South Florida Top 20 high school football rankings



1. University School (8-0): Bye week.

2. Booker T. Washington (8-1) at Southridge (3-6), 7:30, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Booker T. 34, Southridge 7. Tornadoes prep for what they hope is a playoff road to redemption.

3. Central (6-2) vs. North Miami Beach (4-4), 7, Thu., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Central 36, NMB 12. Rockets too much to handle for fellow playoff-bound Chargers.

4. American Heritage (8-1) at Naples Golden Gate (3-6), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: American Heritage 45, Golden Gate 7. Another successful road trip for one of the state title favorites in Class 5A.

5. St. Thomas Aquinas (7-2) vs. 16. Deerfield Beach (5-3), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Aquinas 24, Deerfield Beach 14. Both teams want to win, but carefully before playoffs.

6. Cypress Bay (7-2) at 14. Boyd Anderson (7-1), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Cypress Bay 27, Boyd Anderson 17. Lightning’s running game should make the difference.

7. Columbus (6-3) vs. 10. Killian (7-1), 6:30, Wed., Southridge.

Andre’s pick: Columbus 24, Killian 10. Neither team will show too much in a potential Round 3 playoff preview.

8. Northeast (8-1) vs. Fort Lauderdale (4-5), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Northeast 38, Fort Lauderdale 6. Hurricanes tune up for playoff showdown with Dwyer.

9. South Dade (8-1) vs. 19. Homestead (6-3), 7:30, Fri., Harris.

Andre’s pick: Homestead 15, South Dade 14. Angry Broncos win the Battle for Lucy Street against the playoff-bound Bucs.

11. Northwestern (7-2) vs. 20. Jackson (5-3), 7:30, Fri., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Northwestern 21, Jackson 7. Bulls continue mastery of the Soul Bowl series.

12. Plantation (7-1) at 13. South Plantation (8-1), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Plantation 30, South Plantation 22. Colonels have made great strides this season and show it in this one.

15. Norland (7-2) vs. Dr. Krop (5-4), 7:30, Fri., N. Miami.

Andre’s pick: Norland 14, Krop 6. Defense, defense and more defense from the Vikings.

17. Miramar (6-4): Bye week.

18. Carol City (6-3) vs. American (6-2), 7:30, Fri., Milander.

Andre’s pick: Carol City 16, American 6. Chiefs aren’t playoff-bound, but they are a playoff-caliber team.

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