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. 9 MIAMI NORTHWESTERN BULLS

Head Coach:  Max Edwards, 8th year

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Classification & District: 2M-14

2021 Record: 10-4

Key Athletes: WR Andy Jean, Sr; TE Adam Moore, Sr; CB Rayquan Adams, Sr; RB Jamari Ford, Sr; CB Nazir Ward, Sr; WR Rashad Davis, Sr; QB Taron Dickens, Sr; DE Toddrick Brewton, Sr; TE P.J. Paulk, Sr; WR Ja’khai Rainey, Jr; LB Felix Ward, Jr; OL Nathaniel-Julien Blanc, Jr; OL Tramayne Carson, Jr

2022 Schedule

Kickoff 7:30 PM ET unless noted

* – Denotes District Game

All home games at Traz Powell Stadium

Fri. 8/26 (Week 1) – @ Venice

Fri. 9/2 (Week 2) – Miami Jackson*

Fri. 9/9 (Week 3) – Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

Fri. 9/16 (Week 4) – Miami Edison*

Thu. 9/22 (Week 5) – Miami Columbus

Fri. 9/30 (Week 6) – BYE WEEK

Fri. 10/7 (Week 7) – Miami Central

Sat. 10/15 (Week 8) – @ Miami Booker T. Washington (Traz Powell)

Fri. 10/21 (Week 9) – GMAC Bowl Game – TBA

Fri. 10/28 (Week 10) – Miami Immaculata-LaSalle

Fri. 11/4 (Week 11) – BYE WEEK

Season Outlook: The Bulls had a strong season last year making a deep run in the Class 6A playoffs before being knocked out by eventual State Champion Tampa Jesuit. Now with the changes in the classifications, the Bulls find themselves in Class 2M and in a highly competitive region that includes multiple state championship contenders including Miami Central and Miami Booker T. Washington. The region alone will provide a lot of tough competition for teams and only one team will emerge from Region 4 during the playoffs. The district alone will be the biggest challenge as Miami Edison and Miami Booker T. Washington alone will try to contend for the district championship and to try to keep the Bulls at bay. However, the Bulls have a lot of the team returning this year that made up the core nucleus of the state semifinalist team including quarterback Taron Dickens who threw for 3,743 yards and 42 touchdowns during the season – including playoffs. Those numbers alone should make Bulls fans feel great about where the season could go.