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Norland Gets It Started Against BTW Tonight

When the 2021 season kicks it off tonight (7:00) at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami, questions will be answered.

Miami Booker T. Washington, a longtime 4A power will take on 6A Miami Norland – loaded with talent, but falling short in the past.

Veteran head coach Darryl Heidelberg and his Vikings are stacked with prospects – and after a convincing kickoff classic win at Apopka Wekiva, this is a program that could be a real surprise.

The Vikings also feature Jermaine Beard (LB/FB, 5-11, 240 – 2.9 GPA), Jamari Holliman (DB, 6-1, 175 – 3.1 GPA), Caleb Jean (WR, 5-11, 170), Aidan Martinez (PK, 5-11, 170 – 2.78 GPA), Shevoun Minott (DE, 6-1, 230), Richard Murray (DB, 5-11, 175 – 4.25 GPA), Kemari Rhodd (DB, 5-10, 170 – 3.45 GPA), Morris Thomas (LB, 6-0, 200), Jamari Wilson (OL, 6-0, 270) and receiver Jeremiah Wilson (5-10, 165 – 2.8 GPA).

The senior class will also be fun to watch – with Nayron Adderly (OL/DL, 6-5, 335), David Capers (OL/DL, 6-0, 260), D’aric Gainer (DB, 5-10, 165 – 3.4 GPA), Jaden Hall (WR, 6-1, 175), Lavonte Jenkins (RB, 5-8, 170 – 2.6 GPA, 910 SAT), Keyon Meza (DB, 5-10, 175 – 2.7 GPA) and three-year varsity starting quarterback Deon Parker (5-10, 200 – 2.6 GPA).

Look for Norland to get plenty of out receiver Jacob Ramsey (6-0, 175), linebackers James Shaw (5-11, 185) and Amari Taylor (6-0, 175 – 3.0 GPA – 880 SAT) – and versatile lineman Tarik Williams (OL/DL, 6-0, 245 – 2.5 GPA).

Also, keep an eye on this sophomore class – as 2024 standouts are ready to make a huge contribution in 2021 as well. Rising prospect like gifted receiver Isaiah Scott (5-10, 155, 2.65 GPA), Jeremiah Marcelin (DE, 6-2, 210 – 3.35 GPA), Joaquin Reid (WR, 5-9, 150 – 3.11 GPA) and offensive lineman Jimmy Williams (6-4, 245 – 2.55 GPA).

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON STILL TURNING HEADS

Head Coach Gerald Cox and the Tornadoes are still a team that you have to keep and eye on after a solid summer.

Starting with Class of 2023 receiver standout Adam Moore (6-2, 210), who is indeed a game-changer.

The Class of 2023 is also stacked with young playmakers – such as rising Xavier Irvin (WR, 5-10, 175), Andrew Johnson (RB, 5-9, 170), Davion Lang (LB, 6-0, 180) and cornerback Fabian Scott (6-1, 170).

The Class of 2024 is also going to be fun to watch – with Jamorie Flagg (DT, 6-3, 255), Jadarious Gaines (RB, 5-10, 180), impressive and up-and-coming Claudell Sherman (QB, 5-10, 165) and running back Antwan Smith (5-10, 225).

The Tornadoes also have major prospects for the Class of 2022 in Semaj Flagg (DB, 6-2, 175) and Jason Jeanty (OT, 6-4, 290). Both are highly regarded and can play this game. Both will be needed in the 2021 season.

In addition to those three prospects, look for Antwan Bennie (LB, 6-0, 190), Jaylan Chandler (RB, 6-0, 200), Donte Easterling (LB, 5-10, 185), Jacob Love (WR, 6-2, 175), Walton McCollum (CB, 5-9, 165), Xavier McElliott (WR, 6-0, 175), emerging Cornell Roberts (WR, 5-10, 165) and linebacker Jakarie Sands (5-11, 195) to make a huge impact, relaying on maturity and experience alone.

ALSO THIS EVENING…..

In addition to Norland and Booker T. Washington, there are other games this evening as well – to help kickoff the season:

American at Miami High

Archbishop McCarthy at Somerset Academy

Coral Springs at Coral Glades

Goleman at Carol City, Milander

McArthur at Blanche Ely

Pines Charter at Northeast

Plantation at South Miami, Tropical

Pompano Beach at Hollywood Hills

South Broward at Nova

Sunset at Coral Reef

True North at St. Brendan

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