High School Buzz 

Glades Day DB Eaton Spence signs with Illinois, JT Thornton to sign late

  • 12:51 pm Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Illinois continued feeding its Florida pipeline with the signing of Glades Day athlete Eaton Spence on Wednesday. Fellow Glades Day senior J.T. Thornton expects to sign with Illinois at a later date.


Glades Day’s Eaton Spence verbally commits to Illinois

  • 6:55 pm Monday, January 17th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Glades Day defensive back/receiver Eaton Spence has verbally committed to Illinois.


Jupiter Christian’s Trey Pendergrass a finalist for Florida’s Mr. Football award

  • 2:42 pm Monday, December 13th, 2010 by Matt Porter

Jupiter Christian’s Trey Pendergrass is the Class 1B Player of the Year, making him a finalist for Florida’s Mr. Football award. [More]

5 thoughts about Glades Day’s 42-35 win over Warner Christian

  • 2:02 am Saturday, December 11th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Let’s call the 2010 Glades Day Gators the Cardiac Kids. I know it’s cliche. I know that nickname is taken. But I also know that I genuinely feared for the heart health of Glades Day’s fans and coaching staff during Friday’s exhilarating Class 1B championship between Glades Day and South Daytona-Warner Christian.

After scoring the game-winning touchdown in the final two minutes against Jupiter Christian two weeks ago, I didn’t think Glades Day could top such a heart-attack-inducing finish. I was wrong.


Playoff Primer 2010: Glades Day locks in on Barrington Christian

  • 2:29 pm Thursday, November 18th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

There are 18 playoff games across every class involving teams from our area. Let’s break down defending 1B champion Glades Day’s opening-round contest at Florida City-Barrington Christian. The game will be played TONIGHT (Thursday) at Harris Field in Homestead.


A rash of injuries hits Glades Day: QB Tanner Redish out for season

  • 3:14 pm Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Doctors told Glades Day quarterback Tanner Redish (broken left collarbone) on Monday that he will need two months to recover from the injury he suffered Friday night against King’s Academy. Meanwhile, two-way star J.T. Thornton told the Post‘s Matt Porter last week that he’d miss four weeks with a broken left leg.

All this in the middle of Glades Day’s hunt for a playoff spot out of District 7-1B. The Gators play Deerfield-Zion Lutheran on Friday. It’s a simple concept for Glades Day: Win and it’s in. But with two stars missing, there’s an added element of drama.


Glades Day, riding hot streak, readies for talented Miami-Belen Jesuit

  • 2:45 pm Thursday, October 14th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

When Glades Day started the 2010 football season, expectations were high–with good reason. The Gators returned star running back Kelvin Taylor, Division I-level defensive backs Eaton Spence and JT Thornton, and junior quarterback Tanner Redish to a team that won the Class 1B state title.

At first, everything went according to plan. Glades Day ground out a 24-12 win over Twiggs County (Ga.) in Daytona Beach. Taylor, who had offseason knee surgery, played and looked as close to full health as he had all offseason.

Then the Gators slipped up. Twice.


5 thoughts on Glades Day/Twiggs County

  • 7:41 pm Saturday, August 28th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Let’s see how long I can go without mentioning Kelvin Taylor.

Ah, nuts.


Getting to know Twiggs County, Glades Day’s Georgia-based Saturday opponent

  • 7:03 pm Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Glades Day has a highly anticipated showdown with Jupiter Christian on Sept. 3 that will all but decide District 7-1B. But first, the Gators have to prepare for Georgia’s Twiggs County High. [More]

Kelvin Taylor aside, Glades Day returns a solid defense

  • 6:27 pm Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by Matt Porter

BELLE GLADE — Much to the dismay of anyone who wanted to see him for the first time, Glades Day’s Kelvin Taylor sat out Thursday, the first day of contact drills. [More]