As the calendar says late October, this is the time of year when teams are competing for playoff position, but this year has been much different.
When longtime rivals and national powers Miami Central and Miami Northwestern clash this evening (7:30) at Traz Powell Stadium, bragging rights and national ranking will be at stake as these two defending state champions have already secured a playoff spot in a blind draw.
The wait was long, the promises were many – and as a pandemic of a lifetime took hold – the 2020 high school football season begins for Miami-Dade County schools today.
Months and months of quarantine and frustration by coaches, players, parents and fans, the sport makes its return to public schools with a few Thursday games.
It was a good news/bad news Friday for St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Roger Harriott and his team.
The good news was that last year’s co-national champion, an undefeated team was opening the season against unbeaten TRU Prep Academy (aka NSU University School).
Ten plus months have gone by since the St. Thomas Aquinas football team has been together, playing in a game.
That all should come to an end this evening – when the Raiders and head coach Roger Harriott, shine those helmets for the first time in the 2020 season.
With two wins to start the season, head coach Joe Burmeister and his Florida Christian football team continues to make major strides in building the Patriots.
Losing to Somerset Academy Silver Palms (14-13) to open the year, this program flexed some muscle with a 16-7 win over rival Westminster Christian and a convincing 52-7 victory against Marathon.