Monday Take

Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 12, 2018 - 11:10 am
While we already know about the great talent that emerges during the state football playoffs, there are those programs who rarely get the chance to jump into this coveted spotlight. The playoffs are a reward for those who worked hard during the year, and very few have worked harder than Fort...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 05, 2018 - 9:12 am
There are very few football teams that you can look at it in south Florida and feel as confident about as Chaminade-Madonna. Head coach Dameon Jones and the Lions may not have the lineage that Central, Carol City, St. Thomas Aquinas, Deerfield Beach or American Heritage has, but this team’s path to...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
October 29, 2018 - 3:59 pm
We all know by now that paying any attention to national rankings are basically worthless – even when they choose you as a top team. For many across the country, coming up with valid national team rankings is just a stab in the dark, often paying little or no attention to those who actually watch...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
October 22, 2018 - 10:48 am
As Miami Central and Northwestern squared off last Friday night at Traz Powell Stadium, the atmosphere was certainly what you expect when two of the nation’s elite prospect-producing programs play in their annual district showdown. With the Rockets winning this game, 38-10, it only added more to...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
October 15, 2018 - 11:29 am
Moments after his team beat American Heritage, 24-14, Cardinal Gibbons head football coach Matt Dubuc, ushered his team into the west end zone in Plantation. Before Dubuc started to talk to his team – following this monumental win against the nationally rated Patriots – he offered a response to...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
October 08, 2018 - 11:25 am
Seven weeks are now in the books for the 2018 high school football season and things are starting to really come into focus. What did we learn so far this season – with just a month away from the first round of the state playoffs? Well, let’s put it this way, Miami Carol City and Miami Central are...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
October 01, 2018 - 10:05 am
There’s going to be a day –when Miami Palmetto will beat Southridge on the football field. That day was not last Friday – as the Spartans came from behind to win a key district matchup, 27-16. The loss, for head coach Mike Manasco and his Panthers, really stings. This was the year that the...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
September 24, 2018 - 10:57 am
It’s hard to explain to football fans across the country what it is like to live in south Florida. Having covered football for many decades, we have been fortunate to watch some of the elite prospects who have played on the very high school fields that the new stars of the sport are carving out...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
September 17, 2018 - 9:27 am
When the FHSAA started the point system last year, which determines football playoff slots, many coaches, players and fans didn’t understand it. Things have changed. With an eye on getting enough points to be in the mix at the end of the year, it has come to a point where every week is important –...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
September 10, 2018 - 12:57 pm
This is the time of year, following some great football games over the weekend, where you sit back and reflect. As someone who has covered plenty of games throughout the years, it’s tough to remember when we have had so many teams who are playing at a national level.’’ Nobody has to tell me or...
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