Football teams prepare for uncertain 2020 season

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven Terrier football coach Brent Burnside spent the early hours of Monday, June 29, helping paint lines on the team’s practice field ahead of a team meeting later that night. At the meeting, Burnside and his fellow coaches will be seeing players for the first time since spring break to go […]

Coaches react to Muck City docu-series

PAHOKEE — Muck City: 4th and Forever, an eight-episode high school football docu-series following both the Pahokee Blue Devils and Glades Central Raiders, launched May 14 on Pahokee coach D.J. Boldin and newly hired Glades Central coach Rashad Jackson have watched the show and approve of the way the rivalry between the two schools […]

New documentary showcases Muck Bowl rivalry

PAHOKEE — There is a proverb from the Bible that says as iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another. Iron would never become sharp without another piece of iron to go against. You could say that proverb has played out between two football teams south of Lake Okeechobee. Glades Central and Pahokee have forged one […]

Loss of spring game could hurt Terrier football

MOORE HAVEN– With the Florida High School Athletic Association officially canceling all spring sports, high school football teams in the area will be missing out on a crucial part of preparation for their programs – spring football. Besides the obvious financial hit that programs will suffer from hosting no spring football game, players will also […]

Former Brahman named head coach at Seminole High

SANFORD — Former Okeechobee High School Brahman Eric Lodge has been named head coach of the Seminole High School football program in Central Florida. Lodge played on the Brahman football team before graduating in 2007. He was previously the defensive coordinator at Seminole before being named head coach after former coach Don Stark took another […]

Glades Central Community High School names new football coach

BELLE GLADE — Glades Central Community High School principal Melanie Bolden-Morris announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, that Rashad Jackson will serve as the new head football coach. Jackson’s appointment was received with enthusiasm by members of the football team. Jackson is returning to Glades Central High School where he played on the varsity football team. After […]

Pahokee students commit to colleges on signing day

PAHOKEE– Four Pahokee Blue Devils from the varsity football team signed letters of intent to continue playing at college on National Signing Day on Feb. 5. Octavious Bouie Jr. signed to East Tennessee State University (ESTU), Delonus Kabir signed with Florida A&M University (FAMU), Antonio Kelly signed with St. Thomas University and Tamarick Best signed […]

Okeechobee’s Neal named to all-America freshman team

ORLANDO — The University of Alabama Crimson Tide concluded its 2019 season with a 35-16 win over the University of Michigan in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. A former Okeechobee Brahman played a crucial role in anchoring the offensive line for Alabama throughout their season. Evan Neal started on the offensive line for the […]

Three Glades area athletes sign letters of intent

BELLE GLADE — Three student athletes from the Glades area signed letters of intent at the national college signing day celebration held at Everglades Preparatory Academy Charter School (EPA) on Dec. 18. Pahokee’s Frankie Burgess and Latarie Kinsler and Glades Central’s Ja’Vontae Williams signed letters of intent to play football at the college level. The […]

Lady Brahman basketball team rebounds with win streak

OKEECHOBEE– The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman varsity basketball team is the midst of a seven game win streak. And they’ve secured a 9-2 record through the first half of the season, their best start since 2016. Following their loss to Jupiter back on Dec. 2, the Lady Brahmans have gone undefeated, grabbing two crucial […]