Miami Central is road tested after back-to-back wins out of state, which should help the Rockets going into next week’s showdown – on the road – against national ranked Booker T. Washington, the last team to beat the Rockets. Last week, Miami Central beat Hoover (Alabama) 24-21.
Saturday, Miami Central, ranked #14 in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25, edged-out Stephenson (Georgia) 21-20 in the Battle of the Borders Classic that features four games with team from Florida playing teams from Georgia. Cedric Miller ran for 159 yards on 22 carries to push the Rockets’ win steak to 14 straight.
Stephenson scored with :45 seconds to go in the game, but after a successful two-point conversion cut the led to 21-20, the Jaguars weren’t able to recover an onsides kick.
Booker T. Washington won its Battle of the Borders Classic with a 19-7 win over Tucker. BTW was ranked #7 in HSFA’s Preseason Top 25. In the other two Battle of the Borders Classic match-ups Marist (Georiga) beat Godby (Florida) 17-14 and Norland (Florida) shutout M.L. King 30-0 to give Florida three victories on the day.
Our first in-season poll will be released late on Sunday.