High School Buzz 

Former Palm Beach Gardens coach Chris Davis takes job in Georgia

  • 11:19 pm Thursday, February 9th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Chris Davis is headed north, but not too far north.

Davis, 37, who stepped down after three seasons as Palm Beach Gardens coach, was hired to coach Cedar Shoals, a Class AAAA program in Athens, Ga.

Davis’ hire was contingent on the Clarke County (Ga.) Board of Education approving him as a physical education teacher. Once that happened Thursday, Cedar Shoals’ principal offered him the job.

The Jaguars went 5-5 last year and missed the playoffs.

No word yet on a new coach for Gardens, which went 9-3-1 and lost to Miramar in the Class 8A regional finals.

Football: Palm Beach Gardens head coach Chris Davis resigns

  • 6:04 pm Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 by Matt Porter

After Palm Beach Gardens’ most successful season since it won the state title in 2005, head football coach Chris Davis stepped down. [More]

Palm Beach Gardens RB Roshard Burney commits to West Virginia

  • 8:56 pm Monday, November 28th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

With all the turmoil surrounding Illinois’ football program over the past few weeks, there was one constant in Gardens running back Roshard Burney’s recruiting process: West Virginia.


Post-game thoughts on Seminole Ridge’s exciting win over Palm Beach Gardens

  • 2:09 am Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 by Jeff Greer

LOXAHATCHEE — At one point late in the second quarter, Seminole Ridge led Palm Beach Gardens by three touchdowns and the game we’d touted as one of the games of the week no longer seemed in doubt.


Notebook: Avery Young taking his time with commitment; girls basketball, baseball recruiting updates

  • 1:39 am Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 by Matt Porter

The No. 1 football recruit in Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens offensive lineman Avery Young, isn’t rushing to choose a college, plus updates on some of the best girls basketball players in Palm Beach County and a baseball commit to announce: [More]

Saturday rewind: A look back at Palm Beach Central’s win over Gardens

  • 5:27 pm Saturday, September 17th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

PALM BEACH GARDENS — At halftime of Friday night’s game at Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Central coach Rod Harris grinned in my direction and said, “We must be doing something right if you’re here.”


How Gardens wore down West Boca and other thoughts from Thursday’s game

  • 1:11 am Friday, September 9th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

PALM BEACH GARDENS — It didn’t take long to figure out Palm Beach Gardens’ offensive game plan on Thursday night against West Boca Raton.


Football notes: Palm Beach Gardens OL Avery Young (knee) may miss games

  • 5:03 pm Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 by Matt Porter

Due to a knee injury, Palm Beach Gardens left tackle Avery Young, the No. 1 player on the preseason PBGametime Big Board, is expected to be limited in preseason practices and may miss his team’s first two games. [More]

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


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]

Colleges fishing for Palm Beach Gardens’ Avery Young

  • 4:37 pm Friday, August 5th, 2011 by Matt Porter

Palm Beach Gardens senior Avery Young is patient. He spends much of his free time fishing the ponds, lakes and offshore waters of South Florida, so he’d better be.

“He could tell you where to catch anything you want in this part of Florida,” Gardens coach Chris Davis said.

Like any good angler, Young has no problem waiting for something big to strike. Dozens of BCS college coaches have learned to take that approach in recruiting him. [More]