The Spartans’ offense came up empty for more than three quarters before putting together a dramatic rally for the second week in a row that led to them winning their third state title in school history.
St. Thomas Aquinas’ Michael Akuchie picked Cardinal Gibbons’ vaunted 2-3 zone apart and then snuffed out any chance of a comeback by St. Thomas Aquinas’ archrival at the Hoops Exchange Southern Shootout on Saturday.
The Lions came up short of winning the school’s third state title Saturday. But with a solid core returning and a coach in place – they hope for the long haul – Chaminade hopes this season was the beginning of a prolonged period of success.
George Smith coached St. Thomas Aquinas to its first six Florida state football championships and had a great spot to watch the Raiders win their 10th of all-time and third consecutive on Friday night as he joined coach Roger Harriott on the sidelines at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
The St. Thomas Aquinas football team won the school’s 10th football state championship on Friday night as the Raiders also became the first school from Broward County to win three consecutive championships.
Despite losing Ohio State commitment Trevon Grimes to injury early on, St. Thomas Aquinas’ receivers lived up to their hype and put together another impressive game in the Raiders’ 45-6 state championship rout of Plant.
Kaleb Fitzgerald dominated his guard matchup with 18 points, and highly touted 6-7 freshman forward Scott Barnes controlled the frontcourt with a game-high 22 points as West Palm Beach-Cardinal Newman beat Northeast 66-54 on Friday night at the Hoop Exchange Southern Shootout at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale.
With five freshman in the starting lineup for Friday’s 24-8 loss to Jacksonville University Christian in the Florida Class 2A state championship football game, the future looks good for Hialeah’s Champagnat Catholic.
American Heritage bounced back from a 20-point preseason loss to state power Miami Booker T. Washington to finish 14-0 by winning the Class 5A Florida state championship with a 35-33 win over Ponte Vedre on Friday in Orlando.
The St. Thomas Aquinas football team has won nine state championships and will go for the school’s first three-peat in the Florida Class 7A state championship Friday against Tampa Plant at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
Eduardo Camacho’s buzzer-beating three-pointer gave Miami Christian a 69-67 victory over Dillard on Thursday during the second annual HoopHall Miami Boys’ Basketball Invitational at AmericanAirlines Arena.
After running a spread offense primarily during the regular season, Chaminade-Madonna switched to a more run-oriented scheme in the playoffs, resulting in lopsided wins against some of the state’s best and its first state final appearance since 2005.