Miami-Dade High Schools

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

1. Booker T. Washington (10-0): Bye.

2. Central (7-1) vs. 5. University School (8-1), 7, Sat., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Central 34, University 21. As always, running back duo powers the Rockets to a big win.

3. Miramar (10-0): Bye.

4. St. Thomas Aquinas (8-1) at 6. Deerfield Beach (9-0), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: St. Thomas 28, Deerfield Beach 16. Raiders go on the road and beat one of Broward’s best.

7. American Heritage (8-1) at Lakeland Kathleen (8-1), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: American Heritage 27, Kathleen 20. Another tough opponent for Heritage before playoffs.

8. Flanagan (9-1): Bye.

9. Southwest (9-0) vs. 12. Coral Gables (8-1), 7, Thurs., Tropical.

Andre’s pick: Southwest 28, Coral Gables 27. Great game in one of Dade’s oldest rivalries.

10. South Dade (8-1) vs. Homestead (6-3), 7:30, Fri., Harris.

Andre’s pick: South Dade 24, Homestead 23. Upset alert as Broncos try to spoil playoff-bound Bucs’ regular-season finale.

11. Plantation (7-2) vs. South Plantation (6-3), 7, Fri., PAL.

Andre’s pick: Plantation 34, South Plantation 16. Colonels carry momentum from close loss to Aquinas.

13. Dillard (7-2) at Blanche Ely (4-5), 7, Saturday.

Andre’s pick: Dillard 22, Ely 20. A couple of plays late by Dillard offense wins the Soul Bowl.

14. Carol City (6-3) vs. 20. American (6-3), 7, Thurs., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Carol City 19, American 17. Chiefs make enough plays to get past fellow playoff-bound Patriots.

15. North Miami (8-1) vs. Edison (1-8), 7, Thurs., N. Miami.

Andre’s pick: North Miami 42, Edison 6. Pioneers cruise into their first postseason since 1999.

16. Champagnat Catholic (9-0) at Archbishop Carroll (1-7), 3:30, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Champagnat 48, Archbishop Carroll 6. Lions complete first perfect regular season.

17. Westminster Christian (9-1): Bye.

18. Killian (5-4) vs. Krop (1-8), 7, Wed., Southridge.

Andre’s pick: Killian 35, Krop 3. There shouldn’t be any trouble for Cougars, even on a short week.

19. Cardinal Gibbons (7-2) vs. Coral Springs (2-7), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Cardinal Gibbons 21, Coral Springs 7. Chiefs get by without Bender this week.

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