High School Buzz 

Reports from Day 1 of high school football practice at Dwyer, Jupiter, Jupiter Christian, Palm Beach Gardens, Suncoast (with video)

  • 9:46 am Monday, August 8th, 2011 by Matt Porter

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB0B07izOKg

PALM BEACH GARDENS – First of all – not to poke the bear or anything – what happened to the heat? At 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, it was a mere 81 degrees with a “feels like” temperature of 88. It was so cold, Palm Beach Gardens senior lineman Avery Young took the field in sweatpants. [More]

Should college football players be paid? Palm Beach County high school players weigh in

  • 2:33 pm Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 by Matt Porter

With the news of Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel’s resignation, the issue of college football players being paid or receiving other benefits has come into focus. [More]

Will Jupiter Christian play another football game in Roger Dean Stadium?

  • 2:48 pm Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 by Matt Porter

That was the question posed to Jupiter Christian coach Bill Powers. [More]

Jupiter Christian’s Ryan Powers going to prep school

  • 2:54 pm Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 by Matt Porter

Jupiter Christian linebacker Ryan Powers will follow in the footsteps of his brother and play a post-graduate season at a New England prep school. [More]

Football: Cardinal Newman’s Stenz, Jupiter Christian’s Garland sign scholarships

  • 4:41 pm Friday, April 1st, 2011 by Matt Porter

A couple football recruiting updates to pass along on a gorgeous Friday afternoon: [More]

Former Jupiter Christian star Will Powers commits to Princeton

  • 8:53 pm Saturday, January 29th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

“It’s cold.”

That was the first sentence out of former Jupiter Christian star Will Powers’s mouth when asked how life in New England is different from Florida. But aside from struggling with the rude fall weather, Powers excelled at Salisbury (Conn.) School.

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Football: Lou Groza award finalists announced

  • 3:06 pm Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 by Matt Porter

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced the finalists for its Palm Beach County Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year and Placekicker of the Year awards. [More]

Playoff Primer 2010: Jupiter Christian enters playoffs as a favorite

  • 8:44 pm Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

There are 18 playoff games across every class involving teams from our area. This week, Matt and I will break down every matchup.

Next up is Jupiter Christian, a team with a fantastic shot at winning the Class 1B title. The Eagles get Highlands Christian, an 8-2 club from Pompano Beach, to start their run. Let’s discuss how Jupiter Christian can start off on the right foot.

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Notes from Day 1: High school football season is here again

  • 3:12 pm Monday, August 9th, 2010 by Matt Porter

For me, the official start of the 2010 football season began at 5:55 a.m., with the first of two coffees. Both were consumed on the way to Palm Beach Gardens, the first stop on a five-school kickoff tour. I’ll be posting updates throughout the day in this space, reporting scattered observations from Gardens, Jupiter, Jupiter Christian, Benjamin and Dwyer. Hope you enjoy.

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Spring Football Tour: Jupiter Christian begins new chapter this month

  • 12:49 pm Monday, May 3rd, 2010 by Jason Lieser

The shiny white banner commemorating Jupiter Christian’s 2007 and ’08 state titles has never seemed so irrelevant. Other than that sign, which hangs near the Eagles’ practice field, there are few traces remaining from their dominant run.

The two most important players of that era — running back and linebacker Will Powers (four-year starter) and quarterback Marshyl Rothman (three years) — are gone. Danny Meyer and Westin Pedersen were two-way, two-year starters who graduated as well. This team looked entirely different as it began the 2010 season Saturday.

“There’s definitely a changing of the guard,” coach Bill Powers said. “We have four or five kids that were important role players last year that should hopefully step up for us, but we’ve got some young kids.

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