Friday Focus

Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
February 22, 2019 - 10:38 am
With spring football nearly two months away for high schools throughout Florida, this is the time of year when college coaches will be on the other side of the fence. As thousands of college coaches flock to south Florida throughout late April and into May – the next month will see high school...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
January 25, 2019 - 11:57 am
Through the years – south Florida area high schools have been fortunate to have former NFL players who help as assistant coaches – some even have taken head jobs. As one of two current south Florida head coaches who played in the NFL, Pat Surtain (Plantation American Heritage) has been amazing in...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 14, 2018 - 10:26 am
If you are surprised with the recent de-commitments at the University of Miami, maybe you need to follow today’s recruiting a little bit closer. Having been around recruiting cycles in high school for 49 years, you tend to roll with times and understand that NOTHING is for sure. You also see some...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 07, 2018 - 9:18 am
As 16 schools head to Orlando this weekend for the state football championships, many have some tremendous stories to tell. But very few can claim the path that Cardinal Gibbons’ head coach Matt Dubuc has traveled. The one-time star baseball and football prospect for the Chiefs and Texas Tech...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 30, 2018 - 10:51 am
Exactly one year ago this week (Dec. 1), St. Thomas Aquinas had its run of state titles and invincibility in Class 7A stopped. The 27-20 loss to eventual state champion Venice on the road brought to an end a crazy streak that this program had put together – while churning out top-flight athletes...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 23, 2018 - 10:50 am
Back on October 12th, Cardinal Gibbons football team experienced something that had not happened in 20 years. While beating rival American Heritage, 24-14, it not only stopped something that had gone on for years, but gave head coach Matt Dubuc and his team a district title for the first time in...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 16, 2018 - 10:38 am
There is no other way to look at this evening’s 6A-Region 4 semifinal between No. 1 Carol City and No. 2 Central other than what this huge meeting is. In the midst of just the second round of the state football playoffs, the two best football teams play tonight (7:30) at Traz Powell Stadium. No...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 09, 2018 - 10:25 am
Last year, as a No. 1 seed, Miramar went into the playoffs against No. 8 Park Vista and lost. A week after handing St. Thomas Aquinas one of its worst home losses in decades, the Patriots waltzed into the opening round of the Florida high school football playoffs feeling pretty good. What happened...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 02, 2018 - 10:38 am
For years, the final week of the high school football season meant that if you made the playoffs, you were not going to play your standout performers - in fear of something happening in what is deemed by many as a “meaningless” game. While many coaches still approach this final game with caution,...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
October 26, 2018 - 10:48 am
Even in light of this week’s ruling by the FHSAA that Miami Carol City has to forfeit two games (American Heritage and Christopher Columbus), tonight’s meeting has not lost any luster at all. The Chiefs are still No. 1 in Florida - and among the top 10 in the country. Tonight (7:30) when they meet...
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