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Booker T. Washington’s Nigel Patten seeks redemption in final against Jacksonville Bolles

 

The Booker T. Washington football team’s championship hopes were collapsing fast.

And then Nigel Patten found himself at ground zero of the Tornadoes’ disastrous night.

Patten muffed a kickoff near his own goal line and as he struggled to get the ball back watched a Jacksonville Bolles player take the ball away and with it Booker T.’s state championship hopes a year ago in the Citrus Bowl.

The miscue was a turning point, but not the only error that contributed to a 33-25 state championship defeat in the 2011 Class 4A state final.

That didn’t make it any less painful for Patten.

“It was real tough at school that Monday after,” Patten said. “A lot of people had things to say to me. They felt like I cost them the game and the championship. My coaches were there for me, and told me not to blame myself, but it still took a long time to get over it.”

The Tornadoes get a second chance Saturday night at the Citrus Bowl when they face Jacksonville Bolles again in the Class 4A final at 7 p.m.

And no Booker T. player is more anxious to get on the field than Patten.

Patten, a 5-9, 175-pound junior cornerback, has been one of the key defensive players that has helped Booker T. (12-1) earn a trip back to Orlando as a shut down player against most top receivers in the state.

Patten, who already has been offered a scholarship by Florida State, has 22 solo tackles this season and helped the Tornadoes allow only 13 points in the playoffs. Patten also has drawn interest from Miami, Mississippi, Connecticut, Purdue and West Virginia.

“I’m ready to do what I got to do and show everyone I’m not the same player I was then,” Patten said. “I’ve matured a lot and I’m ready to show it.”

The road to potential redemption wasn’t easy for Patten, who grew up playing in Overtown with several of his current teammates.

“From my standpoint, his mistake didn’t define that game,” Booker T. Washington coach Tim “Ice” Harris said. “But we understand what a kid in that situation can go through and what other kids and people will tell him. As coaches, we’re trying to make sure kids understand that you have to go through trials and tribulations in sports, but you have to be prepared to face it and work hard.

“He was still crying and apologizing the day after the game, but I told him you have to move on and the second you can move on, you’ll see what a stronger person you are.”

Harris said the whole experience humbled Patten, whom he said had a tendency to brag after making big plays. That got him in trouble earlier this season when he was ejected following an on-field scuffle with a player from Orlando Jones.

The team suspended Patten for one game, but avoided additional punishment from the Florida High School Athletic Association when the school won an appeal after submitting video evidence of the altercation.

“The video we sent to the state showed that Patten didn’t do anything that deserved a long suspension,” Harris said. “Nigel’s a great kid and a hard worker, but when he realized how he can get in trouble and lose a chance to play football it when something like that happens, it really taught him a lesson. It’s really helped him develop in terms of his work ethic and it’s shown in his play this year.”

Patten made a key interception in the Tornadoes’ 41-13 state semifinal win at Cocoa last week, and had another pick he returned for a touchdown nullified by a penalty.

This week, Patten is looking for such a performance to become a defining moment in his high school career.

“All your friends, fans and peers felt like you blew the game and that’s all [Patten] was hearing when we got back last year,” Booker T. offensive coordinator Tim Harris Jr. said. “We’re happy to see him playing at his best now. That one play is feeding him right now. I’m looking forward to seeing how he responds to that at state.”

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

•  Late Thursday – Central 68 , Homestead 50 – CEN: Wilder 20, Fils-Aime 14, Simeon 13, Guerrier 6, Hardy 5, Johnson 4, Danuels 3, Francois 1. HOM: Waldo 8, Mitchell 7, Geffard 7, Williams 7, Sanon 6, Harrigon 6, Young 4, Hawkins 3, Janiter 2, Davis. Halftime: CEN 30-20. Three-pointers: Wilder 2, Hardy, Simeon. Rebounds: Simeon 20. Assists: Johnson 8. Steals: Hardy 2.

•  Late Thursday – Braddock 70, Sunset 21 – BRA: Ramos 23, Arrieta 13, Fernandez 11, Echemendia 8, Diaz 4, Cueto 3, Baron 2, Estol 2, Rosario 2, Chiang 2, Padilla 14, Galban 3, Felipe 2, Rosales 2. Rebounds: Fernandez 15. Assists: Arrieta 7. Steals: Ramos 6.

•  Late Thursday – Miami Springs 58, North Miami 54 – MS: Fisher 22, Troya 13, Olivares 13, Thomas 4, Alfonso 4, Reinvil 2. Rebounds: Thomas 8. Assists: Olivares 3. Steals: Olivares, Troya, Fisher. MS 5-2

•  Late Thursday – Hebrew Academy 50, Hillel 38: Abramowitz 22, Schechter 12, Esformes 11, Masin 4, Meyerson 1, Furst 1, Franco 10, Kaswan 8, Ohayon 6, Sneuni 6, Elharrar 4, Wainer 3, Burstyn 1. Halftime: HIL 21-15. Three-pointers: Franco 2, Kaswan. Rebounds: Abramowitz 7, Schechter 7. Assists: Schechter 4, Masin 4. Steals: Abramowitz 5.

•  Late Thursday – TERRA 55, Archimedean 23: Shau 12, Munoz 10, Novo 8, Ruocco 10. TER 5-4.

•  Late Thursday – Coral Gables 90, Goleman 47: Dawson 20, Delrosario 3, Martinez 3, Ramos 2, Morban 8, Coto 6, Aguero 16, Kirkpatrick 20, Melendez 11, Castellated 11, Carcas 5, Lopez 6, Blake 4, Farthman 4, Woolley 2, Suarez 15 Assists: Kirkpatrick 7.

•  Late Thursday – La Salle 72, Mast Academy 36: Santana 19, Becdullas 11, Hank 7, Robinson 8. Rebounds: Robinson 6. Steals: Hank 5.

•  Late Thursday – Krop 42, North Miami Beach 56: Moreau 5, Joseph 6, Mompoint 8, Morend 23, Larose 8, Mesinor 7, Bissainthe 17, Joachim 13, Jeantinor 2, Remedios 7, Alexis 2. Three-pointers: Joseph 2, Morend 2. Assists: Mesinor 5. Rebounds: Joachim 8.

•  Late Thursday – American 56, Hialeah Gardens 55: Foster 20, Barba 2, Spicer 14, Tavernier 2, Andrews 10, Liz 4, Amparo 4, Cassila 2, Huertas 2, Frye 3, Gonzalez 24, Simonza 21, Leonardo 4. Halftime: HG 26-24. Three-pointers: Foster 4, Spicer, Andrews 2, Frye, Simoza. Rebounds: Amparo 7. Assists: Foster 4. Steals: Foster 4.

•  Late Thursday – Varela 45, Killian 42 – VAR (4-2): Gutierrez 12, Navarro 6, Pujol 7, Lafontant 12, Washington 8, Moore 18, M. Watkins 8, Herton 6, R Watkins 2, Correa 1, Miller 6, Garammone 1. Three-pointers: Gutierrez 3, Pujol, Moore 2, M. Watkins 2. Halftime: VAR 19-14. Rebounds: Lafontant 10. Assists: Navarro 5. Steals: Pujol 3. VAR 4-2.

•  Late Thursday – Booker T. 54, Gainesville Buchholz 37 – BTW: Spiller 16, Holcomb 15, Pitpit 9, Williams 2, Passmore 2, Jackson 8, Henvill 2, Curtis 2, Goar 2, Chalifox 9, Wilson 11, Whitehead 4, Issac 2, Ross 4, Epps 3. Halftime: BTW 28-12. Three-pointers: Spiller, Holcomb 3, Pitpit 3, Chalifox 2, Epps. Rebounds: Jackson 15. Assists: Spiller 10. Steals: Spiller 3.

•  Late Thursday – Southridge 73, South Dade 44 – SR: Edwards 15, Wimbley 23, Bartley 5, Underwood 7, Chandler 4, Sanchez 5, Davis 2, Johnson 4, Mccray 4, Molano 4, Cartwright 8, Lloyd 8, Beaufort 6, Terondez 1, Collins 2, Birts 2, Coper 18, Holl 2, Gero 1, Cabrel 2. Halftime: SR 44-13. Rebounds: Johnson 8. Assists: Wimbley 6. Steals: Edwards 5, Wimbley 5

•  Late Wednesday – Hebrew Academy 63, Mater East 54 – HEB: Blanco 12, Richardson 11, Larkin 9, Garcia 7, Delacruz 6, Larkin 4, Betancourt 2, Garcia 2, Arluello 1, Abramowitz 23, Schechter 16, Masin 13, Furst 6, Esformes 4, Wachtel 1. Halftime: ME 25-21. Three-pointers: Abramowitz 3, Larkin 2, Masin, Richardson, Blanco. Rebounds: Schechter, Furst 8. Assists: Schechter, Masin 5. Steals: Abramowitz 3.

