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Dade vs. Broward Friday Night

Usually when you have a post season all-star game, especially in south Florida, many of the top prospects will decline as they get ready for college. That has not been the case for The Miami-Dade vs. Broward Battle For The Crib.

Since starting this event last year, organizers Frank Tucker and Arvis Lawson have made sure that the best of the best represents the most fertile area for football talent in the nation.

When the second annual contest kicks off on Friday evening at Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace High School (15600 NW 32nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054) at 7:30, the top seniors in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties will square off in perhaps the most talent-rich post season game in the nation.

State champions, Power 5 athletes and coaches who have achieved some great things will be on display.

With the addition of a 5:30 youth football game, featuring some of the top 8th grade talent in the two counties, this is now something that has become a standard for other areas of the country to live up to.

The exposure that the student/athlete receives in this region of the country is second to none – with fan websites, recruiting services and media all expected to be on hand as prospects who are headed to some of the top colleges in the country will battle.

With Miami Booker T. Washington veteran head coach Tim “Ice” Harris teaming up with Miami Norland’s Daryle Heidelberg to guide the Miami-Dade team, and Mike Smith from Plantation American Heritage leading the way in Broward, you know that both sides will be well prepared.

Colleges such as Miami, FSU, UMass, FAU, Mississippi State, Toledo, South Dakota, Marshall, Georgia State, Oregon State, Florida, USF, Western Michigan, Brown, Vanderbilt and Bethune Cookman will be showcased as these athletes get ready to depart high school and showcase their skills nationally.


0 – Omar Thornton, LB, Plantation American Heritage

0 – Zaquan Patterson, S. Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

1 – Kevin Powell, DB, Coconut Creek Monarch

1 – Elijah Cannon, CB, Coconut Creek

2 – Edward Louis, WR, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

2 – Jaden Williams, DB, Plantation

3 – Jamarie Hostzclaw, RB, Coconut Creek

3 – Cenard Bennett, WR, Miramar

4 – Marcus Striggles, WR, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

4 – Zyon Pressley, CB, Davie Western

5 – Chris Wheatley-Humphrey, RB, Hollywood South Broward

5 – Jermaine Dalias, DB, Plantation American Heritage

6 – Denzel Johnson, LB, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

7 – Jason Bell, Athlete, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson

7 – Damaine Wilson, LB, Coconut Creek

8 – A.J. Hairston, QB, Coconut Creek Monarch

8 – C.J. Dales, LB, Plantation

9 – Shamar Meilke, DE, Miramar

10 – Gavin Shepard, CB, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

10 – Brendan Leal, LB, Davie Western

11 – Joaquin Edie, WR, Weston Cypress Bay

11 – Joshua Lloyd, LB, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely

12 – Kael Alexander, QB, Miramar

12 – Brandon Pridgen, Athlete, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

13 – Deron Latson, WR, Weston Cypress Bay

13 – Eirik Simmons, WR, Coconut Creek

14 – Pat Anderson, RB, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

14 – Jahmir Campbell, DE, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

15 – Ryan Geary, LB, Weston Cypress Bay

15 – Santana Harrison, LB, Coconut Creek Monarch

16 – Cris Thornton, DE, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan

16 – Godson Sinelien, WR, Coconut Creek

17 – Brandon Rabasco, PK, Hollywood South Broward

17 – Brian Lane, WR, Plantation

20 – Hyajah Miller, CB, Coconut Creek

21 – Jeremiah Johnson, DE, Sunrise Piper

24 – Jordan Saintilus, S, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely

25 – Nate Jean, S, Davie Western

29 – Alon Kochav, P, Plantation American Heritage

33 – Isaiah Hope, OL/DL, Coconut Creek

50 – Terrance Gimble, OL, Miramar

51 – Brekien Harold, DT, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

51 – Deymien Chavarry, DT, Davie Western

52 – Chris Williams, DE, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

55 – Keon Daceus, OL/DL, Coconut Creek

56 – Gabriel Birnbaum, DT, Coconut Creek Monarch

56 – Daniel Mincey, OL, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

65 – Michael Brennan, OL, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

66 – Martaz Charles, OL/DL, Davie Western

70 – Roosevelt Caldwell, DT, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely

