The third week of the 2021 high school football season once again showed why nothing is automatic this season.
With a number of huge games taking place this past week, it was just a reminder of how things would be.
After being beaten up in the kickoff classic last month against Miami Gulliver Prep, head coach Derrick Gibson and the Miami Killian Cougars have looked very impressive in the three wins so far.
Last Friday’s “Cat Trophy” Game against longtime rival Miami Palmetto, the Cougars used big plays and a solid defense to come out on top in Week 3, 35-21.
Numerous prospects gave the 5A Cougars a chance to stay on top and close things out against the 8A Panthers.
11 MIAMI KILLIAN COUGARS PROSPECTS
2022 – Khalil Anglin, QB
2023 – Dwight Bootle, DB
2023 – Ryan Bullard, RB
2022 – Omar Chubb, OL
2023 – Stanquan Clark, Athelete
2022 – Robert Doctor, LB
2023 – Mark Gay Jr., DB
2022 – Maurice Jones, RB
2024 – Dylan Stephenson, DE
2022 – Justin Wallace, DB
2023 – Robby Washington, Athlete
11 MIAMI PALMETTO PANTHERS PROSPECTS
2023 – Derrick Bohler, WR
2022 – Jai-Ayviauynn Celestine, Athlete
2023 – Darryl Doctor, OL
2022 – Bobby Bussey-Golden, WR
2022 – Mike Jackson, Athlete
2022 – Jacob Jeudy, OL
2024 – Willis McGahee IV, LB
2022 – Isaiah Mosley, RB
2022 – Kevin Smith, QB
2022 – Jamarrion Solomon, DL
2022 – Kornell Stewart, RB
ST. THOMAS REBOUNDS
Plenty of anticipation surrounded the St. Thomas Aquinas-Plantation American Heritage game.
The loser of this game would be 1-2 on the season, and yes, that is a huge deal – because both teams had aspirations to be in the national championship hunt.
The Patriots beat Chaminade-Madonna after being upset by 8A and unranked Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast. The Raiders, after beating national power St. Frances, dropped at three-point decision at Tampa Jesuit – a game that was a last minute replacement for Plantation, which had a player with possible Covid symptoms.
In a game that captured much of the south Florida attention, the Raiders (2-1) held on to win 24-16.
After losing a game that every player and coach felt they should have won the week before against Plantation American Heritage, the Chaminade Madonna Lions rebounded in a major way – with a convincing road against 8A Christopher Columbus, 33-17, as the schedule continues to get tougher for this program.
HOW ABOUT WESTLAND HIALEAH….
When talking football, there are many schools in south Florida that need to be in a spotlight, but one program, which has rarely had a winning record, is suddenly 3-0.
After last week’s 42-0 win over Miami Springs, the Westland Hialeah Wildcats are a perfect 3-0 – with Sunset, Mourning, Goleman, Hialeah Gardens and American left to come.
Archbishop Carroll (Miami) 35, Palmer Trinity 28
Archbishop McCarthy (Fort Lauderdale) 44, Coral Springs Charter 7
Avant Garde (Hollywood) 45, Boca Raton Christian 6
Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) 37, Stranahan 8
Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah) 33, Monsignor Pace 21
Coconut Creek 41, Coral Springs 0
Cooper City 39, Everglades 20
Coral Reef (Miami) 14, Regan 0
Cypress Bay (Weston) 15, McArthur 13
Deerfield Beach 70, Blanche Ely 0
Dillard (Fort Lauderdale) 15, Miramar 7
Doral Academy 27, Miami High 0
Edison (Miami) 55, Mourning 0
Florida Christian (Miami) 52, Marathon 3
Hialeah 36, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 6
Homestead 41, Miami Jackson 6
Immaculata-LaSalle (Miami) 47, Immokalee 6
John Carroll (Fort Pierce) 27, Calvary Christian 9
Miami Beach 21, Hialeah Gardens 0
Miami Central 51, Booker T. Washington 7
Miami Gulliver Prep 39, TRU Prep 38
Miami Southridge 26, John I. Leonard 7
Monarch (Coconut Creek) 48, Hallandale 7
Norland (Miami) 29, Carol City 14
North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek) 36, Hollywood Hills 7
North Miami 8, Dr. Krop 0
Nova (Davie) 30, Taravella 7
Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale) 42, Somerset Canyons 13
Ransom Everglades (Miami) 27, Westminster Christian 24
Somerset Academy (Pembroke Pines) 18, Westminster Academy 6
South Miami 37, Coral Gables 0
South Plantation 14, Northeast 0
Southwest Miami 40, Braddock 0
True North Academy (Miami) 42, Everglades Prep 0
Western (Davie) 24, Fort Lauderdale 14
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