By now, you already know the drill when it comes to this season.
We told you before the year began that this was going to be 11 weeks that you will remember for a long time.
Great matchups every week have all lived up to the hype in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and as we head toward Week 7:
No. 1 Miami Central (5-0) vs. No. 11 Miami Northwestern (3-2), Traz Powell Stadium, 7:30. The annual war has always been one of those games that it makes no difference which program has the best record. Neighborhood rivalry pitting two of the best inner-city public-school programs in the nation every year. Big time talent on both sides of the field. Can the Bulls knock the No. 1 team in Florida off? The Rockets have their eye on a national title, believing that NOBODY in the country can beat them. The “Mecca” will be rocking.
No. 3 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (6-0) vs. No. 12 Fort Lauderdale Dillard (2-2), 7:00. Last year it came down to a missed field goal by the Panthers, and since that time both schools have been pointing toward this key district game. While the Raiders have rolled this season – at home and away – Dillard is a .500 team, but those two losses came to No. 1 Miami Central and No. 2 Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna. Could this be the year where the Panthers put it all together? It would still be a huge upset!
No. 4 Miami Christopher Columbus (6-0) vs. No. 6 Homestead (6-0), 7:30. This is a game that at the start of the season was just another solid matchup between two very good football programs, but as kickoff gets closer, it’s shaping up to be a tremendous contest with two teams who believe that they can compete against anyone. The Explorers are the top 4M schools in the state – while the Broncos are among the best in 3M. Harris Field will be rocking.
No. 8 Davie Western (4-1) vs. No. 5 Plantation American Heritage (5-1), 7:30. You cannot say that the Patriots haven’t played one of the top schedules around, including a huge win against two-time defending state champion Cardinal Gibbons. They are talented and well coached. But the Wildcats feel that they have something to prove after losing big to St. Thomas Aquinas. They can change plenty of perception with a win tonight.
No. 16 Coconut Creek Monarch (5-1) at Hollywood McArthur (3-2), 7:00. This is one of those games that may not look promising on the surface, but both teams are playing very well and will finally get some of the spotlight. The Knights are coming off a dominating performance against Boca Raton Olympic Heights and are loaded on both sides of the ball. The Mustangs are also coming off an impressive game and are at home for a contest that may be competitive!
MORE GAMES TO WATCH
In addition to those five games, here is a list of other Miami-Dade and Broward games to watch today:
Boynton Beach Somerset Canyons (3-2) at Miami Immaculata LaSalle (3-2), 7:00
Coconut Creek (2-3) at No. 17 Fort Lauderdale (4-1), 7:00
Coral Gables (3-1) at Miami High (2-2), Curtis Park, 7:30
Coral Springs Coral Glades (0-5) at Coral Springs (2-3), 7:00
Coral Springs Taravella (0-4) at Weston Cypress Bay (3-2), 7:00
Deerfield Beach (2-4) at Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson (0-4), 7:00
No. 20 Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian (5-1) at Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy (2-3), 7:00
Fort Lauderdale NSU University School (3-3) at Miami BridgePrep Village Green (0-5), 4:00
Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (4-0) at Jacksonville Bishop Snider (4-1), 7:00
Hialeah (3-1) at Hallandale (0-5), 7:00
Hialeah Barbara Goleman (2-3) at Hialeah Gardens (1-3), 3:30
Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy (1-5) at Miami Ransom Everglades (3-1), 4:00
Hollywood Hills (2-3) at Pompano Beach (3-1), 7:00
Hollywood South Broward (3-1) at Pembroke Pines West Broward (3-2), Pines Charter, 7:00
Homestead South Dade (0-4) at Southwest Miami (0-5), Tropical, 7:30
Jupiter (3-2) at Parkland Douglas (2-3), 7:00
Miami Dade Christian (0-3) at Miami St. Brendan (3-2), 7:00
Miami Ferguson (3-2) at Hialeah Miami-Lakes (2-3), 7:00
Miami Dr. Krop (2-3) at Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace (2-4), 7:30
Miami Gardens TRU Prep Academy (1-2) at Jacksonville Bolles (3-3), 7:30
Miami Springs (1-4) at South Miami (3-1), Tropical Park, 7:30
Miami Westminster Christian (5-0) at Miami Florida Christian (1-3), 7:30
Miramar Everglades (3-2) at Pembroke Pines Flanagan (1-5), 7:00
North Lauderdale Somerset Prep (0-4) at Jupiter Christian (3-3), 6:30
North Miami Beach (2-3) at Lake Mary (3-1), 7:00
Oakland Park Northeast (0-5) at Coral Springs Charter (2-3), 7:00
Palm Glades Prep Academy (1-5) at Miami Palmer Trinity (3-2), 4:00
No. 14 Plantation (3-1) at Davie Nova (2-3), 7:00
Somerset Academy South Homestead (2-3) at Miami Archbishop Carroll (4-1), 3:30
Southwest Ranches Archbishop McCarthy (0-5) at Cooper City (1-5), 7:00
St. Petersburg Lakewood (3-3) at Miami Southridge (3-2), 7:30
West Palm Beach Sports Leadership & Management (1-4) at Miami Country Day (0-5), 7:00
Somerset Silver Palms (2-3) at Miami Gulliver Prep (1-3), 3:30
Doral Academy 48, North Miami 21
Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons 38, Miami Belen Jesuit 0
Palm Beach Christian Prep (3-0) at Hollywood Avant Garde Academy (3-1), 7:00
Miami Beach 20, Hialeah American 0
Miami Booker T. Washington 41, Miami Norland 23
Miami Braddock 48, Miami Coral Park 7
Miami Carol City 18, Westland Hialeah 6
Miami Coral Reef 35, Doral Ronald Reagan 14
Miami Ferguson 42, Hialeah Miami-Lakes 14
Miami Palmetto 35, Miami Edison 7
Miramar 53, Pembroke Pines Charter 0
Miramar Everglades 12, Pembroke Pine Flanagan 0
North Miami Mourning 14, Miami Varela 8
Sunrise Piper 38, South Plantation 20
TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects