District 24 – Jupiter Defends Two Titles & Benjamin Seeks Both
Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Tampa/Treasure Coast Boys.
District 24 has consistently boasted of two Top 10 programs every year, and I can’t think of another district that can claim that. You’d call it a cross-town rivalry or an English Derby but they technically are in two different cities even though they are probably only about 5 miles apart. Last year it was Jupiter’s turn to wear the crown and they went a lot further than that, on to FHSAA glory. In the previous three years it was Benjamin, going to a state semifinal and a state final. Two big time programs with two head coaches that played at the highest level. How they play out this year? Who the heck knows? I think Jupiter still has the edge, but an edge can be a small thing. Although Jupiter won the district final handily it was only a one-goal win in the regular season for the Warriors and this is the classic ‘throw the record book out’ matchup every time they play. I tell everyone who listens that this is the rivalry game each year I won’t miss unless a) I have a wedding to attend outside the state b) am hospitalized or c) a tornado goes through the city . . . well, I did go to the city park in Jupiter one time and the Benjamin middle school another few times so the tornado that hit two years ago didn’t keep me away so c) is not really valid. Dwyer is always underlooked because of these two schools but they seem to pull off a big win pretty much every year so they need to be watched out for. Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter Christian and Suncoast vie for the final district spot. Last season’s Regular Season records via MaxPreps (Note: possibility not all results were uploaded):
|Palm Beach Gardens||0-2||0.000||6-10||0.375||115||158|
- * Denotes district data.