Week 7 of South Florida high school football offered top tier talent almost impossible to duplicate. Varying from both Miami-Dade and Broward County, the beloved pigskin was in great hands Friday night.
Headlining the competitive evening was Chaminade-Madonna running back and Miami commit Thaddius Franklin. After rushing for just 12-yards on five carries in the first half, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior turned it up in the third and fourth quarters, adding a 63-yard score to his well-respected resume.
Franklin ultimately finished with three touchdowns en route to a 41-7 victory over Benjamin.
Here are some of the other top performers:
James Williams | American Heritage
The senior safety’s dominant defensive performance continued Friday night, forcing a fumble and garnering a 98-yard pick-six. Williams, a UM commit, was crucial to American Heritage’s 41-26 victory over Venice, moving to 4-1 on the season.
Pat Payton | Miami Northwestern
The Nebraska commit recorded a fumble recovery touchdown, at least 2.5 sacks and a pass deflection in Miami Northwestern’s 21-14 victory over Miami Central. The senior outside linebacker was undoubtedly the best performer on the defensive side out of both teams.
Romello Brinson | Miami Northwestern
Brinson, who’s orally committed to Miami, caught three passes for 97 yards and a touchdown on the first drive of the game. The 6-foot-2 senior also played snaps as a defensive back, making a crucial tackle to seal the deal for a Bulls victory.
Mason Thomas | Cardinal Gibbons
Thomas was at the right place at the right time, interception St. Thomas Aquinas quarterback Zion Turner for a pick-six that sealed a 17-10 upset victory for Cardinal Gibbons. The junior added 10 total tackles, three for loss, including one sack.
Anthony Rose | Carol City
The junior cornerback garnered two interceptions in Carol City’s 23-19 loss to Norland.
Nathaniel Joseph | Miami Edison
The sophomore wide receiver racked up 205 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in a 46-20 win against Homestead.
Amari Daniels | Miami Central
Despite the loss, Daniels gashed the Northwestern defense on multiple plays, including a 74-yard rush to put Central in the red-zone late in the fourth quarter.
Brian Nasr | Westminster Christian
Leading the Warriors to a 35-0 victory against Coral Shores, the junior signal-caller completed 8 of his 12 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
Jaylon Tolbert | Chaminade-Madonna
Tolbert completed 7 of his 11 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown to senior Michael Edwards.
Richard Dandridge |St. Brendan
The junior wideout led the Sabres in all-purpose yards (101), along with three touchdowns, two receiving, one rushing. St. Brendan went on to defeat Somerset Academy South Homestead 48-7.
Santana Fleming | Carol City
Fleming captured four receptions for 120 total yards and a touchdown.
Tobais Lewis |Westminster Academy
Lewis totaled five receptions for 136 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Lions to a 48-12 win against Berean Christian.
NOTE: This post will be updated as schools post their stats.