Final Week of The Regular Season Features Top Games

The final week of the 2019 high school football regular season is now here.

For over 9 months, programs throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties lifted weights, attended camps and combines, went to 7-on-7 events and team events all over the country.

Those long nights, getting in shape for the season ahead in anticipation of a year that goes by quickly

Ten regular season games that are packed into 11 weeks – and when play finishes on Saturday night, some will get ready for the playoffs – while others will dream about what could have been.

For several athletes, this week will be the final year of their competitive football careers – and we salute you for creating memories and taking part in the greatest game on earth!
 

5 GAMES TO WATCH

When the season started, there were those teams who felt that the post season was a reality.

As we head toward the final week of the season, here are games that certainly peg the meter.

If you haven’t had the chance to get out to a game, maybe one of these five will show you how we roll in the #305 and#954.

American Heritage Delray Beach at No. 14 Gulliver Prep, 4.  For the No. 1 seed Raiders, this will be the final game for two weeks - as they will receive a bye when the playoffs start next week. Senior Day will showcase the players who have put in plenty of time to make this program what it has become today. The Stallions will be looking to ruin what could be an undefeated regular season.

No. 15 Plantation at Douglas, Friday 7. If you asked anyone when looking at this game when the season began and said that the combined records would by 17-1, many would have thought you didn’t know what you were talking about. Coach Quentin Short’s Eagles are playoff bound and have the chance to complete the school’s first ever unbeaten regular season. On the other side of the ball, only one school (No. 1 St. Thomas) has been able to beat Coach Steve Davis and the Colonels who head to Parkland as a favorite in the regular season finale.

No. 11 South Dade at Hialeah (Milander), Friday 7:30. Does head coach Nate Hudson’s Bucs have enough in the tank after a loss to Carol City and an emotional setback against Palmetto? Gary Sanchez and his T-Breds are still trying to show people that Hialeah is for real and will be a major force in the playoffs. Big game!

No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas at No. 12 Western, Firday 7. We know all about the Raiders’ stats and how they have the best defense in Florida – and maybe in the country under head coach Roger Harriott. But we don’t know much about Coach Adam Ratkevich and a defense that has four consecutive shutouts and seven on the season and only yielded 14 points. This would be a major upset – even at home.

No. 5 Dillard at Blanche Ely, Saturday 5. This is a Saturday early evening special between two teams with a long history. This edition of the Broward Soul Bowl pits families and friends against each other and will feature an unbeaten Panther team against a Tiger program on the rise. The combined record of the two teams is 16-2.

Here is a look at the remainder of this week’s important schedule:

WEDNESDAY

South Miami at Coral Reef (Harris), 7

THURSDAY

Carol City at American (Milander), 7

Mater at Norland (Traz Powell), 7

Nova at Northeast, 7

No. 4 Palmetto at Homestead (Harris), 7

FRIDAY

Archbishop McCarthy at North Palm Beach Benjamin, 7

Boyd Anderson at Piper, 7

Christopher Columbus at Delray Atlantic, 6

Cooper City at Cypress Bay, 7

Coral Gables at Southwest Miami (Tropical), 7:30

Coral Springs at Hollywood Hills, 4

Coral Springs Charter at West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman, 7

Everglades at No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna, 7

Hallandale at No. 13 Deerfield Beach, 7

Killian at Southridge, 7:30

McArthur at Coconut Creek, 7

Monarch at No. 7 Cardinal Gibbons, 7

North Miami at Monsignor Pace, 7:30

North Miami Beach at West Palm Beach Forest Hill, 6

Pompano at Pines Charter, 7

South Broward at Flanagan, 7

Stranahan at Fort Lauderdale (Northeast), 7

Taravella at South Plantation, 7

Westminster Christian at St. Brendan, 7

SATURDAY

Everglades Prep at Dade Christian, 7

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