High School football wrap for first week of new season

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 0 Comments

Most area schools didn’t do well in football, while two teams won their games during the opening of the regular season last week.

Hialeah Gardens High new football head coach, Greg Wagner, who coached 27 years at Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame before it closed in May, helped his new team get back on the winning track, as the Gladiators defeated rival Westland Hialeah, 26-8, in front of a packed crowed.   

The Gladiators, who finished 1-8 last season, handed Westland Hialeah its 35th  consecutive loss, which is the third longest losing streak in county history.
The highlight of the game came in the first quarter when Hialeah Gardens running back Ernesto Gonzalez scored on a 35-yard touchdown run.

The Gladiators recorded 235 rushing yards for the game, while the defense held Westland Hialeah to 89 total offense yards.  

Hialeah Gardens’ next opponent is Coral Park (0-1) on Thursday, August 31. 

Columbus defeated Mater Academy, 45-7, as the Lions failed to stop the Explorers’ juggernaut.
Columbus led 38-7 at halftime. Mater Academy next order of business is facing Ronald Regan (0-1) on Saturday, September 2.

Pace defeated Boyd Anderson, 15-0, and will look to improve to 2-0 against Clewiston (0-1) on Friday, September 1. 

American High, which is seeking its fifth district title in seven seasons, fell to Northwest 47-0. The Patriots will try to rebound against Killian (0-1) on Friday, September 1.

Hialeah Miami Lakes (0-1) and Jackson (0-1) are seeking their first win of the season when the two teams clash on Thursday, August 31. 

Palmetto routed the Trojans, 50-0, and Mourning shut out the Generals, 42-0.

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