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Nationally-ranked teams are set to play one of the most-anticipated matchups of the season on Saturday afternoon. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) is No. 13 in the MaxPreps national high school football rankings and is 9-1 in its last 10 meetings against No. 23 Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Although the Patriots have dominated the rivalry for the last decade, the Chiefs come into the matchup 5-0, and will be highly motivated to hand American Heritage (4-1) its second consecutive loss this season. The game was originally scheduled for Friday evening but was moved back a day due to concerns surrounding the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. 

Kickoff is set for noon ET at Dr. Bud Tight Field at Cardinal Gibbons. The Chiefs won a 4A state championship last season, while the Patriots made an early exit in the 5A Region 4 semifinals. Cardinal Gibbons hasn't lost at home since last October. Find out more about this matchup and follow it at MaxPreps

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How to track American Heritage vs. Cardinal Gibbons

  • American Heritage vs. Cardinal Gibbons date: Saturday, October 1
  • American Heritage vs. Cardinal Gibbons time: Noon ET
  • American Heritage vs. Cardinal Gibbons game page: Follow game at MaxPreps

What you need to know about American Heritage

Even though American Heritage suffered its first loss of the season last week against Chaminade-Madonna, 42-34, the result belies the amount of talent the Patriots have on the defensive side of the ball. Four-star defensive back and NC State commit Daemon Fagan had six solo tackles, two for loss and an interception. Four-star cornerback Damari Brown had seven total tackles and three passes defensed, and linebacker David Vadala had seven solo tackles, (four for loss) and four quarterback hurries.

On a defense filled with players bound for NCAA Division I programs, linebacker Andrew Klis has stood out as a dominant pass-rusher. He hasn't garnered the same level of recruiting attention as some of his teammates, but he leads the team in sacks (four), and is tied for fourth in tackles-for-loss, with six. In last year's meeting between the two sides, the Patriots held Gibbons QB Dylan Rizk to just 129 yards passing and one interception.

What you need to know about Cardinal Gibbons

Cardinal Gibbons had a chance to mix business with pleasure last week as the Chiefs traveled to Key West and stomped the Conchs, 63-7. Gibbons only needed to generate 341 yards of total offense in the win. Quarterback and three-star Central Florida commit, Dylan Rizk had an exceptional five-touchdown performance, but just cleared 230 yards in the win. Most of those yards went to Komani Beneby, who finished with 80 yards and two touchdowns.

Gibbons doesn't have a running back like American Heritage's Mark Fletcher to fall back on, but it does have another play-making wide receiver threat in 2023 recruit Antonio Lindsay Jr. Lindsay leads the team in receptions (15), and is second on the team in receiving, with 175 yards and two touchdowns. Otherwise, senior running back and three-star Florida Atlantic commit Kamari Moulton leads the team in rushing, with 182 yards and a touchdown on 45 carries this season.

How to get high school football scores, updates for American Heritage vs. Cardinal Gibbons

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