Miami Central at Miami Springs:
Big District match-up where Miami Springs will show where they are at as a team. Central got off to a slow start in 2008, that is certainly not the case in the 2009 as they have outscored opponents 129-3 in their first 3 games. They went up to Daytona Beach and took care of Mainland 34-3, Mainland has since beaten Treasure Coast and Osceola. Springs is 2-0 and coming off of a bye week.
There are no secrets with Central, offensively they are simply loaded. QB Jeffrey Godfrey, RB Brandon Gainer, WR's Josh Reese, Charles Gaines, and Derrick Knowles are all D-1 recruits and OL Stanley Jean just committed to FIU. Jose Jose is another OL who is committed to Tennessee. Godfrey is experienced and is playing like everyone knew he could. The defense has been a welcomed surprise. Talent was never the issue, but they struggled at times in 2008, that does not appear to be the case this year.
Miami Springs will counter with their own talent, namely QB Rakeem Cato and WR's Willis Wright and Tommy Shuler, this trio can play with anyone. It will be a big test for Cato, a player who oozes talent. They would be well served getting a running game going and eating some clock to keep the explosive Central offense off the field. S Randy Williams, a FIU commit, will have his hands full with the Central WR's.
On paper, it just seems like the Rockets have too much here.
Miami Central 38, Miami Springs 17
Plantation at Miramar:
Plantation enters this district game 2-0 and both are quality wins over Cypress Bay and Northeast. RB Michael Anderson has rushed 19 times for 117 yards and Terrance Mitchell has added 106 on 20 carries. QB Imonni Carswell has thrown for 240 yards with 4 TD's and no picks, his favorite target has been Deven Drane. It is balanced attack that limits mistakes and relies on a tough defense with a fleet secondary.
Miramar also enters 2-0, but the offense has been lacking a little, they have scored just 14 and 13 points in their first 2. RB Jeremiah Hicks has 120 yard, but his averaging just 3.33 yards per carry. The running game needs to get going and take some pressure off QB Ryan Williams. Williams has been solid, he is 31-45 for 336 yards with 2 TD's and 2 picks on the year. The Patriot's have a host of weapons led by Ivan McCartney, Donte Chambers, and Denzel McCullum. Chambers has 20 catches already. While the offense has struggled, the defense has been light's out. As usual the secondary is littered with talent and speed.
This should be a low scoring game that will be decided by a big play or two.
Miramar 17, Plantation 14