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Three Hurricane verbal commits from Chaminade-Madonna open the 2020 season tonight
While COVID-19 has delayed the start of high school football for many schools in South Florida, one Miami Hurricane pipeline high school will be kicking off its 2020 season tonight.
Hollywood-Chaminade-Madonna, the defending Class 3A state champion in Florida, will open its season tonight at home against Hialeah-Champagnat Catholic, Florida’s defending Class 2A state champ at 7pm tonight.
Chaminade-Madonna features three players currently verbally committed to the Miami Hurricanes. 2021 prospects Thad Franklin and Allan Haye and 2022 prospect Jamaal Johnson will help the Lions defend their 3A state title this year.
2021 kicker commit Andres Borregales used to be a Lion but 247Sports reported that he has opted out of his senior season.
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The Lions currently have seven games listed on their schedule on maxpreps.com, including an intriguing matchup with James Williams and Plantation-American Heritage on September 18.
Public schools in Dade and Broward counties have not been cleared to begin playing games yet but hope to begin playing games by the end of the month.
That means only six of the 25 players verbally committed to Miami (in the 2021, 2022 and 2023 classes) are scheduled for a game tonight, according to MaxPreps.
Others include Malik Curtis, who will lead Fort Myers-Bishop Verot in a road game against Delray Beach-American Heritage tonight at 7pm. Fellow 2021 recruit Thomas Davis will lead Valdosta (Ga.)-Lowndes against Griffin (Ga.) tonight at 8pm in Lowndes’ home opener.
2022 defensive line commit Brandon Cleveland and Tampa-Carrollwood Day will take on Clearwater-Calvary Christian at home tonight at 7pm. Cleveland had four tackles and two sacks in Carrollwood Day’s season-opening 37-6 victory over St. Petersburg-Northside Christian last Friday.
One recruit of note not committed to Miami is 2021 quarterback prospect Jake Garcia. Garcia, who is verbally committed to Southern California, led Valdosta (Ga.) High to a come-from-behind victory last Friday with 340 yards passing and two touchdowns. Valdosta High will take on Tift County (Ga.) on the road tonight at 7:30pm.