TEAM OF THE WEEK
Behind a pack-running strategy designed by Aquinas boys’ first-year coach Joe Hazera, the St. Thomas Aquinas boys’ cross-country team, led by Sean Breslin (17th), Pierce Statham (22nd), Nicholas Rischar (30th), Ivan Donaher (32nd), Darian Adriano (33rd) and Antonio Martinez (34th) won the Class 4A state title.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Jhakari Harrison, Coconut Creek, football: Harrison threw a Broward-County single-game record eight touchdown passes and completed 12 of 17 passes for 360 yards in a 55-0 win over Northeast.
Alyssa Pujals and Julia Montgomery, Pine Crest, girls’ cross-country: Pujals claimed the Panthers’ fourth consecutive Class 2A individual state title and went 1-3 with Montgomery, a former state champion, for the Panthers’ fourth consecutive state runner-up finish.
Dayvon Medina, Piper, football: Medina had three touchdowns to lead the Bengals over Cooper City 34-7.
Lexi Kinsey, Westminster Academy, girls’ soccer: Kinsey had three goals to lead the Lions over Trinity Christian 4-0.
Brittany Gill, Dillard, girls’ cross-country: The first–year cross-country running sensation became the Panthers’ first state cross-country champion when she claimed the Class 3A state title.
Brook Bauer, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ volleyball: Bauer had 13 kills, four points and 11 digs to lead the Raiders (29-2) over Venice in three sets in the Class 7A state semifinals.
Sarah Martin, Cardinal Gibbons, girls’ volleyball: Martin had 17 kills, seven points, 17 assists, 10 digs and three blocks to lead the Chiefs (23-7) over Berkeley Prep in the Class 4A state semifinals.
Teddrick Moffett, Deerfield Beach, football: Moffett scored two touchdowns to lead the Bucks over Cardinal Gibbons 37-20.
Emiliana Perez and Andrea Van Den Berg, Cypress Bay, girls’ swimming: Perez won the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle, and Van Den Berg won the 200 and 500 freestyle to lead the Lightning girls’ team to the Region 4-4A title.
Trevor Goodrum Jr., Blanche Ely, football: Goodrum returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown to spark a defense that forced three turnovers and upset archrival Dillard 18-12 in the “Soul Bowl.”
Ethan Elalouf, Western, boys’ soccer: Elalouf scored the winning goal to lift the Wildcats over Taravella 2-1.