Florida sweeps Burger King State Champions Bowl Series


by Jeff Fisher

Logo for Burger King State Champions Bowl SeriesAs Martha Stewart would say, Booker T. Washington, Miami Central and Trinity Christian proved that being home for the holidays and the first-ever Burger King State Champions Bowl Series was a “good thing”.  All three Florida state champions won their respective games in the inaugural series that was played Saturday at Florida Atlantic University.

In the nightcap of the tripleheader, Booker T. Washington, which finished #6 in High School Football America’s final 2014 Top 25, needed overtime to extend its win streak to 41 straight with a 34-28 comeback win over Utah 5A champ Bingham, which finished just outside of our Top 25, but is ranked by many of the other national ranking services.

The Miami Herald reported that Booker T. trailed by a touchdown in the fourth quarter, which was the first time the Tornadoes trailed in a game since the second week of the 2013 season to Miami Central.

Speaking of Central, the Rockets beat Washington 4A state champ Bothell 37-27.  Central, which finished #7 in the High School Football America Top 25, was led by Da’Vante Phillips and Lenwood Joyner, who both had two touchdown catches.

In the opener, Florida 3A champ Trinity Christian beat Washington 3A champ Eastside Catholic, Washington’s 3A state champ, 35-21.   The two were tied 14-14 at the half, but the Conquerors scored 21 unanswered second half points to improve to 13-2 on the season. Eastside finishes 13-2.

 

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.