As the high school football season wraps up around the country, two Sooner commits are still playing deep in their respective playoffs. Both Ahmad Thomas, of Miami Central (Miami, FL) and Matt Dimon of Katy (Katy, TX) will play this Saturday, December 15th with one playing for a gold ball, and the other playing for a spot in the state title game.
Ahmad Thomas will play for a state championship on Saturday.
Thomas, and his (11-2) Miami Central Rockets, will play Gainesville for the Florida 6A
State Championship in Orlando at the Florida Citrus Bowl at 1:00 EST. The Rockets qualified for the state title game when they beat Naples last week by a score of 48-33.
Central trailed 24-7 in the second quarter, but rallied for 34 second half points to qualify
for their third straight championship game appearance. The Rockets will get a stiff test
from the (15-0) Gainesville Hurricanes, who are rated as the No. 26th team in the nation.
Central comes into the game as the 6th ranked team in Florida, and the 37th ranked team in the country.
Thomas is ranked as the 25th best safety and the 49th overall player in the state of Florida by 247Sports.
Matt Dimon and the Katy Tigers qualified for the semifinals, by beating down Sooner commit Keith Ford and the Cypress Ranch Mustangs, 70-21 in the Class 5A Division II Region III high school football playoff game at Rice Stadium.
The Tigers 49-0 at the half, and cruised the rest of the way for an easy victory. Dimon, finished with two of the teams four sacks, and was the main clog on the Tigers defensive line that held Ford in check all game long. Ford finished with 96 yards on 11
touches, but 77 of those yards came on a touchdown run in the third quarter, when the game was well in hand.
Dimon and the Tigers will now face Cibolo Steele on Saturday in Waco, inside Floyd
Casey Stadium at 2 p.m. for a spot in the state title game.
Both teams come in with nearly identical resumes, as both enter with (14-0) records. Katy is ranked 59th in the country, and Steele is ranked 65th.
Matt Dimon had two sacks in last weeks 70-21 win over Cypress-Ranch.
Dimon is ranked as the 23rd best defensive end and tbe 57th overall player in the state of Texas by 247Sports.
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