WEEK 11 – Competitive Matchups Coming In The Final Week

Larry Blustein
October 31, 2018 - 10:57 am

Larry Blustein

It is the final week of the 2018 high school football regular season.

For those programs who had high hopes and fell short, this week is certainly something that you will look at as a springboard for the 2019 season.

As many athletes will head toward other sports, they will remain close to football – attending camps and combines as well as trying out for 7-on-7 events. That is what makes this area of the country so special.

The quest for college scholarships never end. Every athletes and coach is searching for a way to get that additional look – or exposure opportunity.

High school football has become such a major focus, especially in this part of the country – that year round is the norm. Once the football season ends, all-star games and additional exposure for seniors – while underclassmen will keep up the regime that is now 12 months a year.

For those athletes having the chance to advance to the playoffs, it is only an added opportunity to showcase the skills that have carried them to this point of their career.

TOP GAMES TAKE CENTER STAGE

There will be some special matchups in this final weekend of the season. Check these impressive games out:

Here are some additional games to keep an eye on:

Cardinal Gibbons at McArthur, Friday, 7. Since losing in Georgia, head coach Matt Dubuc and his team have never looked back. They won their first district since 1994. For first year head coach Pierre Senatus, this has indeed been a memorable season – as the Mustangs bring a perfect 9-0 record into this key home game.

Chaminade-Madonna at University, Friday, 7. Very few teams have played the schedule that head coach Dameon Jones and his Lions have – and with two losses to powerhouse programs, they eagerly await this unbeaten team that has been impressive – with a superb mix of youth and veteran players on Daniel Luque’s roster. 

St. Thomas Aquinas at Miramar, Friday 7. The Raiders remember last year’s season-ending loss to the Patriots, which was one of the worst they have suffered in the past three decades. They are playing at a high level and are pumped for the playoffs next week. Miramar has won six straight, including a key district game against Western.

Northwestern at Jackson (Traz Powell Stadium), Friday, 7:30. While the “Miami-Dade Soul Bowl” has lost much of its luster this season – with both teams playing up and down – Bulls head coach Max Edwards and Generals first year head coach Scott Daniels will get their teams ready for this game.

Here is a look at some other regular season finales throughout the two counties:

Thursday, Nov. 1

Mourning at Hialeah Gardens, 3:30

American at No. 1 Carol Ciy (Traz Powell Stadium), 7

Miami High at North Miami Beach (Ives Park), 7

Norland at Mater Academy (Milander), 7

North Miami at Killian (Southridge), 7

Northeast at Pompano, 7

Nova at Pines Charter, 7

South Miami at Coral Park (Tropical Park), 7

West Broward at Everglades, 7

Friday, Nov. 2

Braddock at Sunset, 3:30

Florida Christian vs. Somerset Academy

Hialeah-Miami Lakes at Miami Springs, 3:30

Homestead at Ferguson, 3:30

John Carroll (Fort Pierce) at Gulliver Prep, 3:30

Community School of Naples at Somerset Academy, Silver Palms, 4

Champagnat Catholic at Fort Pierce Westwood, 7

Archbishop McCarthy at Key West, 7  

Coconut Creek at Boyd Anderson, 7 

Cooper City at Western, 7 

Coral Springs at South Plantation, 7

Coral Springs Charter at Westminster Academy, 7 

Hollywood Hills at Hallandale, 7 

Miami Christian at Calvary Christian Academy, 7 

Monarch at Coral Glades, 7

Pine Crest at St. Andrew’s, 7 

Piper at Naples, 7 

Stoneman Douglas at Plantation (PAL), 7

Stranahan at Fort Lauderdale (Dillard), 7

Taravella at Cypress Bay, 7

Belen Jesuit at Monsignor Pace, 7:30

Coral Reef at Palmetto (Southridge), 7:30

Goleman at Hialeah (Hendricks), 7:30

Southridge at Dr. Krop (Ives Park), 7:30

Southwest at Coral Gables (Tropical), 7:30

Saturday, Nov. 3

Blanche Ely at Dillard, 7

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