Dr. Phillips High School

State of Florida Produces 9 Former Prep Players In NFL Draft

That brief moment of excitement I feel each year when preparing to watch the NFL Draft doesn’t linger for too long. I’m usually ready to channel surf or dip in and out of the room by the eighth pick. But this year I realized it’s all in the way you approach it.

I spent much of the draft last night in a recliner with a laptop, smartphone and remote control nearby. First thing I realized was that ESPN has been ruining this event for me for years. It wasn’t until I committed to the NFL Network’s broadcast that I no longer had the urge to throw my television through a wall due to the rabid jaw-flapping.

Then I got caught up in the information overload world of Twitter and Facebook, reading and responding to online posts about fan’s draft triumphs and despair, with plenty of doses of humor thrown in at each other’s expense.

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Carnahan Coverage: Thrilling Finish In Girls Lacrosse Opening Round

From time to time the high school sporting events I cover offer some unforgettable moments to write about. Last night was one of those nights.

Timber Creek High School trailed Dr. Phillips by three goals in a girls lacrosse first round play-in game with four minutes to play when the Wolves pulled off the unthinkable.

Haleigh Brooks tied the game at 16-16 to force overtime with just a single second to play before two goals by Ellie Yenor in the extra periods helped give Timber Creek a 19-18 win. Even more impressive was the number of defensive plays that were made to keep TCHS in the game down the stretch.

– (Click here to read my recap for Bright House Sports Network) –