Posted: 2:19 pm Friday, July 26th, 2013

Inside the 2013 Palm Beach County football schedule 

By Jeff Greer

The Palm Beach County football schedules are (mostly) finished, and there is certainly a nice slate of matchups for area football fans.

The Muck Bowl’s back. Park Vista’s going out-of-state for its opener. Dwyer and Miami Central have a marquee kickoff classic. And Glades Central’s new crop of young players will have to grow up quickly against one of the toughest schedules in the state.

Let’s dive in.

Top Out-of-Area Games
Miami Central at Dwyer, Aug. 23 (kickoff classic)
Park Vista at Colerain (Ohio), Aug. 30 (in Cincinnati)
Osceola-Kissimmee at Fort Pierce Central, Sept. 13
Vero Beach at Fort Pierce Central, Oct. 4
Fort Lauderdale-University at Glades Central, Oct. 18
Miami-Northwestern at Glades Central, Oct. 25
Fort Pierce Central at Daytona Beach-Mainland, Nov. 8

Dwyer, with its loaded receiving corps, has a tough kickoff classic on the schedule.

MaxPreps ranks Miami Central second in its preseason national high school football poll, and for good reason. Central’s backfield has Dalvin Cook and Joseph Yearby, running backs committed to Florida and Miami, plus four other BCS prospects. Dwyer’s loaded, too, and will be recognized as one of the top teams in Florida before the end of the season. Unfortunately, it’s only a kickoff classic.

If you want the real thing, Glades Central’s murderous back-to-back games in mid-October against University and Miami Northwestern will be must-see affairs in Belle Glade. The football gods were kind to us: University-Glades Central is a district game, at least for the next two seasons.

Park Vista will travel to Cincinnati for a game against Ohio powerhouse Colerain. We all remember the last time a Palm Beach County team played in Ohio, right? Dwyer lost a controversial nationally televised game and made SportsCenter that night.

Give Fort Pierce Central credit. The Cobras keep pushing toward elite status. They scheduled like it this fall.

The Best Area Games
Fort Pierce Central at Royal Palm Beach, Aug. 23 (kickoff classic)
Palm Beach Central at Glades Central, Sept. 6
Glades Central at American Heritage, Sept. 12
Dwyer at Palm Beach Gardens, Sept. 13
Pahokee at John I. Leonard, Sept. 13
American Heritage at Pahokee, Oct. 4
Palm Beach Gardens at Seminole Ridge, Oct. 4
Dwyer at Royal Palm Beach, Oct. 4
Pahokee at Cardinal Newman, Oct. 11
Jupiter Christian at Village Academy, Oct. 25
Park Vista at Palm Beach Central, Nov. 1
Pahokee at Glades Central, Nov. 8

The Muck Bowl might actually be competitive this year. Really. Pahokee has some nice athletes and appears to be on the upswing. Glades Central is Glades Central. There’s no better rivalry in Florida, and it might finally match the pomp and circumstance off the field after a few years of blowouts. Dwyer and Palm Beach Gardens are back on this fall after a break from the rivalry. And we always expect the Park Vista-Palm Beach Central games to entertain.

Here are the full schedules for each Palm Beach County team, with a few exceptions. We’re still waiting on confirmation of a few more games.

Now, it’s only July, which makes predictions virtually useless, but I tried my best to guess the records for each team based on their schedules.

DISTRICT 9-8A

Jupiter
Preseason: at Port St. Lucie
Aug. 30 — Palm Beach Lakes
Sept. 6 — at Dwyer
Sept. 13 — at Jensen Beach
Sept. 20 — Cardinal Newman
Sept. 27 — Santaluces
Oct. 4 — at Wellington*
Oct. 11 — at Park Vista
Oct. 18 — at Palm Beach Gardens*
Oct. 25 — bye
Nov. 1 — Seminole Ridge*
Nov. 8 — South Fork
Jeff’s prediction: 1-9

