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What An Opening Weekend of Football In South Florida

It has gotten to the point that the schedules are so loaded in south Florida, getting to see every marquee matchup will not be easy.

The opening weekend of the 2021 high school football in south Florida had a little bit of everything.

From big wins to upsets and games called off because of Covid, this first weekend of the season was indeed something that will set the tone.

As we do throughout the course of a year, getting out to watch the teams live is what it’s all about – especially during this pandemic, which has slowed down the recruiting process.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON GETS OFF TO A GREAT START

After a tough season in 2020, the Booker T. Washington Tornadoes and head coach Gerald Cox came away with a 20-12 win against Miami Norland to start out 1-0 – with Miami Northwestern and Miami Central coming up in the next two weeks.

BTW PROSPECT WATCH

2022 – Semaj Flagg, S

2022 – Jason Jeanty Jr., OL

2023 – Adam Moore, WR

2022 – Cordell Roberts

2023 – Fabian Scott, S

2024 – Claudell Sherman, QB

2024 – Antwan Smith

2022 – Nicolas Vargas, CB

NORLAND PROSPECT WATCH

2022 – Jermaine Beard, OLB

2023 – Caleb Jean, WR

2022 – Torrence Johnson, DE

2024 – Jeremiah Marcelin, LB

2022 – Deon Parker, QB

2024 – Isaiah Scott, WR

2023 – Kennard Thomas, DE

2022 – Morris Thomas, OLB

CHAMINADE FLEXES MUSCLE IN WIN OVER WESTERN

It was billed as a 3A powerhouse against an 8A team that had proven that they belong with the big boys in south Florida.

Chaminade-Madonna and head coach Dameon Jones used a strong defense and timely offensive plays to beat a very talented Western program – as head coach Adam Ratkevich and the Wildcats were anxious to showcase this quality team.

In the end, the Lions (1-0) came away with a 30-13 decision against the Wildcats, who are still considered as one of the best in their class.

CHAMINADE-MADONNA PROSPECT WATCH

2022 – Brian Dilworth, DB

2024 – Cedric Bailey, QB

2024 – Davion Gause, RB

2023 – Deandre Duffus, OL

2023 – Elvin Harris, OL

2022 – Kenyatta Jackson, DE

2022 – Jamaal Johnson, DE

2023 – Edwin Joseph, WR

2023 – Junio Julius, LB

2023 – Duane Thomas, WR

2022 – Ryan Turner, DB

WESTERN PROSPECT WATCH

2024 – Justin Bodford, DL

2022 – Percy Courtney, S

2022 – David Espino, OL

2022 – Websley Etienne, DB

2023 – Collin Hurst, QB

2022 – Daniel Jean, DB

2022 – A.J. Johnson, WR

2022 – Jullian Lewis, WR

2022 – Knight Nakanishi, DE

2024 – Kaleb Stewart, LB

2022 – Nicholas Watson, TE/DE

ST. THOMAS SHINES NATIONALLY

By now, you already know that head coach Roger Harriott and his St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders took care of business on Saturday afternoon – beating national power St. Frances Academy on ESPN.

With a tough schedule ahead, the Raiders are indeed loaded with impressive talent and superior coaching.


ST. THOMAS AQUINAS PROSPECT WATCH

2022 – Julian Armella, OL

2022 – Camden Brown, WR

2022 – Derrieon Craig, LB

2022 – Anthony Hankerson, RB

2023 – Isaiah Hardge, WR

2023 – King Mack, S

2023 – Zakaih Saez, DE

2022 – Jordan Smith, LB

2022 – Mason Taylor, TE

2022 – Zion Turner, QB

 

NMB READY FOR THE SEASON AHEAD

There is no head football coach in south Florida that has been around longer than Jeff Bertani.

On Saturday night, he began his third decade of being a head coach at North Miami Beach High as the Chargers rolled to a convincing victory over longtime rival North Miami, 31-18.

NMB PROSPECT WATCH

2023 – Kevin Armand, DB/WR

2024 – Jeremiah Belizaire, DB/WR

2022 – Phillip Dunnam, WR

2022 – Jermaine Joseph, OL/DL

2022 – Jamal Labissiere, WR/CB

2025 – Gio Olivo, DB/WR

2023 – Mahki Rolle, QB/S

2022 – Jason Seraphin, DL/OL

2022 – Michael Simmons, LB

2023 – Alex Ulysse, OLB/TE

NORTH MIAMI PROSPECT WATCH

2023 – Dieutriche Exantus, LB

2023 – Marc Fanor, DB

2023 – Jason Gabriel, WR

2023 – Tyrell Green, DB

2022 – Laquan Jenkins, DB

2023 – Jason Jeune, LB

2023 – Justin Jeune, DB

2022 – Christian Mobley, LB

2022 – Nick Pierre, DB

2023 – Omarion Williams, RB

2024 – Lawrence Wright Jr., QB

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