High school football’s greatest rivalry: Muck City

The story of two small towns in South Florida that have produced tons of NFL talent

The towns of Pahokee and Belle Glade are about 17 miles apart. Between them, they have a population of less than 30,000. Both have struggled economically with the mechanization of sugar cane farms, by far the largest industry in the area. That cane grows in a rich soil known by the locals as “The Muck.” There’s something else Belle Glade and Pahokee produce: professional football players. Anquan Boldin,...

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