The final week of the 2021 high school football regular season came and went without anything major happening in south Florida.
With the start of the playoffs this week, this past week was somewhat of a formality – as many programs either had the week off or saw their finale get postponed by bad weather on Friday.
WESTERN AND MIRAMAR LIVED UP TO THE HYPE
If you had watched the 7A Miramar Patriots and 8A Western Wildcats perform this season, you were not caught off guard by the 13-9 score. Western and head coach Adam Ratkevich are a No. 1 seed, and the defense will certainly ensure that this program will be tough to beat in the playoffs. They had the right balance of offense and an opportunistic defense to win.
For head coach A.J. Scott and his Patriots, the playoffs will be the place they can put their defense in play as well. They can get after you, but still need to score some more points.
SOMERSET SILVER PALMS COMES UP BIG
The Miami Northwestern coaching tree continues to spotlight some impressive coaches – such as Nitro Baker at Somerset Academy Pembroke Pines, which beat previously unbeaten Miami Florida Christian, 16-6, posting a 7-2 record and looking really impressive. This is a program that continues to build.
AVANT GARDE MAKE THE BIGGEST SPLASH
In his very first season at Hollywood’s Avant Garde Academy, head coach Daniel Luque and his Sharks have really lived a dream – completing an unbeaten regular season and grabbing of the No. 1 seed in 2A. But understand that the No. 2 seed is two-time defending state champion Hialeah Champagnat Catholic – where the Lions are looking for an amazing sixth straight state finals appearance. Avant Garde Academy beat Somerset Silver Palms, 30-6,
THE FINAL WEEK…
Besides those teams moving on to the state playoffs, this was the last week of the 2021 high school football season. Here are some more results:
Barbara Goleman (Hialeah) 36, Miami Coral Park 14
Braddock (Miami) 10, American 7
Calvary Christian (Clearwater) 49, Bishop McLaughlin 14
Carol City (Miami) 41, Jackson 0
Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah) 45, Lely 22
Coconut Creek 31, Monarch 27
Coral Springs 27, Taravella 6
Cypress Bay (Weston) 38, Nova 0
Dade Christian (Miami) 54, Key West 35
Deerfield Beach 42, Piper 0
Dillard (Fort Lauderdale) 35, Blanche Ely 0
Doral Academy 17, Delray Atlantic 7
Douglas (Parkland) 47, Coral Glades 29
Gulliver Prep (Miami) 38, Bishop Moore 7
Hialeah Gardens 8, Varela 6
Hollywood Hills 28, Everglades 13
Miami Beach 47, Mourning 0
Palmetto (Miami) 14, Edison 6
Plantation 60, South Plantation 0
Somerset South Homestead 20, Everglades Prep 0
South Miami 48, Miami Springs 0
St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton) 29, Pine Crest 7
Stranahan (Fort Lauderdale) 36, Fort Lauderdale 0
West Broward (Pembroke Pines) 9, McArthur 7
Westland Hialeah 34, Ferguson 14
Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale) 57, Palmer Trinity 18
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