Muck Bowl Alum Dominates the Super Bowl (But It's Not Boldin)

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A few miles north of Miami, on the swampy edges of Lake Okeechobee, there are a couple of impoverished little towns called Pahokee and Belle Glade where they churn out gasp-inducing football talent like a cash crop. Without much else to do, the kids chase and skin rabbits and play pigskin in the nation's best high school rivalry, the beautifully named Muck Bowl.

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There were so many South Florida connections in yesterday's Super Bowl -- from big-time UM alums Edgerrin James and Antrel Rolle to Pahokee High grad Anquan Boldin -- that it's not shocking that a local boy made good on the biggest stage around.

The big surprise is that it wasn't the superstar Boldin on the high-flying Cardinals offense that pulled off the game of his life.

It was Santonio Holmes -- who lit it up at Boldin's Muck Bowl rival, Glades Central, for four years -- who snagged MVP honors for grabbing nine catches for 131 yards and an outrageous game-winning touchdown. Holmes has had some issues this year -- he missed a game in October after cops caught him driving around Pittsburgh with pot in his car -- so chances are he's enjoying Sunday's results. 

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