Scott Howard

The County Line

2 weeks ago Andrew Luberda 0
Welcome back to The County Line, my blog on news and notes surrounding the athletic programs we cover at CountyLinePreps.com. I started visiting some football teams earlier this week, including Queen Creek, which held its first practice on Monday. On Tuesday, Chilly, of ArizonaVarsity.com, agreed to take #TheSideLineVlog on a mini CLP tour. We visited Read More

Florence Playoff Win is Twice as Nice

9 months 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

10 months 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

Twice As Nice: Mathis Twins Elevating Florence Football

10 months ago Eric Sorenson 0
They seem to know each other’s every move. Since child birth one was the Yin to his twin sibling’s Yang. Meet the Mathis brothers: seniors Shelton and Shane have become the backbone of the 6-1 Florence Gophers who travel to 7-1 Ben Franklin this week in a battle of two of the top 3A programs Read More

Gophers Light Up Scoreboard in Delayed Season Opener

12 months 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

12 months 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