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Columbia Kicks off Season against Gainesville

After a long spring and summer season, local high school football is back. The last time Columbia High School played Gainesville High School, Columbia took home the win with a score of 52-34. Both football teams have spent the last five years starting their season playing each other and the Columbia …

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Gainesville High Set to Kickoff 2018 Season Against Columbia

The Patrick Miller era at Gainesville High School begins Thursday night as the Hurricanes go up against the Columbia Tigers. Miller is stepping in for former head coach Mark Latsko who resigned in March. Miller, who played linebacker at the University of Florida, served as the Hurricanes defensive coordinator the …

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Gator Football Welcomes Recruits to The Swamp for Friday Night Lights

There were many top recruits in attendance for Florida’s Friday Night Lights. The camp was open to high school players in their sophomore though senior year. Currently, Florida has 11 verbal commits for their 2019 class and the class is ranked 35th. Many of the bigger names in attendance traveled …

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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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