No. 21 Chaminade-Madonna wins Florida 3A title

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For the fourth time in five years, Chaminade-Madonna is a Florida high school football champ. The Lions, ranked No. 21 in the High School Football America 100, powered by NFL Play Football, beat No. 121 Berkeley Prep 21-0 for the state’s 3A state championship.

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Overall, Chaminade-Madonna now owns six state championships.

C-M’s defense was stellar throughout, holding the previously undefeated Bucs to 61 yards of total offense. On the other side of the coin, Chaminade-Madonna gained 443 yards in total offense.

According to, the Lions’ defense was led by Ohio State-recruit Kenyatta Jackson, Jr. and UCF-recruit Jamal Johnson.

Johnson finished the night with seven total tackles (three assists, four solo) along with one sack, one-and-half tackles for loss while Jackson collected six tackles (three assists, three solo) with one sack, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one pass breakup, and three quarterback hurries.


Offensively, sophomore quarterback Cedrick Bailey was 12-of-17 for 154 yards and a TD. Davion Gause rumbled for 199 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns.

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