High school football

Andre Fernadez’s poll of top 20 high school football teams



1. Central (1-0) vs. 2. Booker T. Washington (1-0), 7:30, Fri., Traz.

Andre C. Fernandez’s pick: Central 45, Booker T. 44. It will be a game for the ages.

3. St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0):

Bye week.

4. University School (1-0) vs. 18. Norland (0-1), 7, Sat., Nova.

Andre’s pick: University 35, Norland 14. Suns follow up Taravella blowout with another big early-season victory.

5. Jackson (1-0):

Bye week.

6. Miramar (1-0) vs. Northeast (0-1), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Miramar 38, Northeast 7. Patriots shouldn’t have a problem scoring another lopsided win.

7. Deerfield Beach (1-0) at Blanche Ely (0-1), 7, Saturday.

Andre’s pick: Deerfield Beach 34, Blanche Ely 14. Bucks continue to show how improved they are this season.

8. Carol City (1-0) vs. 10. South Dade (1-0), 7:30, Fri., Harris.

Andre’s pick: Carol City 21, South Dade 14. A good battle of teams capable of putting together memorable seasons.

9. American Heritage (0-1) vs. Delray American Heritage (1-0), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Heritage 34, Delray Heritage 27. Plantation wins the battle of American Heritage schools.

11. Homestead (1-0) vs. Southridge (0-1), 7, Sat., Harris.

Andre’s pick: Homestead 17, Southridge 3. Broncos pick up another win – this time against a neighborhood rival.

12. Plantation (1-0) vs. Taravella (0-1), 7, Fri., PAL.

Andre’s pick: Plantation 37, Taravella 20. Colonels should make it two wins in a row.

13. Northwestern (0-1) vs. Jacksonville Raines (1-0), 7, Sat., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Northwestern 21, Raines 6. Bulls bounce back with a strong defensive effort.

14. Cypress Bay (0-0) vs. 19. Boyd Anderson (0-1), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Cypress Bay 24, Boyd Anderson 21. No coach Mark Guandolo, but Lightning perseveres to start with a win.

15. Columbus (0-1) vs. Belen Jesuit (0-0), 6:30, Sat., FIU.

Andre’s pick: Columbus 24, Belen 10. Explorers continue to dominate the rivalry game, which again figures to have a festive atmosphere.

16. Cardinal Gibbons (1-0) at Everglades (1-0), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Cardinal Gibbons 28, Everglades 13. Chiefs’ offense is one of the best in Broward.

17. Hallandale (1-0) vs. Hollywood Hills (1-0), 7, Fri., McArthur.

Andre’s pick: Hallandale 38, Hollywood Hills 13. Chargers showing they’re quite improved.

20. Coral Reef (1-0) vs. Cooper City (1-0), 7, Fri., Southridge.

Andre’s pick: Coral Reef 20, Cooper City 10. Rare matchup won by the Cudas with some key plays late.

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