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The Deerfield Beach Bucks and St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders are two of the highest ranked schools in the nation and for good reason. Combined, these teams boast nearly 40 players ranked in the ESPN top 300. With such immense talent this game is sure to be stunner. This rivalry will be broadcast via FacebookWatch this season.


Derek Wingo
St. Thomas Aquinas


George Smith

St. Thomas Aquinas

Tonight’s inductee for the 2019 Great American Rivalry Series Hall of Fame is George Smith. Coach Smith graduated from Purdue University in 1971 and was hired at St. Thomas Aquinas in 1972 where he has served as Wrestling Coach, Head Football Coach, compiling a record of 361 wins and 66 losses, and now serves as Athletic Director where he has been the architect of one of the nation’s most highly recognized Athletics programs. His honors in athletics are unmatched but his most significant impact on the St. Thomas Aquinas community has been his building of the school athletics program which recognizes family, character, and integrity as its cornerstones.


This game between the Deerfield Beach Bucks and St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders was a show of nearly 40 Division 1 football recruits. With so much talent on the field, these players really put on a show. The game started off neck and neck but the Raiders were soon able to pull away from the Bucks. With the win over Deerfield Beach, St. Thomas Aquinas extended their record to 7-0 on the season.