Home / Sports / Two North Central Florida football teams head to 2012 state championships

Two North Central Florida football teams head to 2012 state championships

By and

The Gainesville High School football team is preparing for its shot at the Class 6A state title Friday night in Orlando. A win would be the first for the school since its 1980 title. Zach Blobner has more on GHS game.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The Hurricanes were one of two schools in the Gainesville area that made it to the state championships. Last week, the community of Trenton pulled together to support their Trenton High School Tigers, who made it to the 1A State championship game in the Citrus Bowl after an undefeated season. The Tigers didn’t win that championship game against Northview, but even making it that far helped galvanize the small town.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nick Swain has an inside look at how the school and town came together as they prepared to travel to the game.

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

Check Also

Tim Tebow signs autographs for fans at the New York Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie on Monday. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback got to the complex early Monday and started his first workout as part of the team's instructional league team. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Mets’ Tim Tebow Items Turn Into Top Sellers

Tebow said his appearance at instructional league wasn't a stunt. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback has a book scheduled to be released next month.