High School Buzz 

Public support swells for former Benjamin football coach Ron Ream

  • 10:58 pm Friday, October 16th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Staff writer Andrew Abramson contributed to this story.

Benjamin football coach Ron Ream’s sudden resignation has caused an uproar among parents, supporters and former players, but the school is staying silent regarding the reasons for his departure.

School administrators would not discuss Ream’s resignation publicly and several Benjamin employees said they have been instructed not to speak with the media.

“We’re still focusing on all the issues and details,” said Robert Goldberg, the Head of School at Benjamin. Goldberg, who also is a member of the board of trustees, declined to take any questions or comment further.

Jay Selvig, Head of Upper School, declined comment through a secretary Friday morning.

Parents still were stunned at the news at Friday night’s game against Pope John Paul II, which the Buccaneers won 58-23. [More]

Local coaches react to Ron Ream’s resignation

  • 12:40 pm Friday, October 16th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

I don’t have a lot of time to broaden this out with a lot of text, so if you want the quick version of the local response to Benjamin football coach Ron Ream’s resignation, here are some thoughts from area coaches:
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Rivalry within the Rivalry: Alonzo Jefferson vs. Bobby Sifrit

  • 1:11 am Friday, October 9th, 2009 by Post Staff

This rivalry between Palm Beach Lakes head coach Alonzo Jefferson and Dwyer defensive coordinator Bobby Sifrit is of the friendly nature. Sifrit and Jefferson are former teammates from their playing days at Cardinal Newman. Jefferson was the Palm Beach Post’s Offensive Player of the Year in 1982 at running back, while Sifrit took care of the blocking at fullback.

“I played here and coached here for 20-something years and he’s probably still the best running back I’ve ever seen in high school down here,” Sifrit said. “He was something special. I didn’t get to see most of it because I was blocking for him, but he was just unreal.”
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Dwyer defensive end Curt Maggitt doubtful for Friday’s game against Palm Beach Lakes

  • 7:57 pm Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 by Post Staff

Dwyer junior defensive end Curt Maggitt is not looking good for Friday’s game against Palm Beach Lakes, Dwyer defensive coordinator Bobby Sifrit said. Maggitt hyper-extended his shoulder in last Friday’s win over Atlantic. He left in the first quarter and didn’t return. So far the diagnosis is a sprain but he’ll have the shoulder reevaluated Friday before making a final decision.

If he can’t go, junior Nick O’Leary, senior Layton Haynes, or junior Keith Bowers will play in his place. Sifrit said that although Maggitt is a big time defensive end, the others behind him are good enough that the [More]