High School Buzz 

Football: Lou Groza Awards finalists named; banquet set for Dec. 7

  • 8:04 am Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Wellington kicker Logan Robinson is a finalist for the Lou Groza Award Placekicker of the Year. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Palm Beach County’s top high school football player will be named Dec. 7 during the Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award Banquet and Silent Auction at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. [More]

Former American Heritage OL Roderick Johnson’s football career cut short

  • 3:09 pm Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Roderick Johnson’s football career has come to an end.

The former American Heritage standout offensive lineman has been diagnosed with congenital cervical stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal of the neck that prevents enough fluid to gather around the spinal cord to properly protect it from injury. The Florida Gators redshirt sophomore was expected to be a full-time starter this season. [More]

Oxbridge Academy RB Travis Homer earns invite to Nike’s The Opening

  • 12:31 pm Friday, April 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Travis Homer’s offseason keeps getting better.

After an impressive showing at the Nike Football Opening Regional camp in February, the Oxbridge Academy running back learned he had earned an invite to Nike’s “The Opening” on Thursday. [More]

Oxbridge Academy RB Travis Homer stands out at Nike camp

  • 11:03 am Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Travis Homer is even surprising himself. After a standout junior season, the 2016 Oxbridge Academy running back is having a standout offseason.

Just a week after receiving an offer from Florida State, Homer posted the top SPARQ score at the Nike Football Opening Regional at Plantation American Heritage on Saturday. American Heritage running back Devin Singletary was named the camp’s running back MVP. [More]

Football mailbag: Is Boynton Beach the real deal, FHSAA classification system, program on the fast track?

  • 2:15 pm Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
No. 2 Boynton Beach is 5-0 this season. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

We are about to start Week 6, but some still have questions about Boynton Beach.

In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we try to answer some of the questions surrounding the Tigers. Also, we take a look at the FHSAA’s classification system, and which Palm Beach County football program is on the fast path to success. [More]

Text message prank tries to frame football coach for recruiting

  • 12:00 pm Friday, April 12th, 2013 by Matt Porter

A late-night text message popped up on the quarterback’s cell phone.

This is Coach Socha, the message read. Please call me tomorrow about playing football at Oxbridge.

J.P. Caruso didn’t know what to think. Was he, a standout junior quarterback at Palm Beach Gardens High, receiving a recruiting pitch from the coach of the upstart Oxbridge Academy football program – at 2 a.m., no less?


FHSAA: No punishment coming in American Heritage-University scandal

  • 4:16 pm Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by Matt Porter

The Florida High School Athletics Association won’t punish anyone after the scandal involving American Heritage, Fort Lauderdale-University School and a mysterious fax. [More]

American Heritage says playoffs opponent had its plays, blames former coach

  • 10:50 pm Thursday, November 29th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Six days after American Heritage’s perfect season ended in a playoff loss to Fort Lauderdale-University School, a controversy lingers regarding a possible unfair advantage.

Doug Socha to call games on ESPN 760

  • 7:44 pm Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 by Matt Porter

Trumpeting a “major announcement,” ESPN760 announced former American Heritage coach and new Oxbridge Academy football coach Doug Socha will be a color commentator on its Thursday night football radio broadcasts. [More]

Oxbridge Academy hires Doug Socha to coach its fledgling football program

  • 3:20 pm Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 by Jeff Greer

Former American Heritage football coach Doug Socha bounced back quickly from his abrupt June resignation from one of the nation’s top small-school football programs.