While Week 10 may not produce some of the elite matchups that we have had much of the 2022 high school football season, you can guarantee that several contests will carry a lot of weight for district titles and playoff placement.
As teams are still in the survival mode, you never know which program will show up this week, and that makes things very interesting.
Every week during the season, we pick out five games to keep an eye on. Here is this week’s schools to watch:
No. 9 Fort Lauderdale Dillard (5-3) at Tallahassee Lincoln (5-3), 7. After a rough start, the Panthers are getting things back together – and a road trip to the state capitol is going to be a challenge. With an eye on making a splash in the playoffs, this will be a game that this team should win, but with next Saturday’s huge showdown with unbeaten Pompano Beach Blanche Ely on the horizon, you never know where their heads will be at.
Miami Carol City (5-3) at Ocala Vanguard (5-3), 7:30. Look who is back among the winning teams. The Chiefs have made a huge push to make the playoffs, and a trip to play a very solid program will further test how far this football team has come. This is going to be a challenge as Carol City’s many younger players are starting to make a major contribution.
Miami Edison (4-4) at No. 20 Miami Jackson, Curtis, 7:30. This is one of those rivalries that goes back decades, and while playoff spots are still up for grabs, this will certainly be a game that will test how far each program has come. The Red Raiders and Generals have been tested this season, and with an appearance in the Top 20 for the first time this season, Jackson wants to keep the momentum.
Hollywood McArthur (4-4) at Miami Dr. Krop (4-4) at Ives Park, 7:30. Things do not get any bigger this week. A McArthur win and the district goes to the Mustangs, but if the Lightning come away with a victory and Hollywood South Broward could come away with the title – based on points since all three would be tied under the state’s new format.
No. 7 Miramar (6-1) at Miramar Everglades (4-4), 7. This is a rivalry that has gone on since Everglades opened up. Although one sided, the Gators have played very well this season, but to beat the Patriots they are going to need a maximum effort – since Miramar has been one of the best teams in south Florida over the past month.
Coconut Creek Monarch 40, Coral Springs 0
Hollywood Avant Garde Academy 41, North Lauderdale Somerset Prep 0
Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 63, Boca Raton St. John Paul II 0
Homestead South Dade 41, Coral Gables 13
Miami Braddock 41, Miami Sunset 6
Miami Gulliver Prep 31, South Miami 0
Miami Norland 55, North Miami Beach 41
Miami Southridge 63, Southwest Miami 0
Pembroke Pines Charter 23, Hialeah American 20
Pembroke Pines West Broward 21, Cooper City 7
Pompano Beach Blanche Ely 47, West Boca Raton 12
WAIT THERE ARE MORE
In addition to the top five matchups this week, there are other Friday and Saturday games to keep an eye on. See if your favorite program is back in action in Week 10:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
Boca Raton Olympic Heights (1-7) at Parkland Douglas (5-3), 7
Coconut Creek (5-3) at Deerfield Beach (3-6), 7
Coral Springs Charter (3-5) vs. Coral Springs Taravella (1-7), Coral Glades, 7
No. 16 Davie Western (4-3) at Coral Springs Coral Glades (2-6), 7
Fort Lauderdale Archbishop McCarthy (1-6) at Miami Springs (2-6), Milander, 7:30
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian (7-2) at Oakland Park Northeast (0-7), 7
Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest (7-1) at Coconut Creek North Broward Prep (4-4), 6
No. 3 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (8-0) at Boyd Anderson (1-7), 7
Fort Lauderdale Stranahan (4-4) at Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (8-1), 7
Hallandale (2-6) at No. 4 American Heritage (8-1), 7:30
Hialeah Goleman (4-4) at Miami Christopher Columbus (8-1), 7:30
Hialeah Mater Academy (2-6) at Miami Beach (2-6), Memorial, 7:30
Hollywood Hills (3-5) at Hollywood South Broward (4-4), 7
Marathon (5-3) at Fort Lauderdale NSU University School (5-4), 7
Miami Belen Jesuit (4-4) at No. 13 Homestead (6-2), Harris, 7:30
Miami Coral Reef (6-2) at Miami Ferguson (5-3), Tropical, 7:30
Miami High (4-3) at Doral Academy (5-3), 7
Miami Killian (2-7) at Somerset Silver Palms (2-5), 4
Miami Monsignor Pace (4-4) at No. 1 Miami Central (8-0), Traz, 7:30
Miami Varela (0-8) at Doral Reagan (2-5), 3:30
Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy (4-4) at Pembroke Pines Flanagan (1-7), 7
No. 11 Plantation (6-2) at Sunrise Piper (5-3), 7
South Plantation (6-2) at Davie Nova (2-6), 7
West Boca Raton (5-3) at Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (7-0), 7
Weston Cypress Bay (5-3) vs. Fort Lauderdale (4-4), Lockhart, 7
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
No. 10 Miami Booker T. Washington (6-2) at Westland Hialeah (4-4), Tropical, 7
Miami La Salle (4-4) at No. 17 Miami Northwestern (4-4), Traz, 7
TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects