WEEK 2: Once Again, Key Matchups Take Center Stage

Larry Blustein
August 29, 2018 - 10:35 am

Larry Blustein

Just after an opening week that saw so many quality matchups, week two brings some more quality contests.

As Miami-Dade and Broward continues to impress, this week will see some traditional games as well as out of the area matchups that will get the attention of those who follow the game nationally.

Like every week, we will continue to bring you some key games to keep an eye on:

No. 4 Central at No. 13 Booker T. Washington (Traz Powell), Friday, 7:30. This is a true classic that throwing out all records would be wise. These two championship teams have had a tremendous rivalry that produced several state championships.

No. 3 Northwestern at No. 6 Columbus (Tropical), Friday, 7:30. Last year, in a game shortened by weather, the 6A state champion Bulls rolled past the Explorers. As 2018 begins, both of these teams have high hopes of ending up in Orlando in December. Quality matchup.

North Miami at No. 7 Southridge, Friday, 7:30. After opening win against Miami High last week, the Pioneers take a serious talent leap this week as a very impressive Spartan team awaits at home with weapons all over the field. This is a game where both teams will build on – win or lose.

No. 5 Deerfield Beach at Griffin, Ga., Friday, (8:30). Last week, the Bucks went into Hollywood and beat Chaminade-Madonna. This week, head coach Jevon Glenn and his team plays one of the top five programs in the country – and they are stacked. This is a game where Deerfield will find out a lot about this young team.

No. 8 American Heritage at St. Joseph’s Region, N.J. (Milton, Ga.), 1:30., Saturday. After losing for the first time in 28 games, the Patriots are on the road in the Freedom Classic against one of the nation’s top football teams. Coach Pat Surtain’s team needs to use this game to get the program back on track.

Here are some other contests for the second week of the season:

THURSDAY

Doral Academy at South Miami (Tropical), 3:30

Miami Beach at Varela, 3:30

Reagan at Mater Academy (Hendricks), 3:30

American at Killian (Tropical), 7

Coral Gables at Edison (Curtis Park), 7

North Miami Beach at Coral Reef (Harris Field), 7

Sunset at Miami Springs (Hendricks), 7

Westminster Academy at Scheck Hillel Community, 7

FRIDAY

Coral Park at Hialeah Gardens, 3:30

Gulliver Prep at Everglades Prep (Harris Field), 3:30

Boca Raton Christian at Somerset Academy, 4

Monarch at Hollywood Hills, 4

Somerset Silver Palms at Palmer Trinity, 4

Boynton at Boyd Anderson, 7

Coconut Creek vs Greeley West, Colorado (Windermere Prep), 7

Dillard at Western, 7

Ft. Lauderdale at Northeast, 7

Hallandale at McArthur, 7

Immokalee at University School (Autonation Field), 7

Key West at Pine Crest, 7

LaSalle at Calvary Christian Academy, 7

Miami Christian at Ransom Everglades, 7

North Broward Prep at N. Palm Beach Benjamin,7

Nova at Taravella, 7 

Plantation at Blanche Ely, 7

St. Andrew’s at Pines Charter, 7

St. Thomas Aquinas at Piper, 7 

Stranahan at South Broward, 7

Stoneman Douglas at St. Matthew’s (Milton, Ga). 

West Broward at Coral Glades, 7

Clewiston at Monsignor Pace, 7:30

Cooper City at Lakeland, 7:30

Goleman at Westland Hialeah (Hendricks), 7:30

Krop at Miami High (Curtis), 7:30

Southwest at South Dade (Harris), 7:30

Cardinal Gibbons at Milton, Ga. (8:30)

SATURDAY

Cypress Bay at Coral Spring, 11 a.m.

Douglas vs. St. Matthews, Ontario, Canada, 5 (Miton, Ga.) 

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