The one thing that South Miami head football coach Arties Knight talked about when taking over the head job last year is that this turnaround for the Cobras would be gradual, but very steady.
While Year 1 is in the books, this off-season, like the 2020 regular season, would certainly be challenging – with the pandemic still very much a part of every day preparation.
There is no getting around the fact that when it comes to football, Fort Lauderdale High is doing everything right.
Coming off a 3-2 Covid-shortened season, veteran head coach Richard Dunbar has his alma mater right where he wants them.
Javi Valdes can now be considered a veteran head football coach in south Florida.
For much of the past decade, he has been a quiet, but successful coach and teacher at several schools – in southern Miami-Dade County.
Moments after his team dropped the 3A state title game in Tallahassee, 25-22, to Jacksonville Trinity Christian, Chaminade-Madonna head football coach Dameon Jones started to go over what needed to be done to get this program back on track.
After winning three consecutive 3A state titles, the loss to Trinity Christian was the second in the Lions’ fifth consecutive trip to the title game.
With 5 (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2020) state championships in the trophy case in Plantation, you already know what the objective is for head coach Pat Surtain and his American Heritage Patriots.
Coming off an 11-2 season that produced yet another 5A state title, this program has been able to assemble plenty of talent and elite coaching.