High School Buzz 

Glades Day alum Joshua Thornton heads west

  • 5:47 pm Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by Matt Porter

One of the top defensive players from the 2011 high school graduating class, Glades Day’s Joshua (J.T.) Thornton, is determined to play Division I football. [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.


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.


2010 States: Pregame Primer for Glades Day-Warner Christian

  • 12:30 pm Friday, December 10th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Rolled into the Citrus Bowl here in Orlando around 11 a.m. Walked past the Glades Day Traveling Army, which was armed with signs and visible excitement.


Tanner Redish returns, J.T. Thornton out for Glades Day semifinal

  • 8:25 pm Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Glades Day quarterback Tanner Redish (collarbone) has been cleared to play in Friday’s state semifinal against Lakeland-Victory Christian by doctors. Defensive back and Illinois commit J.T. Thornton, however, is done for the season.


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.


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.


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.


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]

Glades Day cornerback J.T. Thornton commits to Illinois

  • 9:41 pm Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 by Matt Porter

Glades Day cornerback J.T. Thornton, the No. 23 prospect on the Big Board, committed to Illinois Tuesday night, said coach Pete Walker. [More]