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GMAC Independent Football Showcase Starts Tonight

South Florida is home to some of the top football teams, prospects and coaches anywhere in the country – and for that reason – this game is played hard at every level.

In Miami-Dade County there are many levels of talent – and it depends on what side of that talent level whether you get exposure or not.

If you are on a program that continually loses and never plays a team that will get attention, you are sunk. That’s why many programs in Miami-Dade County have kick-started their programs by getting better against equal competition and winning games, which attracted more athletes and greater interest from students, faculty and parents.

Four of those programs will have the chance to come out as a champion.

Defending Miami-Dade GMAC Independent champion Hialeah Barbara Goleman (7-2), coached by Ariel Cribeiro, and Miami Coral Park (4-3) and head coach Rafael Jimenez, will square off for the one of those championship spots tonight (7:00) at Traz Powell Stadium.

The other half of this playoff will see Miami Ferguson against one of the huge stories in south Florida football – Westland Hialeah on Thursday.

CORAL PARK

Hialeah Gardens, 22-14

Ferguson, L 13-6

Varela, W 13-0

Reagan, W 28-6

Oakland Park Northeast, W 36-0

Mourning, W 42-7

Coral Gables, L 14-7

BARBARA GOLEMAN

Miami Carol City, L 40-36

Doral Academy, L 43-8

Hialeah American, W 57-6

Hialeah Gardens, W 49-0

Westland Hialeah, W 24-12

Sunset, W 40-0

Mourning, W 58-6

Hialeah-Miami Lakes, W 35-0

Miami High, W 22-7

WESTLAND HIALEAH HAS BEEN THE SHOW-STEALER

There are several high school football teams that have gone up and beyond expectations this year, but nothing like Westland Hialeah.

The Wildcats had never been a team that opponents would fear, but since head coach Joe Gross arrived on the scene, things have changed.

The other half of the GMAC Independent championship will feature Coach Gross and his 7-1 football team going up against veteran head coach Gene Chew and the Ferguson Falcons – winners of six games this season.

Coach Chew is the only head football coach that this schools has had, and his teams are always producing top-flight student/athletes who move on to the next level.

MIAMI FERGUSON

Hialeah Gardens, W

Coral Reef, L 10-0

Coral Park, W 13-6

Coral Shores, L 43-12

Varela, W 21-7

Braddock, L 38-30

Regan, W 14-0

Southwest Miami, W 27-26

Hialeah, W 35-6

WESTLAND HIALEAH

Hialeah-Miami Lakes, W

Hialeah, W 47-0

Miami Springs, W 42-0

Mourning, W 42-7

Goleman, L 24-12

Hialeah Gardens, W 26-0

Hialeah American, W 23-20

Coral Reef, W 7-0 (OT)

PHOTO COURTESY OF CORAL PARK FOOTBALL

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