High School Buzz 

NFL stars, Palm Beach County high schools highlight Brandon Flowers 7-on-7 tournament

  • 5:01 pm Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Palm Beach County’s other marquee summer football festival is this weekend in Delray Beach.

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Observations from 2011 Brandon Flowers 7-on-7 (and reports from Nike 7-on-7 in Miami)

  • 4:10 pm Sunday, July 10th, 2011 by Matt Porter

They don’t appear in the record books, but 7-on-7s are prime opportunities for teams to grow their skill positions and build together. Saturday’s event, put on by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Brandon Flowers along with Prep and Sports, brought together 10 teams from Palm Beach County and seven from surrounding counties to Seacrest Athletic Complex in Delray Beach. 

It was a fun (and hot) event that ended with Flowers’ alma mater, Atlantic, winning the title over John I. Leonard. 

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Joe Paterno bashes 7-on-7 ‘auction blocks’

  • 11:12 am Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno is famous for a lot of reasons, but maybe his biggest claim to fame is his courage in saying whatever he wants whenever he wants.

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New South Florida travel football team releases star-studded roster

  • 3:25 pm Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

The South Florida Blur, a new seven-on-seven travel football team started by Luke and Mark Stampini of SoFLAfootball.com and partnered with Under Armour, released its roster late Tuesday night.

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Glades Central defends 7-on-7 national championship

  • 1:47 pm Thursday, July 15th, 2010 by Post Staff

Glades Central football dispatched Tampa-Jefferson 55-45 to defend its NFL National 7-on-7 title July 11 in Tampa.

The Raiders, who represented the Miami Dolphins in the competition, won nine games during the weekend en route to its second consecutive title.

Coach Jessie Hester said his young team rallied behind its quarterback, Jamarious Rowley, who will play his first season at the helm of the offense in the fall.

“All the focus was on the kids coming in being one of the favorites to win,” Hester said. “They had a lot to live up to, and they stepped up and accepted that challenge [More]

Heath Evans 7-on-7 tournament set for June 12

  • 11:19 am Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Former King’s Academy star Heath Evans, a member of the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, will hold his annual 7-on-7 football tournament June 12.
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Glades Central wins NFL 7-on-7 national title

  • 2:42 pm Friday, July 24th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

The Glades Central football team represented South Florida in the NFL’s national 7-on-7 high school football contest and won the tournament.

Here is the official press release, courtesy of the Miami Dolphins:

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Pahokee AD: “There will be a punishment” for theft at Nike tournament

  • 12:35 pm Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Despite his football team’s recent dismissal from a 7-on-7 tournament, Pahokee athletic director Tom Mejia believes he has a relatively well-behaved team.

The Blue Devils were sent home one day into Nike’s 7on tournament in Beaverton, Ore. for allegedly stealing football gloves off of a display at the facility. Mejia said the school is investigating the situation internally and believes the theft involved only one player. If that is the case, smearing the reputation of the rest of the players and coaches on the team is unfair, Mejia said.

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