Jared Wood

Easy or not, Gophers Win and Advance

10 months ago Andrew Luberda 0
Like some other Florence boys’ basketball games this season, last Saturday night’s second-round 3A state tournament victory against Globe didn’t come easy. The No. 7-seed Gophers surrendered a 15-point lead in the third quarter before pulling away in the final minutes against No. 10 Globe at Poston Butte High School, 74 – 67. Easy or Read More

Florence Playoff Win is Twice as Nice

1 year ago Andrew Luberda 0
Last Saturday’s first-round 3A State Championship playoff game between No. 6-seed Florence and No. 11 Blue Ridge was not the first meeting between the teams this season but the result was the same. The Gophers, who defeated the Yellow Jackets 41 – 16 on Sept. 15, advanced to the state quarterfinals following a 40 – Read More

No Argument: Benjamin Franklin is Elite

1 year ago Andrew Luberda 0
Last Friday night’s 3A Central Region football game at Benjamin Franklin High School between the No. 5-ranked Chargers and No. 4 Florence was arguably the biggest in the school’s brief history. There wasn’t, however, any argument afterwards where the Chargers’ 27 – 22 victory ranked in the history of the program. “Yes, for sure,” Benjamin Read More

Gophers Light Up Scoreboard in Delayed Season Opener

1 year ago Andrew Luberda 2
The second-ranked Florence football team finally played its first game of the season following last week’s cancellation versus Santa Rita. The Gophers improved to 2 – 0 after a 61 – 35 victory against visiting Youngker on Friday night. “The team was excited to get started after the disappointment of not playing last week,” Florence Read More

Players to Watch: Florence

1 year ago Andrew Luberda 1
The Florence football team did not begin its season as scheduled during Zero Week, as Santa Rita cancelled on the Gophers due to a lack of players. As a result, the 3A Central Region contenders will officially open their season in Week One versus Youngker. Here’s a look at three Gophers to watch this season Read More