When many local programs played this past week, it was just a preview of what lies ahead in 2022.
For many football teams, the rugged off-season prepared them for just about anything, and as football fans found out this past week, this coming season will be mighty interesting.
The great thing about this year is that every week you will have marquee matchups. Whether they are neighborhood rivalries or contests against programs outside of the area, look for this region to put their best foot forward.
This past week, one team got things going for real – when first year head coach Mike Smith brought his No. 6 Plantation American Heritage Patriots up to Georgia for a meeting with Lowndes County, and this team responded with a convincing 38-20 win as they prepare for the Broward County Elite Showcase this Saturday afternoon against Los Alamitos, California at St. Thomas Aquinas.
Well, the camps, combines, 7-on-7 tournaments are in the books and now it’s time to get it going:
1. Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna (1M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: St. John’s Washington DC, Aug. 27. NEXT GAME: No. 15 Fort Lauderdale Dillard, Sept. 2).
2. Miami Central (2M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: At No. Bradenton IMG Academy, Aug. 26. NEXT GAME: Miami Booker T. Washington, Sept. 9).
3. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (3M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: St. Joseph’s Prep, Pennsylvania, Aug. 27. NEXT GAME: At Fort Myers, Sept. 2).
4. Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (2M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: Hyattsville DeMatha, Aug. 26. NEXT GAME: Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian, Sept. 2).
5. Miami Northwestern (2M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: At Venice. NEXT GAME: Miami Jackson, Sept. 2).
6. Plantation American Heritage (2M – 1-0: THIS WEEK: Los Alamitos, California (1-0), Aug. 27. NEXT GAME: Lakeland Lake Gibson, Sept. 2). LAST WEEK: Coach Mike Smith’s debut was successful at Valdosta Lowndes County – beating the Vikings, 30-18. Los Alamitos started the season with a convincing 41-0 win against Garces Memorial in California.
7. Fort Lauderdale Dillard (3M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: Rock Christian, Maryland, Aug. 26. NEXT GAME: At No. 1 Chaminade-Madonna, Sept. 2).
8. Davie Western (4M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: Johns Creek, Georgia, Aug. 25. NEXT GAME: At No. 18 Coconut Creek, Sept. 9).
9. Miami Palmetto (4M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: No. 11 Homestead, Aug. 25. NEXT GAME: At Clearwater Academy International, Sept. 2).
10. Miami Christopher Columbus (4M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: Benedictine, Georgia, Aug. 26. NEXT GAME: Miami Killian, Sept. 1).
11. Homestead (3M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: At No. 9 Miami Palmetto, Aug. 25. NEXT GAME: South Dade, Sept. 2).
12. Miami Norland (2M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: Off. NEXT GAME: Carol City, Sept. 1).
13. Coconut Creek (3M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: At Bradenton Southeast, Aug. 26. NEXT GAME: Boyd Anderson, Sept. 2).
14. Plantation (3M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: At Miramar, Aug. 26. NEXT GAME: Stranahan, Sept. 1).
15. Gulliver Prep (2M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: At Rockledge. NEXT GAME: At No. 4 Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 9).
16. Fort Lauderdale Stranahan (2M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: Life Christian Academy, Virginia at Western High, 4:30 p.m. NEXT GAME: At No. 14 Plantation, Sept. 1).
17. Miami Booker T. Washington (2M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: Miami Killian, Aug. 25. NEXT GAME: At Miami Edison, Sept. 1).
18. Coconut Creek Monarch (4M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: Boca Raton, Aug. 26. NEXT GAME: At Delray Beach Atlantic, Sept. 2).
19. North Miami Beach (2M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: At Niceville, Florida, Aug. 26. NEXT GAME: At Valdosta Lowndes County, Sept. 2).
20. Weston Cypress Bay (4M – (0-0). THIS WEEK: West Broward, Aug. 26. NEXT GAME: At Blanche Ely, Sept. 2).
OTHER TEAMS TO WATCH: Coral Springs Coral Glades (4M), Deerfield Beach (3M), Doral Academy (4M), Fort Lauderdale (3M), Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian (2M), Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (1M), Hialeah Barbara Goleman (4M), Hollywood Avant Garde (1M), Hollywood South Broward (3M), Miami Belen Jesuit (3M), Miami Dr. Krop (3M), Miami Edison (2M), Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace (2M), Miami Immaculata LaSalle (2M), Miami Jackson (2M), Miami Southridge (3M), Miramar (3M), North Miami (3M), Parkland Douglas (4M), Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy (4M), Pembroke Pines West Broward (4M), Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (3M),Westland Hialeah (2M).
TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects
MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD TRANSFERS. https://larryblustein.com/news/transfer-season-continues-in-miami-dade-broward
TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA FOOTBALL TEAMS. https://larryblustein.com/news/tracking-south-florida-2022