For the past few years, Palm Beach Lakes and Palm Beach Gardens High Schools have been the epicenter for spring football.
Three weeks into May, the schools have brought in several area football programs to compete in a day-long event that featured many schools and players who have gone on to the next level.
In the past, programs from the Space Coast, Indian River County, Miami-Dade and Broward as well as Palm Beach have come to compete against talent that normally wouldn’t compete against each other as college coaches from every conference and every level would set up shop for nearly 12 hours of action.
With media and fan websites on hand, the coverage has been impressive and instrumental in the recruiting process – with feature stories and evaluations taking place throughout the day.
With so many other spring games going on, here is an event that college coaches – from Miami to Kentucky, Clemson, Colorado, FSU, Florida, USF, Iowa State, Akron as well as Keiser University, FAU, FIU, St. Thomas University, Florida Memorial and countless other programs send multiple coaches to watch the talent.
“We attend an event like this because it gives our players plenty of exposure,” said Miami Palmetto head coach Mike Manasco. “Not only are there media who write, shoot and video, but college coaches who have the chance to see many of these young men perform for the first time.”
Last year, St. Petersburg Lakewood quarterback Anthony Colandrea (University of Virginia) and Edison receiver Nathaniel Joseph (Miami) came out and showcased some amazing talent that have landed them at the next level.
So many prospects had the chance – like Robby and Bobbie Washington (Miami) and linebacker Stanquan Clark (Louisville) were on hand as well.
TALENTED FOOTBALL PROSPECTS
When things get started at 10 a.m. at Palm Beach Gardens High, the host team will have the opportunity to get in a full game with the Gators playing a half against Miramar and a half against Coconut Creek.
Coach Tyrone Higgins and his Gators, Coach A.J. Scott and the Patriots and head coach Johnny Sloane and his Cougars will benefit from the experience.
Miramar vs. Palm Beach Gardens, 10 a.m.
Miramar vs. Miami Palmetto, 11:05 a.m.
Coconut Creek vs. Palm Beach Gardens, 12:10 p.m.
St. Petersburg Lakewood vs. Miami Palmetto, 1:15 p.m.
Coconut Creek vs. Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast, 2:20 p.m.
St. Petersburg Lakewood vs. Deerfield Beach, 3:25
Delray Beach Atlantic vs. Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast, 4:30 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian vs. Deerfield Beach, 5:35 p.m.
Delray Atlantic vs. Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson, 6:40
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian vs. Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson, 7:45
Coconut Creek Cougars
HEAD COACH: Johnny Sloane
2022 RECORD: 6-5
Deerfield Beach Bucks
HEAD COACH: Tremaine Hall
2022 RECORD: 3-8
Delray Beach Atlantic Eagles
HEAD COACH: Jamelle Murray
2022 RECORD: 8-4
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Eagles
HEAD COACH: Kirk Hoza
2022 RECORD: 9-3
Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson Cobras
HEAD COACH: Eddie Brown
2022 RECORD: 1-9
Miami Palmetto Panthers
HEAD COACH: Mike Manasco
2022 RECORD: 6-6
HEAD COACH: A.J. Scott
2022 RECORD: 10-2
Palm Beach Gardens Gators
HEAD COACH: Tyrone Higgins II
2022 RECORD: 9-4
Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast Titans
HEAD COACH: Irvin Jones
2022 RECORD: 4-7
St. Petersburg Lakewood Spartans
HEAD COACH: Cory Moore
2022 RECORD: 9-5