High School Sports

Belen Jesuit to play football game in Ireland

Belen players give a victory ride to coach Rich Stuart Dec. 11, 2009 after defeating Lake Wales to reach the 3A state football tournament. - THE
Belen players give a victory ride to coach Rich Stuart Dec. 11, 2009 after defeating Lake Wales to reach the 3A state football tournament. - THE hgabino@elnuevoherald.com

Numerous teams from South Florida have traveled around the country and played on national television for over a decade.

Next season, Belen Jesuit is going to represent Miami-Dade County high school football overseas.

The Wolverines have accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 Aer Lingus Football Classic in Dublin, Ireland on Sept. 2, 2016.

"The entire Belen Jesuit community is really looking forward to our trip to Dublin," Belen Jesuit coach Rich Stuart said. "High school football is an extension of the classroom and there is no better way for our student athletes to learn and experience another culture."

Belen is believed to be the first Dade team to play a regular-season game outside the United States and in Europe.

The event will put high school football teams from the U.S. and Mexico against each other the day before the college football game between Boston College and Georgia Tech to be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Aside from Belen, five teams – Buford, Blessed Trinity and Marist of Georgia and St. Peters Prep of New Jersey and Prepa Tec of Mexico City - have also committed to play in next year’s event.

Belen is the first from Florida. The remaining teams, matchups, sites and times will be announced over the coming weeks.

This will be the third such high school tournament played in Dublin in conjunction with the college game. In 2012 and 2014, over 12,000 spectators watched 14 high school football teams compete.

The participating teams will participate in a traditional American Pep Rally and Parade in Ireland’s capital, while also undertaking educational tours during their stay to prepare for the Dublin Friday Night Lights matches.

Stuart is chasing his own piece of history this Saturday when his Wolverines play Braddock at 4 p.m. at Tropical Park. Stuart can become the winningest coach in Miami-Dade County history with what would be his 213th win. Belen is also trying to lock up the District 15-8A title which it can do with wins over Braddock and next week against Coral Reef.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

▪ District 14-3A Final — Miami Country Day d. Doctor Charter (25-18,25-18,25-6): Pumo 9 kills, 10 digs, 5 aces. Jenkins 4 aces, 20 assists,3 digs, kill. John 5 kills, 4 aces, 8 digs, 2 blocks. Dandrigde 6 kills, 2 blocks.

▪ District 14-7A Final — St. Thomas d. Ft. Lauderdale (25-6, 25-15, 25-15): Costigan 16 assists, 6 digs, 4 kills, ace, 8 points. Nelson 4 kills, 3 digs. STA 25-2.

▪ District 15-4A Final — Divine Savior d. Edison (25-11, 25-17, 25-11): Rodriguez 16 kills, 7 aces, 11 digs. Diaz 43 assists, 5 aces. Wynter 12 kills. Gil Estiz 6 kills.

▪ District 16-5A Final — Pompano Beach d. Archbishop McCarthy (21-25,25-22,25-22,25-20): Bandera 10 points, 21 kills, 16 digs. St. Thomas 14 points, 65 assists. Boudreaux 8 points, 12 kills. AM 19-8.

▪ District 16-3A Final — Palmer Trinity d. Marathon (25-18, 25-16, 25-12): Quero 13 kills, 4 blocks, 8 digs. Diaz 7 kills, 2 aces, 17 digs. Hamilton 54 assists, 2 kills, 6 digs. Hibshman 6 kills, 3 blocks. Cohens 12 digs, 6 aces. PT 12-2.

▪ District 14-4A Final — Pine Crest d. Cardinal Gibbons (25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 28-26): Bruder 30 assists, 11 digs, 3 blocks, 3 kills, 3 aces. Bruny 10 kills, 3 blocks, 12 digs. Duque 25 digs, 3 assists, ace. PC 21-8. CG 20-7

▪ District 15-8A Final — Ferguson d. Southwest (26-24,22-25,25-19,26-24): Cuervo 21 kills,12 digs, ace. Lopez 9 kills, 3 aces. Cuervo 25 assists, ace.

▪ District 16-7A Final — Mourning d. Reagan (25-11, 22-25, 25-13, 25-14): Datieva 20 kills, 10 digs. Rubinovich 17 kills, 14 digs, 12 kills, 2 aces, 3 blocks, 4 assists.

▪ District 16-4A Final — Westminster Christian d. Ransom (18-25, 24-26, 25-16, 25-20, 15-12): Hernandez 12 kills, 8 digs, 4 aces. Hernandez 20 kills, 15 digs, 13 points. Benitez 14 kills, 18 digs, 3 aces. Poveda 7 kills, 13 digs, 7 points. WC 21-6.

▪ District 15-4A Final — Westwood Christian d. Colonial Christian (25-15, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17): Lopez 17 kills, ace, 13 digs. Molina 5 kills, 2 assists, 4 aces, 7 digs. Amat 26 assists, kill, 4 digs.

▪ District 15-3A Final — Florida Christian d. Riviera Prep (25-17, 25-20, 25-15): Perez 12 points, 4 aces, 4 kills, 6 digs. Rey 15 kills, 6 points, 2 aces, 7 digs. Tohme 12 points, 2 aces. FC 19-6.

