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Five south Florida Playoff Prospects

As you know by now, when it comes to promotion and getting football prospects out to colleges, there are very few sources that can make the same claim.

Camps, combines, 7-on-7 events, practices and games year-round has given us the opportunity to watch some of the best talent in the nation – live.

The opportunity to see these young men from five feet away has always been the reason that college coaches from all over the nation follow the content and evaluations we put out throughout the year.

College coaches know what sources actually see these young men and which ones rely on film and high school parents sending them information. They have been able to separate those who see limited prospects and those who can go beyond the actual football and talk about character and grades in the classroom.

As we do each and every Wednesday, we bring you five football players to keep your eye on in every class, and with the playoffs in full swing, we bring you players who have taken part in this year’s post season.

2023 – Jason Bourciquot, WR, 6-0, 175, Pembroke Pines Charter. While many recruiting services still continue to buy into the hype that many tag these football prospects, we have always subscribed to production, which wins out all the time. Here is a standout who produced this year – and while his name is not mentioned with players who have all the major offers, he did his job on the football field. Over 900 yards and 10 touchdowns put this program in the spotlight this past season, and as we are now in the middle of November, college coaches will start to follow all-star games and watch film, and with this quality talent, they will have a lot to see. 

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/12991644/Jason-Bourciquot

2023 – Asante Daniel, QB, 6-1, 165, Coconut Creek. If you have followed this game long enough you already understand that statistics are often misleading. In this quality student/athlete you have someone who may not have put up the eye-catching numbers, but watching him perform, you see a gifted performer who was a leader and ran the offense to the tune of 333 points and six wins against tough competition.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/15280111/614154e042102d0aac7e49a7

2026 – Bryce Fitzgerald, DB/WR, 6-1, 175, Miami Belen Jesuit. On a team loaded with impressive underclassmen, here is yet another amazing talent you are going to need to keep an eye on over the next few years. Related to former Belen Jesuit standout running Back Imani Davis, this season was one that showed off his many skills. Not only was he the leading pass catcher on the offensive side of the ball but was one of south Florida’s top defensive backs – coming away with six interceptions. This is a future Power 5 football player who college coaches will need to get on now – and stay on him over the next few years. The real deal!

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15274454/Bryce-Fitzgerald

2024 – Chance Robinson, WR, 6-2, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. Once again, this year, the underclass was loaded with difference makers, especially at the wide receiver position. With all the talent that there is nationwide for this class and this position, this is one who has to figure in as easily one of the best you will find. It’s not only about being gifted, but his ability to put up huge numbers has proven to college coaches that his 11 touchdowns and over 400 receiving yards on an unbeaten team, loaded with talent, is the reason that college coaches all over the nation are looking to get him on their campus in two years. 
TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15300614/Chance-J-Robinson

2025 – Kenny Williams, WR, 5-10, 165, Miami Gulliver Prep. Speaking of underclassmen, here is yet another emerging star that is a player that head coach Earl Sims and his staff have been talking about all season. A gifted playmaker who was instrumental in helping this team reach the playoffs. The great thing about this talent is he has only scratched the surface and we will have the chance to see it during the off-season.

TAPE:  https://www.hudl.com/profile/12603774/Kenny-Williams

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects

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MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD: Week 2 State Playoff Rankings

The first week of the state football playoffs only set the table for what lies ahead here in south Florida.

With some teams having easy openers – others were faced with major challenges and truly pulled off surprises.

While winning in the opening round is always huge for any program, it’s a victory here in the region semifinals that gives these teams plenty of credibility.

Here is a look at the second week of the state playoffs for teams in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties:

1.Miami Central (2M, 10-0). THIS WEEK: No. 4 seed Miami Northwestern (6-4.) NEXT GAME: The winner of No. 3 Miami Norland and No. 2 Miami Booker T. Washington (9-2). LAST WEEK: The Rockets crushed No. 8 seed Miami St. Brendan 60-0.

2. Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna (1M, 8-0). THIS WEEK: No. 4 seed Hollywood Avant Garde in the opening round of the state playoffs. NEXT WEEK: The winner of the No. 3 North Palm Beach Benjamin (5-4) and No. 2 West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman (10-0). LAST WEEK: The Lions were off during the first week.

3. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (3M, 11-0). THIS WEEK: The Raiders will play host to No. 4 Delray Beach Atlantic. NEXT GAME: The winner of the No. 3 Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (10-0) and No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Dillard (7-4) contest. LAST WEEK: The Raiders opened the state playoffs with a 59-14 win against No. 8 Coconut Creek.

4. Plantation American Heritage (2M, 9-1). THIS WEEK: No. 4 Boynton Beach (9-2) at home. NEXT GAME: The winner of the No. 3 Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian (8-2) and No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (10-1). LAST WEEK: The Patriots continued to roll with a 43-7 win against Riviera Beach Inlet Grove.

5. Miami Christopher Columbus (4M, 10-1). THIS WEEK: A rematch with area rival No. 4 Miami Palmetto (6-5). NEXT GAME: The winner of No. 3 Doral Academy (7-4) and No. 2 Davie Western (7-3). LAST WEEK: The Explorers beat No. 8 Miami High, 63-0.

6. Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (2M, 10-1). THIS WEEK: A home game rematch against No. 3 Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian (8-2). NEXT GAME: LAST WEEK: The two-time defending state champions opened the state playoffs with a 45-0 win against No. 7 Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest.

7. Miramar (3M, 9-1). THIS WEEK: A home game against No. 3 Miami Southridge. NEXT GAME: The winner will play either No. 5 Miami Dr. Krop (7-4) or No. 1 Homestead (8-2). LAST WEEK: The Patriots came up with another shutout in beating Pembroke Pines Charter for the second time this season, 48-0.

8. Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (3M, 10-0). THIS WEEK: The rematch of the Broward “Soul Bowl” against No. 2 seed Fort Lauderdale Dillard. NEXT GAME: The winner will get either No. 4 Delray Beach Atlantic (8-3) or No. 1 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (10-0). LAST WEEK: The Tigers had to wait to Monday to remain unbeaten with a 28-0 win against Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer.

9. Miami Booker T. Washington (2M, 9-2). THIS WEEK: A game against No. 3 Miami Norland for the second time this year. NEXT GAME: The winner will play either No 4 Miami Northwestern (6-4) or No. 1 Miami Central (10-0). LAST WEEK: The Tornadoes rolled to a 27-13 win against Miami Carol City.

10. Miami Norland (2M, 8-2). THIS WEEK: A road game against No. 3 Miami Norland. NEXT GAME: The winner will get either No 4 Miami Northwestern (6-4) or No. 1 Miami Central (10-0). LAST WEEK: The Vikings took care of No. 6 Miami Jackson, 37-6.

11. Homestead (3M, 8-2). THIS WEEK: A home game against No. 5 Miami Dr. Krop. NEXT GAME: The winner will take on the winner of No. 3 Miami Southridge (7-4) and No. 2 Miramar (9-1). LAST WEEK: The Broncos scored early and often in a 40-0 win against No. 8 seed North Miami.

12. Coconut Creek Monarch (4M, 9-2). THIS WEEK: The No. 2 Knights will have a home game against No. 3 Palm Beach Gardens (8-3). NEXT GAME: The winner will get either No. 5 Parkland Douglas (8-3) or No. 1 Wellington Palm Beach Central (10-1). LAST WEEK: A convincing Monday night win against Boca Raton, 56-21.

13. Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian (2M, 8-2). THIS WEEK: For the second time this season, they will play at No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. NEXT GAME: The winner gets either No. 4 Boynton Beach (9-2) at No. 1 Plantation American Heritage (10-1). LAST WEEK: The Eagles earned a 49-34 state quarterfinal win over Boca Raton St. Andrew’s.

14. Davie Western (4M, 7-3). THIS WEEK: A home game against No. 3 seed Doral Academy. NEXT GAME: The winner gets either No. 4 Miami Palmetto (6-5) or No. 1 Miami Christopher Columbus (10-1). LAST WEEK: The Wildcats opened the state playoffs with a convincing 38-17 win against No. 7 Weston Cypress Bay.

