WUFT News

Two North Central Florida football teams head to 2012 state championships

By and on December 14th, 2012

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.

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.


This entry was posted in Sports and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Sports

NCAA Released Infractions Report On Florida Football Program

UF will not receive any penalties because of steps the institution took once the claim was brought to its attention.


Florida's Chris Walker (23) celebrates with his teammate Michael Frazier II (20). Frazier is the Gator's leading scorer, averaging 13 points per game, but did not play against the Commodores due to a ankle injury.

Florida Hangs On Against Vanderbilt To Earn Much Needed Win

It was another close game at home for the Gators, who managed to squeeze past Vanderbilt 50-47 on Wednesday night. This win stops the team’s four game losing streak.


Florida's Kasey Hill (0) fights his way toward the basket, going up strong against 
Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns (12) and Devin Booker (1).

Gators Can’t Hold On To Take Down Top Ranked Wildcats

The Florida Gators lost to the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, 68-61.The Gators led by two points going into halftime, but Kentucky answered back with a strong second half, outscoring the Gators 40-31.


Arkansas's Bobby Portis  (10) closes in on Florida's Eli Carter (1) as he pulls up for a jump shot.

Gators Hold Off Arkansas With Clutch Free Throw Performance

Saturday’s matchup between the Florida Gators and Arkansas Razorbacks came down to the wire. The Gators were able to secure the 56-55 victory with the help of Michael Frazier II’s clutch performance at the free throw line.


Florida's Jacob Kurtz hustles to save a ball before it goes out of bounds.

LSU Hands Gators Second Straight Loss

The LSU Tigers defeated the Gators 79-61, making this the team’s second straight loss. The Tigers had three players who scored in double-digits. Florida is now 3-2 in SEC play, and 10-8 overall.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments