In his time in south Florida, coach Daniel Luque has earned a reputation as being fair, knowledgeable and as someone who gets results – fast!
Along with Roger Harriott and other gifted coaches, Luque helped to start the football program at University School in Davie – and as the program reached new heights, capturing a state title, he was right there teaching, coaching and learning from some outstanding people and influences.
It was many of those special people in his life that supported him and helped when he took over when the transition period took place and University School became NSU University School – and the Suns became the Sharks.
As things were running smoothly and the players and coaches were bringing the new University School along, Luque was named head coach and until last year, when the pandemic tossed a lot of lives upside down, the landing spot for this hard worker has been impressive.
When his new “Sharks” take the field today (3:30) at Somerset Silver Palms, Hollywood Avant Garde is 7-0 after a 3-4 season in 2020, and they are the talk of south Florida football.
In his first season, his team has outscored the opposition, 303-77, using players and coaches who wanted to help make a difference.
Among those prospects who have been turning heads this season include Bryan Lodge (FS/WR - 6,3, 205), Ryan Gayle (WR 6,0, 170), Kendrick Moore (DB 5-10, 165), Julien Casal (WR, 5-9, 166), Brandon Ravelo (DE-HB-LS 6,2, 245), Deandrick Loubeau (LB, 5-9, 180), Andrew Chriclow (OL, 6-2, 275), Romelo Flowers (Athlete, 6-0, 165), Breon Brown (WR/Nickel, 5-10, 170), Nehemiah Larry (DL, 5-11, 240), J.T. Tabora (QB, 5-11, 172), Lawayne McCoy (Athlete, 6-0, 175), Jason Ravelo (Athlete, 5-9, 155), Robert Ortega Jr. (Athlete, 5-8, 155) and freshman standout Jack Sawyer Jr. (OLB/DE, 6-1, 220) to name a few.
HOLLYWOOD AVANT GARDE SHARKS
Ocoee Legacy Charter, W 16-0
Boca Raton Christian, W 45-6
Immokalee, W 48-0
Jupiter Christian, W 58-38
Homestead Everglades Prep, W 48-8
North Broward Prep, W 47-11
Pine Crest, W 41-14
BUSY THURSDAY NIGHT IN SOUTH FLORIDA
In addition to Avant Garde going for an eighth straight win, there are other games on tap this Thursday as well.
Coral Springs Charter at North Broward Prep, 7
Hollywood Hills at Everglades, 7
Miami High at Norland (Traz Powell Stadium), 7
Miami Springs at South Miami (Tropical), 7
Westland Hialeah at Miami Ferguson, 3:30 (Independent Semifinal)
Hialeah Barbara Goleman 36, Coral Park 14 (GMAC Independent Semi-Final)
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