Class 2A football title game glance: Can UC bring home title No. 10?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three high school football teams from the area reached this week’s state championship games, Bolles, Trinity Christian and University Christian. Class 2A state championship glanceUniversity Christian (8-4) vs. Hialeah Champagnat Catholic (10-2)When: Wednesday, 1 p.m.Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee. The playoff roadUniversity Christian d. Quincy Munroe, 42-0; d. Aucilla Christian, 41-16; d. St. John Paul II, 41-7; d. Tallahassee North Florida Christian, 35-20; d. Foundation Academy, 28-14; Champagnat d. 65-7; d. First Baptist Academy, 42-0; d. Moore Haven, 49-18; d. Community School of Naples, 67-7; d. Seffner Christian, 56-14. It’s the third meeting in the state championship game between these two teams since 2016. And it always takes a little bit of luck.” — UC coach David Penland III.
News4Jax Super 10 football: Bartram Trail begins 2020 at the top
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. High school football season begins Friday, and our News4Jax Super 10 poll leads the way into the regular season. Bartram Trail, Class 8ALast year: 11-1, district winner, lost in regional semifinals to Apopka. They finished with their first unbeaten regular season in the programs 20-year history. Columbia wont start its regular season until later this month. The Mustangs won a state title in 2018 and then finished strong in the regular season to reach the playoffs.
Are we going to play?: Questions on high school football season a popular topic at media day
University Christian coach David Penland III (left) has three state titles and an 88-27 record in nine seasons. That must mean high school football season, pandemic style, is right around the corner. The Bakers Sports high school football media day typically serves as the launching point of the season. Basically, were just trying to find out are we going to play, are we not going to play, said Trinity Christian coach Verlon Dorminey. A lot of questions that no one can answer.St. Augustine High School football coach Brian Braddock said that pandemic has forced a hard reset of priorities across the board.
High school football Snaps: What a wild Week 1 in the area
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - Week 1 of high school football is in the books and Ill throw out a few thoughts on the week in a Snaps notebook following games. The fact that the Tigers put up yards without much resistance (519, according to the Florida Times-Union) is telling. The Christians have been a state power for probably as long as anyone currently involved with high school football can remember. And Bolles is Bolles, owner of a state-record 11 championships. The Bolles icon won 466 career games, sixth-most in high school history, and he was honored with a special plaza during the game.