Sunshine State Dominates…

Anyone nationwide questioning why Miami, Florida State and Florida are so concerned with locking down the Sunshine State (especially the Tri-City area) and keeping local kids home, look no further than what went down in Orlando this weekend.

Miami Northwestern took home the Class 6A State Football Championship and most likely, the mythical National Championship when the kicked the ever-loving-hell out of Orlando Boone, 41-0.

The Bulls won their 30th consecutive game, breaking the Miami-Dade County record for the longest winning streak – previously held by Southridge and Carol City. They became the third team in Dade history to win back-to-back state titles since 1963 and if (when) Northwestern is voted national champions, it’ll be the first Dade has seen since Coral Gables in 1969.

Future Cane defensive tackle Marcus Forston was named game MVP.

The previous evening, St. Thomas Aquinas won the Class 5A State Football Championship, beating Osceola, 35-20. After years of heartache, the Raiders finally brought home their first football title since 1999 and fourth overall after 11 finals appearances.

Hours before Northwestern took Boone to the woodshed, it was Booker T. Washington putting the smack down on Nease, 23-15 for the Class 4A State Football Championship. Miami fans took notice to this one thanks to incoming recruits like Davon Johnson and Thearon Collier. The Canes are also making a late push for Brandon Harris.

Another high school football season and another set of Sunshine State champions all from the Tri-City area. South Florida was well represented this past weekend and now that the celebrating is over, it’s time to see where these talented kids wind up next year. Several on track to bring their skills over to The U.

Let’s hope that come February, we see a lot of these champs in the orange and green.