The magazine is the only one of its kind to profile every high school football program in the state. This year’s magazine will be printed in a large format (10” x 12”), printed on a glossy paper stock and contain entertaining editorial features, photography and design. The magazine will have a considerable shelf life, providing advertisers with a durable vehicle that will reach readers throughout the football season.
“Football is a big deal in Florida, so it only seemed appropriate to unleash a large format magazine,” said Craig Baroncelli, publisher and president of A.E. Engine. “We really went all out in producing a piece that will grab people’s attention plus provide them with hours of great reading.”
FNF magazine will be available at traditional news outlets, various retailers and high school campuses statewide. It is also available to order online at www.floridafootballmag.com.
The magazine, which will be produced annually, includes coverage of the 525 FHSAA varsity high school football teams, player statistics, recruiting information, color photography and feature stories by professional sports reporters. The publisher anticipates the inclusion of more than 3,000 student-athletes names in this issue.
“We are very excited to publish this magazine,” Baroncelli said. “This has been such a rewarding project for the company. Despite the tough economic conditions Florida and national
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businesses are facing, our partners still see the benefit of reaching the high school marketplace. And because of the commitment of these advertisers, we are able to produce a high-quality magazine that pays tribute to Florida’s high school football players, coaches, administrators, parents and fans.”
The front cover subject has been decided, but will be announced at a later date.
Inside features will include “Building the Perfect QB”, a detailed look at the talented signal callers in the state this season and a look back at “The Catch” from the 2008 Class 6A title game between Miami Northwestern and Sanford Seminole.
“That play was probably the greatest single play in the history of the Florida High School football finals,” said Managing Editor Corey Long. “Not only was it the greatest play, but it was a game-winning catch and capped off an historic comeback for Seminole.”
“Building the Perfect QB” will feature several of the state’s top quarterbacks including Venice’s Trey Burton, Miami Central’s Jeffrey Godfrey, North Florida Christian’s Clint Trickett and Jupiter Christian’s Marshyl Rothman.
“This is a great year for quarterbacks in Florida,” Long added. “We’ve got strong-armed pocket passers, athletic dual-threat players and accurate throwers. There is a ton of diversity at the position and this was the perfect time to spotlight these great players.”
Another key portion of the magazine are the “Reebok All-Florida Teams”, a three-team all-star list and Larry Blustein’s “Power” list of the top high school talents in the state, broken down by position. Larry Blustein is Florida’s premier evaluator of high school football talent.
In conjunction with the magazine, FNF will also produce “Friday Night Football Live”, a three-market weekly road tour that will make an appearance at a different high school football game every Friday night in the Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville markets. Details regarding the tour will be announced in late July.
About A.E. Engine
Formed in 2005, A.E. Engine, LLC provides publishing and marketing services to companies and associations across the country. Based in St. Petersburg, Fla., A.E. Engine concepts, develops and executes print, online and event strategies for a variety of partners at the professional, collegiate and scholastic level. A.E. Engine clients include NASCAR, PGA rights holders, LPGA, Disney Sports, Pantheon International, US Youth Soccer, Florida Youth Soccer and many Fortune 500 companies. In May 2009, A.E. Engine released FUEL Football, the High School Football Player’s Offseason Handbook, a magazine that was distributed at no-cost to 500,000 high school football players across the country. Additional company information can be found at www.ae-engine.com
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Formed in 2005, A.E. Engine, LLC provides publishing and marketing services to companies and associations across the country. Based in St. Petersburg, Fla., A.E. Engine concepts, develops and executes print, online and event strategies for a variety of partners at the professional, collegiate and scholastic level. A.E. Engine clients include NASCAR, PGA rights holders, LPGA, Disney Sports, Pantheon International, US Youth Soccer, Florida Youth Soccer and many Fortune 500 companies.