With the 2022 high school football season here we are previewing the Top 25 teams in our Florida Top 25 rankings that we have already debuted on Varsity Sports Network’s Florida Gridiron Report last week. Rankings for the Florida Top 25 will be updated each Wednesday night on the Florida Gridiron Report and on FloridaHSFootball.com along with all classification rankings.

NO. 2 CHAMINADE-MADONNA LIONS

Head Coach: Dameon Jones, 7th year

Classification & District: 1M-6

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2021 Record: 13-1

Key Athletes: RB Davion Gause, Jr; WR Joshisa Trader, Jr; WR Jeremiah Smith, Sr; WR Edwin Joseph, Sr; WR Zaquan Patterson, Jr; CB Luke Evans, Sr; OL William Larkins, Sr; OL Deandre Duffus, Sr; DL Wayne Peart, Sr; OT Elvin Harris, Sr; CB D’Angelo Ponds, Sr; OL Aiden Martinez, Sr; QB Cedrick Bailey, Jr; K Andrew Abu-Akel, Jr; DE Bryce Stringer, Sr

2022 Schedule

Kickoff 7:00 PM ET unless noted

* – Denotes District Game

Sat. 8/27 (Week 1) – Washington DC St John’s, 4 (at St. Thomas Aquinas)

Fri. 9/2 (Week 2) – Fort Lauderdale Dillard

Fri. 9/9 (Week 3) – @ Miami Northwestern (at Traz Powell), 7:30

Fri. 9/16 (Week 4) – Plantation American Heritage

Thu. 9/22 (Week 5) – @ Pinecrest Gulliver Prep, 3:30

Fri. 9/30 (Week 6) – @ Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast (at South County Stadium)

Fri. 10/7 (Week 7) – @ Venice, 7:30

Fri. 10/14 (Week 8) – Deerfield Beach Somerset Key*

Fri. 10/21 (Week 9) – Hollywood Avante Garde*

Fri. 10/28 (Week 10) – Boca Raton St. John Paul II

Fri. 11/4 (Week 11) – BYE WEEK

Season Outlook: With finally getting back on top and winning the Class 3A State Championship in 2021 after losing it in 2020 in a tight battle will be a favorite in Class 1M to win it all again this year. That comes with the potential chance of a rematch possibly for the state championship with Jacksonville Trinity Christian which is another team considered a favorite in Class 1M. The biggest strength for the Lions this year will be the fact nine of the 11 starters on offense will be back and that will help greatly to score points in games. However, the area of concern could be – at least at the start – will be the defense with only three starters returning. But with that said, the Lions will not struggle in the least bit but may have some growing pains to handle quickly as they have gained quite a few position players during the offseason with transfers. Expect to see Chaminade-Madonna in the state championship game come December.