WEEK 7: There Are Huge Games In Both Counties!

Larry Blustein
October 03, 2018 - 11:07 am

WEEK 7: There Are Huge Games In Both Counties! 

 

As the first week of October has now arrived, you will be able to see the action pick up on football fields across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

As district games are now vital to the post season, every team has an objective – and that is to win the rest of the way.

With the point system kicking in for its second year, no coach wants to leave the decision to the numbers. Taking care of business on the field is the only way to go.

As you will see from this week, and next week, the stakes are high. District games that could prolong the season for one program, while the other could point toward 2019. 

Here is a look at some of those impact meetings that will have a lot to say about what happens this 

 

American Heritage Delray at No. 11 University School, Friday, 7. Two undefeated teams will get together at AutoNation Field in Davie for a very interesting game.

 

While head coach Daniel Luque and his team figured to be in this situation, the Stallions never figured to be among the top 3A schools. 

 

This is potentially one of the best matchups for the week.

 

No. 1 Carol City at No. 9 Miami Southridge, Friday, October 5, 7:30.

The Spartans looked solid in coming from behind to win a key district game last week against Palmetto will face the biggest game of the year. 

Make no mistake, the Chiefs can put the best teams (American Heritage and Columbus) away in a matter of one quarter. While Southridge is looking for a return to trip in 8A, come into this game at home as huge underdogs. If they are able to pull off this monumental upset, they will have to limit turnover and the big play. Nobody is giving them a chance in this game – and that is the great thing about football in south Florida. You still have to play the game. 

 

Monsignor Pace at Hialeah (Hendricks), Friday, 7:30.

With the announcement that veteran head coach Joe Zaccheo would be stepping aside after the season, the Spartans went out and took care of business last week.

Now, it’s first year head coach Gary Sanchez and his impressive and talented Hialeah squad, which many believe could pull off the ultimate surprise and reach the playoffs.This is a better game than most believe – as the Spartans also have some quality playmakers.

 

Palmetto at North Miami (Ives Park), Thursday, 7.

This is a rebound game for the Panthers, who watched their fourth quarter lead with Southridge evaporate.

For the Pioneers, they are looking forward with a meeting coming up with Hialeah – that could be for the district championship.Coach Pat Colon’s team boast one of the best defensive units around, holding several teams to less than 100 total yards.The Pioneers will have their hands full with Coach Mike Manasco’s team.

 

No. 5 St. Thomas Aquinas at No. 2 Deerfield, Friday, October 5, 7.

This has always been a big game – and no matter where the two teams stand – the play on the field is as impressive as you will find.

Last year, the Raiders completely shut the Bucks down, but never established a lot of offense themselves.  The winner of this game will have to play nearly mistake free football, and that as we learned in the past, is not an easy thing to do.Get ready for one of the best matchups of this late regular season with two of the best we have!

 

THURSDAY, October 4

Boyd Anderson at Northeast, 7

Coral Park at Braddock (Tropical), 7

Hialeah-Miami Lakes at American (Hendricks), 7

Killian at Miami High (Curtis), 7

Miami Springs at Doral Academy, 7

Taravella at Coral Glades, 7

Village Academy at Ransom Everglades, 7

 

FRIDAY, October 5

Mourning at Doral Ronald Reagan, 3:30

Norland at Southwest Miami, 3:30

South Miami at Westland Hialeah (HML). 3:30

Miami Christian at Westminster Academy, 4

Palmer Prep at Palm Glades, 4

Somerset Pines at Somerset Silver Palms, 4

Sunset at Goleman, 4

Cooper City at South Broward, 7

Cypress Bay at Western, 7

Dillard at Archbishop McCarthy, 7

Douglas at Coral Springs, 7

Everglades Prep at Calvary Christian, 7

Hallandale at Coconut Creek, 7

LaSalle at North Broward Prep, 7

Miramar at Flanagan, 7

Monarch at Piper, 7

Nova at Fort Lauderdale, 7

Pine Crest at West Palm Beach King’s Academy, 7

Pine Charter at Melbourne Holy Trinity, 7

No. 8 Plantation at Everglades, 7

Pompano Beach at Coral Springs Charter, 7

West Broward at South Plantation, 7

Blanche Ely at No. 3 Miami Central (Traz), 7:30

Booker T. Washington at Coral Gables (Tropical), 7:30

No. 7 South Dade at North Miami Beach (Ives Park), 7:30

Stranahan at No. 4 Plantation American Heritage, 7:30

Westminster Christian at Florida Christian, 7:30

 

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