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Clayton, Simon and Irvin on radio

As we approach the third week of the high school football season, the Maroone High School Gridiron Report will get into high gear this Tuesday night from 9-10 on WQAM (560 AM).

Joining Larry Blustein on this week's show are South Dade standout running back Torry Clayton, Flanagan head coach Don Simon and Miami Westminster Christian head coach Sedrick Irvin.

Over the past three years, south Florida has had some exceptional football talent. One of those players who has been jumping into the spotlight - since his sophomore season - is Clayton, who has proven that he is indeed one of the elite backs in the state.

The 5-11, 200-pounder continues to lead his team, and colleges across the country have certainly taken notice of this quality football talent.

With schools such as UCF, Memphis, Ball State and several other big time programs watching, there is little doubt that Clayton will remain one of the elite backs around.

South Dade will play host to Miami Dr. Krop on Thursday night.

One of the most impressive football programs in the state of Florida each year will get a visit this Friday night from a team that has made a huge statement in the first two games of the year.

When Coach Simon and his Falcons head up to play Lakeland this week, this team will have a few surprises for the powerful Dreadnaughts.

Under Simon, a former Hialeah American standout, Flanagan has soared to great heights with quality talent, tremendous coaching and the belief they can compete with district foes Cypress Bay and Miramar.

The Falcons feature Notre Dame-bound receiver Justin Ferguson.

One of the top football prospects in Miami-Dade County history, Irvin came back to coaching locally after a successful playing career at Michigan State and in the NFL as well as coaching stops at Gulliver Prep, Alabama and memphis University.

What Irvin has done with the Warriors since taking over is teach a number of the quality athletes things that will certainly help them, and heading into Friday's district showdown at home against Chaminade-Madonna, senior quarterback David Thompson, who is headed to the University of Miami, is one of the players everyone will be watching.

Irvin's program at Westminster also includes 2015 prospect, Tim Irvin, who is a youth football legend, and the nephew of the head coach!

You can catch the show on www.wqam.com or archived via the internet at http://sfhighschoolsports.com.