High School Buzz 

Track and Field: Area athletes competing at the Class 1A, 2A state meets

  • 3:55 pm Thursday, April 28th, 2011 by Matt Porter

Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast will be represented in all disciplines this weekend at the Class 1A and 2A state track and field finals in Winter Park. [More]

Glades Day DB Eaton Spence signs with Illinois, JT Thornton to sign late

  • 12:51 pm Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Illinois continued feeding its Florida pipeline with the signing of Glades Day athlete Eaton Spence on Wednesday. Fellow Glades Day senior J.T. Thornton expects to sign with Illinois at a later date.

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Glades Day’s Eaton Spence verbally commits to Illinois

  • 6:55 pm Monday, January 17th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Glades Day defensive back/receiver Eaton Spence has verbally committed to Illinois.

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Recruiting Big Board updated, expanded to 75 senior prospects

  • 4:17 pm Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

It’s one of the most difficult tasks we have at the Palm Beach Post: ranking the area’s best college prospects. Well, here’s our first postseason shot at ranking the top 75 senior recruits in Palm Beach County and the T Coast.

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Playoff Primer 2010: Glades Day locks in on Barrington Christian

  • 2:29 pm Thursday, November 18th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

There are 18 playoff games across every class involving teams from our area. Let’s break down defending 1B champion Glades Day’s opening-round contest at Florida City-Barrington Christian. The game will be played TONIGHT (Thursday) at Harris Field in Homestead.

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A rash of injuries hits Glades Day: QB Tanner Redish out for season

  • 3:14 pm Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Doctors told Glades Day quarterback Tanner Redish (broken left collarbone) on Monday that he will need two months to recover from the injury he suffered Friday night against King’s Academy. Meanwhile, two-way star J.T. Thornton told the Post‘s Matt Porter last week that he’d miss four weeks with a broken left leg.

All this in the middle of Glades Day’s hunt for a playoff spot out of District 7-1B. The Gators play Deerfield-Zion Lutheran on Friday. It’s a simple concept for Glades Day: Win and it’s in. But with two stars missing, there’s an added element of drama.

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Glades Day, riding hot streak, readies for talented Miami-Belen Jesuit

  • 2:45 pm Thursday, October 14th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

When Glades Day started the 2010 football season, expectations were high–with good reason. The Gators returned star running back Kelvin Taylor, Division I-level defensive backs Eaton Spence and JT Thornton, and junior quarterback Tanner Redish to a team that won the Class 1B state title.

At first, everything went according to plan. Glades Day ground out a 24-12 win over Twiggs County (Ga.) in Daytona Beach. Taylor, who had offseason knee surgery, played and looked as close to full health as he had all offseason.

Then the Gators slipped up. Twice.

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5 thoughts on Glades Day/Twiggs County

  • 7:41 pm Saturday, August 28th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Let’s see how long I can go without mentioning Kelvin Taylor.

Ah, nuts.

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Kelvin Taylor aside, Glades Day returns a solid defense

  • 6:27 pm Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by Matt Porter

BELLE GLADE — Much to the dismay of anyone who wanted to see him for the first time, Glades Day’s Kelvin Taylor sat out Thursday, the first day of contact drills. [More]

Spring Football Tour (video): Glades Day tries to ease off Kelvin Taylor

  • 4:08 pm Friday, May 21st, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Note: Welcome to the PBGametime 2010 Spring Football Tour! Over the next two weeks, we’ll visit area teams, meet some of the top players and answer the most pressing questions. Today’s stop is Glades Day, where the Gators are working to lighten the load on running back Kelvin Taylor.

Click below to see the video, and click here for more Spring Football Tour stops.

In the 2009 regular season, only four area running backs had more than Taylor’s 149 carries. His workload spiked sharply in the playoffs, when he ran 146 times in just four games.

He was productive (1,439 yards and 28 touchdowns in the regular season, 1,158 and 19 in the post-season), but there has to be concern about his mileage given that Glades Day needs him healthy for three more seasons.

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