While St. Thomas Aquinas, American Heritage and Champagnat Catholic have all won state titles within the past four years, Southridge, Carol City and Chaminade-Madonna will try to end long state title droughts this weekend in Orlando
Westminster Academy’s forward tandem of 6-10 Paul Atkinson and 6-9 Jason Strong didn’t get the hype University School’s sophomore standouts 7-1 Balsa Koprivica and 6-10 Vernon Carey Jr. did at the beginning of the season. But it was Atkinson and Strong who earned bragging rights in a 60-57 victory for Westminster on Saturday.
A loss to Southridge on Friday night hurts, but nothing can be more painful than what Deerfield Beach senior wide receiver and University of Alabama recruit Jerry Jeudy has been tormented with this week. One week ago, Jeudy found out that his beloved 7-year-old sister Aaliyah had passed away.
One week after traveling north and beating down the top ranked 6A team in the state (Daytona Beach Mainland) in decisive fashion, the Chiefs of Miami Carol City took their traveling road show to the west coast of Florida on Friday night to take on another undefeated team and delivered more of the same.
In a state semifinal battle of undefeated 12-0 teams on Friday night, host American Heritage was able to withstand a late rally by Tampa Jesuit for a 21-14 victory to advance to the 5A state championship.
Christian Silva was the catalyst Archbishop Carroll needed against Deerfield Beach to help the Bulldogs mount a pivotal second-quarter rally and then pull away for a 72-56 win at the Kreul Showcase at Monarch High School on Friday.
South Dade is favored to win its fourth state title in a row, Southridge is hoping to follow up its football team’s success , and Southwest, in addition to chasing a team title, is hoping senior Franco Valdes can become a six-time state qualifier.
After recently finalizing its new playoff qualifying points system, the Florida High School Athletic Association released Tuesday its tentative plan its new regionalized format for Classes 4A-1A for the next two seasons.
With three spots in the state finals guaranteed, St. Thomas Aquinas, American Heritage and Carol City hope to join the winner of the Southridge-Deerfield Beach game and give South Florida six teams in Orlando.
With a combined record of 15-0, it was a matchup of girls’ soccer elite in Miami-Dade County under the lights on Monday night when Coral Reef and Miami Springs squared off at Stafford Park in Miami Springs.