The Miami Northwestern Bulls defeated the Miami Jackson Generals 33-14 in one of Miami-Dade’s most famous high school football rivalries. Known as the “Soul Bowl,” the two historically black schools used to draw tens of thousands of spectators to the old Orange Bowl. But over the last decade or so, the rivalry has been losing steam. It’s not the kind of trash-talk you’d expect from a decades-old rivalry. Of late, it hasn’t been much of a competition. Northwestern has beaten Jackson in the last 10 Soul Bowls, in many cases shutting Jackson out completely.


Chatarius Atwell
Miami Northwest


Gabe Matherly

Miami Northwest

Gabe is a 4-year football letterman. He is a member of National Honor Society and HOSA. Gabe plans to attend ETSU to pursue a degree in microbiology. He currently has a 3.8 GPA and will graduate having earned 12 college credit hours.
Christian Pinder

Miami Jackson

Christian has been playing on the varsity football team for 3 years and running track for 4 years. He is a member of the National Honor Society and ranked number 3 in his class. He plans to attend college and major in Finance.


Brett Perriman

Miami Northwest

Brett graduated in 1984 from Northwestern, after high school he played for University of Miami from 84-88. He was later drafted by the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions where he was the all-time leading receiver, then drafted to Kansas City Chiefs and later to the Miami Dolphins where he retired. He currently resides in Atlanta where he owns a trucking and production company. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lonni and they have five children together.
Arthur Steward

Miami Jackson

Arthur Steward played in this rivalry his senior year. He was team captain of 1998 football team. During the game Steward had 6 quarterback sacks, 1 for a safety. He had 16 solo tackles with 8 assist. A great job in a game loss in the last 6 seconds; 16-14. Steward later went on to attend FAMU where he played for 2 years. He presently coaches little league football in Miami.


Chatarius Atwell went 9 for 17 for 199 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Atwell’s 15-yard jumpball touchdown pass to Cedric Frazier midway through the fourth quarter sealed the victory, turning the contest into a three-possession game. Corey Lane ran for 42 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Al-Malik Moore caught three passes for 58 yards. Freshman Northwestern defensive end Samuel Brooks had 2 1/2 sacks, and sophomore defensive back Trenell Troutman intercepted two Desmond Phillips passes for a defense that picked off three, registered seven sacks and held Jackson to 138 yards of offense. Northwestern took a 10-7 lead late in the first quarter as Atwell found Christopher Othelot perfectly in stride deep down the Jackson sideline for a 72-yard touchdown, ending in a score of 33-14, Miami Northwestern.