With many teams having the final week of the regular season off, south Florida will roll out a few games to keep the interest level high.
With the playoffs starting next week, this is the final tune-up for some – while this is last game of the season for others.
Perhaps the biggest game of this final week will take place this evening in Miramar – when the district champion Patriots and head coach A.J. Scott and his team will put their six game winning streak on the line against one of the top programs in south Florida.
Head Coach Adam Ratkevich and his 7-2 Western Wildcats head south to play a game also boasting a five-game winning streak. Ratkevich is a Miramar graduate, so this is always a big game.
Both teams are stacked with playmakers – the Wildcats an offensive machine that has scored 360 points this season. But the defense has been just as impressive – with four consecutive shutouts and not yielding a touchdown since the 31-21 loss to top-rated St. Thomas Aquinas back on Sept. 24.
The Patriots have also shown a stingy defense – with four shutouts in five games – including not giving up a touchdown in 22 quarters.
Miami Killian, L 20-13
Dillard, L 15-7
South Broward, W 34-12
North Miami, W 27-0
Stranahan, W 21-0
Hallandale, W 43-6
McArthur, W 41-0
Everglades, W 49-0
Chaminade-Madonna, L 30-13
Fort Lauderdale, W 24-14
Coral Glades, W 44-0
St. Thomas Aquinas, L 31-21
Cypress Bay, W 36-3
Coconut Creek, W 23-0
Taravella, W 91-0
Flanagan, W 45-0
West Broward, W 63-0
MORE GAMES TO WATCH
In addition to the thriller between Miramar and Western the final regular season weekend will also shine the spotlight on these games:
No. 15 Edison at No. 16 Palmetto (Tropical), 5. This should be another marquee matchup between the district champion Panthers and a Red Raider team that has played a very challenging schedule. Great contest to usher in the state playoffs next week.
No. 11 Gulliver Prep at Orlando Bishop Moore, 7. The Raiders continue to prove themselves, and a trip to Orlando will really give this team some central Florida are exposure – which is important. Gulliver has been putting the opposition away and believe that they are ready for a run at a 4A state title.
American at Braddock, 3:30
Archbishop McCarthy at Miami Immaculata LaSalle, 7
Boca Raton St. Andrew’s at Pine Crest, 7
No. 8 Cardinal Gibbons at Boyd Anderson, 7
No. 17 Champagnat at Naples Lely, 7
Cooper City at No. 20 South Broward, 7
Coral Gables at Southwest Miami (Tropical Park), 8
Coral Reef at Belen Jesuit, 7:30
Dade Christian at Key West, 7
Delray Beach Atlantic at Doral Academy, 7
Douglas at Coral Glades, 7
Everglades Prep at Somerset South Homestead, 4
Fort Lauderdale at Stranahan (Lockhart Park), 7
Fort Pierce Central at Miami Monsignor Pace, 7:30
Hallandale at Flanagan, 7
Hialeah at Dr. Krop (Ives Park), 7:30
Jackson at Carol City (Traz Powell Stadium), 7:30
Monarch at Coconut Creek, 7
Mourning at Miami Beach, 7:30
North Miami Beach at West Palm Beach Forest Hill, 6:30
Nova at Cypress Bay, 7
Pembroke Pines Somerset at No. 18 Florida Christian, 7:30
Piper at No. 9 Deerfield Beach, 7
Pompano at Pines Charter, 7
South Dade at Southridge, 7:30
South Plantation at Plantation (PAL), 7
Taravella at Coral Springs, 7
Varela at Hialeah Gardens, 3:30
West Broward at McArthur, 7
Avant Garde Academy (Hollywood) 30, Somerset Silver Palms 6
Hollywood Hills 28, Everglades 13
Norland (Miami) 56, Miami High 12
North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek) 22, Coral Springs Charter 6
South Miami 48, Miami Springs 0
St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton) 29, Pine Crest 7
Westland Hialeah 34, Ferguson 14 (GMAC Independent Semifinal)
No. 7 Dillard vs. Blanche Ely (Lockhart Park), 5
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