High School Buzz 

Weekend Rewind: 4 takeaways from the second round of the playoffs

  • 9:08 am Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 by Jodie Wagner
Shamar Jackson and Royal Palm Beach advanced to the regional finals with a win over Atlantic on Friday. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

And then there were four. [More]

Playoff Preview: Opposing beat writer breaks down Glades Central’s opponent

  • 4:38 pm Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

The high school football playoffs continue and so does our weekly feature to find out a little more about out-of-area opponents.

Last week, we checked in on Miami Central. This time, we’ll stay in Miami to take a look at Miami-Washington. The Tornadoes host Glades Central in the Class 4A regional finals on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Traz Powell Stadium. [More]

PBgametime mailbag: Rematches, American Heritage and holidays, oh my!

  • 12:17 pm Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

The second round features some intriguing matchups, including a few rematches.

In this week’s installment of the PBgametime mailbag, we pick the rematch that we’re most excited about and examine American Heritage’s chances of surviving a tough road to the state championship game. Also, with the holiday season approaching, we give you our favorite holiday. [More]

Recruiting: 2016 Santaluces LB Zach McCloud commits to Miami

  • 10:15 pm Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Santaluces coach Jason Bradley expected Zach McCloud to open eyes as a junior. Bradley was right, as McCloud’s play this season attracted offers from Miami and Georgia.

On Monday night, the 2016 Santaluces linebacker verbally committed to the Hurricanes (Check out his Hudl tape). The news was first reported by Peter Ariz from Canes InSight. [More]

Football: Look Ahead to the second round of the playoffs

  • 10:19 am Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner
Linebacker Tevon Coney and Palm Beach Gardens will play Wellington on Friday in a Class 8A regional semifinal. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Seven area teams advanced to the second round of the playoffs with wins Friday, while an eighth – Jupiter Christian – will move on after its first-round opponent, Hialeah-Champagnat, was forced to vacate its playoff spot due to violating one of the FHSAA’s bylaws.

Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington are still alive in the Class 8A playoffs following victories last week, and will play each other in the regional semifinals Friday. Royal Palm Beach and Atlantic are headed for a showdown in a Class 7A regional semifinal after beating Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach-Ely, respectively. Glades Central won its game against [More]

Football: Jupiter Christian advances to second round after Hialeah-Champagnat’s appeal denied

  • 10:40 am Friday, November 14th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Jupiter Christian has officially advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

Hialeah-Champagnat, the Eagles’ first-round opponent, was notified by the Florida High School Athletic Association that it must vacate its playoff spot due to violating one of the FHSAA’s bylaws when it walked off the field and forfeited midway through last week’s regular-season game at Bradenton IMG Academy. The Miami Herald first reported the news.

The Lions appealed the FHSAA’s ruling, but it was denied on Friday morning, according to FHSAA spokesman Corey Sobers. An emergency appeal was heard on Friday at 9 a.m. [More]

Football: Finalists released for Lou Groza Awards ceremony

  • 3:17 pm Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

With the high school football playoffs beginning this week, the awards season is not too far away.

The Lou Groza Awards ceremony is one of the highlights of the awards season. The annual banquet will be held on Dec. 9 at the Kravis Center.

Along with the Lou Groza Award, which is given to the best collegiate placekicker in the country, the banquet celebrates the top high school players, coaches, teams and place-kickers in Palm Beach County. Finalists were selected by a panel of local representatives of the Palm Beach County high school football community, including head coaches and local media representatives. [More]

Playoff Preview: Opposing beat writer breaks down Boynton Beach’s opponent

  • 2:23 pm Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

The high school football playoffs are here, which means many of Palm Beach County’s teams will take on schools from different parts of the state. In order to get to know some of the unfamiliar opponents, we will pick one out-of-area team each week of the playoffs and ask its beat writer to give us some insight.

This week, we picked Miami Central. The Rockets will host Boynton Beach in the Class 6A regional quarterfinals at Traz Powell Stadium on Friday at 7:30 p.m. [More]

Football: Jupiter Christian’s first-round opponent forced to vacate playoff spot

  • 11:48 am Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Jupiter Christian may have already won its playoff game.

Hialeah-Champagnat, the Eagles’ first-round opponent, has been notified by the Florida High School Athletic Association that it must vacate its playoff spot due to violating one of the FHSAA’s bylaws when it walked off the field and forfeited midway through last week’s regular-season game at Bradenton IMG Academy. FHSAA spokesman Corey Sobers confirmed the news, which was first reported by the Miami Herald. [More]