•  Late Wednesday – Hialeah Educational Academy 57, Somerset 56: J. Munoz 9, R. Munoz 14, Quiros 2, Morales 9, Martinez 23, A. Gonzales 11, Posado 4, J. Gonzales 2, Bonilla 37, Arias 2.

•  Late Wednesday – Doral Academy 62, Doctors Charter 23: Mercondes 10, Reese 9, Mendia 9, Ruiz 8, Oquiendo 6, Steal 6, Pierre 5, Fernandez 4, Santos 3, Pineda 2. Halftime: DA 40-15

•  Late Wednesday – Hillel 75, MAST Academy 64: N Wainer 14, Kaswan 13, Ohayon 6, Paniry 4, Burstyn 11, Fromzion 2, Sredni 2, A Wainer 2, Elharrar 20, Serfati 1

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

•  Miami Springs 58, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 36 – MS: Zapata 10, Williams 11, Padrino 11, McKenney 22, Wood 4. Rebounds: Padrino 14. Steals: Williams 8. Assists: McKenney 8.

•  Late Thursday – Florida Christian 43, Westminster Christian 20: Jimenez 15, Martinez 7, Prinz 5, K. Jim 3, Renouf 6, Wright 4, Donato 3, Clausell 3, Figeroa 1, Poveda 8, Woodard 5, Labuzan 3. Halftime: FC 33-8. Three-pointers: Labuzan 1. Rebounds: Jim 10. Assists: Jimenez 8. Steals: Jimenez 7.

•  Late Thursday – Archbishop Curley 83, Dade Christian 2: Jean 19, Edgecombe 18, Morley 17, Pierre 8, Savain 7, Hyppolite 4, Chery 2, Gonzalez 2. Halftime: AC 50-2. Three-pointers: Savain, Morley. Rebounds: Jean 6. Assists: Philippe 11. Steals: Morley 11.

•  Late Thursday – TERRA 48, Doral Academy 37 – TER (5-3): Pandolfo 14, Perlberg 11, Friend 7. Halftime: TER 31-15. Rebounds: Tato 9, Pandolfo 7. Steals: Perlberg 4, Zagales 2.

•  Late Thursday – Miami Country Day 61, Gulliver 26 – MCD (9-0): Westbrooks 5, Bahodue 8, Deutch 2, M.Pyatt 4, Wirshing 5, Pagliery 2 Mackenzie 5, Swaby 12, B.Blot 17, Lewis 10, Minott 17. Halftime: MCD 23-14. Three-pointers: Wirshing, Mackenzie. Rebounds: Minott 11. Steals: B.Blot 7, Lewis 7 Assists: Lewis 4.

•  Late Thursday – Hillel 40, Curley 22 – HIL: Brener 14, Wolf 1, Liberman 17, Scheck 4, Lichy 4.

•  Late Thursday – Booker T. 39, Westland Hialeah 23 – BTW: An.Baca 3, Leite 18, Al. Baca 2, Miller 8, Berry 4, Hudson 4, Hatem 7, Cimadevilla 2, Rolon-Glen 2, Rodriguez 3, Alonzo 2, Medina 7, Halftime BTW 17-6. Assist: Miller 6. Rebounds: Hudson

Late Wednesday – Hebrew Academy 45, Mater East 32 – HEB: Richard 15, Zheng 9, Camacho 8, Dobin 21, Gordon 17, Moyal 5, Weiss 2. Halftime: HEB 22-8. Three-pointers: Moyal. Rebounds: Gordon 12. Assists: Gordon 8. Steals: Gordon 4.

