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Homestead Senior High

After a disappointing 3-7 season, many
After months of realignment news and
fans thought they had seen the last of
appeals being processed, Homestead now
Homestead High’s football program.
looks to return to its roots on the resultsRumors began to spread of the Broncos’
side as well, aiming to break out with a
demise, furthered by the cancelation of
brand new crop of youth at their disposal.
the team’s spring football exercises. But
“We had a tough year [in 2014] due to
months later, head coach Larry Coffey
having four first-team all-state players
stood on the team’s practice field under
transfer to Booker T. Heading into the
the hot late-summer sun, coaching his
season, we already knew we were going
young players and making a quietly proto be young and inexperienced even with
found statement
them, and their
that Homestead is
leaving just comhere to stay.
pounded that,” said
“I want to quell a
Coffey. “We feel
lot of those
like we are going
thoughts and
to give ourselves a
rumors that are out
chance to be comthere,” said a stoic
petitive if we can
Coffey. “Obviously
continue to comwe are gonna have
pete the way we
a season as we are
have been preparout here practicing
ing since the sumnow.”
mer. We are
Indeed,
young.”
Homestead High’s
Helping to brightfootball program
en Homestead’s
was on full display,
future is the growth
making contact
of the team’s JV
drills alongside
program, giving
teammates as the
Coffey and his
start of a new era in
remodeled coachBroncos football
ing staff the chance
approached.
to work with and
Starting in 2015,
nurture young talHomestead football
ent as it arrives at
returns to its roots,
the school.
rejoining District
“I think now we
Homestead coaches know special
16-8A alongside
are getting our
teams are key for the Broncos.
traditional foes
footing set that
Killian, Palmetto,
now our program is
Southridge, and South Dade.
finally beginning to come into place,”
“We were up in the northern end [of the
said Coffey. “There are some things that,
county], and we didn’t have a problem
like every program, we wish were differwith being in that district,” explained
ent, but we are definitely headed in the
Coffey. “It was just that the biggest issue
right direction.”
was travel, and our fans wouldn’t travel.
In order for Homestead to achieve their
So now we are back home basically and
goal of making the playoffs, they will turn
we feel good about that.”
to the talents of its young core.

AUGUST 28, 2015

Homestead hopes their young talent will bring more wins in 2015.
Undoubtedly, Rashard Smith is the
The Broncos will close out their season
biggest playmaker that the fans will be
with what could be another well attended
watching this year. Boasting interest from game when they take on Keys Gate for
NCAA programs, the star at Homestead
the first time, rounding out their season
looks to continue to turn heads in the
with five consecutive home games.
grandstands with his outstanding play.
Another player Coffey will turn to is
Anthony Haynes at running back.
“He’s going to be a kid that we can feel
good about,” stated Coffey. “We have
Gary Lecount, Corvin Dixon, and others
who are some kids we can really depend
on that is going to lead us. We have a
nucleus of players who played with us
last year that are coming back, and we are
going to depend on their leadership.
2014 Record: 3 - 7
Looking at the upcoming schedule,
Homestead has circled their first district
matchup of the year against Palmetto as
the game that the team really can step up
and make their presence felt. After that,
all eyes will turn to the Centennial Cup
Aug. 28 vs. Ferguson
matchup against South Dade on October
(Harris) - 7:30pm
30th at Harris Field. The Broncos will
look to bring home the coveted
Centennial Cup trophy for the first time in
Sept. 3 @ Miami Edison
its existence, having lost two close games
(Curtis) - 7pm
to the Bucs over the last two seasons.

2015 Schedule

Sept. 11 @ Coral
Gables - 4pm
Sept. 25 @ Coral
Park - 4pm
Oct. 1 @ Palmetto
(Tropical Park) - 7pm
Oct. 9 vs. Miami High
(Harris) - 7:30pm
Oct. 16 vs. Southridge
(Harris) - 7:30pm
Oct. 23 vs. Killian
(Harris) - 7:30pm
Oct. 30 vs. South Dade
“The Centennial Cup”
(Harris) - 7:30pm

Coach Larry Coffey (left) shows his linemen where to block during practice drills at Homestead Sr. High.

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