15. Miami Northwestern (2M, 6-4). THIS WEEK: The No. 4 seed will be at home against No. 5 Miami Gulliver Prep at Traz Powell Stadium Saturday at 6:00. NEXT GAME: The winner will either have No. 3 Miami Norland (8-2) or No. 2 Miami Booker T. Washington (9-2). LAST WEEK: The Bulls took care of No. 5 seed Miami Gulliver Prep, 39-0.

16. Fort Lauderdale Dillard (3M – 6-4). THIS WEEK:  It’s a rematch of the Broward “Soul Bowl” against No. 3 Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (10-0). NEXT GAME: The winner gets either No. 4 Delray Beach Atlantic (8-3) at No. 1 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (10-0). LAST WEEK: The Panthers got by No. 7 Fort Lauderdale for the second time this year, 45-20.

17. Parkland Douglas (8-3, 4M). THIS WEEK: As a No. 5 seed, the Eagles will be on the road once again at No. 1 Palm Beach Central (10-1). NEXT GAME: The winner will get either No. 3 Palm Beach Gardens (8-3) at No. 2 Coconut Creek Monarch (9-2). LAST WEEK: Won a thrilling 48-44 game on Monday night at Lantana Santaluces.

18. Hollywood Avant Garde (1M, 6-3). THIS WEEK: The No. 4 Sharks get another shot at No. 1 Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna on Friday. NEXT WEEK: The winner gets either No. 3 North Palm Beach Benjamin (5-4) or No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Newman (10-0). LAST WEEK: They were off for the first round of the state playoffs.

19. Miami Palmetto (4M, 6-5). THIS WEEK: A rematch with top-seed Miami Christopher Columbus (10-1). NEXT WEEK: The winner gets either No. 3 Doral Academy (7-4) or No. 2 Davie Western (7-3). LAST WEEK: The Panthers took care of No. 5 seed Pembroke Pines West Broward, 37-13.

20. (TIE) Doral Academy (4M, 7-4). THIS WEEK: A road game at No. 2 Davie Western (7-3). NEXT WEEK: The winner gets either No. 4 Miami Palmetto (6-5) or No. 1 Miami Christopher Columbus (10-1). LAST WEEK: The Firebirds opened with a 50-25 win against No. 6 Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy.

Miami Southridge (3M, 7-4). THIS WEEK: The Spartans will have a road game against No. 2 seed Miramar (9-1). NEXT WEEK: The winner gets either No. 5 Miami Dr. Krop (7-4) or No. Homestead (8-2). LAST WEEK: A big home win against No. 6 Hollywood South Broward in the opening round, 20-14.

Miami Dr. Krop (3M, 7-4). THIS WEEK: The Lightning travel to play No. 1 seed Homestead (8-2). NEXT WEEK: The winner gets either No. 3 Miami Southridge (7-4) or No. 2 Miramar (9-1). LAST WEEK: Winning a playoff game for the first time in over a decade, they beat No. 4 Miami Belen Jesuit, 23-17.

Miami Archbishop Carroll (1M, 8-2). THIS WEEK: A home game against No. 4 Miami Palmer Trinity. NEXT WEEK: Will get either No. 2 Miami Westminster Christian (6-2) or No. 3 Miami True North (7-3). LAST WEEK: The Bulldogs were off for the opening round.

Miami Westminster Christian (1M, 6-2). THIS WEEK: Will have a matchup with No. 3 seed Miami True North Classical Academy (7-3). NEXT WEEK: The winner will get either No. 4 Miami Palmer Trinity (5-5) or No. 1 Miami Archbishop Carroll (8-2). LAST WEEK: The Warriors were off for the opening round.

Miami Palmer Trinity (1M, 5-5). THIS WEEK: An away game against the top seed Miami Archbishop Carroll (8-2). NEXT WEEK: The winner will have either No. 3 Miami True North (7-3) at No. 2 Miami Westminster Christian (6-2). LAST WEEK: The Falcons were off for the opening round.