Palm Beach Gardens
Preseason: South Fork
Aug. 30 — at John I. Leonard
Sept. 6 — Park Vista
Sept. 13 — Dwyer
Sept. 20 — bye
Sept. 27 — Boca Raton
Oct. 4 — at Seminole Ridge*
Oct. 11 — Glades Central
Oct. 18 — Jupiter*
Oct. 25 — at Vero Beach
Nov. 1 — at Wellington*
Nov. 8 — at Palm Beach Central
Jeff’s prediction: 6-4

Seminole Ridge
Preseason: South Miami Beach
Aug. 30 — Boca Raton
Sept. 6 — John I. Leonard
Sept. 13 — at Park Vista
Sept. 20 — bye
Sept. 27 — at Palm Beach Central
Oct. 4 — Palm Beach Gardens*
Oct. 11 — at Santaluces
Oct. 18 — Wellington*
Oct. 25 — at Pahokee
Nov. 1 — at Jupiter*
Nov. 8 — Royal Palm Beach
Jeff’s prediction: 6-4

Wellington
Preseason: at Olympic Heights
Aug. 30 — Santaluces
Sept. 6 — at West Boca Raton
Sept. 13 — at South Fork
Sept. 20 — West Broward
Sept. 27 — at Spanish River
Oct. 4 — Jupiter*
Oct. 11 — Cardinal Newman
Oct. 18 — at Seminole Ridge*
Oct. 25 — bye
Nov. 1 — Palm Beach Gardens*
Nov. 8 — at John I. Leonard
Jeff’s prediction: 3-7

DISTRICT 10-8A

Boca Raton
Preseason: Miami Beach
Aug. 30 — at Seminole Ridge
Sept. 6 — Atlantic
Sept. 13 — bye
Sept. 20 — Palm Beach Central*
Sept. 27 — Palm Beach Gardens
Oct. 4 — at Spanish River*
Oct. 11 — at Pahokee
Oct. 18 — at Santaluces*
Oct. 25 — Park Vista*
Nov. 1 — John I. Leonard*
Nov. 8 — at Palm Beach Lakes
Jeff’s prediction: 4-6

John I. Leonard
Preseason: at Boynton Beach jamboree with Santaluces, Village Academy
Aug. 30 — Palm Beach Gardens
Sept. 6 — at Seminole Ridge
Sept. 13 — Pahokee
Sept. 20 — Spanish River*
Sept. 27 — at Cardinal Newman
Oct. 4 — at Park Vista*
Oct. 11 — bye
Oct. 18 — Palm Beach Central*
Oct. 25 — at Santaluces*
Nov. 1 — at Boca Raton*
Nov. 8 — Wellington
Jeff’s prediction: 5-5

Palm Beach Central
Preseason: Miami Northwestern
Aug. 30 — Royal Palm Beach
Sept. 6 — at Glades Central
Sept. 13 — at West Boca Raton
Sept. 20 — at Boca Raton*
Sept. 27 — Seminole Ridge
Oct. 4 — Santaluces*
Oct. 11 — bye
Oct. 18 — at John I. Leonard*
Oct. 25 — at Spanish River*
Nov. 1 — Park Vista*
Nov. 8 — Palm Beach Gardens
Jeff’s prediction: 8-2

Park Vista
Preseason: Jupiter Christian
Aug. 30 — at Colerain (Ohio)
Sept. 6 — at Palm Beach Gardens
Sept. 13 — Seminole Ridge
Sept. 20 — at Santaluces*
Sept. 27 — bye
Oct. 4 — John I. Leonard*
Oct. 11 — Jupiter
Oct. 18 — Spanish River*
Oct. 25 — at Boca Raton*
Nov. 1 — at Palm Beach Central*
Nov. 8 — Olympic Heights
Jeff’s prediction: 7-3

