State Playoffs

Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 12, 2018 - 9:15 am
While we already know and fully understand the landscape of recruiting, the six south Florida programs that appeared in Orlando will have plenty coming back. It’s already a given that rosters will change, but coming out of this past weekend’s state championship games in Orlando, the rosters include...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 05, 2018 - 10:33 am
The stage is set and the teams are ready to show that what has happened to this point of the 2018 high school football season was certainly no fluke. Sixteen programs head to Camping World Stadium in Orlando for the annual state championships that will produce 8 winners. This yearly meeting of...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 04, 2018 - 10:29 am
When you look back at this season, there are so many memorable games that come to mind. From overtime thrillers to key district games, this has once again been a season that everyone will point to. With three of the four south Florida teams heading back to Camping World Stadium in Orlando to defend...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
December 03, 2018 - 11:34 am
Having covered and evaluated high school football for 48 years, this time of year certainly is as exciting as it gets. For those who still cannot comprehend why people get excited over high school football – especially this time of year – there is nothing that can be said to make you feel any other...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 29, 2018 - 11:40 am
On Wednesday, University of Miami head coach Mark Richt and Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz were at St. Thomas Aquinas, watching the Raiders get ready for Friday’s 7A state semifinal game. While the Hurricanes have a huge interest in coach Roger Harriott’s team – because of the three current...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 28, 2018 - 10:31 am
For defending state 2A champion Champagnat Catholic, 3A state champion Chaminade-Madonna and 7A power St. Thomas Aquinas, getting to the state football semifinals is something all three schools are familiar with. When all three south Florida programs take to the field this Friday night, it will be...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 26, 2018 - 9:41 am
When the 2018 high school football playoffs began, those who follow the exciting month long tournament felt that a few teams would pull the ultimate surprise. While No. 1 Carol City fell in 6A, there were very few stunning results that would catch the attention of fans all over the state. That...
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Larry Blustein
Larry Blustein
November 21, 2018 - 10:10 am
Here is the week that everyone talked about. From coaches to players to the many fans who follow the sport, here is the week – when practicing Thanksgiving morning is a badge of honor that every program wants to wear. Round 3 of the state playoffs – where things begin to narrow – and the objective...
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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 14, 2018 - 11:29 am
When athletes are taking part in combines and camps – as well as 7-on-7 events – it is this time of year where that extra work pays off. With the first round of the state football playoffs out of the way, it is now time to really watch the elite in Florida rise to the top. With college prospects...
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