#24 Miami Central wins fourth straight Florida 6A title

Miami CentralMiami Central head coach Roland Smith, the 2014 High School Football America Coach of the Year, has now led his school to four straight Florida 6A titles.
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by Jeff Fisher

When Miami Central was beaten very easily by DeMatha (Maryland) in the Rockets’ season opener, many felt the team’s preseason #4 ranking was a bit lofty.  When the Rockets lost to Carol City 9-6 on October 3rd, many felt the Rockets champions run was over.

Saturday, Miami Central proved that rumors of their demise was premature as the Rockets beat Armwood (14-1) 48-13 to win the school’s fourth straight state title.  It was the third year in a row that the Rockets beat Armwood in the finals.

Central is the fourth Florida team to win four straight state football championships. That exclusive club includes Booker T. Washington, which joined it last week with its 4A title, along with Pahokee and North Florida Christian.

Central has now won five state titles in the last six years.

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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.