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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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GHS Hurricanes Face Tough Test at Home

After a win against crosstown rival, Buchholz, Gainesville High School will look to continue its success against Ocala-Vanguard on Friday night. Both teams come in undefeated in District 5 play with the Hurricanes at 1-0 and Vanguard at 2-0. Ocala-Vanguard Vanguard puts its 5-0 record on the line at Citizens …

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GHS Boy’s Hoops in Class 6A Semifinal Today

The Gainesville High Purple Hurricanes (21-9) are in Lakeland this afternoon as they play Miami Norland (24-5) in the Class 6A state semifinal game in boy’s basketball. The Canes have been on an incredible run since their loss in the district championship game, defeating Leesburg (who beat them in districts) …

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