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Week 8 Football Look Ahead: Inside the new top 10 and the games of the week

  • 8:00 am Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Week 7 saw most of the top teams in the area cruise to victory, but a shakeup is in order at the end of the top 10 this week.

Big wins were the theme for much of the top 10. No. 1 Atlantic, No. 3 Oxbridge, No. 4 Boca Raton, No. 5 American Heritage and No. 6 Pahokee won by an average of 31 points. The lone close game for a top-5 team was No. 2 Dwyer’s one-score victory over No. 8 Wellington. As such, the top of the top 10 stays the same, which cannot be said for the bottom [More]

Weekend Rewind: Top teams roll, West Boca upsets Gardens

  • 10:10 am Saturday, October 10th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Week 7 is mostly in the books, and it saw its share of blowouts and upsets.

Here are the headlines on PBGametime from Friday’s games:

*No. 2 Dwyer hangs on to notch a victory despite a late Wellington comeback (Game report) (Photos)

*Shawndarrius Phillips did it all for No. 1 Atlantic in a win over district rival Santaluces (Game report) (Photos)

*Quarterback Matt Gross led West Boca Raton to an upset of No. 9 Palm Beach Gardens (Game report)

In other games around the area … No. 4 Boca Raton routed Park Vista … No.5 American Heritage recovered from last week’s [More]

Week 7 Football Look Ahead: Inside the new top 10 plus this week’s best games

  • 7:50 am Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Angelo Navaroli and Oxbridge moved up three spots to No. 3 after beating American Heritage on Friday. (Photo by Madeline Gray)

After an entertaining Week 6 in which three ranked teams fell and a handful of other area teams won their games by close margins, this week’s top 10 looks a lot different. [More]

Weekend Rewind: Oxbridge upsets Heritage, Boca wins in the muck

  • 8:00 am Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Week 6 of the high school football season was highlighted by a pair of road upsets.

Here are the headlines on PBGametime from this week’s action:

*Top-ranked Atlantic runs over Spanish River in the week’s early game (Game report) (Photos)

*No. 6 Oxbridge Academy tops No. 3 American Heritage (Game report) (Photos)

*Quarterback Blake Dever leads No. 8 Wellington to a win over Seminole Ridge (Game report) (Photos)

*No. 9 Palm Beach Gardens shuts down Jupiter (Game report) (Photos)

*Chris Mauck continues his hot start to the season in Berean Christian’s win against Boca Raton Christian (Game report)

In other [More]

Football: Atlantic rises; American Heritage, Dwyer, Pahokee hold steady in latest AP Poll

  • 7:53 pm Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Atlantic moved up a spot, and American Heritage, Dwyer and Pahokee maintained their positions in the Associated Press state football poll that was released Tuesday.

The Eagles, who hold the top spot in the Post’s Top 10, moved up one spot to No. 4 in Class 8A. The Panthers held their No. 2 spot from a week ago, trailing only powerhouse Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas. In Class 3A, the Stallions stuck at No. 4. The Blue Devils held on to the No 3 spot in Class 1A, as well.

In addition to the four ranked county teams, Oxbridge Academy was the leading [More]

Week 6 Football Look Ahead: Inside the new top 10 and top games

  • 8:00 am Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Week 5 seemed to be the week of the blowout. Only six area games were settled by a touchdown or less, with 14 having a score differential of 10 points or more.

The top five teams all took care of business Friday night, winning by an average of more than 23 points. No. 5 Boca Raton won by the biggest margin, defeating Santaluces 41 points while shutting out the Chiefs. No. 4 Pahokee had arguably the hardest match up in the top 5, but it managed to defeat Clewiston by five points.  The bottom half of the top 10 did not [More]

Recruiting: Florida produces most five-star halfbacks, recruiting site says

  • 1:06 pm Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Florida is the most fertile ground for top high school running backs, according to Rivals.com.

The recruiting website released a breakdown of what states its five-star running backs have hailed from since they started ranking players for the Class of 2002. Florida had the most of any state with 13. California and Texas tied for second with nine each.

Two Palm Beach County players have made the five-star cut at the position. The first was Pahokee running back Antone Smith, who Rivals rated as the top running back in the 2005 class and the No. 25 player overall. Smith played four seasons [More]

Football: Atlantic, Dwyer move up; Pahokee, American Heritage maintain spots in AP poll

  • 7:30 am Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Atlantic moved up a spot to No. 6 in this week's AP Class 8A state football poll. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Atlantic and Dwyer continue to rise, while Pahokee and American Heritage maintained their spots in the AP state football poll released Tuesday. [More]