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  • SubGenre:Football
  • Language:English
  • Pages:702
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543949865

Seeds of Greatness

A History of Florida High School Championships from 1963 to 2017

by Richard Burton

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For the first time, all 55 seasons of Florida high school football playoff games are presented in one volume. With insight from a knowledgeable football historian, perspective and context are offered, along with insights and little-known statistics painstakingly compiled by one of Florida's keenest football observers. Including: • A Recap of all 4,163 Playoff Games from 1963 through 2017 • Tournament Record Book • State Polls Entering the Playoff Games • District Tiebreakers • Wins over No. 1 Ranked Teams • Stats on Every Championship Contest • Exciting Action Photos • The best of the best Tournament Records by both teams and individual players
About the author
Richard Burton graduated high school in 1994 and has been covering high school sports ever since. He learned the value of sticking with something after experiencing two-a-days summer conditioning practices under Joe Register, Lake Weir High School's "old school" football coach. A lover of history, he teaches it to high school students and even applies his love of the subject to football. He's been a guest on radio and internet TV shows in central Florida, where he brings context and historic perspective to current matchups. He broadcasts play-by-play at sporting events for College of Central Florida, where he once served as Sports Information Director. He lives in Ocala, Florida. Seeds of Greatness is his first published book.