High School Sports

Last week’s best Miami-Dade performances

Booker T. Washington's Dedrick Mackey (1) and Craig Nelson (9) celebrate after the Class 4A championship game against Raines at the FHSAA State Football Finals in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Booker T. Washington won 43-23.
Booker T. Washington's Dedrick Mackey (1) and Craig Nelson (9) celebrate after the Class 4A championship game against Raines at the FHSAA State Football Finals in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Booker T. Washington won 43-23. For the Miami Herald

TEAM OF THE WEEK

The Booker T. Washington football team became the first Miami-Dade County team to win four consecutive state championships and third statewide with a 43-23 comeback win over Jacksonville Raines. The Tornadoes defense stopped Raines seven times in the red zone and four times inside the 10-yard line. Marquis Decius returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown, setting a state record, and forced a fumble that Myron Morris returned 81 yards for a score. Branden Tobar also returned a fumble 59 yards for a touchdown.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Kahmanie Carter, Central, football: Carter caught seven passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns to help the Rockets beat Naples 41-21 to advance to the Class 6A final for a county-record sixth consecutive season.

Chris Mejia, Mater Academy, boys’ basketball: Mejia scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Lions to a 64-58 win over Zion Lutheran at the Kreul Showcase.

Lori Cuoto, Lourdes, girls’ basketball: Cuoto scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Bobcats to a 53-50 win over district rival Ferguson.

Marcel Fayen, St. Brendan, boys’ soccer: Fayen scored all three goals to lead the Sabres to a 3-1 win over Keys Gate.

Sofia Aviles, TERRA, girls’ soccer: Aviles scored the lone goal for a 1-0 win over Doral Academy.

Victor Salazar, Goleman, wrestling: Salazar scored a pin in 1:05 to help the Gators to a win over Norland.

Andre C. Fernandez

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