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Boynton Beach QB Lamar Jackson signs with Louisville

  • 10:10 am Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Boynton Beach QB Lamar Jackson is listed as the second-best recruit on the PBgametime Class of 2015 Big Board. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

It was only fitting Louisville commit Lamar Jackson entered his signing ceremony with a Florida backpack.

The Boynton Beach quarterback spent the past few days going back and forth between the Gators and the Cardinals.

“Florida coaches were blowing my phone up,” Jackson said. “I had to really sit down and think about it and talk to my mom about it.”

But in the end, Jackson stuck with his commitment and signed with Louisville in a ceremony held at Boynton Beach High on Wednesday. Along with Louisville and Florida, Jackson also considered Miami and Mississippi State.

“It went down to the wire,” Jackson said. [More]

Signing Day 2015: Predictions for biggest question marks in Palm Beach County

  • 2:25 pm Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner
QB Lamar Jackson is verbally committed to Louisville, but Florida is making a strong push for the Boynton Beach High product. (Photo by Madeline Gray)

Signing day is just days away (Feb. 4), but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered.

Will Lamar Jackson stick to his Louisville commitment? Where will Shelton Johnson end up? Jodie Wagner and I tried to answer these questions and more in this blog post. [More]

Andy Siegal named Boynton Beach’s new football coach, athletic director

  • 3:12 pm Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Andy Siegal

With the retirement of Rick Swain, Boynton Beach lost a football coach and athletic director that had 41 years of coaching experience.

But the Tigers gained some of that experience back with the hiring of longtime football coach Andy Siegal this week. Siegal confirmed reports Tuesday that he was named Swain’s replacement as Boynton Beach’s head coach and athletic director. [More]

Football: American Heritage finishes 17th in final Florida’s HS football poll

  • 2:21 pm Friday, December 19th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner

American Heritage closed out the 2014 high school football season ranked No. 17 in Florida’s HS football Top 25 poll, which was released Friday. [More]

Boynton Beach QB Lamar Jackson committed to Louisville, but keeping options open

  • 2:49 pm Thursday, December 18th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Lamar Jackson is verbally committed to Louisville, but his recruitment is far from over.

The 2015 Boynton Beach dual-threat quarterback has official visits set up to Mississippi State, Florida and Louisville for January. [More]

Football: Finalists released for Lou Groza Awards ceremony

  • 3:17 pm Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

With the high school football playoffs beginning this week, the awards season is not too far away.

The Lou Groza Awards ceremony is one of the highlights of the awards season. The annual banquet will be held on Dec. 9 at the Kravis Center.

Along with the Lou Groza Award, which is given to the best collegiate placekicker in the country, the banquet celebrates the top high school players, coaches, teams and place-kickers in Palm Beach County. Finalists were selected by a panel of local representatives of the Palm Beach County high school football community, including head coaches and local media representatives. [More]

Playoff Preview: Opposing beat writer breaks down Boynton Beach’s opponent

  • 2:23 pm Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

The high school football playoffs are here, which means many of Palm Beach County’s teams will take on schools from different parts of the state. In order to get to know some of the unfamiliar opponents, we will pick one out-of-area team each week of the playoffs and ask its beat writer to give us some insight.

This week, we picked Miami Central. The Rockets will host Boynton Beach in the Class 6A regional quarterfinals at Traz Powell Stadium on Friday at 7:30 p.m. [More]

Football: Royal Palm Beach back in Class 7A state poll

  • 4:13 pm Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Royal Palm Beach will begin the playoffs as one of the state’s top Class 7A teams.

After ending the regular season on a five-game winning streak to claim the District 13-7A crown, the Wildcats jumped into the latest Associated Press state football rankings released Tuesday. Royal Palm Beach came in at No. 10 in the Class 7A poll. [More]