High School Buzz 

Dwyer dominates Class 4A all-state team

  • 7:08 pm Friday, February 12th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

The Dwyer Panthers ripped through the Class 4A state playoffs to win their first championship and seven players from that team were named all-state.

Finalists for Palm Beach County Sports Commission awards

  • 10:32 am Friday, February 5th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission will give out several awards next month, including amateur athlete of the year and high school athlete of the year.

Matt Elam, Jeff Luc to be named Parade All-Americans

  • 3:15 pm Monday, January 25th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

A spokesperson for Parade said the magazine will name Dwyer’s Matt Elam and Treasure Coast’s Jeff Luc to its all-American team.

Glades Day RB Kelvin Taylor finishes 8th in Mr. Football voting

  • 10:52 am Friday, January 22nd, 2010 by Jason Lieser

The Florida Dairy Farmers officially announced former Dwyer star Matt Elam as 2009’s Mr. Football this morning. Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor, the Class 1B Player of the Year, finished eighth in the voting.

Matt Elam will be named 2009 Mr. Football

  • 8:40 pm Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Matt Elam’s senior season at Dwyer will earn him a place among legends.

Dwyer coach Jack Daniels might never have another star (or headache) like Matt Elam

  • 10:02 am Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Former Dwyer standout Matt Elam is irreplaceable, on or off the field.

Panthers coach Jack Daniels said throughout the 2009 season that Elam was the best high school player he had ever seen, but Elam also created the biggest recruiting circus in Daniels’ two decades coaching football.

Park Vista OL Cody Preble: I won’t pull an Elam on Wake Forest

  • 6:13 pm Monday, January 11th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Park Vista right tackle Cody Preble became the first known college commitment from the area’s junior class last week and said his pledge to Wake Forest will not waver.

Matt Elam veers back to Florida Gators

  • 3:32 pm Saturday, January 9th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Keep in mind, this is not official.

He could change his mind again tomorrow or the next day, but Dwyer senior Matt Elam made his third (and possibly final) college commitment during today’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

Elam said he will play for the Florida Gators next season. He originally committed to Florida in October 2008, then switched to Florida State last week. During NBC’s broadcast this afternoon, he said he will be a Gator after all.

Last month, Elam won his second straight Lou Groza Player of the Year award and was named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state.

He rushed for 1,883 yards and 27 touchdowns and posted 61 tackles at linebacker last season while leading Dwyer to its first state championship.

Here’s more from The Post’s Ben Volin:

Not even NBC field reporter Lewis Johnson fully believed Matt Elam when Elam picked up a Gators hat Saturday afternoon, announcing his intent to play college football at the University of Florida.

“Are you sure?” Johnson asked Elam during the broadcast of the U.S. Army All-America Bowl.

“I’m positive,” Elam replied.


Kelvin Taylor, Matt Elam named finalists for Mr. Football; no area coaches win awards

  • 10:16 am Thursday, January 7th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor and Dwyer linebacker Matt Elam were voted Player of the Year in their respective classifications and now are finalists for the state’s prestigious Mr. Football award.

Matt Elam’s college plans remain unclear

  • 4:25 pm Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

The Matt Elam saga sounds like it will drag out until at least Saturday.