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Week 7 Standouts: Chaminade-Madonna’s Thad Franklin Notches Hat Trick In Blowout Victory

Michael Yero/305Sports

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.

Michael Yero covers all of South Florida’s major pro teams, along with high school sports for 305 Sports. He also covers sports for Immaculata-La Salle High School’s student newspaper, the Royal Courier.

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