Weston will be the center of attention Sunday for South Florida high school football fans.
ESPN’s National High School Football Kickoff continues with an exhibition doubleheader at Cypress Bay High featuring four of the area’s more talented teams.
It begins at 11 a.m. when Davie University School, the defending Class 3A state champion, takes on Homestead — a potential playoff team in Miami-Dade County.
The second game features host Cypress Bay, which is coming off a state runner-up finish in Class 8A, taking on Plantation American Heritage at 3 p.m. Heritage is considered one of the top contenders this season for the Class 5A state title.
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The first game pits a highly anticipated on-field matchup between potential future college teammates Ermon Lane of Homestead and University’s Quincy Wilson.
Lane, rated the No. 1 player in the nation at his position, and Wilson, one of the nation’s top defensive backs, both recently committed to the University of Florida.
The second game features American Heritage running back Sony Michel, rated the No. 2 back in the country by ESPN, going up against a tough Lightning defense led by seniors Marquese Dudley-Gordon, Keyon Auguste and Deion Hallmon.
•Miami Central 44, Palm Beach Dwyer 13:
University of Florida running back commit Dalvin Cook had two touchdowns, UM running back commit Joseph Yearby added another and the Rockets, ranked the No. 1 team in the nation by Rivals.com, cruised to a preseason victory over host Dwyer.
•Miami Westminster Christian 38, Largo Indian Rocks Christian 0:
Hunter Boyett finished 13 for 17 for 215 yards and three touchdowns, Devonaire Clarington had six receptions for 75 yards and two touchdowns, and the Westminster Christian routed host Indian Rocks Christian.
Tony Gaiter, Tobias Moss, Micheal Acoasta and Tim Irvin also reached the end zone for the Warriors.
•Miami Norland 15, Pembroke Pines Flanagan 14:
Zaquan Tyson and Kendrick Edwards both scored touchdowns for Norland, and the Vikings’ defense was led by sophomore linebacker Kion Holder (14 tackles), and defensive backs D’Andre Smart (four pass breakups and five tackles) and Xavier Francis (two sacks, eight tackles and three tackles for loss).
•Miramar Everglades 39, South Plantation 7:
Running back Xavier Love had 13 carries for 219 yards and three touchdowns, and Darius John and Wilson Hernandez returned interceptions for touchdowns in the Gators’ rout of the Paladins.
Palm Beach Central 10, Miami Northwestern 7; Miami Monsignor Pace 40, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 0; Seffner Armwood 37, Cooper City 7; North Miami Beach 34, Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge 7; North Miami 18, Miami Springs 14; South Broward 38, Orlando Centennial 7; Coconut Creek 26, Coral Glades 0; Belle Glade Glades Central 48, Coral Springs 7; Doral Reagan 12, Miami Braddock 7.
•Coral Reef Preseason Tournament — Miami Carrollton d. Miami Varela 25-21, 25-19:
Gabriella Soccaras had four kills, Paola Perez added three kills, and Manuela Fernandez had 16 digs to propel Carrollton.