Here we are again as the season is winding down and football talent is taking over in south Florida.
From freshmen to seniors, athletes are turning heads and programs are making that final stretch run for the playoffs, which will begin in the next three weeks.
When it comes to football in south Florida, especially this time of year, you will notice that the contenders have a way of separating themselves from the pretenders.
Last week, four teams in the Top 20 in south Florida went down, paving the way for those elite programs to make their way toward the top.
For much of the past year, if you attended to Cardinal Gibbons High School and were a member of the football program, you felt pretty good about your program and the future.
A win during the Covid season against head coach Roger Harriott and St. Thomas Aquinas and a second 4A state title was enough to put your chest out and do a little bragging. Well, all that changed on Saturday night before over 7,000 fans at FAU when the Raiders did what they have done for much of the past 30 years – dominate the Chiefs/Redskins.
After two weeks off because the opponent had Covid cases, No. 3 Chaminade-Madonna gets back to the football field tonight (7:00) for its very first home game of the season.
The dominating 3A powerhouse, which lost only to Plantation American Heritage, and owns wins over national powerhouse Buford, Ga., defending 8A state champion Sanford Seminole and Western, will welcome in No. 4 and unbeaten Miami Gulliver Prep in a matchup of two of south Florida’s top teams.
Starting last night with Miami Northwestern’s win over South Miami – right up until Saturday night – when St. Thomas Aquinas and Cardinal Gibbons will square off at FAU – this is going to be one of the biggest weekends in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
The game this evening will see 5-1 Homestead, rated No. 8 in south Florida traveling to play surprising No. 17 Doral Academy, unbeaten in six games under head coach Eddie Delgado.