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Carol City (10-2) Wins UCF 7-on-7 Event

With much of the attention in south Florida spent on programs such as St. Thomas Aquinas, Miami Central, Miami Northwestern, American Heritage, Cardinal Gibbons, Champagnat Catholic and Chaminade-Madonna, it seems that many are forgetting about Miami Carol City.

As head coach Dorean James and the Chiefs continue to rebuild this program and make them a contender in 4A, this spring/summer has opened some eyes as the team is beginning to mature and come together.

On Thursday, this team headed to Orlando to take part in a large 7-on-7 tournament, and in the end, Carol City stood tall with trophy in hand and had a championship photo taken with first year head coach Gus Malzahn.

In beating Winter Garden West Orange in the finals, the Chiefs completed a 10-2 day. Part of the event came losses to West Orange and Homestead, which finished in the Final 4 with Tampa Carrollwood Day.

With Miami Northwestern, Miami LaSalle and Miami Southridge also on hand, Carol City and coach Dominic Johnson directed the team to a huge summer win.

In the past few weeks, Carol City has beaten two-time defending 6A state champion Central, two-time defending 2A state champs Champagnat Catholic – along with Miramar, Homestead and Dade Christian.

PROSPECTS STEP UP

With all the UCF coaches watching – including Co-Offensive Coordinator and Miami-Dade native Tim Harris, Jr., several players stepped up and made a major impact.

Among the players who made a difference included quarterbacks Maxell Civil and Dominiq Ponder, running back Lemme Faulk – and receivers Malik Pownall, Nassem Civil, Javin Pownall, Jeff Virgille, Clark Seay, Amari Lee, Brandon Lowe, Lawrence Johnson and Jarkevis Symonette.

On defense, secondary standouts such as Wayne Favors, Norris Crawford, Mister Clark, Tariq Bradley, Andre Fields and Joel Moore were all impressive and caught the eye on UCF coaches.

Linebackers Nate Gibson, Love Mentor and Horace Snelling were instrumental in the success as well.

PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROL CITY FOOTBALL

For the past 51 years, we have spent time going from games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events. We will remain steadfast to promote all south Florida’s high school football prospects. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein- SFHSports) and Twitter (@SFHSSports - @larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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