Miami True North (1M, 7-3). THIS WEEK: A challenging game against No. 2 seed Miami Westminster Christian (6-2). NEXT WEEK: The winner of this contest gets either No. 4 Miami Palmer Trinity (5-5) or No. 1 Miami Archbishop Carroll (8-2). LAST WEEK: The Titans were off for the opening round.

OTHER TEAMS WHO MADE AN IMPACT IN 2022: Coral Gables (4M, 5-4, SEASON OVER), Fort Lauderdale (3M, 6-5, SEASON OVER), Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest (2M, 8-3, SEASON OVER), Fort Lauderdale Stranahan (2M, 4-6, SEASON OVER), Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (1M, 6-2, SEASON OVER), Hialeah Barbara Goleman (4M, 5-5, SEASON OVER), Hialeah (3M, 4-5, SEASON OVER), Hollywood Hills (3M, 4-6, SEASON OVER), Hollywood McArthur (3M, 5-5, SEASON OVER), Hollywood South Broward (3M, 5-5, SEASON OVER), Miami Belen Jesuit (3M, 5-6, SEASON OVER), Miami Braddock (Independent, 8-3, SEASON OVER), Miami Carol City (2M, 5-6, SEASON OVER) Miami Edison (2M, 5-5, SEASON OVER), Miami Ferguson (Independent, 5-, SEASON OVER), Miami Gulliver Prep (2M, 5-5, SEASON OVER), Miami Immaculata LaSalle (2M, 4-6, SEASON OVER), Miami Ransom Everglades (Independent, 6-3, SEASON OVER), Miramar Everglades (3M, 4-6, SEASON OVER), Miami Coral Reef (GMAC Independent Champion, 9-2, SEASON OVER), Miami St. Brendan (2M, 7-4, SEASON OVER), North Miami (3M, 5-6, SEASON OVER), North Miami Beach (2M, 4-6, SEASON OVER), Pembroke Pines Charter (3M, 6-4, SEASON OVER), Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy (4M, 6-5, SEASON OVER), Pembroke Pines West Broward (4M, 6-5, SEASON OVER), Plantation (3M, 7-4 – SEASON OVER), South Miami (2M, 5-4, SEASON OVER), South Plantation (3M, 7-3, SEASON OVER), Sunrise Piper (3M, 5-4, SEASON OVER), Westland Hialeah (2M, 4-6, SEASON OVER), Weston Cypress Bay (4M, 6-5, SEASON OVER).

WEEK 1 MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD RANKING. https://larryblustein.com/news/south-florida-top-20-it-all-gets-started-this-week

WEEK 2 MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD RANKING. https://larryblustein.com/news/miami-dade-broward-top-20-central-shoots-into-the-top-spot

WEEK 3 MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD RANKING. https://larryblustein.com/news/miami-dade-broward-top-20-new-teams-enter-this-week-s-rankings

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WEEK 5 MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD RANKING. https://larryblustein.com/news/miami-dade-broward-week-5-is-here-already

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WEEK 10 MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD RANKING. https://larryblustein.com/news/miami-dade-broward-playoff-spots-remain-open

WEEK 11 MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD RANKING. https://larryblustein.com/news/miami-dade-broward-the-final-week-has-arrived

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TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects

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Monday Night south Florida Football On Tap This Evening

With Hurricane Nicole crossing the state of Florida last week, several first round high school football games were shifted to Saturday and even Monday.

With these key games setting the table for the next few weeks, tonight, several Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County programs will battle.

Because of Hurricane Ian, Mondays had become normal for several teams across the state and south Florida was affected by many games that were postponed by lightning.

Tonight, there are five first round state games that will put this area in a direct spotlight.

Class 4-Metro, Region 3

No. 5 Parkland Stoneman Douglas (7-3) at No. 4 Lantana Santaluces (7-2), Monday, 6:30. The Eagles take to the road as one of the hottest teams in south Florida – winning their last five. They are matched against a program that has not had a winning season in nearly a decade and posted just one victory a year ago. By the way, they are coached by former Hialeah High standout and successful Hialeah Champagnat Catholic head coach Hector Clavijo.

No. 7 Boca Raton (6-4) at No. 2 Coconut Creek Monarch (8-2), Monday, 7:00. This is second meeting of the season between the two programs. The Knights won the first game, 38-3, back on August 26. Monarch has won six of the past seven games, dropping a game to state and national powerhouse Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.

