ORLANDO – It was Miami Northwestern’s first trip to the finals since 2008 and it had been since 2007 that the Bulls could call themselves champions. After a long drought, it’s the Bulls taking home the hardware by virtue of a hard-fought 21-16 victory over Armwood at Camping World Stadium in front of 5,805 fans on Friday evening.
While there was no shortage of attractive division one prospects on the field, the action was as ugly as it could possibly get at times with the two squads combining for over 200 yards on 20 penalties for the game. Northwestern shared the bulk of those with fifteen.
As a pesky rain fell off-and-on throughout the night, the Hawks just simply couldn’t get into a rhythm, getting out-gained 303-150 in total yards. One bright spot for the Hawks was James Miller and his 18 tackles for the evening. Armwood finishes the season at 14-1. CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE HOT PICS.
Armwood didn’t allow a TD in the opening half of its 4 playoff games, Northwestern outscored its playoff foes 84-10 before half, @FlaHSFootball
— Richard Burton (@FLFBRecords) December 9, 2017
- Credit Miami Northwestern for 5 QB hurries and 3 sacks. However, the Bulls defense kept Armnwood QB Devin Black on the move the majority of the night. Black was never able to get comfortable to delivery many accurate passes.
- Armwood was a just 3 of 13 on third down conversions and converted on 1 of their 3 fourth down conversions. Had one drive over three minutes long which resulted in a turnovers on downs.
- Armwood LB Ricardo Watson punted 6 times for 217 yards with a 36.2 avg. 2 punts inside the twenty yard line. Kept Armwood defense out of dangerous field position.
- Six receivers caught passes for MNW QB Chatarius Atwell Jr. WR Justin Hill 4 catches for 60 yards.
- Both teams combined for 7 total fumbles. Didn’t lose any. But still put the ball on the ground seven times.