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Devin Bush leaving Flanagan to coach son at Michigan

Devin Bush Sr. will assume a role as a defensive analyst at the University of Michigan, according to a report by 247Sports.com.
Devin Bush Sr. will assume a role as a defensive analyst at the University of Michigan, according to a report by 247Sports.com. adiaz@miamiherald.com

Flanagan football coach Devin Bush accepted a position on the University of Michigan football staff as a defensive analyst on Wednesday.

Bush, who led the Falcons to their first Class 8A state championship this past season, will be reunited with three defensive recruits that signed with Michigan this past recruiting cycle: son and linebacker Devin Bush Jr., and safeties Devin Gil and Josh Metellus.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to be at Michigan with my son and my two other players,” Bush said. “A little bit bittersweet at the same time. I’m leaving the players [at Flanagan] and my other extended family. Taking this opportunity has a sacrifice to it.”

In his position as defensive analyst, Bush, who aspires to one day become a defensive coordinator at the collegiate level, expects to break down film, analyze and provide input on the team’s defense, and assist with practices or practice scheduling.

Flanagan athletic director Al Guzzo first confirmed the hiring to the Miami Herald on Thursday afternoon.

“He had called me up to notify, and I told him to enjoy the moment and let everybody know,” Guzzo said.

Sources have told the Herald that defensive coordinator Stanford Samuels would be promoted as Flanagan’s next head coach. Guzzo would not confirm that.

“We’ve got a plan in place and I don’t want to reveal that, but we’ve got a plan in place,” he said. “Coach Bush has been involved. He was part of the process. “We feel confident, Coach Bush feels confident, in who the next coach is.”

Bush, who graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes High, won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams and a college football national championship at Florida State. He was head coach at Flanagan for the past three seasons after spending a year as defensive coordinator.

WRESTLING

Southwest cruised to its third consecutive District 15-3A wrestling championship at Miami Coral Park.

Southwest clinched the title with six of the 14 finals matches remaining and scored 191 points as a team, 14 points ahead of second-place Columbus. The Eagles and the Explorers each had four wrestlers win individual district titles.

Junior Franco Valdes landed Southwest its first title of the day with his fifth consecutive district championship, the last two coming in the 126-pound division. Senior Adolfo Sotolongo capped off Southwest’s run with his second district title in the 195-pound class.

Sophomore Alex Urquiza and junior Angel del Cueto won the other individual titles for Southwest in the 132-pound and 145-pound classes, respectively.

The Region 4-3A state qualifiers start next Friday at Everglades High.

MARK SINGER

Team standings- 1. Southwest 191; 2. Columbus 177; 3. Coral Gables 125; 4. Braddock 119.5; 5. Miami Coral Park 94.5; 6. Miami Senior 89; 7. Ferguson 40.5; 8. South Miami 29. Championship results- 106: Sebastian Calmet (MCP) d. Charles Huffman (COL) 14-12; 113: Alex Victor (BRA) d. Angel Perez (SW) 2-1; 120: Edger Martinez (COL) d. Alaen Gonzalez (SW) 6-3; 126: Franco Valdes (SW) maj. d. Anthony Vizcaino (CG) 9-1; 132: Alex Urquiza (SW) d. Marcus Abreu (MCP) 9-4; 138: Chris Bentley (COL) inj. Emmanuel Nordelo (SM); 145: Angel del Cueto (SW) tech. Anthony Codinach (COL) 26-11; 152: Salvador Lopez (BRA) d. Raul Gonzalez (COL) 11-6; 160: Daniel Martinez (MCP) pin Mike Fernandez (COL) 5:23; 170: Mikaell Fundora (FER) pin Lucas Zamora (BRA) 0:44; 182: Gabriel Garcia (CG) pin Giancarlo Lacasa (MIAS) 4:42; 195: Adolfo Sotolongo (SW) d. Christian Guzman (MCP) 5-3; 220: Dylan Perez (COL) d. Christopher Castro (MIAS) 11-4; 285: Kyle Mann (COL) pin Jaafari Stephens (CG) 5:20.

BASEBALL

▪ Belen 3, Doral 2: WP: Albert Guttierez. Top Performers: Albert Maury 6 IP, 10 K’s, 2 H, 0 R. CJ Vazquez 2-3, R. Julio Aira 2-3, 2B. Alex Falla 1-3, GW RBI. BEL 3-1. DA 2-3.

▪ Killian 4, Southwest 1: Ryan Floyd (2-0). SV: Freddy Zamora. Alejandro Mosquera HR, 3 RBI. Zamora 2-3, 2B. Chris Garcia 2-3. KIL 3-1.

▪ Homestead 16, Central 1: Michael Hahn (1-1), 3 IP, 0R, 2H. Jose Navarro 3-3, 3 RBI, 2B. Phil Gil 3-3, RBI. HOM 3-2.

▪ TERRA 4, Sunset 2: Joe Sanchez 5.2IP, 6 H, 6 K’s, R. SV: Evan Ortega. Lance Curtis 1-3, 2B. TER 2-2.

▪ St. Thomas 14, Plantation 0: WP: Kylie Vaverek. Top Performers: Janai Conklin 3-4, HR, 4 RBI. STA 4-2

GIRLS’ SOFTBALL

▪ Reagan 18, Westland 4: Monica Perez 3K’s, 3-3, 3 RBI. Angie Buenaventura 3-3, 3RBI. Camila Acevedo 1HR, 2-3, 2RBI. Gabrielle Cutie 2-3, 4 RBI.

▪ Ferguson 4, Southridge 1: Gaby Sanchez (3-1), 2-4, 4 RBI. Kaina Lisibach 2-3 2 RBI. Samantha Oliva 1-2, RBI. Nicole Rizzoli 2-4, RBI.

▪ Mater Academy 17, Westland 1: Maria Barranco H, 2-2, HR. Ibis Abreu 2B, 3B. Amanda Diaz 2 2B. Ailani Loureiro 2 2B.

▪ Goleman 15, Jackson 0: WP: Natalie Costero (5-0) 7 K’s. Top Performers: Costero 3-3, HR, 5 RBI. Michi Oliva 3-3, 3 RBI. Summer Guzman 2-3, double, 4 RBI. GOL 5-0.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

▪ Miami High 4, Ferguson 3: 1. Brianna Gomez (FER) 8-2. 2. Victoria Tabares (MIA) 9-7. 3. Vanessa Tabares (MIA) 8-5. Doubles: 1. B.Gomez/A.Carrera (FER) 8-3. 2. Va. Tabares/N. DeArmas (MIA) 9-7.

▪ Coral Gables 5, Miami Beach 2: 1. Kristina Fernandez 8-0. 2. Sofia quevedo 8-0. 3. Ashley penaranda 8-0. CG 3-0.

▪ Coral Springs Charter 5, Archbishop McCarthy 2: 1. Gloria Cabrero 9-8 (7-5). 2. Cata GonzalezUmana 8-4. 3. Paola Gonzalez 8-3. Doubles: 1. Barbanes/Erica Silva (CSC) 8-3. 2. Edwards/Miraglid (CSC) 8-3.

▪ Gulliver 7, American Heritage-Plantation 0: 1. Julieta Dalmau 8-3. 2. Ysabel Gonzalez Rico 8-0. 3. Lindy Lyons 8-0. GUL 3-0.

▪ Krop 4, TERRA 3: 3. Julie Shillington (KRO) 6-1,6-1. 4. Tyra Fairley (KRO) 7-6, 6-1. 5. Manami Maehami (KRO) 6-1,6-3. KRO 5-1.

BOYS’ TENNIS

▪ Coral Springs Charter 4, Archbishop McCarthy 3: 1. Davis Carvalhoe (CSC) 8-1. 2. Jordan Crance (CSC) 8-5. 3. Noah Torres (AM) 8-0. Doubles: 1. Puglisi/Gallego (AM) 9-7. 2. LaFontant/Torres (AM) 8-1.

▪ Mourning 6, Mast Academy 1: Santiago Uribe (ATM) 8-3. Edward Lugo (ATM) 8-3. David Pedersen (ATM) 8-0. ATM 3-0.

▪ Ferguson 7, Miami High 0: 1. Jose Ortega (FER) 8-0. 2. Jose Disotuar (FER) 8-0. 3. Justin Ossa (FER) 8-3. Doubles: 1. J.Ortega/J. Disotuar (FER) 8-1. 2. J. Melian/J. Botero (FER) 8-3. FER 5-0.

▪ American Heritage 4, Gulliver 3: 1. Jordan Skalet (AH) 8-3. 3. Romare Gonzalez 8-4. 5. Danilo Gonzalez 9-8.

▪ Krop 7, TERRA 0: 1. Salvatore Brinker (KRO) 9-7. 2. Jarad Ratner (KRO) 8-3. 3. Leelan Bien (KRO) 8-0. KRO 5-1.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

▪ Calvary Christian 17, North Broward Prep 8: NBP: Ilana Wolf 7 goals.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

▪ Late Wednesday — Belen 15, Cypress Bay 5: D. Dager 5 goals, 5 assists. G. Garcia 4 goals. R. Fernandez 2 goals. M. Salas 12 saves.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

▪ MAST 22, Miami High 4: Angelica Barona 8 goals, 6 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks. Cara Mullery goal, 10 assists, 11 steals, 5 blocks. Elena Sotolongo 5 goals, assist, 2 steals. MIA 3-0.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

▪ MAST 20, MIami High 10: Miguel Hernandez 6 goals, 7 assists, 9 steals, block. John Nieves 2 goals, 10 assists, 11 steals, 3 blocks. Kurtis Urguhart 8 goals, 2 assists, 3 steals, block. MA 3-0.

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Region 4-8A final: S. Miami at Flanagan, 7

Region 3-8A final: Coral Springs at Wellington, 7

Region 4-7A final: Ely at McArthur, 7

Region 4-6A final: Norland at Dillard, 7

Region 4-5A final: Kiss. Poinciana at Coconut Creek, 7

WRESTLING

District 14-3A at North Miami – Opening round: 11 a.m.; Finals: 3

District 15-2A at Boca Olympic Heights – Opening round: 2; Finals: 5

District 14-1A at Cardinal Gibbons: 3.

District 15-1A at Jackson – Opening round: 10 a.m.; Finals: 7

District 16-1A at Island Christian: 2

TRACK AND FIELD

Louie Bing Invitational at Tropical Park - Field: 10 a.m.; Prelims: noon

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