For a game that is usually played on a Friday afternoon, a huge top 10 matchup will instead take place today.
When No. 9 South Florida 8A power Miami Palmetto (1-0) visits No. 10 Gulliver Prep (1-0), it will certainly be one of the top games to keep an eye on this week.
The 4:00 start will give these two programs a major spotlight today – as a full schedule of games will take place in week 2.
For head coach Mike Manasco and his Panthers, this is yet another in a long line of challenges that will dot the schedule in 2021.
After beating Homestead in the opener, the Panthers have a good idea what they have to work on for this matchup.
For veteran head coach Earl Sims and his Raiders, a win over 7A Bradenton Manatee last week got this team started – as they look to get over the hump after a season-ending playoff loss to eventual 4A state champion Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons.
GULLIVER PROSPECT WATCH
2022 – Patrick Atkins, OL
2022 – Will Bettridge, PK
2023 – Jalen Brown, WR
2023 – De’Carlo Donaldson, WR
2022 – Bakari Edwards, OLB/DE
2023 – Lamont Green Jr., DE
2023 – Shelton Green, OL
2022 – Carson Haggard, QB
2023 – Daniel Harris, CB
2023 - Sedrick Irvin Jr., RB
2022 – Travious Lathan, Athlete
2022 – Jayvon Only, SS
2023 – Antonio Smith, CB
PALMETTO PROSPECT WATCH
2023 – Derrick Bohler, WR
2022 – Jai-Ayviauynn Celestine, Athlete
2023 – Darryl Doctor, OL
2022 – Bobby Golden, WR
2022 – Mike Jackson, WR
2022 – Jacob Jeudy, OL
2022 – Isaiah Mosley, RB
2024 – Christopher Robinson, OL
2022 – Kevin Smith, QB
2022 – Jamarrion Solomon, DT
MORE ON TAP FOR THURSDAY
While Gulliver and Palmetto is the showcase game on this Thursday, there are two more games to keep an eye on this evening as well.
In Miami-Dade, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely will visit No. 20 Miami Edison (0-1) at Traz Powell at 7:30.
In Broward, 1-0 Parkland Douglas will travel to Coconut Creek to take on the 1-0 Cougars at 7. Both teams are under-the-radar and have plenty of talent.
American at Braddock, 3:30
Calvary Christian at Taravella, 4
Hialeah Barbara Goleman at Doral Academy, 7
Miami Coral Reef at Miami Ferguson, 3:30
Miami Jackson at Hialeah-Miami Lakes, 7
North Miami at Miami High (Curtis), 7
Pembroke Pines Charter at Nova, 7
South Miami at Southwest Miami, 3
Westland Hialeah at Hialeah (Milander), 7
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