Last week’s best Broward performances
TEAMS OF THE WEEK
Behind a suffocating defense that posted its seventh shutout of the season and star tailback Jordan Scarlett’s 121 yards rushing and a touchdown, the St. Thomas Aquinas football team (14-1) beat Kissimmee Osceola 31-0 in the Class 7A state championship game for its eighth state championship overall, which ranks second all-time in Florida.
Sophomore star Kyshaun Bryan rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns and Ohio State commitment Torrance Gibson threw for two touchdowns as the American Heritage football team (12-3) won its second consecutive Class 5A state title with a 38-0 romp over Tallahassee Godby.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Gabe Conrado and Andre Conrado, Flanagan, boys’ soccer: Gabe Conrado had two goals and Andre Conrado had 10 saves to lead the Falcons (7-1-4) over Miami Dr. Krop 3-1.
Jacaira Allen, Dillard, girls’ basketball: Allen had a team-high 29 points and 25 rebounds to lead the visiting Panthers (9-0) over archrival Blanche Ely 90-69.
Tyler Sage, Cypress Bay, wrestling: Sage won at 138 pounds to lead the Lightning to a third-place finish at the Western Wildcat Invitational.
Antonio Vrankovic, Pine Crest, boys’ basketball: The 6-11 senior had a game-high 34 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Panthers (6-4) over American Heritage 60-58.
Amoy Anderson, Nova, girls’ soccer: Anderson’s goal held up as the Titans (11-4-1) beat McArthur 1-0.
Ashley Saintigene, Northeast, girls’ basketball: The 6-2 junior had a game-high 24 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Hurricanes (10-1) over Boyd Anderson 53-45.
Laquincy Rideau, Blanche Ely, boys’ basketball: Rideau had a game-high 26 points, six assists and six rebounds to lead the host Tigers (8-0) over archrival Dillard (7-1) 73-60.
Alex Alexis, Everglades, boys’ soccer: Alexis scored twice to lead the Gators (6-4-3) over North Miami 2-0.
Prince Ali, Sagemont, boys’ basketball: Ali had a game-high 23 points and eight rebounds to lead the Lions (8-0) over Miami Beach 54-45.
Samantha Johnson, American Heritage, girls’ basketball: Johnson had a game-high 25 points and eight rebounds to lead the Patriots (11-1) over Class 7A power Nova (10-2) 53-45.