Class 3-Metro, Region 3

No. 6 Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (7-3) at No. 3 Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (9-0), Monday, 7:00. It has been an amazing season for the Tigers as they finished unbeaten during the regular season, and while they come into tonight’s game as a favorite, they better beware of a Panthers’ team that could be very dangerous – also winning six of the past seven games as they look to recapture their past glory.

No. 5 Plantation (7-3) at No. 4 Delray Beach Atlantic (7-3), Monday. Speaking of dangerous football programs, the Eagles of Atlantic have been up and down this season – with some key wins. They are home against head coach Steve Davis and his Colonels who ended the season on a down night in a loss to Davie Wester. Keep in mind that last year as an 8th seed, Plantation pulled the ultimate surprise by beating a No. 1 and making it three rounds deep.

Class 2-Metro, Region 3

No. 8 Riviera Beach Inlet Grove (7-2) at No. 1 Plantation American Heritage (9-1), Monday, 7:00. One of the programs picked to get to the state finals, the Patriots will be home as they look to get back to a state title game that they missed out on a year ago. Coach Mike Smith and his team has the talent and will be a No. 1 seed throughout. Inlet Grove has had a successful season and is in the post season for the first time and they are searching for respectability – which American Heritage is n this for so much more, dropping their only contest to national powerhouse Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna.

FIRST ROUND SOUTH FLORIDA RESULTS

Here is a look at the results from the first week of the 2022 state playoffs:

Class 4-Metro, Region 4

No. 1 Miami Christopher Columbus 63, No. 8 Miami High 0

No. 4 Miami Palmetto 37, No. 5 Pembroke Pines West Broward 13

No. 2 Davie Western 38, No. 7 Weston Cypress Bay 17

No. 3 Doral Academy 50, No. 6 Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy 25

Class 3-Metro, Region 3

No. 1 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 59, No. 8 Coconut Creek 14

No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Dillard 45, No. 7 Fort Lauderdale 20

Class 3-Metro, Region 4

No. 1 Homestead 40, No. 8 North Miami 0

No. 5 Miami Dr. Krop 23, No. 4 Miami Belen Jesuit 17

No. 2 Miramar 48, No. 7 Pembroke Pines Charter 0

No. 3 Miami Southridge 20, No. 6 Hollywood South Broward 14

Class 2-Metro, Region 3

No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons 45, No. 7 Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest 0

No. 3 Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 49, No. 6 Boca Raton St. Andrew's 34

Class 2-Metro, Region 4

No. 1 Miami Central 60, No. 8 Miami St. Brendan

No 4 Miami Northwestern 39, No. 5 Miami Gulliver Prep 0

No. 2 Miami Booker T. Washington 27, No. 7 Miami Carol City (5-5) 13

No. 3 Miami Norland 37, No. 6 Miami Jackson 6

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5 Top Local Playoff Games – Week 1

Well, here we are. The first week of the 2022 state football playoffs – and while Hurricane Nicole did her best to scramble things up for the first week, games will be played.

Every week during the season, and into the state playoffs, we pick out five games to keep an eye on.

With the stake higher than ever – each and every week – each game becomes more important and often brings out the best in football teams.

With that in mind, here are five contests that could really get interesting in Week 1:

Region 3-3M - No. 6 Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (7-3) at No. 3 Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (8-0), 7, Monday. After completing an unbeaten season, the Tigers will be at home in the first round against a much-improved Panther squad that worked hard to reach the playoffs. Ely’s defense has really been the story this season, using speed and talent to get the advantage. While we believe that they will win, this could be closer than many think.

Region 3-3M - No. 5 Plantation (7-3) at No. 4 Delray Beach Atlantic (7-3), 6:30, Monday. While the Eagles fly high into this first-round matchup and will be at home, the Colonels are coming off a terrible season-ending loss at Western. Coach Steve Davis and his team need to turn back the clock to last season when they came in as an 8th seed and pulled off two surprises. Atlantic is a dangerous team, capable of playing at a high level.

