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On game nights, you’ll find live, up-to-the-minute scores here from all high school football games around Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
And our first Friday night should give you reason to be excited, with the slate of games full of marquee matchups. For a quick taste:
▪ Miami Carol City, expected to be one of the top teams in the state, travels to Plantation American Heritage, winner of 28 consecutive games and four state titles in five years. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
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▪ The Class 8A contender Deerfield Beach Bucks travels to defending Class 3A state champion Chaminade-Madonna Lions for a 7 p.m. kickoff
▪ Defending Class 6A champion Northwestern Bulls travels to the Miramar Patriots. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
▪ The Booker T. Washington Tornadoes face the Dillard Panthers at Traz Powell at 7 p.m.
The list goes on and on and on. And tonight’s games fail to include Miami Central Rockets traveling to the Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs, which will highlight the Saturday slate of games.
The scoreboard below will provide live updates throughout the night tonight and will be a staple on the Herald’s website every game night. As games wrap up, this story will update with brief summaries of each of the early games. Longer recaps of games where we will have staffers on site will come later in the night.
To submit scores, photos and video from a game, download the ScoreStream app.
Early Friday game results
Hallandale 25, Everglades 12: The game was called after three quarters due to an electrical issue, but the Chargers get the win to open 2018.
University School 35, Glades Central 6: As expected, the Sharks make a big splash in their season opener. They had the shutout intact until the fourth quarter.
Champagnat 47, Somerset Silver Palms 23: Champagnat wants to make another run at the Class 2A state title and had a respectable outing to open the year as it begins its title defense. The Lions, under first-year head coach Hector Clavijo, stormed out to a 27-15 lead at halftime — with 14 of those points coming on back-to-back interceptions returned for touchdowns — and kept its foot on the gas until the game ended. Junior receiver Johnquai Lewis also had two first-half touchdowns. Champagnat (1-0) plays Delray Beach’s Village Academy in Week 2.
Palmetto 48, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 0: For the second year in a row, the Panthers made quick work of Hialeah-Miami Lakes to open the season. Palmetto jumped out to a 34-0 lead at halftime, added two more touchdowns in the third quarter and cruised in the fourth to close it out. Palmetto (1-0) faces Naples next week. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (0-1) faces Miami Jackson.
Palmer Trinity 41, St. Andrew’s 7: The Falcons, who are looking for their first playoff berth since 2008, made a strong statement to open the season against regional opponent Boca Raton St. Andrew’s. Palmer Trinity (1-0) will face Somerset Academy Silver Palms next week.
Miami Christian 24, Marathon 9: The Victors have a solid showing in their season debut as they hope to improve on last year’s 4-6 outing. Miami Christian (1-0) faces Ransom Everglades next week. Marathon, which last year posted its first winning season since 2007, hopes to bounce back next week against St. Brendan.
Thursday game results
▪ Coral Reef 10, Reagan 0
▪ South Miami 62, Varela, 0
▪ Jackson 53, Mourning 0
▪ Columbus 35, Mater Academy 0
▪ Taravella 40, South Plantation 19
▪ Southridge 42, American 13
▪ Hialeah 42, Miami Springs 0
▪ North Miami 28, Miami High 0
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