Since the day that he arrived on Miami Northwestern’s campus Taron “Tyger” Dickens stole the spotlight.
After a brilliant youth football career, he made his way to Overtown just in time to guide the Bulls to a state championship win against Orlando Jones. His 25 touchdowns and over 1,000 yard season set the table for a brilliant future.
The 13-2 record was capped off with eight straight wins and a 34-17 state title victory.
The 2020-21 season was indeed a tough year – with this team losing to Plantation American Heritage, 12-3 in the second round of the state playoffs and a 5-4 year. But Dickens still managed to do his thing, putting up big numbers despite his team falling short.
Last season was another year where the trip to the state finals fell short, losing to eventual 6A state champion Tampa Jesuit and finishing 10-4.
Dickens would end his junior season with an amazing 42 touchdowns and well over 2,500 yards, which set the table for his senior year.
With the Miami-Dade County passing record up for grabs – with Miami Booker T. Washington’s Torrey Morrison sitting at 10,076, Dickens was up for the challenge.
Last Saturday night in a game against Miami Immaculata LaSalle, Tyger threw for 281 yards in a 44-0 win and put himself into first place as the all-time leading passer in a county and an area that has produced more than its share of stars.
In a addition to Northwestern and Tyger’s big Saturday night, here is the way Week 10 finished up:
Coconut Creek Monarch 40, Coral Springs 0
Coconut Creek 42, Deerfield Beach 0
Coral Springs Charter 41, Coral Springs Taravella 27
Davie Western 63, Coral Springs Coral Glades 0
Deltona 69, Deltona Pine Ridge 0
Doral Academy 38, Miami High 19
Doral Ronald Reagan 42, Miami Varela 24
Fort Lauderdale 34, Weston Cypress Bay 29
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy 40, Oakland Park Northeast 0
Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons 49, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan 20
Fort Lauderdale Dillard 35, Tallahassee Lincoln 10
Fort Lauderdale NSU University School 44, Marathon 38
Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest 35, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep 14
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 44, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson 0
Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy 17, Miami Beach 14
Hollywood Avant Garde Academy 41, North Lauderdale Somerset Prep 0
Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 63, Boca Raton St. John Paul II 0
Hollywood South Broward 31, Hollywood Hills 6
Homestead 18, Miami Belen Jesuit 7
Homestead South Dade 41, Coral Gables 13
Jupiter Christian 50, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy 14
Miami Booker T. Washington 35, Westland Hialeah 8
Miami Braddock 41, Miami Sunset 6
Miami Central 50, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace 14
Miami Christopher Columbus 42, Hialeah Goleman 0
Miami Coral Reef 34, Miami Ferguson 14
Miami Dr. Krop 20, Hollywood McArthur 16
Miami Gulliver Prep 31, South Miami 0
Miami Jackson 15, Miami Edison 6
Miami Killian 34, Homestead Somerset Silver Palms 7
Miami Norland 55, North Miami Beach 34
Miami Springs 27, SW Ranches Archbishop McCarthy 7
Miramar 50, Miramar Everglades 6
Ocala Vanguard 28, Miami Carol City 21
Parkland Douglas 49, Boca Raton Olympic Heights 0
Pembroke Pines Charter 23, Hialeah American 20
Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy 49, Pembroke Pines Flanagan 0
Pembroke Pines West Broward 21, Cooper City 7
Plantation 42, Sunrise Piper 15
Plantation American Heritage 63, Hallandale 0
Pompano Beach Blanche Ely 47, West Boca Raton 12\
South Plantation 29, Davie Nova 25
TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects