TEAM OF THE WEEK
Booker T. Washington became the first Miami-Dade County football team to win three consecutive state championships in the playoff era with a 54-35 win over Jacksonville Bolles. Running back Mark Walton finished with 19 carries for 184 yards and caught three passes for 89 yards, scoring five touchdowns overall.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Donovan Thompson, Central, football: Thompson recorded four sacks and 17 tackles to lead the Rockets to the 31-21 road win over Daytona Beach Mainland in the Class 6A state semifinals.
Tucker Beirne, Columbus, football: Beirne threw two touchdown passes in the Explorers’ 16-12 win over Flanagan in a Class 8A state semifinal that propelled Columbus to the state final for the first time since 1982.
Kyle Washington, Dr. Krop, boys’ basketball: Washington had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lightning to a 61-59 win over Miami Springs.
Christian Silva, Belen, boys’ basketball: Silva had 11 points and 10 rebounds to help the Wolverines edge Doral 37-36.
Khadijah Brown, South Miami, girls’ basketball: Brown had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Cobras to a 48-46 win over Norland.
Kamaria Johnson, Ferguson, girls’ basketball: Johnson had 26 rebounds and 12 points in a win against previously unbeaten Lourdes, and 10 points and 12 rebounds in a win against Gables.
Stephen Millian, Columbus, boys’ soccer: Millian recorded a shutout as the Explorers beat Coral Gables 1-0.
Jade Mallea, Coral Gables, girls’ soccer: Mallea had three goals in a 4-2 win against Coral Park.
Sebastian Montez, Rashad Roberts, Stephen Moreno and Alexander Perez, Pace, wrestling: The four scored victories to lead the Spartans to wins over Ferguson, Norland, Curley and Killian.