Santaluces
Preseason: at Boynton Beach jamboree with Leonard, Village Academy
Aug. 30 — at Wellington
Sept. 6 — bye
Sept. 13 — Lake Worth
Sept. 20 — Park Vista*
Sept. 27 — at Jupiter
Oct. 4 — at Palm Beach Central*
Oct. 11 — Seminole Ridge
Oct. 18 — Boca Raton*
Oct. 25 — John I. Leonard*
Nov. 1 — at Spanish River*
Nov. 8 — at Vero Beach
Jeff’s prediction: 4-6

Spanish River
Preseason: Oxbridge Academy
Aug. 30 — West Boca Raton
Sept. 6 — at Olympic Heights
Sept. 13 — at Atlantic
Sept. 20 — at John I. Leonard*
Sept. 27 — Wellington
Oct. 4 — Boca Raton*
Oct. 11 — bye
Oct. 18 — at Park Vista*
Oct. 25 — Palm Beach Central*
Nov. 1 — Santaluces*
Nov. 8 — at Cardinal Newman
Jeff’s prediction: 0-10

DISTRICT 13-7A

Atlantic
Preseason: Friendship Academy
Aug. 30 — American Heritage
Sept. 6 — at Boca Raton
Sept. 13 — Spanish River
Sept. 20 — Forest Hill*
Sept. 27 — at Palm Beach Lakes*
Oct. 4 — at Olympic Heights*
Oct. 11 — Royal Palm Beach*
Oct. 18 — West Boca Raton*
Oct. 25 — at Dwyer*
Nov. 1 — at Lake Worth*
Nov. 8 — bye
Jeff’s prediction: 5-5

Dwyer
Preseason: Miami Central
Aug. 30 — at Glades Central
Sept. 6 — Jupiter
Sept. 13 — at Palm Beach Gardens
Sept. 20 — Palm Beach Lakes*
Sept. 27 — at Olympic Heights*
Oct. 4 — at Royal Palm Beach*
Oct. 11 — Forest Hill*
Oct. 18 — at Lake Worth*
Oct. 25 — Atlantic*
Nov. 1 — West Boca Raton*
Nov. 8 — bye
Jeff’s prediction: 10-0

Forest Hill
Preseason: at Fort Pierce Westwood
Aug. 30 — Inlet Grove
Sept. 6 — at Jensen Beach
Sept. 13 — TBD
Sept. 20 — at Atlantic*
Sept. 27 — West Boca Raton*
Oct. 4 — Lake Worth*
Oct. 11 — at Dwyer*
Oct. 18 — Royal Palm Beach*
Oct. 25 — at Palm Beach Lakes*
Nov. 1 — at Olympic Heights*
Nov. 8 — bye
Jeff’s prediction: 2-8

Lake Worth
Preseason: at Fort Myers
Aug. 30 — Jensen Beach
Sept. 6 — Boynton Beach
Sept. 13 — at Santaluces
Sept. 20 — Olympic Heights*
Sept. 27 — at Royal Palm Beach*
Oct. 4 — at Forest Hill*
Oct. 11 — Palm Beach Lakes*
Oct. 18 — Dwyer*
Oct. 25 — at West Boca Raton*
Nov. 1 — Atlantic*
Nov. 8 — bye
Jeff’s prediction: 3-7

Olympic Heights
Preseason: Wellington
Aug. 30 — bye
Sept. 6 — Spanish River
Sept. 13 — at Boynton Beach
Sept. 20 — at Lake Worth*
Sept. 27 — Dwyer*
Oct. 4 — Atlantic*
Oct. 11 — at West Boca Raton*
Oct. 18 — Palm Beach Lakes*
Oct. 25 — at Royal Palm Beach*
Nov. 1 — Forest Hill*
Nov. 8 — at Park Vista
Jeff’s prediction: 6-4

Palm Beach Lakes
Preseason: at IMG Academy
Aug. 30 — at Jupiter
Sept. 6 — Suncoast
Sept. 13 — bye
Sept. 20 — at Dwyer*
Sept. 27 — Atlantic*
Oct. 4 — West Boca Raton*
Oct. 11 — at Lake Worth*
Oct. 18 — at Olympic Heights*
Oct. 25 — Forest Hill*
Nov. 1 — at Royal Palm Beach*
Nov. 8 — Boca Raton
Jeff’s prediction: 5-5

