Preview: #3 Booker T. Washington (FL) vs. #7 Miami Central (FL)


by Jeff Fisher

Booker T. Washington vs. Miami Central – Part Deux.

Once again, the two Miami and Florida heavyweights will slug it out tonight at Traz Powell Stadium for the right to remain in the national championship chase.

BTW won last year’s game 28-17, which catapulted the Tornadoes to a “mythical” national championship in many polls.  Booker T. finished #3 in our final 2013 rankings.  The Tornadoes went-on to win Florida’s 4A state title, while Miami Central captured the 6A crown.

Tonight, Booker T. Washington brings a 28 game win streak into the contest and a #3 ranking in the HSFA Top 25. Miami Central is ranked #7 and riding a 14-game win streak.

Both teams bring 2-0 marks into the contest with impressive showings on the road.  BTW beat Virginia-power Oscar Smith in Week 1 and Georgia’s Tucker last week.  Miami Central opened with a nationally televised win over then #2 Hoover in Alabama and followed that up with a win one-point win over Stephenson from Georgia last week.

The Georgia victories were in the Battle of the Borders, so that means both teams got to scout each other up-close and personal.

BTW has won the last two in the series.

About the Author

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.