Violence threatens Florida high school spring ball game


by Jeff Fisher

CBS47 in Jacksonville is reporting that the spring football game between First Coast High School and Ed White High School is being overshadowed by violence.

Two First Coast High School student-athletes have been shot and killed in recent weeks, including 18-year junior DB Johnnel Johnson.  Because of the threat of more violence, the spring game between the two had to be moved from First Coast High School to Ed White High.

The start time was also changed from 7pm to 3pm.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.