72 – Zach Boehly, OL, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

73 – Melvin Puckett, OL, Coconut Creek Monarch

74 – Jackson Campbell, OL, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

75 – Holden Zeltner, OL, Coconut Creek Monarch

76 – Jonathan Rodriguez, OL, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

82 – Kendarius Frazier, DL, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

99 – Joey Podubynsky, DT, Davie Western



00 – George Stubbs, DL, Hialeah American

0 – Jaylen Jackson, WR, Hialeah

0 – Damien Gill, DE, Miami Killian

1 – Lawayne McCoy, WR/DB, Miami Central

1 – Chenellson Exume, DE, Miami Edison

2 – Jamari Howard, CB, Miami Norland

2 – Edward Bandy, CB, Miami Christopher Columbus

3 – Joshua Townsend, QB, Homestead

3 – Jeffery Bandy, RB, Miami Christopher Columbus

4 – Andre Brown, WR, Miami Booker T. Washington

4 – Brandon Lowe, WR, Miami Edison

5 – Claudell Sherman, QB, Miami Booker T. Washington

5 – Eduardo Nunez, LB, Homestead

6 – Gerald Modest, RB, Miami Booker T. Washington

6 – Germaine Carter Jr., DT, Miami Norland

7 – Jayquan Reid, WR, Miami Southridge

8 – Fadrell Andrus, WR, Miami Palmetto

8 – Kal El Pascal, DB, Miami Dr. Krop

9 – Isaiah Scott, WR, Miami Norland

9 – Vincent Shavers, LB, Miami Central

10 – Dylan Calero, LB, Miami Gulliver Prep

10 – Ivory Aikens, WR, Miami Norland

11 – Danny Horne, WR, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace

11 – Ricky Joseph, DB Miami Dr. Krop

12 – Antonio Smith, QB, Miami Central

12 - Sadonnie Gray, DB, Miami Northwestern

13 – Elijah Henton, WR, Miami Booker T. Washington

13 – Eldreen Terma, LB, Miami Booker T. Washington

14 – Caleb Turner-Allen, DE, Miami Dr. Krop

15 – Lawrence Wright, QB, Jam Prep

15 – Anthony Matison, LB, Miami Norland

17 – Aidan Karsh, QB, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace

18 – Ed Farley-Kendrick, Athlete, Homestead South Dade

19 – Marek Anderson Jr., LB, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace

20 – Juan Rodriguez, RB, Miami Norland

21 – Jaylan Morris, DB, Miami Edison

22 – Theondre Ballon, LB, Hialeah American

24 – Tomauri Johnson, S, Miami Palmetto

25 – Leroy James, DB, Miami Booker T. Washington

26 – Jaheim Miller, DB, Miami Norland

27 – Lavaris Stanford, CB, Miami Booker T. Washington

28 – Guylijah Theodule, DB, Miami Northwestern

30 – Gabriel Perez, PK, Miami Southridge

31 – Antwan Williams, LB, Miami Northwestern

50 – Will Rothmiller, OL, Miami Central

51 – Luke Moise, OL, Miami Central

52 – Albert Moise, OL, Miami Central

53 – Teko Shoats, OL, Miami Central

54 – Jonathan Mejia, OL, Miami Palmetto

55 – Dinellson Exume, DL, Miami Edison

56 – Jameel Carter, OL, Homestead

76 – Blake Brewer, OL, Miami Christopher Columbus

77 – Justyn James, OL, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace

87 – Travon Black, DL, Miami Carol City

93 – Robert Williams, DT, Miami Christopher Columbus

99 – Jamorie Flagg, DT, Miami Booker T. Washington


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2022 GAME: Miami-Dade stuns Broward with last-second TD in All-Star Game

By Joe Frisaro

Bragging rights and another championship trophy is going back to Area Code 305. Fittingly, it was the “Miami-Central Connection” that led the way.

Central quarterback Keyone Jenkins connected on a 5-yard touchdown pass to his Rockets’ teammate Cataurus Hicks on the final play of the game and Miami-Dade County stunned Broward County, 23-21, on Friday night at the Ansin Sports Complex.

