Whether it was in Las Vegas, where top-rated Miami Central took powerhouse Bishop Gorman down to the wire before losing – or at home where Miami Northwestern’s Michaelee Harris picked up, Week 2 certainly did not disappoint.
Before the season started, we told you that this year will be filled with some amazing matchups in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and the second week backed it up.
Miami Central was looking to make a statement in the race to defend their national title, was derailed by a team that came into the contest 2-0 and had scored 132 points so far this season.
While the Rockets fell short on the road, they showed exactly why winning a fifth consecutive state title is indeed a major reality.
When the Northwestern Bulls beat rival Miami Jackson in the “Soul Bowl” on Saturday night, it was the first win of the young season for a team looking to turn it all around.
In addition to those contests, there were also some games that more than pegged the meter:
Miami Palmetto 26, St. Petersburg Lakewood 12. The Panthers moved to 2-0 with a road win as they set the table for a competitive next few week.
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 49, Fort Myers 0. After watching their almost two-year win streak come to an end in the opener, the Raiders got back to doing what they do best – dominate!
Gainesville, Georgia 30, Coconut Creek 22. While many just passed over this game, here is a word of warning: keep an eye on the Cougars. They went head-to-head on the road with a Georgia powerhouse and now return with plenty of confidence.
Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 41, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons 4. After a loss by Miami Central, the Lions are now the No. 1 team in south Florida and right behind national power IMG Academy in the state. They came out and never took their foot off the gas against a team that knows how to win the big ones.
Miami Southridge 27, Miami Dr. Krop 22. This was really one of the Games of the Week as the Spartans and Lightning put on a show down south, it came down to making a couple of key plays. You will hear from both schools this season.
Plantation 56, Stranahan 28. We said it before and you will hear it often, keep your eye on head coach Steve Davis and his Colonels. They are high scoring and have plenty of talent.
Plantation American Heritage 28, Jacksonville Trinity Christian 6. If there were any questions about how good the 2M state runner up Patriots will be this season, just check the first two games where they dominated and showed why they are going to be tough to stop from getting back to the title game.
Here is a look at some of the other south Florida results from Week 2:
Boca Raton Spanish River 43, Somerset Academy Key 0
Bushnell South Sumter 34, North Miami Beach 13
Coral Springs Charter 24, Pines Charter 22
Davie Nova 26, Cooper City 6
Daytona Beach Mainland 35, West Broward 0
Deerfield Beach 30, Coral Glades 12
Delray Beach Atlantic 33, Monarch 32
Doral Academy 40, Goulds Palm Glades 0
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 33, John Carroll 20
Fort Lauderdale NSU University School 58, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest 14
Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy 24, Delray American Heritage 17
Hialeah 33, Miami Springs 0
Hialeah American 46, South Miami 0
Hialeah Gardens 14, Reagan 0
Hollywood McArthur 8, Flanagan 8
Hollywood South Broward 30, Everglades 6
Homestead 35, Homestead South Dade 0
Lakeland Lake Gibson 29, North Miami 26
Miami Coral Reef 19, Miami Varela 7
Miami Christopher Columbus 38, Miami Killian 0
Miami Ferguson 23, Miami Sunset 22
Miami Florida Christian 14, Naples Aubrey Rogers 6
Miami Gulliver Prep 42, Everglades Prep 6
Miami High 44, Miami Beach 0
Miami Norland 52, Carol City 0
Miami Palmer Trinity 27, Coral Shores 7
Miami St. Brendan 21, Somerset South Homestead 14
Miami True North 70, BirdgePrep Academy 0
Miami Westminster Christian 32, Hollywood Avant Garde 26
Naples 36, Dillard 19
Pompano Beach Blanche Ely 42, Cypress Bay 13
South Plantation 25, Taravella 6
Sunrise Piper 38, Coral Springs 0
Tampa Catholic 46, Hialeah TRU Prep 0
West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman 41, Miami Belen Jesuit 0
IMPACT PROSPECTS – WEEK 2
Each week, we will single out a few prospects this Monday to shine a spotlight on in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Here are a few from Week 2:
2024 FS, Cameron Pineda, Miami Christopher Columbus led the way with 2 interceptions, 3 tackles, 2 assists and 1 pass breakup.
Pompano Beach Blanche Ely started the season with a win – as Omari McNeal (2026 QB, 13-17 235 yards 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing), 2024 WR Marcel Williams (3 catches, 75 yards 1 touchdown), Marquise Harry (5 tackles, 1 interception and 1 touchdown) and 2024 DE Joshua Lloyd (7 tackles, 2 tackles for loss).
Miami Southridge 2027 QB James Perrone was 7/9 passing, 3 TDs, ran for 20 more to lead the Spartans to a second half comeback.
Class of 2027 OL Shane Martinez, Fort Lauderdale NSU University School had a tremendous second week with 6 pancake blocks and 2 drive blocks. 2024 QB Jett Yurgealitis 19/26 322 6 TD PASSES, 4 carries 13 yards 1 RUSHING TD. 7 total Touchdowns accounted for and 2025 RB Jacques Dixson 14 carries 101 YDS 1 TD.
Plantation 2024 QB Jorge Tabora III had 300 yards passing on 15 completions and 4 touchdowns – giving him 12 in three games, which included the kickoff classic.
2024 Athlete Kevin Powell, Coconut Creek Monarch finished with 6 tackles and 1 interception in Week 2.
2025 DL Nimari Brantley, Coconut Creek finished the second week with four sacks, five tackles for loss and six total tackles.
Hollywood South Broward (2-0) junior athlete Si’Mor Price returned an interception 101 yards to lead the Bulldogs.
Freshman LB Steve Moore had 7 tackles, 5 for loss, 5 QB hurries and 2 sacks for Miami True North Classical Academy.
2027 QB Jack Spaeder had 5 touchdowns and 302 yards as Hialeah American Remained unbeaten.
University of Miami bound defensive back Ryan Mack continued his impressive start with an interception to lead Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Somerset Silver Palms received some impressive performance from QB, Humberto “Cujo” Serrano (5/9 166 yards 2 TD 1 INT), RB, Parnell Partee (5 carries 137 yards 2 TD) and DB Jordan Lyons (8 tackles 1 FF 1 INT).
For the second straight week, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (2-0) had several key prospects. Leading the way were 2025 Dwayne Wimbley (11 catches for 219 yards and a 2-point conversion. He added 2 tackles, 2 TFLs and a sack on defense). Senior QB Anthony Barbar (20/27 for 376 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, a 2-point conversion), and senior Evan Tempro (8 tackles, 5.5 TFLs and 2.5 sacks for a loss of 19 yards. The senior also had 4 catches for 109).
2024 OL Zach James, Miami Florida Christian had 72 snaps. 5 pancake blocks and 0 sacks.
Pembroke Pines Charter starting QB Jayden Gonzalez completed 19 passes for 266 yards and 2 TDs for a win against Coral Springs Charter.
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