16 Local Teams Recognized By McDonald’s Team of The Week ProgramFrom the opening week – when Cardinal Gibbons stunned defending 8A state champion Miami Southridge – to Chaminade-Madonna winning its first state title in 12 years – this was indeed one of those years to remember.
A State Title for the Chaminade-Madonna Lions!The Lions used a clutch field goal by Daniel Longman with time running down as they beat Oxbridge, 31-28, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando to finish the season as 3A Florida State High School football champs!
Northwestern Heads Back To The State FinalsAfter last Friday night’s state semifinal win over Naples, 42-7, the Bulls (11-2) are headed back to Orlando – and will be ready for unbeaten Seffner Armwood on Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. at Camping World Stadium.
Miami High Looking To End 52 Years of FrustrationUntil last Friday, when Miami High alumnus and head coach Sedrick Irvin’s 11-1 team upended Christopher Columbus, this school had not been relevant on the gridiron for a long time.
Doral Academy Advances To Round 3 With Stunning WinLast Friday night, the Firebirds, who had beaten Nova in the first round of the state playoffs for the schools’ first ever post season win, took things one step further.
Western Still Standing After 1st Week of PlayoffsSenior quarterback Harrison Story threw a pair of touchdowns to senior Jordan Smith and the Wildcats upset the Bucks for their first playoff victory in the school's history!
Miramar Soars Into The Playoffs With a Stunning VictoryWith freshman running back Katravis Geter scoring three times, senior quarterback Steve Williams playing perhaps his best game of the year – and a defense that stepped up when needed, the Patriots scored an unheard of 44-27 win.
Norland Springs Into The Playoffs With Upset WinNorland staged a comeback like no other we have watched this year and walked out of the “Mecca” – Traz Powell Stadium - with a stunning 28-27 win.
Surprising University School Continues To Roll at 7-0With a truly impressive victory over the defending state 2A runner up Lions, the University School Sharks earned McDonald's Team of The Week honors for week 9!
American Heritage Rolls To 20th Straight WinWhen Head Coach Pat Surtain's American Heritage Patriots rolled to a key district win at previously unbeaten Cardinal Gibbons last Friday night, the program – which captured the 5A state title a year ago – had won for the sixth time in 2017. But more importantly, it was the Patriots' 20th straight win.
5-1 Christopher Columbus Continues To Turn HeadsMany felt Christopher Columbus’ coach Chris Merritt didn’t have the talent to make a run at a state title. They were wrong! After last Friday’s convincing win at home against defending 6A state runner-up Lakeland Lake Gibson, this team moved to 5-1 - quite an accomplishment!
Nova Surprises The ‘Experts’ With a 4-0 Start!When the 2017 season began a number of 7A programs were talked about by the ‘experts’ as being contenders for post season play. Nova wasn’t one of them - until last Thursday night when they moved to a perfect 4-0 with a victory over South Broward.