Billed as “The Battle for the Crib,” the All-Star game featured many of the top players from two of Florida’s most talented counties.

“That Central Connection,” Jenkins said. “We’ve been doing it all year. Why stop now.”

The Miami-Dade team was coached by Central coach Jube Joseph, and his staff, a week after they won the Class 2M state championship.

The winning drive came after Miami-Dade’s defense stopped Broward on downs near midfield with 1:06 remaining.

With 305 out of time outs, Broward had a chance to ice the game with a first down. But the Miami-Dade defense made a key fourth down stop.

Running the hurry up offense, Jenkins connected on a long pass to Central receiver Lamar Seymore, who made a diving catch at the five. With seven seconds left, Jenkins found Hicks in the back of the end zone for the game-winner.

“I kind of knew it was coming to me,” Hicks said. “I saw my quarterback, and he was just waiting. He just threw it, and I went and grabbed it. When adversity hits, we do good.”

Jenkins to Hicks hooked up for two TDs on a chilly, low 60-degree South Florida night.

The game featured players who have committed to Power 5 schools, and more than 30 players with Division 1 who have already signed letters of intent.

Jenkins signed with Florida International University, and Hicks is headed to Louisville. Seymore is bound for Pittsburgh, and he will enroll in January.

“We’ve got a winning mindset,” Seymore said. “We didn’t lose all season. So why come out here and lose?”

Central finished 14-0 and won its fourth straight state title.

“They asked me, what did I want to do,” Joseph said of putting his team together. “I said, I need my coaches with me. Because I knew my coaches were going to infuse that championship demeanor with the guys. When we went down, nobody was shaken. Everybody was calm. At the end of the day, we’ve been here before as a staff. It’s only right that you had the best in Dade to coach the best in Dade. That’s what happens.”

The game featured players who have committed to Power 5 schools, and more than 30 players who have already signed Division 1 letters of intent.

Broward’s roster also was filled with future college players.

Cardinal Gibbons’ running back Kamari Moulton, who scored the game’s first touchdown, has signed with Iowa. Dillard running back Christopher Johnson has signed with the University of Miami, and Pine Crest receiver Jordan Faison will be playing his college ball at Notre Dame.

Then, you have players like Monarch defensive lineman Gavin Peacock, who had a strip fumble that resulted in a Broward touchdown in the second quarter. Justin Tedim from Western recovered the loose ball and scampered towards the end zone. Tedium flipped to Greg Otten from Cardinal Gibbons, who scored the touchdown.

“It’s awesome to have the Power 5 kids play, but it’s even better to see the small schools come out here, and get a chance to earn these kids some money,” said Frank Tucker, one of the organizers of the event. “We have kids out here like Jordan Jean [Western] out here, putting on a show. Peacock from Monarch. He gets a strip-sack. Those are the moments that I cherish more than anything, because these kids get to put that on film. People get to see that.”

The fans were treated to an entertaining and intensely played All-Star game that featured some of the best players in the state of Florida.

“It’s really like, for the battle of Florida,” Jenkins said. “Who runs Florida? I’m going to go with 305 all day.”

Even with the game played two days before Christmas, “The Battle for the Crib” attracted a nice crowd.

“We had like 80 media members signed up, photographers, came to see this game,” Tucker said. “We’ve put on one the best shows in South Florida for the year. I think there are so many positive outcomes from this game.

“Last year, we had a couple of kids sign after the game. They got offers after the game. I think the same thing is going to happen here. That’s really what I look to get out of this. Last year, we did this on Jan. 8, and we missed out on a lot of kids because they were leaving early for school or were out of town.”

To attract so many players who have already signed letters of intent was impressive.

“I came out for the fun of it,” Jenkins said. “To experience it. This would be my last high school game. I wanted to go out with a bang, and play with some of these guys from across the city.”

The fact so many players who have already inked college deals participated is impressive.

“They still played,” Joseph said. “They’re competitors. You can’t take that away from them. We’re old school. We have an old school feel to it.”


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