Region 3-4M - No. 5 Parkland Stoneman Douglas (7-3) at No. 4 Lantana Santaluces (7-2), 6:30. Monday. Here is the tale of two programs – neither expected to get this far, but they are here and will create a really good matchup. While former Hialeah Champagnat Catholic head coach Hector Clavijo and his Chiefs are solid, they haven’t played well the last two weeks of the season. On the other side, the Eagles are one of the hottest teams in south Florida, winning their last five and averaging over 40 points per outing. Tough road game, but definitely a game that head coach Quentin Short and Douglas can win.

Region 4-4M - No. 7 Weston Cypress Bay (7-3) at No. 2 Davie Western (6-3), 7:30, Friday. This is a rematch of two district teams that are huge rivals. The Wildcats, after playing average football for much of the season, had a wakeup call last week and totally dominated Plantation. They looked great in every phase of the game. The Lightning have been very tough to figure out this season – and while they have been through a lot – they will need to bring their “A” game to Davie for this first round game.

Region 4-3M - No. 6 Miami Jackson (7-3) at No. 3 Miami Norland (7-2), Traz Powell Stadium, 3:30, Friday. This matinee is truly one that could end up being the best game in the first round. The Vikings have been solid and explosive all season, coming up with huge wins – with an explosive offense and a timely defense. The Generals have completely turned things around under veteran head coach John Harris – and come into the game with plenty of confidence and a load of talent. The team that makes the least mistakes will come out on top, and while it’s a cliché, it is a fact!

THURSDAY’S RESULT

Region 4-2M

No. 2 Miami Booker T. Washington 27, No. 7 Miami Carol City 13

WAIT. THERE ARE OTHER GAMES ON TAP

In addition to those five matchups in the first weekend of the state playoffs, there are other contests to check out on Friday, Saturday and because of Hurricane Nicole, even Monday.

FRIDAY

Region 4-4M

No. 8 Miami High (4-6) at No. 1 Miami Christopher Columbus (9-1), 7:30

No. 5 Pembroke Pines West Broward (5-5) at No. 4 Miami Palmetto (Tropical Park), 3:30

No. 6 Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy at No. 3 Doral Academy, 7:30

Region 4-3M

No. 7 Pembroke Pines Charter (6-3) at No. 2 Miramar (8-1), 7:30

No. 4 Miami Belen Jesuit (5-5) at No. 5 Miami Krop (6-4), Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace, 6

Region 3-3M

No. 8 Coconut Creek (6-4) at No. 1 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (9-0), 7:30

No. 7 Fort Lauderdale (6-4) at No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Dillard (6-3), 5

Region 3-2M

No. 7 Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest (8-2) at No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (9-1), 7:30

No. 6 Boca Raton St. Andrews (7-3) at No. 3 Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian (7-2), 7:30

Region 4-2M

No. 8 Miami St. Brendan (7-3) at No. 1 Miami Central (9-0), Traz Powell Stadium, 7:30

GMAC INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIP

Miami Braddock (8-2) at Miami Coral Reef (8-2), Tropical Park, 7

SATURDAY

Region 4-3M

No. 6 Hollywood South Broward (5-4) at No. 3 Miami Southridge (6-4), 3

Region 4-3M

No. 1 Homestead (7-2) at No. 8 North Miami (5-5), Traz Powell Stadium, 2

Region 4-2M

No. 5 Miami Gulliver Prep (5-3) at No. 4 Miami Northwestern (5-4), Traz Powell Stadium, 6

MONDAY

Region 3-2M

No. 8 Riviera Beach Inlet Grove (7-2) at No. 1 Plantation American Heritage (9-1), 7

Region 3-4

No. 7 Boca Raton (6-4) at No. 2 Coconut Creek Monarch (8-2), Coconut Creek High School 7

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Hurricane Nicole Changes Some Week 1 State Playoff Plans

For the second time this season Mother Nature has impacted the state of Florida.

With heavy rains and sheer size (400 miles wide), Hurricane Nicole pounded the entire state of Florida, closing businesses and sending residents scrambling for shelter.

