Football playoffs heat up as semifinals begin

Moore Haven, Pahokee, Glades Central and Glades Day are all still in the thick of the playoffs as the regional semifinals kick off on Nov. 16. While Moore Haven and Pahokee enjoyed first-round byes last week, Glades Central and Glades Day fought for their right to remain in the championship hunt. • The Glades Central […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Anthony McPhee

Glades Day junior Anthony McPhee is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Gators playoff game against the First Baptist Academy Lions on Nov. 9. McPhee had a total of 320 yards on offense and six touchdowns with 132 of those yards coming on the ground and 188 passing […]

Gators put bite on Lions

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Day Gators overcame two fumbles early in the first quarter and held on to beat the First Baptist Academy Lions 49-39 in the regional quarterfinal playoff on Nov. 9. Glades Day junior quarterback Anthony McPhee had 132 yards on the ground with three rushing touchdowns along with 188 passing yards […]

Four football teams make the playoffs

After the final games of the regular season ended on Nov. 2, four teams in the Lake Okeechobee area qualified to continue their season into the playoffs. Glades Day, Pahokee, Moore Haven and Glades Central will all be in the post-season mix as they attempt to make a run for the 2018 state championship. Only […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Glades Day Gators scored early and often in their game against the Southwest Florida Christian Kings on Oct. 26, winning 63-26 and increasing their record to 5-4. They are currently ranked second in FHSAA’s Class 2A Region 4 power rankings, two spots over Moore Haven. They’ll wrap up their regular season against a […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Clewiston Tigers came up short in their game against Cypress Lake on Oct. 19. The Tigers lost 28-3 and fall to 1-7 on the year. Clewiston will now finish out the rest of their season on the road against Dunbar on Oct. 26 and Okeechobee on Nov. 2. When the Tigers face the […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Moore Haven Terriers continued their winning streak on Oct. 12, beating Oasis 36-7. There was a lot of buildup leading up to the game that the match-up would be a more competitive affair, but the Terriers ran away with it, bettering their record to 5-1. Moore Haven is now on a four-win streak […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Moore Haven Terriers came out with a win against Community School of Naples on Sept. 21, bringing them to 2-1 on the season. Although the Terriers won 28-14, head coach Max Manin wasn’t happy with his team’s effort and said there is a lot of work ahead if Moore Haven wants to stay […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Okeechobee Brahmans were shut out by the Sebastian River Sharks 41-0 on Sept. 14, making them 0-3 for the 2018 season. The Brahmans’ struggles continued on offense and defense for the third week in a row. One play that could encapsulate the whole game for Okeechobee saw the Brahman defense leave Sebastian River […]

Football around the lake this week

• The Glades Central Raiders will have their first home game of the season on Aug. 31 against Oakleaf. The Raiders fell short in the season opener against University 35-6. University was up 28-0 before halftime, which forced Glades Central out of its game plan and had the Raiders playing catch-up the rest of the […]