Glades Central High School

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Glades Central Community High School
1001 SW Ave M

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United States
School typePublic secondary
School districtPalm Beach County School District
PrincipalAngela Avery Moore[1]
Teaching staff60
Enrollment1,003[2] (2016–2017)
Color(s)Maroon and Gold
RivalPahokee Blue Devils

Glades Central High School is a high school located in Belle Glade, Florida. In the 2014–15 school year its enrollment numbered 992 students. 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 Glades Central had produced more current National Football League players than any other high school in the country with 7 during the 2001 season.[3] The Raiders have won six Florida High School football titles, tying for the second most in state history with Lakeland and University Christian.[4] Their main rivals are the Pahokee Blue Devils. The Blue Devils play the Raiders each year in the so-called "Muck Bowl," one of the most famous high school rivalry games in the nation, which can draw up to 25,000 spectators each year. Glades Central has won 17 out of the 25 games since 1995.

Notable football players from Glades Central High School[edit]


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  2. ^ "FHSAA Student Population Report". Florida High School Athletic Association.
  3. ^ Longman, Jere (November 23, 2001), "A Town Where Football Is the Glue and the Hope", New York Times
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 21, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) p.6
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 28, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 10, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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