Once again, among those casualties was the high school football season – as power outages and flooding did the best to hamper the opening weekend of the state football playoffs.

With a number of schools already moved to Saturday – and the Class 1M not starting to November 17 – south Florida caught a little break, but still, several games were moved.

As the Race For Tallahassee’s Gene Cox Stadium and Fort Lauderdale’s DRV PNK Stadium – the two sites for the state title games - is set to begin, we get started tonight (7:00) with a Region 4-2M contest with No. 7 Miami Carol City (5-5) visiting Traz Powell Stadium for a matchup with No. 2 seed Miami Booker T. Washington (8-2).

The Tornadoes won the only meeting between the two teams, 26-6.

MIAMI BOOKER T. WASHINGTON TORNADOES (8-2)

KILLIAN, W 48-14

Miami Edison, W 28-20

Miami Central, L 36-19

MIAMI IMMACULATA LASALLE, W 41-19

Miami Carol City, W 26-6

MIAMI JACKSON, W 36-15

MIAMI NORLAND, W 41-23

MIAMI NORTHWESTERN, L 26-7

Miami Southridge, W 35-21

Westland Hialeah, W 35-8

MIAMI CAROL CITY CHIEFS (5-5)

HOMESTEAD SOUTH DADE, W 28-27

Miami Norland, L 31-12

MIAMI CENTRAL, L 34-0

MIAMI BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, L 26-6

Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace, W 12-8

WESTLAND HIALEAH, W 18-12

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, W 28-22

South Miami. W 25-18

Ocala Vanguard, L 28-21

Wellington Palm Beach Central, L 34-28

FRIDAY GAMES WILL BE EXCITING

There are several games scheduled for Friday across the region. Here is a look at the schedule:

Region 4-4M

No. 8 Miami High (4-6) at No. 1 Miami Christopher Columbus (9-1), 7:30

No. 5 Pembroke Pines West Broward (5-5) at No. 4 Miami Palmetto (Tropical Park), 3:30

No. 6 Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy at No. 3 Doral Academy, 7:30

No. 7 Weston Cypress Bay (7-3) at No. 2 Davie Western (6-3), 7:30

Region 4-3M

No. 7 Pembroke Pines Charter (6-3) at No. 2 Miramar (8-1), 7:30

No. 4 Miami Belen Jesuit (5-5) at No. 5 Miami Krop (6-4), Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace, 6

Region 3-3M

No. 8 Coconut Creek (6-4) at No. 1 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (9-0), 7:30

No. 7 Fort Lauderdale (6-4) at No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Dillard (6-3), 5

Region 3-2M

No. 7 Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest (8-2) at No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (9-1), 7:30

No. 6 Boca Raton St. Andrews (7-3) at No. 3 Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian (7-2), 7:30

Region 4-2M

No. 6 Miami Jackson (7-3) at No. 3 Miami Norland (7-2), Traz Powell Stadium, 3:30

No. 8 Miami St. Brendan (7-3) at No. 1 Miami Central (9-0), Traz Powell Stadium, 7:30

GMAC INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIP

Miami Braddock (8-2) at Miami Coral Reef (8-2), Tropical Park, 7

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Region 4-3M

No. 6 Hollywood South Broward (5-4) at No. 3 Miami Southridge (6-4), 3

Region 4-3M

No. 1 Homestead (7-2) at No. 8 North Miami (5-5), Traz Powell Stadium, 2

Region 4-2M

No. 5 Miami Gulliver Prep (5-3) at No. 4 Miami  Northwestern (5-4), Traz Powell Stadium, 6

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Region 3-2M

No. 8 Riviera Beach Inlet Grove (7-2) at No. 1 Plantation American Heritage (9-1), 7:30

Region 3-4M

No. 5 Parkland Stoneman Douglas (7-3) at No. 4 Lantana Santaluces (7-2), 6:30

No. 7 Boca Raton (6-4) at No. 2 Coconut Creek  Monarch (8-2), Coconut Creek High School 7

Region 3-3M

No. 5 Plantation (7-3) at No. 4 Delray Beach Atlantic (7-3), 6:30

No. 6 Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (7-3) at No. 3 Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (8-0), 7

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