Was just browsing through some titles on Amazon.com and came across Muck City by Bryan Mealer (no apparent relation to Elliot & Brock), which was just released Oct. 23, 2012. It apparently centers on high school football in Belle Glade, Florida, which is about eight miles from Pahokee (and also in the muck). I have to wait 5-7 days for my copy to arrive, but can promise an mgobookreport after that (if nobody beats me to it). Here's a LINK to the amazon page for anyone else who wants to check it out.
Peppers at 10, which seems low.