The Gainesville Purple Hurricanes had their bid for a state championship derailed by the powerhouse known as Armwood (Seffner, FL) in 2011, losing 17-14 in the state playoffs Armwood has since had to vacate their championship due to team violations. The Purple Hurricanes brought back plenty of talent from that deep playoff run including wideout Chris Thompson who put on quite the show in this ballgame.
North Marin entered the game trying to replace standouts in the likes of WR/DB LaTroy Pittman (Florida), RB Jamie Gilmore (Temple), Sean Price (South Florida) and quarterback Chase Tuten (Southern University).
Senior Reggie Wilkerson (Georgia) ran quarterback for the team as he is the best athlete on the team.
“Oh man Reggie is an athlete, he can do whatever you need him to do on the football field and he is an outstanding kid”, North Marion head coach Craig Damon said.
Wilkerson was recently selected to participate in the Nike invitational camp “The Opening” to be held in early July in Oregon.
Here is a preview of both squads in the highlight form from their 2012 Spring game in which Gainesville won 35-7.