Monday Take

Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 31, 2018 - 9:00 am
Whether it was Pat Surtain Jr. in his home area, paying for Alabama - or Trayvon Mullen, a one-time Coconut Creek standout, who helped Clemson move into the national championship game – south Florida was indeed represented in the Final 4 of college football’s elite teams. With the amount of NFL...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 10, 2018 - 9:29 am
What was your best story from last weekend’s state high school football championships in Orlando? For some it was Cardinal Gibbons’ first ever football state title. For others, it was Chaminade-Madonna winning for the second consecutive time or Northwestern bringing home yet another title. Still...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 19, 2018 - 9:57 am
Before the season began, those in the know realized that what Class 6A would come down to is a Miami Central and Carol City matchup. When they met for the first time back on Oct. 21, the No. 1 Chiefs came away with a win, but with that victory is a weight that many south Florida teams have faced...
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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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