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PLAYOFF FOOTBALL: Cardinal Gibbons-Gulliver Prep Tonight At FIU

There has been much talk over the past year that while both teams lost heart-wrenching games to eventual state champion Booker T. Washington, either had the talent to have gone on to win that 4A crown as well.

The Tornadoes ripped the playoff hearts out of then Gulliver Prep sophomore sensation Carson Haggard and Cardinal Gibbons’ amazing junior Brody Palhegyi.

This evening, spacious FIU is the scene and those two quarterbacks have grown up and will be the centerpiece of what happens at 7:30.

Two of the state’s premier teams will battle in a year-ender for one quality program – while the other can go on and blaze a trail once again for south Florida.

It’s the much-anticipated south Florida football game in this crazy and frustrating 2020 season, and there will be plenty of stars on the horizon.

This is another of those games – much like Miami Northwestern and American Heritage – should be a much later matchup – and almost begs for their to be annual re-seeding of teams after each round in the playoffs, which often ensures better games.

The Chiefs got to this evening’s game with wins over Miami Monsignor Pace (28-12), Doral Academy (35-3), nationally rated St. Thomas Aquinas (17-10) and Clewiston (37-7). The only setback was to longtime rival Plantation American Heritage, 23-17.

THE CHIEFS FILE

SCHOOL: Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

HEAD COACH: Matt Dubuc

2020 RECORD: 4-1

CLASSIFICATION: 4A

SOME PLAYERS TO WATCH

2021 – Kervin Aaron, DE

2023 – Jesse Anderson, WR

2021 – Jertavis Black, DL

2021 – Connor Blake, OL

2022 – Tray Brown, LB

2022 – Jackson Crozier, OL

2021 – Luke Dean, WR

2023 – Trey Dubuc, LS

2021 – Anthony Earle, OL

2021 - Michael Earle, OL

2023 – Jayvyn Early, RB

2022 – Elisha Edwards, WR

2021 – Zachary Farris, DB

2022 – Danny Feliciano, LB

2023 – Arthur Jenkins, WR

2021 – Ty Jones, WR

2022 – Blake Kendall, Jr.. QB

2022 – Davon Kiser, WR

2021 – Jai Levison, LB

2023 – Torrence Miller, RB

2023 – Kamari Moulton, RB

2021 – Jack O’Keeffe, LB

2023 – Greg Otten, OLB

2021 – Brody Palhegyi, QB

2021 – Shyondre Williams, S

2021 – Hugo Silsby, S

2023 – Chris Silverstein, PK/P

2021 – Will Spicer, OL

2021 – Troy Stellato, WR

2021 – Corde St. Louis, S

2022 - Mason Thomas, DE

2021 – Bryson Williams, WR

2021 – Jah-Mal Williams, DE

The Raiders of Gulliver Prep arrived at this evening’s game with five convincing wins over Miami Belen Jesuit (42-7), Homestead Somerset Academy (78-0), North Palm Beach Benjamin (40-28), Dade Christian (35-6) and last week’s playoff win against Monsignor Pace, 43-13.

Gulliver Prep Raiders

HEAD COACH: Earl Sims

2020 RECORD: 5-0

CLASSIFICATION: 4A

RAIDERS TO WATCH IN 2020

2021 – Matt Antezana, DL/OL

2022 – Patrick Atkins, OG

2022 – Will Bettridge, PK

2022 - Justin Neyra, OL/TE

2022 – Brandon Brana, C

2023 – Jalen Brown, WR

2021 – Eddy Cachon, OT

2024 -- Dylan Calero, LB

2023 – Darriel Cannon, S

2021 – Andres De La Pedraja, OG

2021 – Jonathan Del Rosario, DT

2022 – Decarlo Donaldson, WR

2022 – Bakari Edwards, OL/DE

2022 – Jonathan Fyne, DE

2023 – Lamont Green Jr., DE

2022 – Carson Haggard, QB

2023 – Sedrick Irvin Jr., RB

2022 – Travious Lathan, WR/DB

2022 -- Kamar Meza, DB/WR

2021 – Gabriel Nealy, DB/WR

2022 - Justin Neyra, TE

2022 - Jayvon Only, LB/S

2023 – Jaden Outar, CB

2023 – Antonio Smith, CB

2021 – Matty Sullivan, SS

2022 -- Kareem Wilson, DT/DE

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS

Class 8A – Region 3

Miami Palmetto at Orlando Lake Nona, 7

Olympia at Treasure Coast

Fort Pierce Central at Vero Beach

Windermere at Orlando Boone, 7

Class 7A – Region 4

Stuart Martin County at Bradenton Manatee

St. Thomas Aquinas at Lehigh

Doral Academy vs. Homestead at Harris Field

Fort Myers Riverdale at Venice

Class 6A – Region 4

Cape Coral Island Coast at Fort Myers Dunbar

Punta Gorda Charlotte at Naples Palmetto Ridge

Naples Lely vs. Miami Central at Traz Powell, 6

Naples at Barron Collier

Class 5A – Region 4

Miami Northwestern at Plantation American Heritage

Rockledge at Estero

Eau Gallie at Jensen Beach

Fort Myers Cypress Lake at Hardee

Class 4A – Region 4

Englewood Lemon Bay at Delray American Heritage

Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons vs. Miami Gulliver Prep, FIU

Class 3A – Region 4

Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian at Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna, 7

Boca Raton St. John Paul II at. Miami Edison at Traz Powell, 3

Class 2A – Region 4

Community School of Naples at Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy

Hialeah Champagnat Catholic at Moore Haven

FRIDAY

Coconut Creek at Monarch (Coconut Creek), 7

Cooper City at Western, 7

Coral Glades at Pompano, 7

Coral Springs at Northeast, 7

Flanagan at Miramar, 7

Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy at Hialeah, 3

McArthur at Deerfield, 7

Miami Christopher Columbus at Coral Gables (Tropical Park), 7

Miami Coral Reef at Miami Beach, 3

Miami Dr. Krop at Hialeah Miami Lakes

Miami Jackson at Killian (Southridge), 6

Miami Springs at Sunset, 3

Miami Tru North Academy at Ransom Everglades, 7

North Miami Alonzo Mourning at Hialeah Gardens, 3

Pembroke Pines Charter at Coral Springs Charter, 7

Somerset Academy Homestead at Florida Christian, 7:30

Somerset Canyons at Nova, 7

Somerset Academy Pembroke Pines at Pine Crest, 7

Taravella at Douglas, 7

Westland Hialeah at Goleman, 3

West Broward at Everglades, 7

SATURDAY

Blanche Ely at Dillard, 5

Fort Lauderdale vs. Stranahan (Northeast), 4

MONDAY

Plantation at South Plantation, 6

TUESDAY

Miami Jackson at Southwest Miami (Tropical Park)

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MIAMI HERALD

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