TEAM OF THE WEEK
The St. Thomas Aquinas football team (2-2) scored 13 unanswered points with eight minutes left, keyed by a pair of field goals from Zachary Ciero and a 7-yard touchdown run by Devonta’e Henry Cole, off a game-clinching interception from Velvario Faulkner, to defeat Miramar 20-12 and halt a three-game losing streak to the Patriots.
Athletes of the Week
Celeste Grimmett, Hollywood Christian, girls’ volleyball: Grimmett had 14 points, six kills and five aces to lead the Eagles over Somerset 25-19, 25-14, 25-15.
Edgardo Arrazola, Cypress Bay, golf: Arrazola won medalist honors with a 34 to help the Lightning beat Archbishop McCarthy, St. Thomas Aquinas and Douglas in a quad match.
Emily Kopas, University, girls’ swimming: Kopas won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke to lead the Suns to the Suns Invitational girls’ team title.
Mike Mele and Johnny Huntley, South Plantation, football: Mele connected with Huntley on the game-winning 50-yard touchdown pass as time expired as the Paladins (2-1) stunned Taravella 27-24.
Alexa Cruz, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ cross-country: The reigning Class 4A state champion ran a personal-best and state-leading 17:56 to win the University of Florida Mountain Dew Invitational title.
Willie Williams and Ryan Stanley, Flanagan, football: Williams had two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown, and Stanley threw two touchdowns and ran for another as the Falcons recorded their first road victory over District 12-8A archrival Cypress Bay 33-10.
Tsion Yared, Pine Crest, girls’ cross-country: The rising seventh-grader ran a career-best 18:08 to finish runner-up and lead Pine Crest to the Mountain Dew Invitational title.
Laura Perez, American Heritage, girls’ volleyball: Perez had 16 points, nine kills and seven aces to lead the Patriots over University School 25-12, 25-17, 25-16.
Tyler Huntley, Hallandale, football: Huntley threw two touchdown passes to help the Chargers (4-0) storm back from a 13-point deficit and rally past Coral Springs 28-20.
Adrianna Elliot, Western, girls’ golf: Elliot won medalist honors with a 36 to lead the Wildcats past Coral Glades and Flanagan.