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January 31, 2014

Booker T. officially presented MaxPreps national championship trophy

At a ceremony Friday morning at the school's auditorium that was even attended by a couple of college coaches including Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, MaxPreps presented Booker T. Washington with its official national championship trophy.

The Tornadoes won their second consecutive Class 4A state title this season going 14-0 with two road victories over nationally-ranked opponents and a home win against then No. 2-ranked Miami Central.

Booker T. was voted the consensus No. 1 and will have another national championship presentation Feb. 12 when USA Today plans to come by the school.

Here's an interview with coach Tim "Ice" Harris.

Monarch's Shawn Burgess-Becker, Calvin Ridley ready to announce college commitments

Shawn Burgess-Becker and Calvin Ridley have been close friends since the third grade. 

On Sunday, they plan on announcing their college decisions to keep their friendship going at the same college.

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Burgess-Becker (left) and Ridley – two of South Florida’s most talented Class of 2015 prospects – took to their Twitter accounts Thursday to post a list of top schools with Miami, Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State in common. Burgess-Becker also listed UCF and Florida among his possible suitors with Ridley adding Clemson.

“I’ve visited most of the colleges [on my list],” Burgess-Becker said at Monarch High School on Thursday afternoon. “All of the schools have beautiful campuses. All of those schools have just been recruiting me heavy.

“I just felt good to make my decision on Sunday.”

Added Ridley, a young man of few words: “I’ve been known what school I wanted to go to.”

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