- 4:30 pm Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 by Jeff Greer
Note: Welcome to the PBGametime 2011 Spring Football Tour. During our three-week tour, we visit area teams, meet some of the top players and answer the most pressing questions. Our next stop is Glades Central, where new coach Roosevelt Blackmon and new quarterback Tanner Redish must find the right chemistry with Glades Central’s talented returnees.
- 12:21 pm Thursday, April 7th, 2011 by Jeff Greer
The rumors about Glades Day quarterback Tanner Redish moving to Glades Central flew as far back as October and November. On Thursday, the rising senior made it a reality.
“I’m officially a Raider and enrolled at Glades Central,” the 6-foot-2 Redish said in a text message.
- 12:30 pm Friday, December 10th, 2010 by Jeff Greer
Rolled into the Citrus Bowl here in Orlando around 11 a.m. Walked past the Glades Day Traveling Army, which was armed with signs and visible excitement.
- 8:25 pm Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 by Jeff Greer
Glades Day quarterback Tanner Redish (collarbone) has been cleared to play in Friday’s state semifinal against Lakeland-Victory Christian by doctors. Defensive back and Illinois commit J.T. Thornton, however, is done for the season.
- 2:29 pm Thursday, November 18th, 2010 by Jeff Greer
- 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.
- 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.
- 4:08 pm Friday, May 21st, 2010 by Jason Lieser
Note: Welcome to the PBGametime 2010 Spring Football Tour! Over the next two weeks, we’ll visit area teams, meet some of the top players and answer the most pressing questions. Today’s stop is Glades Day, where the Gators are working to lighten the load on running back Kelvin Taylor.
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In the 2009 regular season, only four area running backs had more than Taylor’s 149 carries. His workload spiked sharply in the playoffs, when he ran 146 times in just four games.
He was productive (1,439 yards and 28 touchdowns in the regular season, 1,158 and 19 in the post-season), but there has to be concern about his mileage given that Glades Day needs him healthy for three more seasons.