High School Buzz 

Pahokee prepares for Glades Central’s high-octane aerial assault

  • 12:05 am Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

If there’s one thing Pahokee coach Blaze Thompson knows about this year’s Muck Bowl, it’s that Glades Central will throw the ball. Frequently.

And the Raiders have good reason: Even without big-time BCS prospect Kelvin Benjamin lining up at wideout, Glades Central still has one of the top receiving corps in the area, if not the best.

That sets up Muck Bowl 26’s key battle for Friday night: Glades Central’s passing game vs. Pahokee’s secondary. Jet’s jets vs. Blaze’s blazers. Or something like that.


Dwyer quarterback Jacoby Brissett joins elite company

  • 5:48 pm Monday, November 8th, 2010 by Matt Porter

Jacoby Brissett has earned a spot among the top 100 high school players in the nation, according to Yahoo!’s latest Rivals100 prospect rankings. [More]

Inside the Week 3 football rankings

  • 6:22 pm Monday, September 20th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Well, that was close.

American Heritage, last week’s fifth-ranked team, made No. 1 Glades Central (3-0) work for a W. It took a Kirk Gibson-like play from standout receiver Kelvin Benjamin to will the Raiders to a 20-18 win. But let’s be honest: Hosting your first game of the season against American Heritage, the defending Class 1A champs, isn’t a cakewalk.

For that reason, we kept Glades Central in the top spot of our Week 3 top 10 (get stats here, too).


Glades Central: Looking at Dwyer, not looking past American Heritage

  • 2:54 pm Friday, September 17th, 2010 by Matt Porter

At practice this week, Glades Central coach Jessie Hester warned his team to not take American Heritage lightly.

Away from the field, he didn’t mind entertaining a hypothetical situation: What would happen if his Raiders played Dwyer?

“They couldn’t beat us,” Hester said. [More]

Glades Central’s Jamarious Rowley channels his inner Drew Brees

  • 2:28 pm Friday, September 10th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Being a small quarterback in a pass-heavy offense isn’t easy. At 5-foot-9, Jamarious Rowley stands as the centerpiece of an offense built around super-athletes who can create space for a quarterback with a strong arm.

Sound familiar?


5 thoughts/updates from Glades Central vs. Dallas-Skyline

  • 4:52 pm Saturday, August 28th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

The first of two area-related games is over here at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach and Palm Beach County is 1-0.

Glades Central (1-0) beat Dallas-Skyline, 6-0, in an ugly contest full of penalties and missed opportunities. Both offenses struggled against very good defenses. Anyway, here are five thoughts and news updates that I took away from the contest.


Scouting Skyline, Glades Central’s Dallas-based opponent on Saturday

  • 1:32 pm Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

On Saturday, Glades Central travels to Daytona Beach to play Skyline High School of Dallas,  a powerhouse that finished 12-1 last season but lost in the third round of the Texas state playoffs. Kickoff is set for noon at Daytona Beach’s Municipal Stadium, and I’ll be there providing regular updates and reports.


Glades Central’s Kelvin Benjamin favoring Florida Gators

  • 9:13 am Friday, August 20th, 2010 by Matt Porter

The top wide receiver in this year’s recruiting class may be thinking Gainesville instead of Tallahassee or Coral Gables. [More]

Age limit to shorten WR Kelvin Benjamin’s senior season at Glades Central

  • 7:26 pm Thursday, April 29th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Glades Central will not have star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for its final two regular season games, including the Muck Bowl, and the entirety of the playoffs.

Glades Central coach Jessie Hester sees three good fits for WR Kelvin Benjamin

  • 9:14 am Thursday, April 29th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Any college football program in the nation could find use for Glades Central WR Kelvin Benjamin, but his head coach said he needs to be careful about going to a school that thrives on a spread offense.