Treasure Coast Essay
Mon December 31, 2012
Our own football standouts
Is the Treasure Coast a college football player factory or what? At the beginning of the 2012 season, an estimated 37 players from our high schools were on Division I rosters. Thirteen are on teams that will play in three major bowl games. Last time I checked, four were expected to start. In the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, it will be Florida State versus Northern Illinois. Fullback Lonnie Pryor from Okeechobee High School and center Bryan Stork from Vero Beach High School were expected to start for Florida State. In the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday at the
Superdome in New Orleans, it will be Florida versus Louisville. Defensive back Terell Floyd from Port St. Lucie High School was expected to start for Louisville. And on Monday, January 7th, in the BCS National Championship, also at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, it will be Notre Dame versus Alabama – the biggest match-up of all. Safety Zeke Motta from Vero Beach High School, was expected to start for Notre Dame. Motta – who is 6-2 and weighs 215 pounds – is the son of Bill Motta, the head coach at St. Edward’s the past three years and before that an assistant coach at Vero Beach. For 88.9 FM, this is Paul Janensch.