Former UM Player Loses Job As High School Football Coach

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The day after two quarterbacks from Palm Beach County high schools did battle in the Miami Dolphins-Baltimore Ravens game, we've learned that the longest-tenured high school football coach in the school district has been fired.

Al Shipman was head coach for the Palm Beach Lakes Rams for the past 7 years, but the school's principal says they are going in "a different direction."

They'll be conducting a statewide search for a new head coach.

The team had two playoff appearances and a district championship under Shipman, but they were just 2-8 this season after only winning one game in 2020.

Shipman is a graduate of Palm Beach Lakes and played fullback for the University of Miami in the 1990s.

The two quarterbacks referenced above were Boynton Beach High graduate Lamar Jackson and his usually high-powered Baltimore Ravens offense losing to the Miami Dolphins, who started Dwyer High graduate Jacoby Brissett, before he left the game with a knee injury.

Tua Tagovailoa came in and rushed for a touchdown. Miami's defense had a TD too and the Dolphins beat the Ravens 22 to 10.

The Fins are now 3-7 and will visit the New York Jets a week from Sunday.

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