Lakeland, Miami Booker T. Washington, Miami Central and Miami Christopher Columbus. Four programs that are among the top 25 in the state of Florida. Four schools that have been beaten by Miami Norland.
When the unbeaten (8-0) Vikings beat Christopher Columbus, 16-3, last Friday night at Traz Powell Stadium, they captured the 2023 Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) title.
With head coach Dave Dunn and the Explorers finishing in second place for the second straight years, the Vikings and veteran head coach Daryle Heidelberg moved one step closer to an unbeaten regular season.
Big plays and solid defense guided Norland throughout the night.
Davie Western 14, Miramar 6. The Wildcats have started to make some noise and they are quickly getting the attention of the 4M program across the state as well as south Florida. Winning the district championship two weeks ago, they took care of business against the Patriots.
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 35, Coconut Creek Monarch 19. Coming into the game, the Knights felt they had a chance to stay right with the four-time defending state champions, but the Raiders put their foot on the gas and sent a message that they are ready for a fifth straight title run.
Miami Booker T. Washington 13, Miami Edison 0 - Miami Booker T. Washington 24, Homestead South Dade 7. One of the teams that you better watch for in 2M are the Tornadoes and head coach Tim “Ice” Harris. They have battled everyone involved and figures to play Central in the second round of the state round of the state playoffs. They are getting healthy at the right time.
THIS WEEK’S RESULTS
In addition to those games, here are some others from Week 9:
Coconut Creek 39, Hollywood McArthur 0
Coconut Creek North Broward Prep 45, Coral Springs Charter 8
Doral Ronald Reagan 21, Miami Beach 6
Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons 31, Boca Raton 19
Fort Lauderdale Dillard 44, Fort Lauderdale 14
Fort Lauderdale NSU University School 42, Lake Worth Dr. Joaquin Garcia 0
Fort Lauderdale Stranahan 39, Coral Springs Coral Glades 6
Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy 41, Miami SmartEn Sports 0
Hialeah 26, Miami High 20
Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 64, Hollywood Avant Garde 0
Hollywood Hills 26, Boynton Beach 24
Homestead 28, Miami Edison 14
Miami Archbishop Carroll 42, Miami Westminster Christian 14
Miami Braddock 51, Hialeah Miami-Lakes 0
Miami Central 41, Miami Southridge 0
Miami Ferguson 14, Westland Hialeah 6
Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace 35, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 21
Miami Gulliver Prep 21, Miami Belen Jesuit 17
Miami Jackson 54, Miami Coral Park 0
Miami Killian 22, Miami Lakes Barbara Goleman 14
Miami Northwestern 42, Coral Gables 0
Miami Palmetto 44, Miami Dr. Krop 9
Miami Ransom Everglades 35, Goulds Palm Glades 6
Miami Somerset Silver Palms 31, Homestead Everglades Prep 6
Miami Varela 21, Hialeah Gardens 6
Miramar Everglades 34, South Plantation 14
North Miami 37, South Miami 0
North Miami Mourning 12, Miami Sunset 6
North Miami Beach 42, Southwest Miami 7
Pembroke Pines Charter 70, Davie Nova 21
Pembroke Pines West Broward 51, Pembroke Pines Flanagan 0
Plantation 52, Deerfield Beach 13
Plantation American Heritage 38, Naples 17
Pompano Beach Blanche Ely 33, Sunrise Piper 26
West Boca Raton 58, Oakland Park Northeast 0
West Palm Beach The King’s Academy 40, Miami True North Academy 34
Weston Cypress Bay 34, Cooper City 0
TOP PROSPECTS THIS WEEK
Every week we try to list talented Miami-Dade and Broward top players from the week.
Since we promote, by far, more players than anyone else, the talented young men that we may not spotlight on Monday, we more than make up for during the course of a week.
Here is a look at some of the local talent that we highlight this week:
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 2024 RB Jordan Lyle ran for 230 yards and 5 scores in a win over Coconut Creek Monarch.
2024 Aidan Karsh, QB, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace was 16 of 24 for 260 yards and 4 touchdowns. Cole Rodriguez, 2027 K/P went 5/5 on extra points.
Hollywood Hills 2025 Athlete Amari Isaac scored 3 touchdowns, accounted for 160 yards and came up with 4 tackles.
2025 RB Elijah DeWoskin, Pembroke Pines West Broward continues to have a solid season as he ran for 125 yards and 2 scores in a win over rival Pembroke Pines Flanagan,
Miramar 2024 DE/Edge Shamar Meilke continued to have a tremendous season for Miramar as he added to his 19.5 sacks in a loss to Davie Western. He is committed to Indiana.
2024 LB Brendan Leal, Davie Western has been steady all year. This 3.65 (GPA) student had 9 tackles in a win last week.
Miami Somerset Silver Palms moved to 4-4 this past week as 2026 QB Humberto Serrano (150 yards passing and 2 TDs), Robert Reddish (1 receiving TD and interception), Jonathan Ramos (2 interceptions, 6 solo tackles and a forced fumble) and Jordan Lyons (7 solo tackles and a forced fumble).
2024 DL Andres Quiroz, Miami Coral Reef (10 tackles and 1 pass deflection).
Once again, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy had several players step up. Among those were Senior QB Anthony Barbar (20/22 for 356 yards and 5 TDs), Junior WR/DE D.J. Wimbley (8 catches for 155 yards and 2 TDs. He added 2 tackles, 1 TFL and .5 sacks), Senior WR/LB Evan Tempro (5 catches for 72 yards and 2 TDs. He also had 2 tackles and .5 TFL) and Junior LB Mikee Varga (6 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks. He added a rush for 18 yards).
Southwest Ranches Archbishop McCarthy continued to turn heads in Week 9. Among some of players that stepped up included QB Robert Kerns (8-13 for 171 and 2 TDs, 2 carries for 58 and a TD), Jeremiah Alexandre (7 carries for 77 yards and TD) and Kobi Williams (3 catches for 88 yards and 2 TDs).
PHOTO COURTESY OF CHUCK BETHEL
PROSPECT SHEET: Statewide Coverage Daily. https.://prepredzone.com/2023/03/statewide-daily-team-coverage/