Friday Focus

Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
October 19, 2018 - 11:20 am
Even though tonight’s (7:30) game between Miami Central and defending 6A state champion Northwestern at Traz Powell is always a huge matchup, much of the luster has disappeared. Usually, this is the meeting that dictates the playoffs – and while both will make the post season, it’s the No. 1 seed...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
September 28, 2018 - 11:29 am
Last year while winning one of the most talented and competitive 8A football districts in the state of Florida, Palmetto lost to rival Miami Southridge. In fact, if you go back through the history of the meeting between these two teams, you will find that the Panthers have not won many at all – in...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
September 14, 2018 - 9:45 am
A year ago, just winning a game was something that McArthur High’s football team would have been more than satisfied with. Not this season! On Thursday night, using the running of junior Jaylen Taylor and the passing of senior T.J. Smith, and a smothering defense, the Mustangs moved to 4-0 with a...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
September 07, 2018 - 10:38 am
Being a football fan in south Florida, we are often spoiled by the number of marquee games we have every week. As we have watched in the first two weeks of the season, if you are going to be the “Top Dog” this season in south Florida, there will be NO back doors that will open for you. Like last...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
August 31, 2018 - 10:05 am
Go anywhere during the off-season and you will find south Florida athletes, competing in something football related - and always wanting to be in that spotlight. While this is certainly not another bash the rest of the country blog, it is a friendly reminder that while we take nothing away from the...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
August 17, 2018 - 9:55 am
PLAYER : Maurice Underwood POSITION : QB SCHOOL : Miami Central CLASS : 2019 HEIGHT : 6-3 WEIGHT : 180 SCOUTING : Over the past five years, south Florida has had the chance to watch this young man develop - and heading into his final season - here is someone who can change the fortunes of the...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
August 10, 2018 - 2:20 pm
When we come out with our class rankings over the next two weeks, there are going to be some very talented prospects in that group. For the Class of 2019 (seniors), this is an important year – and as many football players have already committed, they still have this final year to participate in...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
July 06, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Throughout the course of a year there are so many events geared toward skilled players that leave other positions out. With many linemen – on both sides of the ball – now being among the highest players taken in the NFL Draft, the emphasis is now on more development with the BIG MEN. Like the...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
June 01, 2018 - 11:04 am
For those of you who felt that when the academic year came to an end - and spring practice finished up - that high school football was done until late August. Educating fans and those who feel that way seems to be an ongoing battle - to show where the state of the sport and recruiting is, here in...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
May 25, 2018 - 12:04 pm
While it may not be the only place in the country that it happens, South Florida has become the epicenter for high school football transfers. When the 2017 season ended, prospects from Miami-Dade and Broward started to head to other programs, getting used to their new teammates and surroundings...
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