For the past decade, Armwood’s football program has been a model of consistency. The Hawks made the playoffs every year and played in seven state title games during that span.
Their success ranks among the top teams.
This week, MaxPreps put together a list of the 20 most dominant programs in each state the last 10 years. Armwood was fourth, the highest among area teams and the only one not from South Florida in the top five.
The No. 1 team, Miami Central, beat the Hawks in three straight state championship games from 2013-15.
Two other local programs, Plant and Jefferson, also made the list. The Panthers, who won a state title in 2011 and were state runnerups twice (2010 and ‘16), were ranked eighth. The Dragons, who won a state title in 2010, finished in a tie with Jacksonville Bolles for 20th overall.
MaxPreps used a points system that factored in state titles and runnerup finishes, as well as state and national rankings. As expected, programs from two counties, Broward and Dade, were well-represented. Combined, they took up half the list.
Here is MaxPrep’s list of the state’s top 20 programs the past decade.