Clash of champions
For years, fans have asked, “Who would win if Northwestern and St. Thomas Aquinas played each other?”
They’ll get an answer this fall.
Northwestern and St. Thomas Aquinas agreed this week to play their mutual season-opener at Sun Life Stadium on the weekend of August 29-31. The date will be finalized once the schedules for the University of Miami and the Miami Dolphins are released.
"It’s pretty much all set, we’re just working out a few of the details now," Northwestern athletic director Andre Williams told The Miami Herald Thursday morning.
The two programs have combined for 11 state championships and three national titles. St. Thomas Aquinas won its seventh state crown this past season winning the Class 7A championship and won national titles in 2008 and 2010.
Northwestern went 9-3 last season reaching the Class 6A regional semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Central.
Northwestern has won four (1995, 1998, 2006, 2007) including a national championship in 2007.
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Roland Smith, who lost his job as Northwestern coach in 2006, has led Central to a state title game in his first season coaching football again.
Tylan Birts led the South Dade boys basketball team to a 61-47 victory over the Southridge Spartans on Wednesday night.
Rivals Ransom Everglades and Gulliver Prep proved to be evenly matched in a 0-0 tie Tuesday night at Robert E. Walker Field.