High School Buzz 

Pahokee to honor anniversary of Norman Griffith’s death

  • 6:12 am Thursday, September 24th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Prior to Friday night’s game against Cardinal Newman, Pahokee will hold a pre-game ceremony in remembrance of Norman “Pooh” Griffith. Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of Griffith’s death.
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Game within the game: Matt Elam vs. Corey Hill

  • 6:07 am Friday, September 18th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

It’s hard to isolate one specific matchup to watch, especially in a loaded game like Pahokee-Dwyer. Tonight’s game features 12 players from The Big Board, including seven of the top 14 — and that doesn’t even account for the wealth of talented underclassmen on both sides.
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Five fast thoughts on Pahokee’s 13-6 win over Atlantic

  • 1:02 am Saturday, September 5th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

No. 1 Pahokee looked awful in the first half, but got a big game from Chris Dunkley and a solid defensive performance to beat Atlantic 13-6 in the opener at Anquan Boldin Stadium. Here are five points worth pondering about that game:
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Pahokee, Atlantic ready to break in Anquan Boldin Stadium

  • 3:47 pm Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Neither Atlantic nor Pahokee was able to schedule a spring game, so it has been months since their players hit anyone else on another team. Couple that with the fact that Pahokee is opening a brand-new stadium and it will produce a raucous atmosphere for Friday’s game.

That won’t be a problem for either side.
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Brandin Hawthorne, Vincent Smith say Michigan workouts just fine

  • 11:11 pm Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Michigan’s ex-Blue Devils say their college practices are no more intense than what they endured at Pahokee.

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Pahokee will play Blue-White scrimmage in lieu of kickoff classic

  • 11:42 am Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

After two teams scheduled kickoff classic pre-season games with Pahokee then withdrew, the Blue Devils finally have found a suitable opponent: themselves.

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Nature Coast coach says game with Pahokee too risky

  • 12:38 am Thursday, August 13th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Brooksville-Nature Coast is the second team to schedule a pre-season game with the Pahokee Blue Devils, then cancel it.

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First look at Pahokee’s new football stadium

  • 5:22 am Monday, July 27th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

I was out in Pahokee earlier this month and went across the street from the school to survey the new stadium. It looks pretty nice so far, though it still doesn’t appear to have the seating capacity it will need for big games against Atlantic, Dwyer and Glades Central (the Raiders’ first visit will be the 2010 Muck Bowl).

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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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The curious case of Pahokee’s Raheam Buxton, a Miami commit

  • 1:14 pm Monday, July 20th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Pahokee senior Raheam Buxton’s career with the Blue Devils has been marked by injury, ineligibility, immaturity, a major position change and a lot of time on the bench.

And now, before he has put together even one solid season, Buxton has a scholarship offer to the University of Miami. Buxton was on the brink of announcing his intent to play for the Hurricanes last week, but canceled those plans in order to visit the campus again. Blue Devils coach Blaze Thompson said today Buxton committed to Miami over the weekend.

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