While the first season with the playoff point system went over without a major breakdown, it didn’t stop the FHSAA from tweaking the parameters – as the state’s governing body updated the point system this past January in anticipation for the 2018 season.
The Miami Sports Tribune learned and confirmed that longtime Miami Carol City High School assistant football coach Andre Stafford passed away Tuesday at the age of 43.
The Lady Red Raiders seemed lethargic while Tampa Robinson showed the “want-to” of a team chasing its third straight flag football title as Edison fell 16-0 in the Class 1A state championship game at Boca Raton High School.
The fraternity of NFL players from South Florida grew again this past week after the 2018 NFL Draft. Of the 256 players that heard their names called over the three-day event, nine – or about 3 percent – played their high school football in South Florida.
Edison’s road to Boca Raton – the host school of this year’s flag football state championships – included a dominant run through the GMAC tournament, which the Lady Red Raiders punctuated with a 19-0 win over Miami Jackson Thursday afternoon at Traz Powell Stadium.
Thanks to some strong individual performances, Christopher Columbus’ boys and Coral Reef’s girls took home Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) championships Saturday afternoon at Traz Powell Stadium.
Junior Jonathan Nunez scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds and 6-foot-4 senior Miguel Ayesa added 19 points – including two crucial fourth-quarter three-pointers – to lead Doral Academy to a 56-50 win over visiting Oakland Park Northeast Saturday night in the region 4-7A final in front of a capacity, standing-room-only crowd.
While Miami Northwestern’s girls and St. Thomas Aquinas’ boys teams each earned team championships at the annual Sam Burley Invitational, it was the individual performance of Plantation American Heritage’s Anthony Schwartz that had the crowd buzzing at Tropical Park Saturday night.
Forrest’s teammates did much more than “pick up the slack” Friday – senior guard Anthony Byrd scored a game-high 23 points and senior forward Wilkenson Isnord notched a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds to propel Blanche Ely to an easy 89-65 victory over the visiting Mustangs in the region 4-8A final.
After taking a 19-point lead midway through the first quarter, extending that lead to 22 points late in the third quarter, Miramar narrowly survived a feverish rally from visiting North Miami Tuesday night – with the Patriots holding on to capture a 68-64 victory in the region 4-9A semifinals.