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

09/17/2013 12:01 AM

10/14/2013 10:11 PM

1. Booker T. Washington (3-0) vs. 5. Jackson (2-0), 7, Thur., Traz.

Andre C. Fernandez’s pick: Booker T. 27, Jackson 12. Heated rivalry game, but BTW clearly has the depth to win.

2. St. Thomas Aquinas (2-0) vs. 6. Miramar (3-0), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: St. Thomas Aquinas 21, Miramar 14. Raiders get payback for past two defeats thanks to their defense.

3. Central (2-1) at Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) (1-1), 7, Saturday.

Andre’s pick: Central 37, Don Bosco Prep 23. Yearby and Cook will make sure Rockets don’t slip on the road.

4. University School (3-0) vs. Somerset (1-2), 7, Fri., Nova.

Andre’s pick: University 48, Somerset 3. Suns should be able to put up big numbers in this one.

7. Deerfield Beach (2-0) at Douglas (2-0), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Deerfield Beach 34, Douglas 12. Records are identical now, but Bucks will show how far the gap is.

8. American Heritage (2-1) at Chaminade (0-2), 4, Friday.

Andre’s pick: American Heritage 34, Chaminade 6. Pats shouldn’t have too much trouble taking control early.

9. South Dade (3-0) vs. Palmetto (2-0), 7, Thur., Harris.

Andre’s pick: South Dade 24, Palmetto 6. Bucs cruise in their district opener.

10. Homestead (2-0) vs. Norland (0-3), 7:30, Fri., Harris.

Andre’s pick: Homestead 37, Norland 24. Broncos add to Norland’s misery with a district loss.

11. Northwestern (1-1) vs. 17. Carol City (1-2), 7:30, Fri., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Northwestern 10, Carol City 8. One thing the Bulls have shown is they can play defense.

12. Cardinal Gibbons (3-0) at Boyd Anderson (0-3), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Cardinal Gibbons 27, Boyd Anderson 14. Gibbons prolongs BA’s rough start one more week.

13. Hallandale (3-0) at Pines Charter (1-2), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Hallandale 54, Pines Charter 6. I had to go big on points since Hallandale refuses to score less than 50 these days.

14. Plantation (2-1) vs. Nova (1-2), 7, Fri., PAL.

Andre’s pick: Plantation 34, Nova 7. Colonels bounce back with a district win after playing Miramar tough.

15. Cypress Bay (1-1) at 16. Flanagan (3-0), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Cypress Bay 24, Flanagan 23. Close contest and must-win game for both.

18. Coral Gables (2-0) vs. 19. Columbus (1-2), 4, Fri., Tropical.

Andre’s pick: Columbus 21, Coral Gables 20. Potential District 14-8A title game will be close.

20. Southwest (2-0) vs. Belen (1-1), 7, Sat., Tropical.

Andre’s pick: Southwest 29, Belen 28. Eagles’ playmakers make a difference late.

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