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Kosnitzky’s Korner: Miramar High: A Team That Should Not Stop Themselves!

 

 

I was wrong.  Despite being a 7 point underdog based on the Pinkos algorithm, I thought Plantation would have enough leadership and skills on both sides of the ball to move into Miramar’s house and knock off the Patriots.  While ranked by many as one of the top 8A schools in the state, Miramar (3-0) passed their first test with a 28-14 victory over Plantation (2-1).  Plantation’s Chris Lammons gaining nearly 300 yards of offense on the ground or in the air would not be enough on this night. The game, witnessed in part and in person by the University of Florida head coach, Will Muschamp, was marred by penalties. Nearly 30 combined penalties for over 300 yards was a focal point for this game, especially in the first half. This many penalties will cost a team a game but of course somebody had to win and in this case it was Miramar.

 

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Miramar would dominate Plantation on both sides of the ball through three quarters, taking a 21-0 lead in this contest.   However, when the Patriots were stopped on the Colonels 6 yard line to end the first half there was concern.  Both teams would head to intermission in what was then only a 7-0 game. The question became as Cameron Underwood of Canes Insight may ask, when would Miramar no longer stop themselves? Eric Pittman and Cameron Rigby would provide 225 yards of offense on the ground for Miramar in a system that seemed more conventional than prior years and the defense with Ryan Samuels remained steady during opportune times. Quarterback Nick Jeanty also appeared much more poised compared with the previous year.

 
Next week, Miramar challenges national powerhouse, St. Thomas Aquinas.  The last two meetings have been thrillers with the Patriots coming up on top both times. This battle may be above a litmus test for this Southern Broward team as they strive for 8A supremacy in Florida.  What I saw last night from the victor is a program with lots of playmakers on either side of the line of scrimmage.  Miramar should ease through their district and aside from possible foe, Deerfield Beach in their region, they have the ability to make the run to Orlando. That is assuming they “don’t stop themselves.”

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