Glades Central High School

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Glades Central High School is a high school located in Belle Glade, Florida. It is known for having one of the best high school football teams in the nation, with more football players in the NFL and in the NCAA than any other high school.[citation needed] In fact the New York Times reported that small, rural Glades Central had produced more current National Football League players than any other high school in the country with 7 during the 2001 season.[1] The Raiders have won six Florida High School football titles, tying for the second most in state history with Lakeland and University Christian.[2] Their main rival is Pahokee Blue Devils. Meets between the two are known as the Muck Bowl one of the most famous high school rivalry games in the nation and can draw up to 25,000 spectators each year. Glades Central has won 17 out of the 25 games since 1984.

Notable football players from Glades Central High School[edit]


  1. ^ Longman, Jere (November 23, 2001), "A Town Where Football Is the Glue and the Hope", New York Times 
  2. ^ p.6

Coordinates: 26°40′09″N 80°40′52″W / 26.669238°N 80.681241°W / 26.669238; -80.681241