A final look at high school football

caines | 1/4/2012, 7:30 a.m.

Norland is the only state champion that we can claim from among our teams in South Florida as the football season ended last December. However, there were plenty of other feats of accomplishment including but not limited to: Booker T.s thrilling overtime win over three-time state champ Cocoa High that took the Tornados to the state finals since winning it all in 2007; Columbus racking up an 11-3 record and advancing to the semi-finals in their division for the first time since 1982; and both defending state champion Central and Norland both playing for state titles in their respective divisions. As for the teams in the southern part of the county, including Southridge, which made it to post season play, South Dade and Homestead, their players say look out for them next year. Congratulations to an outstanding Norland High team and, well look out for the men from the south along with all the rest next fall. [gallery link="file" orderby="title"]