•  Late Wednesday – American 70, North Miami Beach 33: Bradshaw 20, Smith 18, Jones 17, D. Williams 7, David 5, Vargas 2, J. Williams 1, Pierre 11, Janvier 10, Pierre-louis 7, Fervier 3, Lovious 2. Halftime AME 28-18. Three-pointers: Bradshaw 2, D. Williams. Rebounds: J. Williams 6, Smith 6. Assists: Jones 4, David 4. Steals: Smith 5.

•  Late Wednesday – South Miami 69, Sunset 24: Valdes 5, Brown 8, Cummings 2, Gil 11, Puertas 2, Graham 18, Brown 8, King 9, Evans 6, Espinosa 21, Bennett 1, A. Perez 2. Three-pointers: Gil, Espinosa 2. Halftime: SM 44-12. Rebounds: Brown 10. Steals: Cummings 4. Assists: Graham 3.

•  Late Wednesday – Lourdes Academy 63, Braddock 28: Suarez 23, Jordan 15, Palmer 7, Vidal 6, Campanella 4, Minervino 2, Sosa 2, Nunez 2, De Armas 2, Benedit 11, Osceola 7, Martinez 6, Flores 2, Gomez 2. Halftime: LA 43-13. Rebounds: Palmer 10. Assists: Suarez 6. Steals: Minervino 3.

•  Late Wednesday – Southridge 36, South Dade 34: Williams 13, Horn 6, Mcanuff 6, Wilson 2, Kirkland 9, Sheftall 8, Williams 7, Johnson 2, Rivera 2, McClean 7, Thomas 9. Halftime: SR 22-21. Rebounds: Kirkland 9. Assists: Horn 7. Steals: Williams 4.

•  Late Wednesday – Miami High 62, Miami Springs 17: Mendoza 10, Reid 6, Sweeting 6, Johnson 11, Smith 1, Kimborough 10, Guerrero 4, Mompremier 14, Zapata 9, McKenny 4, Wood 2. Three-pointers: Johnson, Mendoza 2, Kimborough 2, Zapata. Halftime: MH 40-7. Rebounds: Mompremier 9.

•  Late Wednesday – Northwestern 60, Jackson 30: Allen 10, Gunn 9, Stalworth 9, Horne 8, Noble 5, Dawkins 5, Cameron 5, Williams 4, Huell 3, Brooks 2, Mitchell 11, Paschal 7, Delaro 7, Lane 4, Johnson 1. Halftime: MNW 28-12. Three-pointers: Noble. Rebounds: Williams 8. Steals: Dawkins 7.


GIRLS’ SOCCER

•  La Salle 2, Archbishop McCarthy 1: Nicole Baldassini goal and assist. Daniel Peña goal. Sol Baldassini assist. ILS 9-0-2.

•  Late Thursday – Dade Christian 4, Mater Lakes 1: Abby Clanton 2 goals, Sophia Galvez goal. Sophie Garcia goal. Karyna Gastesi 2 assists. DC 9-1-1.

•  Late Thursday – La Salle 8, Miami Jackson 0: Danielle Peña 3 goals. Nicole Baldassini 3 goals. Therese Vidal goal. Maria Cuesta shutout. LAS 8-0-2.

•  Late Thursday – Florida Christian 2, Coral Shores 1: Katelyn Godoy 2 goals, Iris Dunn goal. FC 3-4-2.

Late Thursday – Southwest 2, South Miami 0: Daniela Tenjido 2 goals. SW 3-6-2.

•  Late Thursday – Miami Springs 8, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 0: Nicolo Borotto 2 goals, Elizabeth Perez 3 assists, Diana Haro goal. MS 10-2-3.

•  Late Thursday – Lourdes 8, Coral Park 0: Tatiana Hernandez goal, Isabella Loret Demola goal, Nicole Perez goal. LOU 10-1.

•  Late Thursday – Killian 5, Southridge 0: Amanda Perez 2 goals. Stephanie Galindo goal. Kelly Bahamondes goal. KIL 7-5-0.

•  Late Wednesday – Palmetto 4, Varela 0: Marti Shelby Denkert 2 goals, Taryn D’adesky goal, Marti Stein shutout.

•  Late Wednesday – Homestead 3, Miami Central 0: Kaydee Bailey 2 goals, Camasha Alexander goal.

