The St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) varsity football team has a home non-conference game vs. St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD) on Saturday, August 28 @ 12p.
The game (12 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ESPN. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of St. Frances (Md.) vs St. Thomas Aquinas (Fl.) online:
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St. Frances (MD) at St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) Preview
According to high school sports site MaxPreps, St. Frances enters this game as the No. 8 team and host St. Thomas Aquinas as the No. 6 team in the country.
- Defending state champion St. Thomas Aquinas is a national contender every year. No. 176 senior Julian Armella – OT will set the tone on offense up front, while No. 201 junior King Mack – S will sure up the defensive backfield for the Raiders
- Frances’ defense is deep on talent with four ESPN 300 ranked seniors: No. 22 Derrick Moore – DE (OU commit), No. 71 Jaishawn Barham – OLB, No. 150 Cam Johnson – CB and No. 262 Nasir Pearce -DT.
St. Frances has two defensive players ranked in 247Sports’ top 100 players for the class of 2022, with linebacker Jaishawn Barham at No. 60 and Oklahoma commit Derrick Moore, a defensive lineman, at No. 96.
St. Thomas Aquinas is coming off a Florida 7A state title last season. St. Frances, the MIAA champions from 2016-2018, didn’t play in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team will also be without long-time head coach Biff Poggi this season, as he left to join Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan.
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