Miami Central Rockets 48 Minutes Away from First State Football Title
|Thirteen games after heartache and disappointment, Miami Central has a chance for redemption on Saturday|
Tomorrow night in Orlando, the Miami Central Rockets will attempt to convert their Liberty City dreams into the school's first ever state football title. For some, their momentum will carry them into college careers, even the pros. For others, Saturday is a last chance at sports glory.
Miami Central will have its hands full against Orlando Dr. Phillips, who will essentially be playing at home when the two teams kick off at 7 p.m.
The Rockets have won 13 straight since a last-gasp opening game loss to Camden County (GA) Wildcats back in early September. Along the way, quarterback Rakeem Cato and running back Devonta Freeman have had stand-out seasons. Cato has thrown for 2,792 yards and 28 touchdowns this year. Freeman has run for 1,900 yards and 26 TDs, including 354 yards and three TDs in last weekend's win over Cypress Bay.
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Central has had serious problems stopping talented runners this year, first against Camden and again last week against Cypress Bay.
It's too late for Riptide to change our pick, however. We're sticking with Central 35-28 over Dr. Phillips. Game Saturday night at 7 at Orlando's Citrus Bowl.
Here's to hoping the trophy returns to Miami in time for the holidays.
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