Atlantic HS Football Team, Altantic HS student BJ Thompson and film producer, John Sturdy
Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach is featured in a documentary produced by The Sturdy Group that highlights the successful football team. The team record was 10-0 during the regular season last year. They also garnered victories off the field, as 98% of the team players met or surpassed the NCAA's SAT or ACT requirements, 85% were on the honor roll, and 20 of last year's 32 graduating seniors earned academic or athletic scholarships. "Football is important, but education is more important" Atlantic coach TJ Jackson says in the documentary. "We try to really focus on education.” Footage for the documentary has been teased on local CBS and ESPN affiliates, and the producers plan to complete the film this year. “It’s a moving, inspirational story that we cannot wait to share with the world,” said Producer Jane Swanko. Check out CBS12’s coverage at facebook.com/JohnEvensonCBS12/videos.