High School Sports

Collins’ heroics lead South to win in BCAA All-Star classic

In a game dominated by a combination of great defense and offensive futility by both sides for the first three quarters, it wound up being a great offensive effort by Dillard quarterback Jason Collins that proved to be the difference on Thursday night as the South All-Stars edged the North squad 10-7 in the 18th Annual BCAA All-Star Classic at Nova High School in Davie.

With his team down 7-3, Collins, who played the first quarter and never saw the field again until the fourth, came through when it counted most as he led his team on an 11-play, 75-yard drive and snuck over from a yard out with 3:06 left in the game to give his team the win.

It was the play before Collins’ plunge that had the crowd buzzing, though.

After a high snap over his head from the shotgun had turned a first-and-goal at the 3 into a second-and-goal all the way out at the 31, Collins was cornered and about to get sacked for another big loss when somehow he dodged three defenders and broke out to his right, finding Western tight end Griffin Norberg wide open at the 15. Norberg bulled his way down to the 1, completing the 30-yard play and setting up Collins’ sneak.

It was no shock when the Otis Gray MVP award was announced after the game and Collins, who finished 8 of 11 for 101 yards with 14 yards on six carries rushing, was the recipient.

“We made a few mistakes tonight but when we needed to get down the field and get it done, we got down the field and got it done,” said Collins. “It was frustrating after that high snap, but I told them it’s only second down and that we could still find a way to get in the end zone. On the pass, I just found a lane, dodged a couple of guys and saw Griffin wide open and got him the ball.”

“I’ll tell you what, his ability to stay alive using his feet is what kept that last drive alive and ultimately saved us,” said Cooper City head coach Brandon Walker, who headed the South team. “We broke down in protection, they put some heat on us, but Jason being so savvy back there and keeping his eyes focused downfield, it was just really something to watch.”

After three quarters of scoreless play, the South grabbed a 3-0 lead on a 31-yard Josh Lovins field goal with 10:42 left. But the North’s Antonio Cartahaha from Deerfield Beach responded with an 81-yard kickoff return to the South 9. Four plays later, Monarch quarterback Michael Harris snuck over from a yard out to put the North up 7-3 with 7:56 left.

Norberg was named the Outstanding Offensive Player for the South, and Stranahan cornerback Valentino Jean, who had an interception, garnered Outstanding Defensive Player honors for the South.

Cartagaha and Blanche Ely defensive end Taiyon Devers were named the Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Players for the North, respectively.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

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Somerset 2, Calvary Christian 1: CC: A. Mielke goal. CC 7-5-1.

▪ Sheridan Hills 5, Sagemont 1: SAGE (2-9): K. Calamaro goal.

▪ University School 2, Marathon 1: C. Cardenas goal. V. O'Toole goal. V. Weinbrum 2 assists. US 12-5-2.

▪ Westminster Christian 6, Sunset 0: D. Perez 2 goals. D. Perez 2 goals. M. Precht goal. E. Battle goal. A. Machado assist. E. Battle assist. P. Hernandez shutout.

▪ Palmetto 8, Killian 0: A. Gruener 2 goals, assist. E. Lamas 2 goals, assist. S. Denkert goal, assist.

▪ Stoneman Douglas 6, Deerfield Beach 0: E. Jacobs 2 goals, assist. G. Morrison goal, 2 assists. SD 15-0-1.

▪ Dade Christian 6, Greater Miami Academy 1: N. Bravo goal. C. Myland goal. S. Galvez goal. DC 5-6-3.

▪ Hillel 5, Posnack 0: A. Wolf 4 goals. N. Scheck goal. V. Levy shutout.

▪ Gibbons 5, Pompano 0: A. Barra 2 goals. T. Chambliss goal, assist. M. Crittenberger goal, assist. M. Barra goal. CG 10-4-1.

▪ Pinecrest 4, Mast Academy 0: E. Spydes 2 goals. S. Danielsen goal. K. DiCarolis goal. PC 11-4-1.

BOYS’ SOCCER

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TERRA 2, Goleman 1: I. Fernandez goal. G. Lubczanski goal. A. Zambrana assist. J. Lee assist. TER 7-3-2.

▪ Doral Academy 2, Edison 1: F. Ospina goal. J. Gross goal. DA 12-1-0.

▪ Gulliver 4, Westminster Christian 0: A. Castro 2 goals. A. Alvarez goal, assist. E. Sapentnizky, R.Woodus shutout. GP 7-0.

▪ Westland Hialeah 2, Miami Springs 1: K. Sanchez goals. C. Chirinos goal, assist.

▪ Killian 6, Sunset 1: D. Hernandez 2 goals. F. Ingeles goal. KIL 8-3-3.

