High School Buzz 

Football: PB Central freshman Matthew Smith to compete at TOP GUN football camp

  • 9:24 am Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner
Palm Beach Central freshman QB Matthew Smith will compete in an elite prep football All-Star camp in Ohio next week. (Photo provided)

Incoming Palm Beach Central freshman Matthew Smith has been selected to compete at Football University’s TOP GUN camp in Dublin, Ohio, July 21-23.
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Football: Fort Pierce Central 12th, Dwyer 13th in Florida top 25 pre-season poll

  • 2:13 pm Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner

Fort Pierce Central is ranked No. 12 and Dwyer is a spot behind at No. 13 in the Florida Top 25 pre-season football poll released Monday by NationalHSFootball.com.

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Football mailbag: Toughest district and will Seminole Ridge make the playoffs?

  • 2:50 pm Friday, July 11th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

We are less than a month away from the start of fall practice. Everybody ready?

Until then, we will do our best to satisfy your appetite for local high school football. In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we analyzed the toughest district in the area and went over Seminole Ridge’s chances of making the playoffs. [More]

Football: RB Zander Bernard leaves Park Vista to join Boynton Beach

  • 11:53 am Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Running back Chauncey Mason left Park Vista to enroll at Boynton Beach in March, and Zander Bernard plans on doing the same. [More]

Football mailbag: Is Glades Central back, District 13-7A and if teams were fireworks?

  • 3:27 pm Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Glades Central quarterback Giovanni Lugo is competing for the starting spot. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Everybody ready to watch fireworks?

Well, in this week’s installment of the mailbag, we took the time to compare a couple of Palm Beach County high school football teams to fireworks. Seems fitting, right?

If that’s not enough, we also looked at Glades Central’s chances to get back to its winning ways next season and District 13-7A. [More]

Recruiting: Village Academy DE Kevin Bronson granted release from Virginia Tech, will enroll at USF

  • 1:01 pm Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Former Village Academy DE Kevin Bronson was granted his scholarship release from Virginia Tech and will enroll at South Florida. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

Just nine days before Kevin Bronson planned to report to Virginia Tech, he was forced to change his plans.

Hokies coaches informed the former Village Academy defensive end that he did not qualify due to his test scores this past Friday. Although Bronson knew his test scores were not up to the university’s standards, he was made to believe it wouldn’t be an issue.

“Virginia Tech did make it known that there was a possibility head coach Frank Beamer would have to go in front of a committee to speak on behalf of Kevin,” Village Academy coach Don Hanna said. “But not [More]

Recruiting: Palm Beach Gardens LB Tevon Coney names Florida, Notre Dame as leaders

  • 12:06 pm Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Although Tevon Coney narrowed his list to 10 schools in June, two programs stand alone in his eyes.

“I’m still pretty open to all of the schools in my top 10, but I like Florida and Notre Dame the most,” Coney said.

The four-star Palm Beach Gardens linebacker was blown away on his unofficial visit to Notre Dame on June 19. The Fighting Irish were not among Coney’s favorites before the trip, but that quickly changed.

Coney, who is the top rated player on the PBgametime Class of 2015 Big Board, pointed to academics and the football program’s tradition as the [More]

Football: Dwyer to play kickoff classic on ESPN

  • 4:34 pm Monday, June 30th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Winning a state title will do a lot.

For Dwyer, it helped the Panthers land a spot on national TV.

According to NationalHSFootball.com analyst Dallas Jackson, the defending Class 7A state champions’ preseason kickoff classic against Plantation American Heritage will be aired on ESPN on Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. A source confirmed the news.

The game with be played at American Heritage.

Dwyer is coming off its first undefeated football season (15-0) in school history, which ended with a victory over Niceville in the Class 7A state championship.

The Panthers return quarterback Daniel Parr, who threw for 36 touchdowns and more than 3,000 [More]

Recruiting: Palm Beach Gardens WR Andrew Prince commits to Fordham

  • 1:59 pm Sunday, June 29th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Gardens wide receiver Andrew Prince verbally committed to Fordham on Saturday. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

On Andrew Prince’s unofficial visit to Fordham last week, coaches told the Palm Beach Gardens wide receiver he would be a perfect fit in the team’s spread offense.

Prince agreed, verbally committing to Fordham on Saturday. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect picked the Rams over Florida Tech and Air Force.

“They just said I would fit perfectly in their offense and I really liked it up there,” said Prince, who was recruited by Fordham offensive line coach Joel Rodriguez. “It’s like home.”

One of the main reasons for Prince’s decision involved his friend Kevin Anderson, who graduated from Boca Raton in 2013. Anderson, a [More]

Football: Benjamin’s Ron Ream to be inducted into Coaches’ Hall of Fame

  • 2:06 pm Friday, June 27th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner

Longtime Benjamin football coach and former athletic director Ron Ream was one of six coaches voted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame this month. [More]