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FHSAA approves football changes

The Florida High School Athletic Association passed rules that will change the way high school football playoffs will work for schools classified from 1A-4A. These changes come after the FHSAA instituted a points system for high school football playoffs in the 2017 season. The FHSAA voted on 11 issues in …

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FEATURE: A Coach and His QB

An SEC champion, three-time All-SEC honors and a 14-year NFL career. It’s easy to say that Shane Matthews knows how to be a quarterback. With his playing days behind him, Matthews is using his knowledge to guide his son Luke and the Gainesville Purple Hurricanes’ offense. Luke, GHS’s starting quarterback, …

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Bartram Trail makes history, advances to first ever state championship

Bartram Trail’s magical season got even more magical on Friday night. In one of the Class 7A semifinal games, the Bears knocked off a Plant Panthers team that is consistently one of the top teams in the state of Florida. “They’re a fantastic football team,” Bartram Trail head coach Darrell …

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Bradford defeats Dunnellon 24-14, moves on in Class 4A playoffs

After losing their first game of the season, the Bradford Tornadoes have been on a roll, reeling off 10 straight victories, with their latest victory coming over the Dunnellon Tigers.  Bradford tops Dunnellon 24-14 to advance in the state playoffs. Bradford strikes first The Tornadoes scored first when quarterback Zion …

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High School Football: Several Area Team Qualify For Playoffs

The regular season for high school football finished on Friday. But, between district champions and teams that qualified with enough points, the playoffs will begin this Friday.  In Class 1A-4A, there were no district champions; playoff teams were determined by a playoff system.   In the upper classifications, district champions …

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High School Football: Gainesville defeats Eastside 35-14 to close out the regular season

The Gainesville Hurricanes have closed their football regular season on a strong note, beating the Eastside Rams 35-14 to move to 8-2 on the season. Gainesville wins the City of Gainesville championship and it has not qualified for the state playoffs. Defense sets the tone for Gainesville, but Eastside punches …

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Rock You Like A Hurricane: Gainesville Routs Lake Weir 41-0

Gainesville and Lake Weir, both named the Hurricanes, had their original game cancelled because of, ironically, a hurricane. So, the two teams made up for it on Monday, October 30. Lake Weir entered the game fresh off a 54-42 victory over Leesburg, where running back Kimo Clarke rushed for a …

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Bartram Trail defeats Buchholz to win District 3-7A Championship in Football

The Bartram Trail Bears are district champions; they achieved that football milestone by clobbering the Buchholz Bobcats 53-21 Friday night in Gainesville. Everything seemed to go right for the Bears from offense to defense to special teams. Buchholz scores first, but Bartram Trail finds quick answer In the first quarter, …

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High School Football Roundup

High school football is heating up as the last few district games are being played, and teams are hoping for a few final wins to push them to the playoffs. After last night’s win against South Lake, Gainesville High School is heading into their next two games with confidence. This …

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