High school football

Andre C. Fernandez: The top 20 high school football teams for Week 2



1. St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0): Bye week.

2. Booker T. Washington (2-0) vs. 3. Central (2-0), 7:30, Fri., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Booker T. 24, Central 21. Always a heated battle comes down to a late score.

4. Miramar (1-0) vs. 5. American Heritage (0-1), 6, Saturday.

Andre’s pick: American Heritage 22, Miramar 21. Bounce back win for Heritage in this clash of state powerhouses.

6. Coral Gables (1-0) vs. Dr. Krop (0-1), 7:30, Fri., Curtis.

Andre’s pick: Gables 35, Krop 7. Cavaliers look a little sharper than last week.

7. Flanagan (1-0) vs. Fort Lauderdale (0-1), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Flanagan 42, Fort Lauderdale 7. Falcons roll once more as they gain early momentum.

8. Monarch (0-0) at Nova (1-0), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Monarch 24, Nova 12. Knights win a tough one to start the season.

9. Hallandale (1-0) vs. Hollywood Hills (1-0), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Hallandale 47, Hollywood Hills 14. More points for the Chargers offense.

10. Columbus (1-0) vs. Belen (0-0), 7:30, Fri., FIU.

Andre’s pick: Columbus 35, Belen 7. The Explorers use their depth and offensive firepower to break this game open.

11. Killian (1-0) vs. South Miami (0-1), 7:30, Fri., Tropical.

Andre’s pick: Killian 34, South Miami 6. Cougars follow up impressive opening week win by cruising in this one.

12. Gulliver (1-0) vs. Delray American Heritage (0-1), 4, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Gulliver 16, American Heritage 14. The Raiders find a way to edge past a very good opponent.

13. Carol City (0-1) vs. South Dade (0-1), 7, Thurs., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Carol City 28, South Dade 26. Chiefs bounce back against another talented foe from the south.

14. Champagnat Catholic (1-0) at 15. Westminster Christian (1-0), 4, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Westminster Christian 28, Champagnat Catholic 27. Warriors get revenge for last year’s loss.

16. Deerfield Beach (1-0) vs. 19. Dillard (1-0), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Deerfield Beach 20, Dillard 18. Bucks win a close one at home and continue to show they’re still formidable.

17. Norland (1-0): Bye week.

18. American (1-0): Bye week.

20. Cypress Bay (1-0) at Boyd Anderson (0-1), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Cypress Bay 35, Boyd Anderson 6. Lightning continue impressive start to the season.

Under consideration: Southwest (1-0), Cardinal Gibbons (1-0), Northwestern (1-0).

Dropped out: 16. Plantation (0-1), 18. South Dade (0-1), 19. Coconut Creek (0-1), 20. Blanche Ely (0-1).

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