High School Buzz 

PBgametime mailbag: Teams to watch in 2015, biggest surprise from 2014, wedding issues?

  • 1:06 pm Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Let’s close out the PBgametime mailbag with a bang.

In the final installment of the mailbag for 2014, we look forward to the 2015 football season, look back at the surprises of this past season, and answer a very tricky question.

The next time you see the mailbag, it will be in a different form. We’re bringing the mailbag to life with videos to answer your questions at the start of 2015. Keep an eye out for it. [More]

Weekend Rewind: 4 takeaways from the third round of the playoffs

  • 8:41 am Saturday, November 29th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner and Anthony Chiang
Jean Rene and Wellington had a tough night against Pembroke Pines-Flanagan on Friday in a Class 8A regional final. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

After a tough night of football on Friday for Palm Beach County teams, just one – American Heritage – remains alive in the post-season. [More]

Playoff Preview: Opposing beat writer breaks down Flanagan, St. Thomas Aquinas

  • 10:15 am Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Just four Palm Beach County teams are left in the FHSAA playoffs and each one takes on a team from another part of the state on Friday.

In order to get to know two of the out-of-area teams, we asked an opposing beat writer to answer some questions on a pair of Broward County teams that will host Palm Beach County teams this week. Here are his answers. [More]

PBgametime mailbag: Area team with best chance to advance, biggest takeaway from season, favorite Thanksgiving dish?

  • 3:43 pm Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Thanksgiving is here, which means we’re getting close to the state football championships.

In this week’s installment of the PBgametime mailbag, we pick the Palm Beach County team that has the best chance of winning this week, discuss our biggest takeaway from the 2014 football season, and drool over some Thanksgiving food. [More]

PBgametime mailbag: Rematches, American Heritage and holidays, oh my!

  • 12:17 pm Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

The second round features some intriguing matchups, including a few rematches.

In this week’s installment of the PBgametime mailbag, we pick the rematch that we’re most excited about and examine American Heritage’s chances of surviving a tough road to the state championship game. Also, with the holiday season approaching, we give you our favorite holiday. [More]

Football: Look Ahead to the second round of the playoffs

  • 10:19 am Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner
Linebacker Tevon Coney and Palm Beach Gardens will play Wellington on Friday in a Class 8A regional semifinal. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Seven area teams advanced to the second round of the playoffs with wins Friday, while an eighth – Jupiter Christian – will move on after its first-round opponent, Hialeah-Champagnat, was forced to vacate its playoff spot due to violating one of the FHSAA’s bylaws.

Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington are still alive in the Class 8A playoffs following victories last week, and will play each other in the regional semifinals Friday. Royal Palm Beach and Atlantic are headed for a showdown in a Class 7A regional semifinal after beating Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach-Ely, respectively. Glades Central won its game against [More]

Football: Finalists released for Lou Groza Awards ceremony

  • 3:17 pm Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

With the high school football playoffs beginning this week, the awards season is not too far away.

The Lou Groza Awards ceremony is one of the highlights of the awards season. The annual banquet will be held on Dec. 9 at the Kravis Center.

Along with the Lou Groza Award, which is given to the best collegiate placekicker in the country, the banquet celebrates the top high school players, coaches, teams and place-kickers in Palm Beach County. Finalists were selected by a panel of local representatives of the Palm Beach County high school football community, including head coaches and local media representatives. [More]

Football: Royal Palm Beach back in Class 7A state poll

  • 4:13 pm Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Royal Palm Beach will begin the playoffs as one of the state’s top Class 7A teams.

After ending the regular season on a five-game winning streak to claim the District 13-7A crown, the Wildcats jumped into the latest Associated Press state football rankings released Tuesday. Royal Palm Beach came in at No. 10 in the Class 7A poll. [More]