Here we are at Week 9 already and each and every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have rolled out some impressive games.
With the Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) games under way, there will be great competition – along with Broward schools who are looking for a state playoff spot.
This week, which began last night, has some quality contests – and we have five of them for you:
No. 9 Coconut Creek Monarch (6-1) at No. 3 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (7-0), 7. On the surface this may get out of hand – as the Raiders are searching for a third straight state title and national ranking with plenty of talent and outstanding coaching under Roger Harriott. But you have to give head coach Calvin Davis and the Knights credit for stringing together six wins in seven games and showcasing some tremendous talent.
No. 6 Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (7-1) at Bradenton Manatee (5-1), 7:30. A very interesting road game for head coach Matt Dubuc and his football team as they hot the road once again for a matchup with the Hurricanes. The Chiefs have rebounded from their setback a few weeks ago to Plantation American Heritage as they set the table for the upcoming playoffs in a few weeks.
Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (6-0) at Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest (6-1), 7. Two programs who have not received any recognition, but this is a key game because of the way these two programs have taken care of business this season. Both teams have plenty of talent and outstanding coaches, who have helped to elevate and give both the exposure that is needed to attract college attention. Should be a tremendous game.
No. 4 Miami Christopher Columbus (8-0) at No. 1 Miami Central (7-0), Traz Powell, 7:30. This is the game that everyone has been pointing to since the GMAC matchups were made. The Explorers come into the contest with quality wins and boast some impressive talent under head coach Dave Dunn. They have answered every challenge put in front of them. For first year head coach Jube Joseph and his nationally-rated Rockets, this season has indeed been a magical one with a major victory over national power IMG Academy. This team is stacked on both sides of the ball and nobody has been able to slow them down – at all. The best game in the state of Florida this week will also receive national attention.
No. 5 Plantation American Heritage (7-1) at Naples (6-1), 7:30. This is a contest that has gotten little attention, and while head coach Mike Smith and his Patriots come into the game as big favorites, the last time they traveled to Naples, the results didn’t come out in their favor. But this is a different year and the objective of reaching the 2M state title game has been the objective all season. Plenty of Southwest Florida fans who went through Hurricane Ian could use a boost and they will receive it with a game like this.
Coconut Creek North Broward Prep 54, Coral Springs Charter 32
Hialeah American 36, Miami Ferguson 7
Homestead 44, Miami Northwestern 28
Miami Carol City 25, South Miami 18
Miami Coral Reef 30, Westland Hialeah 8
Miami Dr. Krop 32, Miami Braddock 14
Miami Edison 21, Homestead South Dade 14
Miami Norland 35, Miami Palmetto 14
Miami Springs 14, Doral Reagan 13
Miramar 21, Davie Western 0
Parkland Douglas 54, Hollywood South Broward 28
Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy 46, Boynton Beach Somerset Canyons 14
Pembroke Pines West Broward 33, Pembroke Pines Flanagan 0
Plantation 14, Deerfield Beach 7
Pompano Beach 35, West Palm Beach Berean Christian 0
Pompano Beach Blanche Ely 38, Sunrise Piper 14
West Boca Raton 35, Oakland Park Northeast 0
Miami Varela (0-7) at Hialeah Miami-Lakes (2-5), HML, 3:30
Miami Sunset (3-4) at Hialeah Gardens (3-4), Hialeah Gardens, 3:30
Hialeah Barbara Goleman (3-4) at Miami Beach (2-5), Memorial, 7
Miami Southridge (4-3) at No. 14 Miami Booker T. Washington (6-2), Traz Powell, 3:30
Southwest Miami (0-7) at North Miami Mourning, North Miami, 3:30
Belle Glade Glades Day (2-5) at SW Ranches Archbishop McCarthy (0-6), 7
Cooper City (2-6) at Weston Cypress Bay (4-3), 7
Coral Springs (3-4) at Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson (0-6), 7
Coral Springs Taravella (1-6) at Hallandale (1-6), 7
Davie Nova (2-5) at Pembroke Pines Charter (4-3), 7
Fort Lauderdale Stranahan (3-4) at Coral Springs Coral Glades (2-5), 7
Miami Dade Christian (0-5) at North Lauderdale Somerset Prep (0-5), 7
No. 15 Hollywood Avant Garde Academy (5-1) at No. 2 Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna (6-0), 7
Hollywood Hills (3-4) at Riviera Beach Inlet Grove (5-1), 6:30
Hollywood McArthur (4-3) at No. 20 Coconut Creek (4-3), 7
Homestead Everglades Prep (2-3) at Miami Palmer Trinity (4-3), 4
Miami Florida Christian (1-5) at Miami Ransom Everglades (4-2), 7
Miami Gulliver Prep (3-3) at Miami Belen Jesuit (4-3), 7:30
Miami Monsignor Pace (3-4) at Miami Immaculata LaSalle (4-3), 7
Miami True North Classical Academy (5-2) at West Palm Beach The King’s Academy (6-1), 7
Miami Westminster Christian (7-0) at Miami Archbishop Carroll (6-1), 7
Miramar Everglades (4-3) at No. 19 South Plantation (5-1), 7
Palm Glades Prep (1-7) at Marathon (4-3), 7
Somerset Academy South Homestead (3-4) at Miami St. Brendan (5-2), 7
Miami Killian (2-5) at North Miami Beach (2-5), Traz Powell, 7
Fort Lauderdale (4-3) at No. 13 Fort Lauderdale Dillard (3-3), 7
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