TEAM OF THE WEEK
Arkeem Granger rushed for two touchdowns, highlighted by a 7-yard score on third-and-goal with 24.6 seconds left, as the Flanagan football team (8-0, 5-0) took control of District 12-8A by rallying from a 15-point second-half deficit and stunned archrival Miramar 27-21.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Carlos Penaranda and Tomas Gimenez-Beron, Pines Charter, boys’ cross-country: Penaranda and Gimenez-Beron went 1-2 at the BCAA championships.
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Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy, girls’ swimming: The standout freshman won the 100-yard butterfly in a school-record 55.53 at the Woodson Invitational.
Tyler Huntley, Hallandale, football: Huntley threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead the Chargers (7-0) over Dillard 30-14.
Jorge Garcia, American Heritage, boys’ golf: Garcia shot 69 to claim medalist honors and lead the Patriots to their fourth consecutive district championship.
Nikki Lyons, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ volleyball: Lyons had 19 kills, eight service points and eight digs to lead the Raiders (22-4) over Pompano Beach 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18 in the BCAA championship game.
Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest, girls’ swimming: Ciesla won the 50-yard free (23.39) and the 100-yard free (51.66) to lead the Panthers to a runner-up finish at the Woodson Invitational.
Patrick Groters, University School, boys’ swimming: The standout freshman won the 500-yard freestyle (4:40.24) and was third in the 50-yard freestyle (21.97) to lead the Suns to a program-best second-place finish at the Woodson Invitational.
Alexa Cruz, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ cross-country: Cruz, ranked No.2 in the state, cruised to her third consecutive BCAA championship and led the Raiders to the team title.
Khalil Herbert, Douglas, football: Herbert rushed for 142 yards to lead the Eagles past District 11-8A rival Piper 21-6.
Sarah Martin, Cardinal Gibbons, girls’ volleyball: Martin had 19 kills, 21 assists, 6 digs, 13 points and 4 blocks to lead the Chiefs (16-6) over Pine Crest in five sets.