TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Central football team became the first Miami-Dade County team to win four state titles in five seasons and second to win three in a row by beating Seffner Armwood 24-10 for the Class 6A title. Senior running back Anthony Jones ran for 199 yards and three touchdowns on 29 attempts, and senior Keivonnis Davis had two sacks on defense to lead the Rockets.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Austin Maloney, Columbus, football: Maloney had eight catches for 111 yards and a touchdown for the Explorers in a 30-23 state championship game loss to Apopka.
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Nashad Mackey, Champagnat Catholic, boys’ basketball: Mackey scored 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win against Miami Christian and was named MVP of the A-Rod Classic as the Lions won the tournament title.
Miguel Arnold, Coral Park, boys’ basketball: Arnold had 22 points and six assists as the Rams beat South Miami 46-44.
Justin Brown, Westminster Christian, boys’ basketball: Brown scored 23 pointsto lead Westminster over Westwood Christian.
Wilnisha Griner, Northwestern, girls’ basketball: Griner had 29 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Bulls over Mater Academy.
Sabrina Verdes, Varela, girls’ basketball: Verdes finished with 20 points and hit four three-pointers in a 42-40 win over Palmetto.
Agustin Popiloff, Miami Country Day, boys’ soccer: Popiloff had four goals and three assists in wins over Curley, Divine Savior and Westminster Academy.
Francisco de la Camara, Belen, boys’ soccer: De la Camara scored the lone goal in the Wolverines’ 1-0 win over defending state champion Columbus.
Nelly Segarra, Coral Gables, girls’ soccer: Segarra had five combined goals in wins over Reagan and South Miami.
Sophia Gomez, Miami Springs, girls’ soccer: Gomez had both goals in the Golden Hawks’ 2-0 win over TERRA.