In an area like South Florida, where there's plenty of high school football talent, there's always a little bit of friendly debate about which hometown, or which school, or which neighborhoods produce the best athletes.
Needless to say, Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade are seemingly always fighting for bragging rights. Last week, I took a look at some of the rivalry between Miami-Dade and Broward. After last week's regional openers, it might be safe to say that right now, the county to the south has bragging rights over Broward.
Teams from Miami-Dade went 5-2 against Broward teams last week. And it wasn't just that Miami teams won--it was how they won. In all five of those wins, Miami-Dade dominated.
Northwestern beat Hollywood Hills 38-6. Miami Central beat Archbishop McCarthy 59-7. Booker T. Washington dominated North Broward Prep 71-0.
Dillard kept it somewhat close in its 31-21 loss to Miami Norland, but American Heritage--one of the state favorites in Class 5A--couldn't get past Miami Jackson and saw its season end after a 39-23 loss.
So who did well against Miami-Dade? Just two Broward teams--both from Class 7A. St. Thomas Aquinas defeated Miami Beach 42-7 and Plantation beat Hialeah American 29-8.
Still, those two wins weren't enough to even out the record against Miami-Dade this week. But all's not lost for Broward. The winner of Friday night's Class 8A regional semifinal between Cypress Bay and Miramar could face a team from Dade if they advance to the state semifinals.
We'll just have to wait and see.