High School Buzz 

Muck Bowl 2015: Glades Central coach recalls favorite Muck Bowl memory

  • 7:00 am Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

The annual season-ending Muck Bowl between Glades Central and Pahokee is arguably the biggest game in the county every year.

(RELATED: Our in-depth look at the history of the Muck Bowl)

The head coaches in this year’s game have a combined eight Muck Bowls between them. Raiders coach Rick Casko is in the second season of his second stint at Glades Central’s helm after coaching them for three seasons from 1991-93, making this his fifth Muck Bowl. Blue Devils coach Alphonso Smith is closing out his first season coaching Pahokee, but he played in the Muck Bowl as a [More]

Muck Bowl 2015: Notable football alumni from Glades Central, Pahokee

  • 5:00 am Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Adam Hirshfield
Glades Central vs Pahokee at Pahokee, Florida on November 6, 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

With the 2015 Muck Bowl approaching this Friday at Glades Central in Belle Glade, we decided to take a look back at the birth and history of one of the country’s most intense high school football rivalries.

Please be sure to check out Rick Robb’s amazing look back at Reidel Anthony – Former NFL wide receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Florida Gators
Brad Banks – CFL quarterback, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 2002 Heisman Trophy first runner-up
Kelvin Benjamin – Wide receiver, Carolina Panthers, Florida State Seminoles
Travis Benjamin – Wide receiver, Cleveland Browns, Miami Hurricanes
Damien Berry – Baltimore Ravens, Miami Hurricanes
Roosevelt Blackmon – Former [More]

Football: Muck Bowl officially moved to Saturday

  • 2:46 pm Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 by Anthony Chiang

The details have been finalized and the annual Muck Bowl will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. at Glades Central. [More]

Glades Central senior Greg Beckford OK after motorcycle accident

  • 1:38 pm Friday, November 9th, 2012 by Matt Porter

From a room at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Glades Central senior Greg Beckford pondered the question coming from the other end of the telephone. [More]

Video: Glades Central seniors send off Kelvin Benjamin with a bang

  • 11:59 am Friday, November 12th, 2010 by Matt Porter

One by one, Glades Central seniors take a run at Kelvin Benjamin in this video from Oct. 20. It was Benjamin’s last full-contact high school football practice, so Benjamin stood in the middle and let his teammates get their last licks in. [More]

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.


Muck Bowl featured in this week’s Sports Illustrated

  • 3:24 pm Friday, November 27th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

At various points in the past year, Sports Illustrated writer Austin Murphy has been in the area working on a feature about the annual Muck Bowl.

Five fast thoughts on the Muck Bowl

  • 1:10 am Sunday, November 15th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

A big second half propelled Glades Central to its second straight Muck Bowl win over Pahokee. The Raiders are now 17-8 all-time in this game. Here are five quick points on the biggest game of the season:

Jessie Hester: No chance Nu’Keese Richardson stays at Tennessee

  • 3:26 pm Friday, November 13th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

It was slightly surprising when Glades Central coach Jessie Hester mentioned the former Pahokee player and current Tennessee wide receiver Nu’Keese Richardson situation at last night’s Muck Bowl dinner with the Blue Devils, but he felt it was the right time to send a warning to players on both teams.

Muck Bowl changed to 6 p.m. start

  • 1:04 pm Saturday, October 31st, 2009 by Post Staff

The Muck Bowl between Glades Central and Pahokee has been changed to 6 p.m. from 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. Glades Central coach Jessie Hester said the school’s administration decided on the later start to allow more people to get to the game.

Last year’s Muck Bowl also was on Saturday and Hester said having the game on the weekend made pulling off the huge event a lot easier.

“At first I had some reservations about it but once the game itself was played, you see the benefits of the Saturday game because it allows the administration to get things [More]