Friday, July 18, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 88 Miami Central

88. Central (Miami)
Last season’s record: 7-3, lost first round of 6A playoffs
Coach: Telly Lockett
Key players: WR Jerious Williams (6-4, 180, Sr.), QB Jeffrey Godfrey (5-11, 175, Jr.), OL Derrick Jean (6-3, 255, Sr.), OL Sean Brown (6-1, 285, Jr.), RB Brandon Gainer (6-0, 190, So.), WR Jamaal Fleming (6-2, 180, Sr.)
Biggest strength: Size, speed
Question mark: Experience
Outlook: The Rockets expect to overtake rival Miami Northwestern as the top 6A team in Dade County this season under first-year coach Lockett, who happens to be a former Northwestern assistant. Central was beaten 54-46 by Glades Central in a spring scrimmage, but the Rockets offense showed just how explosive it could be this season. Godfrey, who was third team All-Dade as a sophomore, should have a big year throwing to Williams and Fleming. Gainer made an impact as a freshman, averaging 8 yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns.
Toughest games: Sept. 12 vs. Booker T. Washington, Oct. 4 at Norland, Oct. 31 at Northwestern, Nov. 8 at North Miami Beach

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