CROSS-COUNTRY

▪ District 15-4A Boys’ results— 1. Columbus 29, 2. Coral Gables 80, 3. Coral Park 96, 4. Krop 96, 5. North Miami 114: 1. Areces (COL) 17:08.10, 2. Ferguson (AME) 17:22.57, 3. Tate (KRO) 17:38.29, 4. Cuevas(COL) 17:52.49, 5. Wilson (CG) 18:04.80, 6. Watson (KRO) 18:06.66, 7.Cabrera (COL) 18:10.53, 8. Fernandes (COL) 18:17.22, 9. Aguerri (COL) 18:19.46, 10.Lacayo (CP) 18:27.00, 11.Elortegui (CG) 18:30.67, 12. Francois (NM) 18:40.08, 13.del Valle (COL) 18:44.53, 14.Freire (COL) 18:48.05, 15.Matos (AME) 18:53.13.

▪ District 15-4A Girls’ results — 1. Lourdes 15, 2. Coral Gables 59, 3. Coral Park 74, 4. Miami Beach 123, 5. Miami Senior 128: 1. Rogers (NM) 19:31.46, 2.McDowell (NM) 21:03.83, 3.Estevez (LOU) 21:20.55, 4.Ortega (LOU) 21:30.75, 5.Lopez (LOU) 22:03.08, 6.Rodriguez (LOU) 22:11.20, 7.Quijano (LOU) 22:30.60, 8.Cabanas (HG) 22:36.72, 9.Linares (LOU) 22:44.97, 10.Areces (LOU) 23:00.91, 11.Boylan (CG) 23:14.92, 12.Bauwens (CG) 23:44.80, 13.Hernandez (MB) 24:02.91, 14.Morales (HG) 24:48.93, 15.Alvarez (CP) 24:53.20.

▪ District 15-2A Boys’ results — 1. Pine Crest 32, 2 Calvary Christian 42, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 93, 4. Cardinal Gibbons 113, 5. Coral Springs Charter 137:1. Ferro (CC) 16:21.79, 2. Kennedy (PC) 16:22.80, 3. Welch (PC) 16:47.53, 4. Lacy (CC) 16:52.86, 5. Shine (AM) 16:55.98, 6. Gilbert (PC) 17:06.63, 7. Lasher (CG) 17:16.30, 8. Hernandez (CC) 17:19.79, 9. Williams (CM)17:25.34, 10. Stein (PC) 17:35.57, 11.Caldwell (PC) 17:38.76, 12. Cabral (PC) 17:39.80, 13.Herbert (CC) 17:41.72, 14.Shiver (CS) 17:47.75, 15.Gugel (PC) 17:49.90.

▪ District 15-2A Girls’results— 1. Pine Crest 15, 2. Cardinal Gibbons 65, 3. Calvary Christian 84, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 102, 5. American Heritage 128: 1. Pujals (PC) 18:48.62, 2.Montgomery (PC) 19:05.61, 3.Yared (PC) 20:01.99, 4.Vreeland (PC) 20:39.73, 5.Schwartz (PC) 20:47.83, 6.Taggart (CC) 21:28.19, 7.Opalinski (CG) 21:36.06, 8.Zipper (PC) 21:50.13, 9.Stewart (CG) 21:51.20, 10.Gulley (CG) 22:30.63, 11.Walker (PC) 22:49.64, 12. Carvajal-Romeu (AM) 23:03.85, 13.Calcote (CC) 23:04.30, 14. Goldberg (AH) 23:05.66 14, 15.Ethridge (CS) 23:18.65 15.

▪ District 14-1A Boys’ results — 1. Westminster Academy 22, 2. Coral Springs Christian 45, 3. South Florida HEAT 61, 4. Posnack 114, 5. Sheridan Hills 133: 1. Sastre (WA) 17:59.23, 2.Welin (CSC) 18:07.28, 3.DeAngulo (WA) 18:37.98, 4.Wood (WA) 19:13.67, 5.DeAngulo (WA) 19:15.61, 6.Kuyper (CSC) 19:15.87, 7.Plante (SFH) 19:16.84, 8.Read (SFH) 19:17.86, 9.DeAngulo (WA) 19:59.99, 10.Mena (CSC) 20:00.40, 11.Christiansen (SFH) 20:01.67, 12.Brands (WA) 20:01.78, 13.Kerolle (CSC) 20:22.91, 14.Matloff (CSC) 20:23.19, 15.Ghelman (DP) 20:27.47.

▪ District 14-1A Girls’ results — 1. Westminster Academy 19, 2. Coral Springs Christian 57, 3. Sagemont 70, 4. Posnack 84: 1.Bridges (SFH) 22:36.03, 2. Bell (WA) 22:47.97, 3.Williams (WA) 23:40.30, 4.Chussid (DP) 24:54.80, 5.Franta (WA) 25:20.80, 6.Jacaty (WA) 25:20.94, 7.Tauzer (CSC) 25:21.80, 8.Erlich (WA) 25:38.68, 9.Artis (SAG) 25:40.87, 10.Jones (SAG) 25:47.97, 11.McCormick (WA) 26:56.47, 12.Laan (CSC) 27:04.24, 13. Miller (SFH) 27:34.38, 14.Martin (CSC) 28:01.99, 15.Marinucci (CSC) 28:13.41.

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