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PUBLISHER Craig Baroncelli
AR T DIRECTOR Jason Tedeschi
EXECU TIVE EDI TOR Corey Long
PHOTO EDI TOR Dan Guttenplan
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Stacey Foster, Nicole Cooper
COP Y EDITOR Keith Waltz
SR. VICE PRESIDEN T, SALES David Watson
VICE PRESIDEN T, EXECU TIVE ACCOUN TS Dayne Maasdorp
VICE PRESIDEN T Chris Vita
SENIOR ACCOUN T EXECU TIVES Alex Wong, Sean
Connelly, Zach Harbold, Maxine Rice, Heather
Allman, Kristy Limotta, Jay Rosenthal
CHIEF CON TRIBU TORS Matt Stepp, David McNabb, Joe
Hale, Matt Wixon, George Whitley, Grant Good win,
Dan Guttenplan, Mike Forman, Joe Lee Smith,
Josh Pratt, C. W. Starr, Matt Diggs
WRI TERS Walter Villa, Joshua Wilson, Alex Lewis,
Manny Navarro, John Cotey, Buddy Collings, Justin
Barney, Dan DeLuca, Steve Dorsey, David Purdum,
Pat Lammer, Mike Ridaught, Martin Pallman
PHOTOGRAPH Y John Peery/ The Apopka Chief,
Ronnie Hoggins/Jakari Photography,
Sarah Hedden/ sarahendipityphoto.com,
Studentsports.com, Melissa Bonacci,
Athleteimagery.com, Billy Dzonkowski/
Cocoa High School, Cyndi L. Henry, Victory
Christian Academy, Andrew Bershaw/AB Digital
Photography, Nature Coast Technical High,
SPECIAL THANKS TO Charles Fishbein; the coaches
and media relations contacts for completing
our annual questionnaire and assisting with
photography; the players, fans and administrators
who make this enjoyable.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We have done our best to get every name and
statistic correct. We apologize, in advance, for any mistakes that
appear in print. In order to receive the most comprehensive team
profile possible, a coach or school representative can fill out our
annual questionnaire at fnfsurvey.com.
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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
“ARE YOU CRAZY?”
That is a typical response we receive when we outline the planning and execution that goes
into publishing Friday Night Football Florida magazine.
This 96-page magazine you are holding in your hands, or viewing on your tablet or computer screen, is chock full of facts and figures, highlights and accomplishments, previews and
predictions. It is also – and most importantly – packed with photos and names of thousands
of high school student-athletes who are probably right now sweating in backyards and fields
across the state in preparation for the 2014 season.
It is for those individuals – plus the coaches who lead them, the parents who guide them,
administrators who support them and the fans who cheer them – that this annual edition of
Friday Night Football Florida is dedicated.
Publishing FNF Florida provides us with a perspective that creates admiration and respect
for the thousands of people involved in high school football – players and coaches, parents
and fans, booster club presidents and principals, athletic directors and local businesses.
Since 2009, when we published our first edition of Friday Night Football Florida, we have
had the chance to experience Florida high school football from a very unique, encompassing
perspective. This perspective allows us to evaluate and identify why we publish this magazine:
1. The magazine serves a written history of the football season.
2. The tradition and talent in Florida deserves this magazine.
3. This publication helps players get recognized by colleges.
4. We enjoy the process and the people we interact with – a lot.
Everyone knows the Internet – and social media in particular – has changed the way we
consume information and statistics. While the Friday Night Football brand has added these
components into its media mix, we still believe the printed word stands tallest as a docu-
mented archive of what is what and what is soon to be.
We also have some unfinished business on our chalkboard – and some future goals – I
would like to share. While thousands of you view this magazine as the “ultimate source of
Florida high school football,” we want to continue to spread the word. Here are the ways we
will accomplish this:
1. Get every high school coach to submit a questionnaire and information on their team.
2. Further strengthen the connection between football manufacturers, suppliers, service
providers, statewide businesses and our readers.
3. Get every school in the state to consider our Custom Cover Project, our fundraising
program that provides a school with its very own customized magazine. This includes the
school’s team on the front cover and provides them with a sizable profit in return.
4. Create ancillary educational and athletic programs that further connect high school
football to the community.
While it is great to have goals, it is even more exciting to present to you the 2014 edition
of Friday Night Football Florida.
On behalf of the staff of A.E. Engine and Friday Night Football, I wish you, and your team,
the best this football season.