No. 63 Miami Central opens with big win over No. 67 Chaminade-Madonna in Florida

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After four straight state championships and missing the playoffs in 2016, Miami Central, ranked No. 63 in the High School Football America Top 100, started 2017 on a high note. The Rockets beat No 67 Chaminade-Madonna, the 2016 Class 3A state runner-up, 48-24.

According to the Miami Herald, Central used five running backs that accounted for 295 yards and six touchdowns.  Star running back James Cook, who is the brother of Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook, only carried the ball for 39 yards and one touchdown.  Cook, who is the No. 35 overall recruit in the Class of 2018 in the 247Sports’ composite rankings, recently took back his verbal commitment to Florida State where his brother was a star.

Junior RB Lexington Joseph ran for 110 yards and a score, while freshman Amari Daniels picked-up 102 yards with two TD’s.

Next week, Miami Central takes on No. 99 Booker T. Washington.


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