High School Buzz 

Spring Football Tour (video): New coach, QB join talented Glades Central squad

  • 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.

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Former Glades Day QB Tanner Redish enrolls at Glades Central

  • 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.

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2010 States: Pregame Primer for Glades Day-Warner Christian

  • 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.

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Tanner Redish returns, J.T. Thornton out for Glades Day semifinal

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Spring Football Tour (video): Glades Day tries to ease off Kelvin Taylor

  • 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.

Click below to see the video, and click here for more Spring Football Tour stops.

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.

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