WEEK 7 – OCT. 12
Booker T. vs. Northwestern, Traz Powell, 7 p.m.
Comment: The longtime Liberty City-Overtown rivalry adds a new chapter as Booker T. hopes to be chasing a national title at this point and Northwestern hopes it is right in the thick of the District 16-6A title race.
Others to watch: Oct. 10: NMB vs. Carol City (Traz), 7; Oct. 11: Norland vs. Central (Traz); South Dade vs. Jackson (Curtis).
WEEK 8 – OCT. 18
Northwestern vs. Central, Traz Powell
Comment: If history repeats itself, the two traditional powerhouses should decide the District 16-6A championship. The series has been owned by the Rockets, who have won the past six meetings and eliminated the Bulls from the playoffs three of the past four seasons.
Others to watch: Oct. 18: Carol City vs. Homestead (Harris); Coral Gables vs. Miami High (Curtis); Oct. 19: Killian vs. Palmetto (Tropical), 7; Cardinal Gibbons vs. Jackson (Traz), 7.
WEEK 9 – OCT. 26
South Dade vs. Killian, Tropical Park, 7 p.m.
Comment: The highly competitive District 16-8A championship race should start to clear up after this game. Killian avenged an earlier loss and eliminated South Dade from the playoffs last season.
Others to watch: Oct. 24: Norland vs. Booker T. (Traz), 7; Oct. 25: Central vs. Carol City (Traz); Northwestern at Belle Glade Glades Central.
WEEK 10 – NOV. 2
North Miami Beach vs. Hialeah, Milander Park, 7 p.m.
Comment: NMB secured the district title last season and hopes to be in position to repeat at this point unless talented Hialeah rebounds from a disappointing 2012 and takes it from the Chargers.
Others to watch: Nov. 1: Norland vs. Carol City (N. Miami); Coral Reef vs. South Dade (Southridge); Killian vs. Southridge (Harris); Homestead vs. Northwestern (Traz).
WEEK 11 – NOV. 8-9
Northwestern vs. Jackson, Nov. 8, Traz Powell
South Dade vs. Homestead, Nov. 8, Harris
Central vs. University School, Nov. 9, Traz Powell, 7 p.m.
Comment: The Soul Bowl (Northwestern-Jackson) and The Battle for Lucy Street (South Dade-Homestead) should both have plenty of excitement. But how about a matchup of defending state champs (Central-University) on the final day of the season?
Others to watch: Nov. 7: Coral Gables vs. Southwest (Tropical); Monsignor Pace at Belen, 3.
Nov. 4District tiebreakers (if necessary).
Nov. 15 Regional quarterfinals (Classes 8A-5A); semifinals (4A-1A).
Nov. 22Regional semifinals (Classes 8A-5A); finals (4A-1A).
Nov. 29 Regional finals (Classes 8A-5A); State semifinals (4A-1A).
Dec. 6-7 State finals at Citrus Bowl in Orlando (Classes 4A-1A);
State semifinals (8A-5A).
Dec. 13-14 State finals at Citrus Bowl in Orlando (Classes 8A-5A).