Royal Palm Beach
Preseason: Fort Pierce Central
Aug. 30 — at Palm Beach Central
Sept. 6 — Pahokee
Sept. 13 — bye
Sept. 20 — at West Boca Raton*
Sept. 27 — Lake Worth*
Oct. 4 — Dwyer*
Oct. 11 — at Atlantic*
Oct. 18 — at Forest Hill*
Oct. 25 — Olympic Heights*
Nov. 1 — Palm Beach Lakes*
Nov. 8 — at Seminole Ridge
Jeff’s prediction: 6-4

West Boca Raton
Preseason: Parkland-Douglas
Aug. 30 — at Spanish River
Sept. 6 — Wellington
Sept. 13 — Palm Beach Central
Sept. 20 — Royal Palm Beach*
Sept. 27 — Forest Hill*
Oct. 4 — at Palm Beach Lakes*
Oct. 11 — Olympic Heights*
Oct. 18 — at Atlantic*
Oct. 25 — Lake Worth*
Nov. 1 — at Dwyer*
Nov. 8 — bye
Jeff’s prediction: 5-5

DISTRICT 15-6A

Boynton Beach
Preseason: Boynton Beach jamboree with Leonard, Village and Santaluces
Aug. 30 — at Cardinal Newman
Sept. 6 — at Lake Worth
Sept. 13 — Olympic Heights
Sept. 20 — Southwest Ranches-Archbishop McCarthy*
Sept. 27 — at Fort Lauderdale-Stranahan*
Oct. 4 — Pembroke Pines Charter*
Oct. 11 — at Fort Lauderdale-Dillard*
Oct. 18 — at Suncoast*
Oct. 25 — Coconut Creek*
Nov. 1 — Hallandale*
Nov. 8 — bye
Jeff’s prediction: 6-4

Suncoast
Preseason: Dade Christian
Aug. 30 — at Pahokee
Sept. 6 — at Palm Beach Lakes
Sept. 13 — bye
Sept. 20 — Fort Lauderdale-Stranahan*
Sept. 27 — at Southwest Ranches-Archbishop McCarthy*
Oct. 4 — Coconut Creek*
Oct. 11 — at Hallandale*
Oct. 18 — Boynton Beach*
Oct. 25 — at Fort Lauderdale-Dillard*
Nov. 1 — Pembroke Pines Charter*
Nov. 8 — Inlet Grove
Jeff’s prediction: 3-7

DISTRICT 7-4A

Glades Central
Preseason: at Coral Springs
Aug. 30 — Dwyer
Sept. 6 — Palm Beach Central
Sept. 13 — at American Heritage
Sept. 20 — at Pompano Beach-Blanche Ely
Sept. 27 — bye
Oct. 4 — at Pembroke Pines-Somerset*
Oct. 11 — at Palm Beach Gardens
Oct. 18 — Fort Lauderdale-University*
Oct. 25 — Miami-Northwestern
Nov. 1 — Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep*
Nov. 8 — Pahokee
Jeff’s prediction: 6-4

DISTRICT 7-3A

American Heritage
Preseason: TBD
Aug. 30 — at Atlantic
Sept. 6 — at Plantation-American Heritage
Sept. 12 — Glades Central
Sept. 20 — Cocoa
Sept. 27 — Lehigh Acres-East Lee County
Oct. 4 — at Pahokee*
Oct. 11 — TBD
Oct. 18 — at King’s Academy*
Oct. 25 — TBD
Nov. 1 — Cardinal Newman*
Nov. 8 — Miami-Gulliver Prep
Jeff’s prediction: 6-3

