Montverde Academy Prep Games new rules posted.

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Mandatory Basketball Officials Meeting
Date: October 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm
Location: Lake Highland Preparatory School

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Executive Board Meeting Minutes (August 24, 2014) are now available.

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Next Meeting:
Date: October 5, 2014
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Maitland Men’s Club - Behind Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Intersection of Horatio & Maitland Ave.


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2015 Girls Flag Football
Training Class

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Don Trawick

Longtime official Don Trawick has been elected to the Seminole County Sports Hall of Fame as a contributor.

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2014-15 Officials Calendar at a Glance has been Posted

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The Central Florida Officials Association was formed in 1947 to provide officials for interscholastic sport programs of Central Florida. There are nearly 300 officials in the CFOA that are certified by the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) and scheduled for games at various schools throughout Central Florida. The CFOA services schools located in the Orlando metropolitan area and within a geographic area surrounded by Volusia, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties. Read more --»

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Ribbon Cutting

High School National Bowl Games Are On

by Buddy Collings Orlando Sentinel

Since 1963, the ultimate prize for high school football teams in Florida has been a state championship.

That is about to change. All signs are go for a historic nationally televised series of prep bowl games pitting several Florida championship teams against title teams from other states this December. And it appears likely that the inaugural event will be played in Florida.

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Ribbon Cutting

Cutting the Ribbon

by Dean Smith Sanford Herald
08.27.14 - 01:50 am; photo by Romeo Guzman

LAKE MARY — Kickoff Classic night was definitely an interesting one for Seminole County prep football fans last Friday night.

Lake Mary High School got the evening off to a rousing start with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to unveil its new synthetic turf field and new scoreboard at Don T. Reynolds Stadium before large crowd with several members of the Seminole County Public Schools Administration and Board as well as the Lake Mary High School Athletic Booster Club, distinguished alumni and former administrators of the school on hand.

The turf and scoreboard are just the beginning of the refurbishment of Reynolds Stadium as a new synthetic track will be installed during the Winter Break, plus new paint and other amenities will be added to the stadium seating area.

Once the games began, there were some surprising results as teams that dominating during the Spring Games came up on the short end on this night, while teams that struggled in the Spring came up with big wins.

Preseason Kickoff Classics to get area teams ready for real thing

written by Joe Williams, Orlando Sentinel

Since 1999, most area teams have been playing a Kickoff Classic game format, before that, it was jamborees.

In his mind, Jones linebacker Withney Simon realizes the regular season will not begin until next week, when the Tigers host Wekiva. In his competitor's heart, in every instinct that runs through the 6-foot, 215-pound senior's body, he does not know how to differentiate between games

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nfl draft

National News

A MaxPreps study of the past 21 NFL drafts shows St. Thomas Aquinas leads all high schools nationally with 19 draft picks, and Miami Northwestern is No. 3 with 15. Long Beach Poly of California stands second with 15 alums picked. Six of the 10 schools in double digits were Florida programs, with three from California and one from Texas.

Apopka tops the area count with six:
Warren Sapp (1995)
Brent Bartholomew (1999)
Rogers Beckett (2000)
Brandon Meriweather (2007)
Kyle Wilber (2012)
Jeremy Gallon by the New England Patriots this year.

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