•  Late Wednesday – Miami Beach 8, North Miami Beach 0: Star Emison 5 goals, Jessie Stein goal, Jenna Stein goal.

BOYS’ SOCCER

•  Belen 3, Homestead 0: Eduardo Valle 2 goals. Kevin Gonzalez goal. Frankie De La Camara assist. BEL 7-1-2.

•  Late Thursday – American Heritage 2, Mourning 0: Samuel Vinson goal, Julian Betancur goal. AMH 7-3-1.

•  Late Thursday – Westminster Christian 5, Colonial Christian 0: Joey Alamo 3 goals, Sabrin Vorbe goal, Connor Wooten goal, Conner Brannon shutout. WC 6-2-1.

Late Thursday – TERRA 4, Edison 2: Cristian Jimenez 2 goals, assist. Alexser Cortez goal, Agustin Cioni goal.

•  Late Thursday – La Salle 8, Miami Jackson 0: Bryan de Freitas 2 goals, assist, Mateo Brugo goal, Manuel Maceda goal, Daniel Ali goal, Gonzi Nuñez goal, assist, Fede Torres-Garcia goal, Alex Tsiris goal, Otto Quiroz 3 assists, Alvaro Morales assist, Juan Badessich assist, Alex Cardenas shutout. ILS 4-2-1.

•  Late Thursday – St. Brendan 4, Archbishop Caroll 0: Guillermo Ruiz 2 goals. Octavio Gonzalez goal. Julian Quinones goal, shutout.

•  Late Thursday – Palmer Trinity 8, Somerset Academy 0: Lucas Pagano 4 goals, 2 assists, Vitor Pagano 2 goals, assist, Andres Rivas 2 goals. PT 9-1-2.

•  Late Wednesday – Miami Beach 2, North Miami Beach 0: Tomas Moffatt goal, Alejandro Diaz goal, Eduardo Moya shutout. MB 6-1-2.

Late Wednesday – Pine Crest 5, Westminster 0: Brandon Danzansky 2 goals, Jonathon bell 2 goals, Grant Fitzgerald goal, Nick Schaffer shutout.

•  Late Wednesday – Coral Park 4, Jackson 1: Facundo Prado goal, Juan Pablo Ganan goal, Carlos Budyszewick goal, Jose Molina goal. CP 5-2-2.

•  Late Wednesday – MAST 4, Edison 3: Christopher Alexander goal, Daniel Godoy 1 goal, Georvy Panameno goal.

•  Late Wednesday – Miami Beach 2, North Miami Beach 0: Tomas Moffatt goal, Alejandro Diaz goal, Eduardo Moya shutout. MB 6-1-2.

WRESTLING

•  Late Thursday – North Miami Duels: North Miami 40, Curley 12; Krop 51, Central 18; North Miami 40, Carol City 30; Carol City 36, Curley 24; Krop 42, Edison 18, Krop 48, Curley 18; North Miami 36, Edison 30; Central 41, Carol City 24. NM 4-1.

•  Late Thursday – Ferguson 59, Miami Beach 24: 182: Nelson Salerno pin 0:37. 145: Joushua Soto pin 3:57. 138: Linos Hall pin 5:13.

•  Late Thursday – Ferguson 46, Pace 30: 182: Nelson Salerno Pin 1:00. 160: Benjamin Perez pin :50. 195: Brenden Hartnett pin :59.

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

A-Rod Classic at Columbus - Consolations: Gainesville Buchholz v. Miami Beach,.3; Ransom v. Dwyer 4:30; Booker T. v. Columbus/Sagemont loser, 6. Final: South Miami v. Sagemont/Columbus winner, 7:30.

Carol City at Mourning, 7

Ferguson at Belen Jesuit, 4

Archbishop Carroll at Hialeah Gardens, 5:30

American at Miami Palmetto, 6

Gulliver Prep at Palmer Trinity, 6:30

Champagnat at Westwood Christian, 7:30

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

St. Brendan at Florida Christian, 3:30

Barron Collier at Norland, 4

Gulliver Prep at Palmer Trinity, 5

BOYS’ SOCCER

Sagemont at Hillel, 8

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Ransom Everglades at Westminster Christian, 11 a.m.

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