High school football: Previews of 30 SWFL teams

High school football: Previews of 30 SWFL teams

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High school football: Previews of 30 SWFL teams

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Andrew West/News-Press Anthony Dixon is taking over the reigns as head coach of the South Fort Myers High School football team.

Andrew West/News-Press Anthony Dixon is taking over the reigns as head coach of the South Fort Myers High School football team.

Junior Jordan Santiago eyes the reception during morning football practice at Island Coast High School in Cape Coral Monday.

Junior Jordan Santiago eyes the reception during morning football practice at Island Coast High School in Cape Coral Monday.

The News-Press is gearing up for the high school football season, and our sportswriters have been roaming practice fields across Southwest Florida to scout talented players and speak with coaches.

Their work was featured for an entire week on news-press.com, which offered team previews for 30 schools in Lee, Collier and Hendry counties.

The Aug. 23 print edition of The News-Press featured even more coverage inside a special 30-page section. The 2015 High School Football Preview contains team-by-team previews, games to watch, season schedules and our sportswriters’ predictions.

Below are team profiles grouped by their online publication date:

Aug. 17

Dunbar football replaces ‘dysfunction’ with dedication
Golden Gate sets sights on playoffs
Ida Baker expects to keep playoff streak alive
Cypress Lake looks to find its way under McCray
Island Coast faced with most uncertain season yet
Lely hopes to build off impressive 2014

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Optimism high for Gulf Coast on football field
South Fort Myers returns 15 starters
Seahawks hoping to reload after heavy losses
Riverdale ready to take the next step under Damon Jones
East Lee County football hoping for a turnaround
Old school approach at Estero this fall

Wednesday, Aug. 19

North Fort Myers hopes to live up to hype
New coach, new direction for Lehigh Lightning football
Star-studded Naples squad seeks third state title
Barron Collier could be area’s most improved team
Expectations remain the same at Fort Myers
Mariner’s philosophy adjustment main focus

Thursday, Aug. 20

Bishop Verot in the hunt for a district title
Palmetto Ridge ready to compete in new district
Immokalee looks to rebound from 4-7 season
Bigger roster yields more potential for SFCA
Codrington hopes to take Neumann to new heights
Evangelical Christian School again aims for postseason

Friday, Aug. 21

Gateway Charter has competitive plans on the field
LaBelle football looking to size up in 2015
Community School of Naples lands back home
First Baptist fielding mostly new team in 2015
Marco Island returns a talented bunch
Canterbury coach Sizemore pumping up program

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