before moving to her current beat in 2014. She is a Florida State University graduate.
Anthony Chiang began his writing career in Gainesville at the University of Florida’s student-run newspaper. At The Independent Florida Alligator, he covered the school’s golf, volleyball, baseball, and football teams. The Miami native has also written for the Sun Sentinel and MLB.com, following the Tampa Bay Rays.