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Coral Reef hires Billy Rolle as its coach

 

Last week’s best performances

TEAM OF THE WEEK

Georgia signee Sony Michel scored three rushing touchdowns, Isaiah McKenzie finished with 200 all-purpose yards, highlighted by three touchdowns and Torrance Gibson added two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown as the American Heritage football team (14-1) rolled over Clay 66-8 in the Class 5A state championship game for the Patriots’ first football state title.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Lormar Rahming, Stranahan, wrestling: Rahming won the 132 weight class to help the Dragons defeat West Broward 39-30.

Ashley McGugian, Miramar, girls’ soccer: McGugian’s goal held up as the Patriots beat North Miami 1-0.

Lucas Diaz, North Broward, boys’ soccer: Diaz’s goal lifted the Eagles (12-0-1) over Bekrley Prep 1-0.

Majestic Tejada, McArthur, boys’ basketball: Tejada had a game-high 20 points to lead the Class 8A No. 9 Mustangs stormed back from a 27-16 halftime deficit to defeat No. 8 Miami High 64-62 in overtime at the HoopExchange Southern Shootout.

Nicole Kinsey, West Broward, girls’ soccer: Kinsey scored to lift the Bobcats (13-1-2) over Pompano Beach 1-0.

Keion Farrington, Dillard, boys’ basketball: The high energy 6-4 swingman had 18 points to lead Class 5A No. 7 Dillard (6-3) over Class 7A No. 3 Palm Beach Lakes (6-2) in the HoopExchange Southern Shootout.

Samantha Johnson, American Heritage, girls’ basketball: Johnson had a game-high 18 points, including the game-winning layup with three seconds left to help the visiting Patriots upset four-time defending state champion Dillard 48-47.

Anthony Silvestre, Hollywood Hills, wrestling: Silvestre swept the 113-pound weight class to help the Spartans defeat Fort Lauderdale and Dillard.

Lewayne Grant, Deerfield Beach, boys’ basketball: Grant had a team-high 15 points as the Bucks held off host Cardinal Gibbons 64-63 in the HoopExchange Southern Shootout.

Vanessa Agudelo, Douglas, girls’ soccer: Agudelo scored twice to lead the Eagles (13-2-2) over Boca Raton 2-1.

Reagan McCray, Archbishop McCarthy, girls’ basketball: McCray had a game-high 16 points to lead the Mavericks over Hallandale 55-52.

Keyanna Warthen, Fort Lauderdale, girls’ basketball: Warthen had a game-high 19 points to lead the Flying L’s over Boyd Anderson 52-49.

Jessica Bell, Coral Springs Christian, girls’ basketball: Bell had a game-high 17 points to lead the Crusaders over Highlands Christian 47-44.

Haanif Cheatham, Pines Charter, boys’ basketball: Cheatham had a game-high 25 points and eight rebounds to lead the 6A No. 4 Jaguars (9-1) over Calusa Prep in the A-Rod Classic.

Bryan Cruz and Cameron Kalogerakis, Nova boys’ soccer: Cruz and Kalogerakis scored in a 2-1 victory over Boyd Anderson.

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Billy Rolle is one of only two Miami-Dade County football coaches to win state championships at different schools.

On Monday, Rolle was officially given the opportunity to try and make another team great.

Rolle, who has led Northwestern and Killian to state championships in his career, was hired at Coral Reef’s new coach. Rolle coached the Barracudas’ final regular season game this year on an interim basis after the school released former coach Chevas Clements.

"I’m back in the water, and this time, I’m a barracuda," Rolle said. "Coaching is in my blood. I thought I could sit out and watch. But that didn’t last too long."

Rolle led Northwestern to state championships in 1998 and 2007 and was an assistant coach during the Bulls’ state title run in 1995. Rolle also led Killian to a state title in 2004. He is also one of four coaches to win at least three state titles in the modern era (Walt Frazier - Carol City; Ice Harris - Booker T. Washington; Nick Kotys - Coral Gables).

Rolle resigned at Northwestern after the 2011 season when the Bulls missed the playoffs for the first time in 20 years.

Rolle takes over a Coral Reef team that went 6-4 this past season, but missed the playoffs. The Barracudas reached the second round of the playoffs in 2011.

"It’s a great academic school and it has a lot of talent," Rolle said. "I missed the game and want to give back. I was reading an article and didn’t realize [Central coach] Roland Smith had been away for six years. I don’t know how he did it.

"This school has a championship attitude and I think it’ll be a great challenge."

BOYS’ SOCCER

• Everglades 5, Hialeah Gardens 3: Jose Rivas 4 goals. Hakeem Duncan goal. Hector Arboleda 2 assists. EVER 5-3-4.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

• North Broward Prep 3, Gibbons 1: NB (13-1-1): Morgan Sherman goal, assist. Emma Dineen goal, assist. Rachel Blow goal. Sam Susi 6 saves. CG: Francesca DeNicola goal.

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

West Broward vs. Coral Glades, 7:30

Douglas vs. Palmer Trinity, 7:30

Stranahan vs. Fort Lauderdale, 7:30

Hollywood Hills vs. McArthur, 7:30

Monarch vs. South Plantation, 7:30

BOYS’ SOCCER

Chaminade-Madonna vs. Mourning, 8:00

Blanche Ely vs. Fort Lauderdale, 7:00

Coconut Creek vs. Hallandale, 7:00

Cooper City vs. Hollywood Hills, 7:00

Coral Glades vs. Deerfield Beach, 6:00

West Broward vs. Cypress Bay, 7:00

South Broward vs. Dillard, 7:00

Northeast vs. Nova, 7:00

Plantation vs. Pompano Beach, 7:00

NBP vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 7:00

Western vs. South Plantation, 7:00

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Coconut Creek vs. Cooper City, 5:00

Taravella vs. Douglas, 5:30

Stranahan vs. Fort Lauderdale, 5:30

Nova vs. Everglades, 5:30

Northeast vs. Flanagan, 5:30

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Blanche Ely vs. Fort Lauderdale, 5:00

Coconut Creek vs. Hallandale, 5:00

Cooper City vs. Hollywood Hills, 5:00

Deerfield Beach vs. Coral Glades, 3:00

Taravella vs. Coral Springs, 5:00

Cypress Bay vs. West Broward, 5:00

Piper vs. Deerfield Beach, 5:00

Heritage vs. Douglas (DELRAY), 5:00

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Palmer Trinity vs. Douglas (Home), 7:30

Fort Lauderdale vs. Hollywood Hills,7:30

Plantation vs. Miramar (Miramar), 7:30

Northeast vs. Nova (NOVA), 7:30

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