Cardinal Newman
Preseason: Glades Day
Aug. 30 — Boynton Beach
Sept. 6 — bye
Sept. 13 — at Bradenton-IMG Academy
Sept. 20 — at Jupiter
Sept. 27 — John I. Leonard
Oct. 4 — King’s Academy*
Oct. 11 — at Wellington
Oct. 18 — Pahokee*
Oct. 25 — at Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep
Nov. 1 — at American Heritage*
Nov. 8 — Spanish River
Jeff’s prediction: 7-3

King’s Academy
Preseason: at Benjamin
Aug. 30 — Village Academy
Sept. 6 — at Inlet Grove
Sept. 13 — bye
Sept. 20 — at Clewiston
Sept. 27 — Coral Springs Christian
Oct. 4 — at Cardinal Newman*
Oct. 12 — TBD
Oct. 18 — American Heritage*
Oct. 25 — TBD
Nov. 1 — at Pahokee*
Nov. 8 — Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep
Jeff’s prediction: 4-4

Pahokee
Preseason: at Clewiston
Aug. 30 — Suncoast
Sept. 6 — at Royal Palm Beach
Sept. 13 — at John I. Leonard
Sept. 20 — at Inlet Grove
Sept. 27 — bye
Oct. 4 — American Heritage*
Oct. 11 — Boca Raton
Oct. 18 — at Cardinal Newman*
Oct. 25 — Seminole Ridge
Nov. 1 — King’s Academy*
Nov. 8 — at Glades Central
Jeff’s prediction: 7-3

DISTRICT 7-2A

Boca Raton Christian
Preseason: Zion Lutheran
Aug. 30 — at Miami-Palmer Trinity
Sept. 6 — Coral Springs Christian
Sept. 13 — Miami-Northwest Christian
Sept. 20 — bye
Sept. 27 — at Pompano Beach-Highlands Christian
Oct. 4 — Village Academy*
Oct. 12 — at Berean Christian
Oct. 18 — at Glades Day*
Oct. 25 — Vanguard
Nov. 1 — at Jupiter Christian*
Nov. 8 — Florida City-Lawrence Academy
Jeff’s prediction: 3-7

Glades Day
Preseason: at Cardinal Newman
Aug. 30 — Oxbridge Academy
Sept. 6 — at Village Academy*
Sept. 13 — at Moore Haven
Sept. 20 — at Jupiter Christian*
Sept. 27 — Agape Christian
Oct. 4 — bye
Oct. 11 — Pompano Beach-Somerset Academy
Oct. 18 — Boca Raton Christian*
Oct. 25 — Clewiston
Nov. 1 — at Chaminade-Madonna
Nov. 8 — at Fort Lauderdale-Archbishop McCarthy
Jeff’s prediction: 5-5

Jupiter Christian
Preseason: at Park Vista
Aug. 30 — at Clewiston, 7:30
Sept. 6 — bye
Sept. 13 — Coral Springs Christian (Mullins Park, time TBD)
Sept. 20 — Glades Day (location TBD)
Sept. 27 — at Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep
Oct. 4 — at Oxbridge Academy
Oct. 11 — at Inlet Grove
Oct. 18 — at Miami-Archbishop Carroll
Oct. 25 — at Village Academy
Nov. 1 — Boca Raton Christian (location TBD)
Nov. 7 — at Vero Beach-St. Edward’s
Jeff’s prediction: 6-4

Village Academy
Preseason: at Archbishop Carroll
Aug. 30 — at King’s Academy
Sept. 6 — Glades Day*
Sept. 13 — Miami-Westminster Christian
Sept. 20 — TBD
Sept. 27 — bye
Oct. 4 — at Boca Raton Christian*
Oct. 11 — at Jacksonville-Providence
Oct. 18 — Homestead-Keys Gate
Oct. 25 — Jupiter Christian*
Nov. 1 — Inlet Grove
Nov. 8 — Brandon-Faith Baptist
Jeff’s prediction: 6-3

SOUTHEASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

Benjamin
Preseason: King’s Academy
Aug. 30 — Miami-Archbishop Curley
Sept. 6 — at John Carroll*
Sept. 12 — at Pope John Paul II *
Sept. 20 — Coral Springs Charter*
Sept. 27 — Pompano Beach*
Oct. 4 — Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian*
Oct. 11 — at Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest*
Oct. 17 — St. Andrew’s*
Oct. 25 — SFC playoffs
Nov. 1 — SFC playoffs
TBD — SFC playoffs
Jeff’s prediction: 6-2

John Carroll
Preseason: at Melbourne Central Catholic
Aug. 29 — Vero Beach-St. Edward’s
Sept. 6 — Benjamin*
Sept. 13 — at Coral Springs Charter*
Sept. 20 — Pope John Paul II*
Sept. 27 — Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian*
Oct. 4 — at Pompano Beach*
Oct. 11 — at St. Andrew’s*
Oct. 18 — Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest*
Oct. 25 — SFC playoffs
Nov. 1 — SFC playoffs
Nov. 16 — SFC Championship at FAU Stadium
Jeff’s prediction: 5-3

Pope John Paul II
Preseason: Inlet Grove
Aug. 30 — at Miami-Lasalle
Sept. 6 — at Pompano Beach*
Sept. 12 — vs. Benjamin*
Sept. 20 — John Carroll*
Sept. 27 — Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest*
Oct. 4 — St. Andrew’s*
Oct. 11 — Coral Springs Charter*
Oct. 18 — Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian*
Oct. 25 — SFC playoffs
Nov. 1 — SFC playoffs
Nov. 16 — SFC Championship at FAU Stadium
Jeff’s prediction: 6-2

St. Andrew’s
Preseason: Miami LaSalle
Aug. 30 — Miami-Florida Christian
Sept. 7 — Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest*
Sept. 13 — at Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian*
Sept. 20 — at Pompano Beach*
Sept. 27 — at Coral Springs Charter*
Oct. 4 — Pope John Paul II*
Oct. 11 — Coral Springs Charter*
Oct. 17 — St. Andrew’s*
Oct. 25 — SFC playoffs
Nov. 1 — SFC playoffs
Nov. 16 — SFC Championship at FAU Stadium
Jeff’s prediction: 3-5

GULF ATLANTIC FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

Berean Christian
Preseason: TBD
Aug. 30 — at Deerfield Beach-Zion Lutheran
Sept. 6 — bye
Sept. 13 — Pompano Beach-Highlands Christian
Sept. 20 — Miami-Palmer Trinity*
Sept. 27 — Fort Myers-Gateway Charter
Oct. 4 — bye
Oct. 11 — Boca Raton Christian
Oct. 18 — Miami-Hillel*
Oct. 25 — Miami-Northwest Christian*
Nov. 1 — at Oxbridge Academy*
Nov. 8 — GAFC playoffs
Nov. 15 — GAFC Championship
Jeff’s prediction: 4-4

Oxbridge Academy
Preseason: at Spanish River
Aug. 30 — at Glades Day
Sept. 6 — Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep
Sept. 12 — at Miami-Archbishop Carroll
Sept. 20 — at Miami-Northwest Christian
Sept. 27 — Florida City-Lawrence Academy
Oct. 4 — Jupiter Christian
Oct. 11 — bye
Oct. 18 — Miami-Palmer Trinity
Oct. 25 — bye
Nov. 1 — Berean Christian
Nov. 8 — GAFC playoffs
Nov. 15 — GAFC championship
Jeff’s prediction: 4-4

INDEPENDENT

Inlet Grove
Preseason: at Pope John Paul II
Aug. 30 — at Forest Hill
Sept. 6 — King’s Academy
Sept. 13 — at Miami-Monsignor Pace
Sept. 20 — TBD
Sept. 27 — Hialeah-Champagnat
Oct. 4 — Pahokee
Oct. 11 — Jupiter Christian
Oct. 18 — at Miami-Westminster Academy
Oct. 25 — Hollywood-Chaminade
Nov. 1 — at Village Academy
Nov. 8 — at Suncoast
Jeff’s prediction: 3-6