Miami-Dade High Schools

South Dade gets first win over Northwestern to stay unbeaten

For most of the season, South Dade (4-0) has relied on the big plays for most of its scoring. That was also the case Friday night — this time with the Buccaneers toppling the Northwestern Bulls (1-3) in a 28-13 win at Harris Field to remain unbeaten.

Coach Nate Hudson said it was South Dade’s first win ever over Northwestern.

After Northwestern got on the board first late in the first quarter, South Dade’s James Wiggins wiggled through several defenders to return the ensuing kickoff 100 yards to tie it.

In the second quarter, after Northwestern defensive back Steven Henderson intercepted a pass intended for Wiggins, the Buccaneers wide receiver stripped the ball loose, scooped it up and dashed 50 yards for another touchdown.

Outside of the Bulls’ two scoring drives, they kept the Northwestern offense from finding a rhythm for most of the game and made several key stops — including an interception late in the first half with the Bulls in the red zone — to stave off any potential comeback effort.


Jawon Hamilton: Led South Dade with 139 yards rushing on five carries, with two touchdowns.

Kai Henry: A bright spot in the Bulls’ offense, Henry finished with 126 yards rushing on 11 carries.


“This is something new for us; we made history [Friday]. We wanted to make a name for ourselves and this win shows that we’re a confident and resilient bunch.”

—South Dade coach Nate Hudson