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Want to learn more about the big game in Boca? Read on:
The Battle of Florida, a college football all-star game featuring NFL draft-eligible seniors who played high school or college ball in the Sunshine State, will take place Saturday,
January 21 (8:00 p.m.) at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) football stadium in Boca Raton. The game (www.thebattleofflorida.com) is a showcase for the state’s talent looking to catch the eye of NFL coaches and scouts.
Pitting North Florida against South Florida, the teams will be coached by legendary college coaches Bobby Bowden and Howard Schnellenberger, who have 535 wins, 27 bowl victories, and three national championships between them. They will lead representatives from ten Florida universities and dozens of high schools in a game that will be broadcast nationally on the FOX College Sports Network. Kenny Albert, Gino Torretta, and Sid Rosenberg make up the announcing team, with the broadcast directed by ten-time Emmy winner Sandy Grossman. Grossman has directed ten Super Bowls in his television career.
The state’s “Big Three” of Florida, Florida State, and Miami are well represented, with nearly 20 players from those storied programs, including receivers Deonte Thompson, Bert Reed, and Aldarius Johnson. Meanwhile, Dominique Davis, the East Carolina quarterback who attended Lakeland’s Kathleen High School, seeks to improve an NFL draft status that already projects him to be a mid-round pick while Florida Atlantic’s Kevin Cyrille will be playing on his home field for the last time.
You can see a complete roster of players by clicking here.
The football game is the finale of a week full of activities that are open to the public. These include the Battle of the Beauties (Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) cheerleader contest, players bowling tournament, a 40’s, 50’s, & Fabulous contest, Battle of Florida on Clematis, meet & greet with players and coaches, a concert featuring the Gin Blossoms, and the Battle of Florida Tailgate Party. A portion of the game’s proceeds will benefit Global Refuge International and the F.I.N.E.S.S.E. Foundation.
To purchase tickets, click here or call (561) 247-4524.