But says goodbye to team’s star backs
Saturday afternoon marked the end of an era — Central’s Yearby-Cook era. And true to form they went out winners with a 52-7 defeat of their 2011 rival Armwood at the Citrus Bowl. In an eerily accurate display, Cook sported metallic gold Nike kicks in his final high school football game.
Making history is enough to bring tears to even the sternest of eyes. Just ask South Dade coach Nathaniel Hudson, Jr. whose sideline demeanor is typically poised and stoic. There were more than remnants from the ceremonial Gatorade-bath running down his face Saturday night as his Buccaneers (14-1) brought home the first state championship in the school’s 60 year history. The Bucs defeated reigning Class 8A state champions Apopka High School 41-28 in their first trip ever to the Citrus Bowl.
Routs University School 45-17
A Booker T. Washington Nike t-shirt reads “Believe the Hype” and last Friday night at Nova High School, the Tornadoes turned the University School Suns into believers in a 45-17 win.
It was a game of revenge. Revenge for snatching the district title and ending an undefeated season. South Dade atoned for their only district and regular season loss to Killian (7-5) last Saturday with a 13-7 win over the Cougars on a muddy Tropical Park field. The site that haunted the Buccaneers and where their seven-game win streak was ruined became the place where they propelled themselves to the Class 8A regional final.
The first round of playoffs typically pose the region’s top two of the strongest districts versus the top two of the weaker districts.
At the onset of the football season usafootball.com posted a list of high schools that had the most NFL players currently on a roster; Miami’s Norland Senior High School was at the top with six. While this statistic brings the school athletic recognition, administrators and former players say they are most proud of the off-field impact of their student-athletes.
Each wins last regular season game
Carol City (7-3, 3-1) defeated American 28-21 last Thursday night at Traz Powell despite the Patriots 15-point third quarter. The Patriots (6-4, 6-0) gained the lead after an eight-point first half deficit during the third quarter on touchdown from running back Akeem Granger and Karon Jackson that put them ahead 21-14. But it was the resilience of Chiefs’
Clements axed with one game left
Coral Reef ended another season just shy of the playoffs and this time with a heavier heart after the controversial termination of their head coach Chevas Clements before the team played its final game. According to Clements, he walked into the school on November 4th to see his office door and the players’ locker room padlocked.
The Carol City Chiefs defeated the Norland Vikings 27-14 on Friday night at North Miami Stadium. The game demolished any chance that the Vikings (2-7, 1-3) would see playoff action this year. The victory also made Carol
Well Booker T. Washington (10-0, 3-0) is undefeated, district champions, number one in the nation and if anyone would care to wager soon-to-be state champs for the second consecutive year.