As we head toward the second day of the 2023 Greater Miami Athletic Conference Week, two doubleheaders will take the spotlight.
As there are 10 games that will share the spotlight. Tropical Park and Traz Powell Stadium will be the place to be for over seven hours of football, highlighting GMAC programs as the conference continues to use this week to promote its many schools.
TROPICAL PARK TODAY
Coral Gables (4M, 4-3) vs. Miami Northwestern (2M, 2-6), 3:30. Obviously this has not been the year that the Bulls and first year head coach Michaelee Harris had planned for, but with a good showing and finishing off the season will be something to build on.
For the Cavaliers, a winning season was the objective when the year started. A great showing down the homestretch will also give head coach Frank Welsh and his team something to build on as well in 2024.
Miami Dr. Krop (3M, 4-3) vs. No. 8 Miami Palmetto (4M, 6-1), 7:30. When head coach Tom Caporale and the Lightning dropped the district title game a few weeks back, the objective was to finish off the season and get the seniors some final looks and prepare the juniors for the 2024 season.
The Panthers have bigger fish to fry as head coach Mike Manasco and his team will use this week as a springboard to make a run at a 4M state title. They are improving every week.
TRAZ POWELL STADIUM DOUBLE DIP
North Miami Beach (2M, 2-6) vs. Southwest Miami (3M. 1-7), 3:30. There is no getting around to the fact that these two teams have not achieved what they set out to do at the start of the year. Even with a tough schedule, veteran head coach Jeff Bertani and his Chargers were not satisfied, competing in one of the most talented districts in the state.
For head coach Taj Marshall and the Eagles, the objective is to develop and build a program that continues to make strides in playing competitive football.
No. 17 Miami Southridge (3M, 6-2) vs. No. 4 Miami Central (2M, 3-3),7:30. Nobody has to tell you the frustration the head coach Jube Joseph and the Rockets have felt this season. The four-time defending state champions have lost three times – two to the No. 1 and No. 3 programs in the nation, and a district title to unbeaten Miami Norland by a total of 10 points. This is still a team you must fear, and for good reason.
For head coach Pierre Senatus and his Spartans, things had been moving along until the district title game last week at Homestead – where the wheels fell off.
In addition to those games, here is the full schedule for Week 9 in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties:
Hialeah American 34, Miami Springs 12
Doral Ronald Reagan vs. Miami Beach, 3:30
Coconut Creek North Broward Prep at Coral Springs Charter (Coral Glades), 7
Coral Springs Coral Glades at Fort Lauderdale Stranahan (Lockhart), 7
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian at Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace, 7
Hialeah Miami-Lakes vs. Miami Braddock (Braddock), 3:30
Hollywood Hills at Boynton Beach, 6:30
No. 16 Hollywood South Broward at Parkland Douglas, 7
No. 9 Miami Booker T. Washington vs. South Dade (Harris), 7
Miami Jackson vs. Miami Coral Park (Coral Park), 3:30
Miami Sunset vs. North Miami Mourning (North Miami Stadium), 3:30
Miami Varela vs. Hialeah Gardens (Hialeah Gardens), 3:30
Pembroke Pines Charter at Davie Nova, 7
Weston Cypress Bay at Cooper City, 7
FRIDAY OCTOBER 20
No. 10 Coconut Creek at Hollywood McArthur, 7
Coconut Creek North Broward Prep at Coral Springs Charter, 7
No. 15 Davie Western at No. 19 Miramar, 7
Deerfield Beach Somerset Key at Miami BridgePrep, 4
No. 13 Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons at Boca Raton, 7
No. 18 Fort Lauderdale Dillard vs. Fort Lauderdale (Lockhart), 7
Fort Lauderdale NSU University School at Lake Worth Joaquin Garcia, 6:30
No. 2 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas at No. 11 Coconut Creek Monarch (Coconut Creek), 7
Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy at Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy, 7
Goulds Palm Glades Prep at Miami Ransom Everglades, 4
Hallandale at Coral Springs Taravella, 4
Hollywood Avant Garde at No. 1 Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna, 7
Homestead Everglades Prep at Somerset Silver Palms, 7:30
Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson at Coral Springs, 7
Miami Carol City vs. Miami Coral Reef (Betty Ferguson Park), 7:30
No. 6 Miami Christopher Columbus vs. No. 3 Miami Norland (Traz Powell), 7:30 – GMAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Miami Edison vs. No. 5 Homestead (Harris Field), 7:30
Miami Gulliver at Miami Belen Jesuit, 7
Miami High vs. Hialeah (Milander), 7
Miami Killian vs. Miami Lakes Barbara Goleman (Goleman), 3:30
Miami Palmer Trinity at Everglades Prep, 4
Miami St. Brendan at Miami Immaculata La Salle, 7
Naples at No. 7 Plantation American Heritage, 7:30
North Lauderdale Somerset Prep at Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy, 7
Pembroke Pines West Broward at Pembroke Pines Flanagan, 7
No. 20 Plantation at Deerfield Beach, 7
South Plantation at Miramar Everglades, 7
Southwest Ranches Archbishop McCarthy at Belle Glade Glades Day, 7
Westland Hialeah vs. Miami Ferguson (Ferguson), 3:30
West Boca Raton at Oakland Park Northeast, 7
West Palm Beach The King’s Academy at True North (Tropical), 7
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
Miami Archbishop Carroll at Miami Westminster Christian, 1
North Miami vs. South Miami (Traz Powell), 6
Sunrise Piper at No. 12 Pompano Beach Blanche Ely, 7