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Oxbridge Academy football to return in 2022

It was one of the area’s top football programs when it was shut down in 2018 due to what the school said was a lack of participation and safety concerns, but now the Oxbridge Academy for football program is set to make a return. The school announced the decision in a tweet on Wednesday.The latest: Sports coverage from WPBF 25 NewsOxbridge also named a new director of athletics. Stan Ross will take on the role officially after serving as interim director since August.Ross has also been the head coach of the lacrosse team for the past 10 years. He started the program from scratch and built it into one of the top high school programs in the state.The Thunderwolves will be back on the football field for the 2022 season and Ross told WPBF 25 News that the team will initially be a junior varsity team for a year or two before moving up to varsity.The latest: Football Friday coverage from WPBF 25 News Oxbridge also just added a middle school and Ross said he’s already gotten several messages from students who are interested in joining the team next year. He believes this decision will help the entire school as a whole. “It’s the right time,” Ross said. “It’s been in discussions and then COVID came on and we just felt like now is the time to do it. (It) gives us plenty of opportunity for next school year and really start from the ground up.”Oxbridge Head of School Ralph Maurer added, “When we began planning for our 10-year anniversary and identified ways to build on our strong foundation, adding a middle school and bringing back our football program were a big part of the conversation. Now we will have both our middle school opened this year with grade seven and eight and football begins next fall.” The athletic program also includes baseball, basketball, cross-country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, tennis, girls’ volleyball and girls’ flag football.The school’s girls’ soccer team won a state championship in 2017 and the girls’ basketball team won back-to-back state championships in 2018 and 2019. Live scores: Football Friday: High school football scoreboard

It was one of the area’s top football programs when it was shut down in 2018 due to what the school said was a lack of participation and safety concerns, but now the Oxbridge Academy for football program is set to make a return.

The school announced the decision in a tweet on Wednesday.

The latest: Sports coverage from WPBF 25 News

Oxbridge also named a new director of athletics. Stan Ross will take on the role officially after serving as interim director since August.

Ross has also been the head coach of the lacrosse team for the past 10 years. He started the program from scratch and built it into one of the top high school programs in the state.

The Thunderwolves will be back on the football field for the 2022 season and Ross told WPBF 25 News that the team will initially be a junior varsity team for a year or two before moving up to varsity.

The latest: Football Friday coverage from WPBF 25 News
Oxbridge also just added a middle school and Ross said he’s already gotten several messages from students who are interested in joining the team next year. He believes this decision will help the entire school as a whole.

“It’s the right time,” Ross said. “It’s been in discussions and then COVID came on and we just felt like now is the time to do it. (It) gives us plenty of opportunity for next school year and really start from the ground up.”

Oxbridge Head of School Ralph Maurer added, “When we began planning for our 10-year anniversary and identified ways to build on our strong foundation, adding a middle school and bringing back our football program were a big part of the conversation. Now we will have both our middle school opened this year with grade seven and eight and football begins next fall.”

The athletic program also includes baseball, basketball, cross-country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, tennis, girls’ volleyball and girls’ flag football.

The school’s girls’ soccer team won a state championship in 2017 and the girls’ basketball team won back-to-back state championships in 2018 and 2019.

Live scores: Football Friday: High school football scoreboard



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