▪ Hebrew 3, Colonial Christian 1: Apoj goal. Hilu goal. Fedida goal. Greenstein 2 assists. HA 3-4.

▪ South Dade 4, Southridge 0: B. Peron 2 goals. J. Urrea goal. C. Espinal goal. J. Urrea assist. D. Campos assist. R. Rodriguez assist. B. Peron assist. L. Franco shutout. SD 8-1-4.

▪ Varela 4, Palmetto 1: L. Peralta 2 goals. H. Poveda goal. B. Ocoro goal. E. Benitez assist. M. Correa assist. P. Mathelier assist. VAR 6-1-3.

▪ Late Tuesday—Doral Academy 8, Norland 0.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

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Gulliver 57 , Ransom 46: GP (12-2): Deutch 13, Ranisevlejic 14, Dubrovina 11. RE (5-5): Lopez 25. Three-pointers: Deutch 3, Dubrovina 3, Lopez 5, Quanstrom 3. Rebounds: Ranisevlejic 8. Steals: Deutch 6. Blocks: Pyatt 4. HT: GP 29-2.

▪ Varela 42, Palmetto 40: VAR: Lu 5, Iglesia 9, Nieto 6, Polanco 2, Verdes 20. PAL: Gross 16, Alford 10. Three-pointers: Verdes 4. Rebounds: Lu 9. Steals: Iglesias 3. Assist: Polanco 4. HT: VAR 22-12.

▪ Riviera Prep 41, Redlands Christian 9: RC: Poff 4. RP: Basnuevo 12, Demoya 10. Rebounds: Basnuevo 8.

▪ Hebrew 42, Divine 8: HA(8-2):Kahn 8, Suster 6, Widroff 6, Chami 16. HT: 26-4 HA. Rebounds: Kahn 5. Steals: Widroff 9. Assists: Suster 5. Blocks: Gordon 2.

▪ Florida Christian 57, St. Brendan 24: FC (9-4): Jimenez 13, Moura 12, K. Jim 9, Prinz 8, L. Jim 6. SB: Prieto 8, Sooblettle 6. Rebounds: K. Jim 12, L. Jim 10. Assists: Jimenez 6. Steals: Jimenez 6. Blocks: Irvine 2, Jimenez 2. HT: FC 30-11.

▪ Late Wednesday—Coral Gables 52, Coral Park 30.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

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Miami Christian 71, Archbishop McCarthy 63: AM: Moya 30, Talbot 8, Scott 10. MC (5-0): Smith 13, Allen 15, Diaz 24. HT: MC 40-25. Three-pointers: Moya 6. Rebounds: T. Scott 15. Assists: Travis 4. Steals: Talbot 2.

▪ Sheridan Hills 86, Somerset Central 10: SH (4-5): J. Ketcherside 16, Lopez 13, Francois 11, Wilson 11. SC: Marvin 3, Sebastian 3. Rebounds: Ketcherside 13, Milan 9. Assists: Lopez 10. Steals: Ketcherside 9. Three-pointers: Jones, Wilson, Lopez. HT: 54-8.

▪ Hebrew 69, Divine 24: HA (7-2): M. Esformes 28, Masin 14. Rebounds: Wachtel 9. Assists: Masin 7. HT: 34-10 HA.

▪ Krop 63, Hialeah 18: HIA: Osmel 14. KRO (7-2): Jeanty 13, Aracena 9, Washington 12, Lecombe 9. Three-pointers:Lecombe 3. Rebounds: Washington 7. Assists: Washington 4. Steals: Aracena 6. HT: 35-9 KRO.

▪ Westminster Christian 79, Westwood 77: WC (6-0): Velsquez 10, Avery 9, Halfaker 17, Brown 23.WES: Joseph 17, Jou 13, Molina 11, Pierre 15. Rebounds: Brown 7. Assists: Velasquez 5. Steals: Cronkrite 3. HT: WES 32-34.

▪ Mourning 68, Carol City 38: ATM: M. Green 15, M. Tanis 20, B. Tal 15. CC: Jackson 6, Stevens 9,Edwards 7. Three-pointers: Stevens 3. Assists: Tanis 7. Steals: Tanis 4. Rebounds: Green 11. Blocks: Silva 5. HT: 29-23 ATM.

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Palmetto 61, South Dade 42: PAL: Pubchara 21, Gomez 7, Molinares 6, Villagra 6. SD: Peck 7, Peart 7, Torres 7. Three-pointers: Pubchara 4. Rebounds: Molinares 6. Assists: Molinares 5. Steals: Pubchara 5. HT: 38-19 PAL.

▪ Late Wednesday—Coral Park 46, South Miami 44.

▪ Late Wednesday—Blanche Ely 88, Northeast 59.

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