Undefeated Edison scored three touchdowns and kept Jackson off the scoreboard to pick-up a 19-0 victory in the GMAC flag football tournament championship Thursday at Traz Powell Stadium.
“It was a great win, Jackson was a tough team,” Edison coach Vince Hall said. “We had some fatigue after playing the semifinal game 45 minutes earlier, but we got it done.”
The Red Raiders (11-0) first score came on a 20-yard catch by Dynasty Gaines from Tatyana Fremont. Irenna Hines scored the second touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Fremont. Tashmbua Washington scored the final touchdown on a four-yard pass from Fremont. Nigera Starks led the defense with four sacks and Cherkeria Cooper had two interceptions.
Edison, the defending Class 1A state runner-up, hosted its first-round game Wednesday and defeated Krop 50-0. The Red Raiders defeated Miami High 40-6 in the GMAC semifinal game Thursday afternoon.
During its undefeated start, Edison is scoring 48 points per game and has allowed a total of 13 points.
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▪ District 15 tournament: Mourning wins district title: No. 1 singles: Edward Luca (ATM) d. Juan Marin (PC) walkover; No. 2 singles: David Pedersen (ATM) d. Jan Countiho (PC) 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 singles: Dylan Jaworski (ATM) d. Daniel Bujoreanu (PC) 7-5, 6-0; No. 4 singles: Yannick Petit (ATM) d Ashish Sathya (PC) 6-4, 6-3; No 5 singles: Akira Coridin (PC) d Juan Pena (ATM) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5; No. 1 doubles: Luca/Pedersen (ATM) d Marin/Countiho (PC) 6-0, 6-3; No. 2 doubles: Jaworski/Petit (ATM) d Bujoreanu/Sathya (PC) 6-0, 6-1.
▪ District 8-1A tournament: Ransom Everglades wins district title with 17 points, Westminster Christian finishes second with 13 points.
▪ District 15 tournament: Mourning and South Broward tie; Playoff to determine champion. No. 1 singles: Elizabeth Kuznetsov (ATM) d Izabela Almahel (SB) 6-1, 7-5; No. 2 singles: Mishel Almehel (SB) d Agustina Ravera (PC) 6-2, 2-6, 10-7; No. 3 singles: Nicole Koziol (ATM) d Megan Luechauer (SB) 6-4, 6-2; No. 4 singles: Maria Marin (SB) d Sophia Melnikova (ATM) 6-3, 6-3; No. 5 singles: Janelle Jakovlev (ATM) d Nicole Andrade (SB) 6-4, 6-3; No. 1 doubles: Kuznetsov/Koziol (ATM) d. Almahel/Almahel (SB) 6-4, 4-6, 10-8; No. 2 doubles: Leuchauer/Marin (SB) d Melnikova/Caroline Churchill (ATM) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8.
• District 8-1A tournament: Carrollton wins district title with 20 points. Ransom Everglades finishes second with 8 ponts.
▪ District 31 Championship: Gulliver Prep. 16, Palmetto 10: Nick Hassan 4 goals, 4 assists; Scott Hellinger 3 goals; Deneray Day 6 ground balls.
▪ Edison 50, Krop 0: Destiny Doughty 2 rec., 38 yards, 3 flag pulls; Irenna Hines 3 rec., 48 yards, 1 rush, 60 yards, 3 flag pulls; Tashumba Washington 5 rec., 95 yards TD, INT for TD, 4 flag pulls, 9-for-12 passing, 130 yards, TD; Charkeria Cooper 2 rec., 60 yards, TD, 1 rush for 12 yards, 4 flag pulls; Dynasty Gaines 4 rec., 35 yards, INT for TD, 5 flag pulls; Nikesha Pierre 4 rec., 103 yards TD, 2 INTs, 1 TD, 4 flag pulls.
▪ Hialeah-Miami Lakes d Monsignor Pace 25-11 23-25 25-19 25-21: Alain Martinez 34 assists 13 digs; Esteban Rondon 14 kills 11 digs; Kevin Mena 11 kills 4 blocks; Erick Murillo 24 digs, 17 service points. HML: 7-5.
▪ Belen Jesuit d Ransom Everglades 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18, 15-10: Nicolas Sosa 13 kills, 5 digs, 2 blocks; Eric Diaz 3 kills, 47 assists 12 digs, 6 aces; Joseph Perez 13 kills, 11 digs. BEL: 15-5
▪ Cardinal Gibbons d Boca Raton 25-22, 22-25, 26-24, 22-25, 15-9: Michael Valenzi 22 kills; Ethan Shinn 42 assists; John Yancey 22 digs.
▪Cardinal Gibbons d St. Thomas Aquinas 25-17, 25-22, 25-11: JT Martin 20 kills; Max Garcia 19 digs; Ethan Shinn 11 assists.
▪Cardinal Gibbons d. South Plantation 25-9, 25-19, 25-9: Michael Valenzi 15 kills; John Yancey 19 digs. CG: 23-0. The Chiefs ended their regular season undefeated 23-0. Winning the Dr. Phillips tournament and the home Jungle Queen tournament. Going into the postseason the Chiefs are currently ranked No. 1 in the state, and No. 10. in the nation.
▪GMAC quarterfinal: Palmetto d. Miami High 25-14, 25-12: Tyler Boylan 6 kills, 8 points; Koby Rouviere 7 digs; Luke Arill 11 points; Leo Fernandez 6 kills. PAL: 17-6
▪BCAA final — Coral Springs Charter 4, St. Thomas Aquinas 2: In its first season back in the Broward County Athletic Association, the Coral Springs Charter softball team is atop the county.
The Panthers, winners of three consecutive state titles, won the BCAA Big 8 softball final, 4-2, over St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday night at Silver Lakes Park-South.
Starting pitcher Emily Estroff settled in late in her complete-game effort, retiring 10 of the final 11 Raiders she faced. She struck out eight, allowing two runs and five hits.
“This team always finds a way. That’s why I love coaching them,” Montimurro said.
CSC added an insurance run in the sixth when Cassidy Crump drilled a two-out RBI single to center.
▪ LaSalle 14, Miami Country Day 3: WP: Yasmine Regueira CG, hit; Kimberly Montesi 3 hits, 2 runs, 4 RBI; Olivia Melchiode 3-3, 2 runs, 5 RBI; Jayleen Peraza RBI, 2 runs; Alex Rodriguez 3 runs; Maia Medina 2 runs
▪Colonial Christian 24, SLAM Academy 9: WP: Ariana Long (2-0); Morgan Wells 2B, HR, 5 RBI; Alexis Downing 2-2, RBI; Jessica Givens 2-3, 5 RBI, 3 runs; Long 2 RBI; 4 runs, SB. CCS: 15-2.
▪ Gulliver Prep. 7, Westminster Christian 0: WP: Kevin Maura 6 IP, 8 Ks; Lucas Costello 2-2 2 RBI; Adrian Del Castillo 1-3 HR, 2 RBI; Lucas Nido 3-4, 3 runs. GP: 12-8.
Four athletes from Braddock High School signed letters of intent this week. Lauren Locke (cross-country and track) signed with the University of Miami. Eliseo Torres (cross-country and track) signed with Florida Gulf Coast Univerisity. Jason Reese (track) signed with Auburn University and Steve Stallings (track) signed with Florida State.
USA Today came out with its All-State teams this week for boys' and girls' basketball, and junior center Colleen Bucknor, who helped lead the Miami High to the state final last month, was the lone player from South Florida to make first team. Koi Love, who helped lead Miami Country Day girls to a fifth consecutive state title, made second team.