And the Tornadoes, Florida’s defending 4A champion, is drilling the Blue Devils, 21-0, excuse me, 27-0 after a pick and burst up the middle for the touchdown.
Curiously, Booker T. Washington is #1 in the USA Today Super 25, but #2 in the Miami Herald’s South Florida poll. Rivals.com and the Herald rate Miami Central as the #1 high school team in the country.
If you’re watching this game, Booker T. is making Norcross look like kids. Then again, they are kids. And just about all of them are going to college.
Meanwhile, they just showed Justin Ingraham, a 6’2″, 315 lb tackle, shoving around Lorenzo Carter, whom they just referred to as one of the best defensive ends in the country. The Tornadoes are doing whatever they want, meanwhile a good team like Norcross is taking a beating like they haven’t in a long time.
I watch these games because they are entertaining from the standpoint we see these kids from South Florida go on the “road” and dominate other high schools. I’d be really interested to see top teams from outside the Southeast (i.e., California, Texas) challenge the South Florida schools. They are the only states that take high school football seriously enough and have enough of a talent pool to take those powerhouses on.
And all this sets up the players for higher levels of competition, meaning college and pro football.