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Signing Day 2016: American Heritage halfback Devin Singletary chooses FAU over Illinois

  • 10:59 am Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
American Heritage running back Devin Singletary throws up an "Owl" sign after committing to FAU over Illinois on Signing Day (Photo by Adam Lichtenstein).

Devin Singletary committed to Illinois in November, but when it was time to send his letter of intent, he decided to stay close to home.

The American Heritage halfback, the Post’s Small Schools Offensive Player of the Year, committed to Florida Atlantic over Illinois at a signing ceremony in American Heritage’s gym in Delray Beach on Wednesday.

“It feels great to stay home,” Singletary said. “Why not? Why change my climate? I’ve been playing in this my whole life.”

Singletary, a two-star recruit according to Rivals, cited several reasons for changing his school in addition to FAU’s close proximity, [More]

Football: Who is Palm Beach County’s best defensive lineman?

  • 7:00 am Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Oxbridge Academy defensive lineman Victor Alvarez

With the 2015 football season in the rear-view mirror and the Palm Beach Post All-Area teams published, we thought it would be a good idea to let Palm Beach County football fans decide who they think were the best players in the county this season.

Each day, we’ll narrow the selections down to who we think were five of the top players at each position this past season, and from there, you choose who you believe was the best.

Today, we’ll look at defensive linemen. These big guys on the line may not always get the love some other, flashier positions do, [More]

Football: Who was Palm Beach County’s best offensive lineman in 2015?

  • 7:00 am Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
American Heritage lineman Greg Begnoche (right)

With the 2015 football season in the rear-view mirror and the Palm Beach Post All-Area teams published, we thought it would be a good idea to let Palm Beach County football fans decide who they think were the best players in the county this season.

Each day, we’ll narrow the selections down to who we think were five of the top players at each position this past season, and from there, you choose who you believe was the best. You can still vote for the best quarterback here, the county’s best running backs here and the top receivers here.

Today, [More]

Football: American Heritage finishes the year 12th in Maxpreps national poll

  • 3:26 pm Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
American Heritage RB Devin Singletary (Photo by Madeline Gray)

American Heritage held up its reputation as one of the top teams in Florida this year, as the Stallions earned a second straight trip to the Citrus Bowl for a state title game. For that, Heritage earned the No. 12 spot in Maxpreps’ 2015 Small Schools National Football Rankings.

The Stallions were the third highest Florida team in the poll after going 10-3 during the season. They lost to Jacksonville-Trinity Christian in the state title game for the second straight season. The Conquerors were the top-ranked team in the poll, which was released on Dec. 23.

Heritage also finished behind Trenton, a 1A [More]

Football: Look ahead to the 2015 Class 3A state championship

  • 7:00 am Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

For the second year in a row, American Heritage is the last Palm Beach County football team standing.

Once again, the Stallions will face powerhouse Jacksonville-Trinity Christian (13-0), which has not lost a game since dropping a contest to Bradenton-IMG Academy on Oct. 16, 2014. The Stallions and Conquerors square off in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl at 1:07 p.m. on Saturday.

Here is a breakdown of Saturday’s title bout:

Jacksonville-Trinity Christian (13-0) at American Heritage (10-2): The Conquerors are an exceptional team. They spent the whole season at the top of the Class 3A Associated Press poll and for good reason. Trinity Christian has not [More]

Weekend Rewind: American Heritage is Orlando-bound; Atlantic’s season comes to an end

  • 8:36 am Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Cameron Smith and American Heritage held off Clearwater Central Catholic Friday to earn a berth in the Class 3A state championship game. (Photo by Brianna Soukup)

Two Palm Beach County teams played postseason football games Friday night. One prevailed. [More]

Recruiting: American Heritage’s Devin Singletary commits to Illinois

  • 12:22 pm Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

American Heritage’s star running back Devin Singletary plans to spend his college career in Champaign, Illinois. The senior committed to Illinois on Tuesday, as first reported by Scout.com.

“I like the vibe that I have with the coaches,” Singletary said. “Early playing time, and I know a couple people up there, and they told me a lot about the school that I like.”

Singletary, No. 6 on the PBGametime Big Board and a Super 11 pick, also had offers from Florida State, North Carolina, FAU, USF and Temple, among others. Rivals ranks Singletary as a two-star recruit.

Singletary has been an offensive force [More]

Football: Looking ahead to an all-Delray playoff slate

  • 7:00 am Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Six teams were left entering Round 2 of the playoffs. Only two remain, and they are both from Delray Beach.

Here are the local teams that are still alive in the FHSAA playoffs after the second round:

Atlantic (12-0): Beat Boca Raton 29-14
American Heritage (9-2): Beat Oxbridge Academy 16-11

Atlantic defeated Boca Raton for the second time this season and move ahead to the 8A regional championship against Pembroke Pines-Flanagan. American Heritage snuck past Oxbridge Academy, avenging its regular-season loss to the Thunderwolves, and will face Clearwater Central Catholic in the state semifinals.

Games of the Week:

Clearwater Central Catholic (12-0) at American Heritage (9-2): The [More]

Football: Look Ahead to Round 2 of the playoffs

  • 7:00 am Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Six Palm Beach County teams advanced to the second round of the playoffs after winning Friday, but that number will shrink after this week, as four of those teams play each other in Round 2.

Here are the local teams that are still alive in the FHSAA playoffs after the first round:

Atlantic (11-0): Beat Wellington 34-0
Boca Raton (9-2): Beat Palm Beach Gardens 27-26
Dwyer (10-1): Beat Pompano Beach-Ely 16-14
Glades Central (9-2): Beat Miami-Gulliver Prep 61-33
American Heritage (8-2): Beat Miami-Westminster Christian 27-19
Oxbridge Academy (9-2): Beat Hollywood-Chaminade Madonna 32-24

Atlantic and Boca Raton made it through their first-round clashes in Class 8A to set up [More]