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PREVIEW: Homestead vs. South Dade (FL)

November 11, 2013

HOMESTEAD, FL – The Homestead Broncos and the South Dade Buccaneers will renew a young rivalry when the two meet in the annual “Battle of Lucy Street” on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (EST) at Harris Field. More than 4,000 fans are expected for a game that’s part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.

The rivalry gets its name from the road that divides the five-mile radius between the two schools. Homestead leads the all-time series 18-12, having won the first 10 meetings, but South Dade has won five of six, including last season’s 10-0 win.

The Broncos, coached by Larry Coffey, are exactly where they ended last season, at 6-3 after a 22-12 win over Northwestern. Junior quarterback Maurice Alexander has thrown for over 1,903 and 24 TDs, while senior receivers Ermon Lane and Gilbert Johnson have combined for over 1,000 yards and 17 TDs.

After going 10-3 last season, the Buccaneers are 8-1 after a 19-3 win over Coral Reef – which came a week after their first loss. Senior quarterback Khalil Render leads the way with over 1,400 yards and 22 TDs. Senior receiver CJ Worton has over 480 yards and nine scores.

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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?

Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.