High School Buzz 

Game of the Week: Palm Beach Gardens at Park Vista

  • 10:25 am Sunday, August 31st, 2014 by Jodie Wagner

Monday, September 1

Take a look at the area’s top Week 2 matchups, which includes the Palm Beach Gardens vs. Park Vista contest.

Sunday, August 31

A pair of Class 8A playoff veterans will face off Friday in the second edition of the Palm Beach Post’s PBgametime Game of the Week. [More]

Football: Dwyer, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach ranked in preseason AP poll

  • 1:09 pm Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Despite losing 20 starters from last season’s team, Dwyer is entering the year with high expectations.

The Panthers are the highest rated area team in the Associated Press preseason state football rankings, which was released Wednesday. Dwyer comes in at No. 2 in the Class 7A poll after winning the state title in 2013. The only team ranked ahead of the Panthers is Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas. [More]

Football: Dwyer, Fort Pierce Central earn pre-season Top 25 ranking

  • 12:52 pm Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner

Dwyer is No. 11 and Fort Pierce Central is No. 23 in Florida’s High School Football Top 25 poll released Tuesday. [More]

FAU gets commitments from Seminole Ridge DB Jalen Young, PB Gardens ATH J’Quan Napier

  • 8:50 pm Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Florida Atlantic already received a verbal commitment from one of Palm Beach County’s top 2015 prospects in May. This week, the Owls received three more.

Seminole Ridge defensive back Jalen Young verbally committed to FAU, choosing the Owls over schools like Miami, Boston College and Louisville on Thursday night. Palm Beach Gardens athlete J’Quan Napier followed Young’s lead and verbally committed to FAU on Friday morning.

Young and Napier join Seminole Ridge running back Kerrith Whyte, who verbally committed to the Owls on Monday.

The trio is now part of FAU’s 2015 recruiting class, along with three-star Dwyer quarterback Daniel Parr. Parr [More]

Football mailbag: Which PB County teams can win a state title, Wellington in the playoffs, sleepers?

  • 2:10 pm Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Is Dwyer the only team from Palm Beach County that can make a deep playoff run this season? (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

As the season nears, the questions keep coming.

In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we address the state of Palm Beach County high school football, Wellington’s chances of making the playoffs, and some players that could be ready to surprise people this season. Oh, and we also discuss a controversial topic: Dick’s Sporting Goods or Sports Authority? [More]

Recruiting: Palm Beach Gardens LB Tevon Coney to decide between Florida, Notre Dame, Miami

  • 3:48 pm Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Gardens linebacker Tevon Coney is the top rated player on the PBgametime Class of 2015 Big Board.

Palm Beach Gardens linebacker Tevon Coney is giving another school a shot.

Along with Notre Dame and Florida, Coney added Miami to his list of favorite schools. Coney (6-2, 220) said he hopes to verbally commit to a school in September.

Beyond Blessed For This Opportunity🙏..My Top 3 Schools http://t.co/pSlkF2L8em— Tevon Coney9⃣ (@TevonConey) August 05, 2014

“They’re all equal right now,” Coney said of the three schools.

One of the reasons Coney decided to include Miami on his list is the opportunity to play right away. The top rated player on the PBgametime Class of 2015 Big Board said [More]

2014 Fall Practice Journal: Observations from practices around Palm Beach County

  • 2:34 pm Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner

Fall practice began Monday and PBgametime has you covered.

Jodie Wagner (@JRWagner5) and Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) will be visiting practices around Palm Beach County throughout the month of August, and we’ll list everything we observe here. We’ll also provide insight from coaches and players as teams prepare for the regular season. [More]

Recruiting: Dwyer CB Jarius Adams commits to Rutgers; PB Gardens DE Milord Juste commits to FIU

  • 6:33 pm Sunday, July 20th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Jarius Adams wanted to commit to a school before the start of his senior season, so he set up a road trip to visit schools like Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Rutgers and Bowling Green in June.

After returning to Palm Beach County, the 2015 Dwyer cornerback (see his Hudl tape here) narrowed his list to Rutgers and Bowling Green. On Friday, Adams (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) made his decision and verbally committed to Rutgers.

“I talked to my family and we figured it would be perfect to look at the schools early and choose one and just focus on the season [More]