The Miami Central Rockets defeated the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders 37-27 on Friday night in a South Florida high school game. Central scored 23 consecutive points in the second half to take the lead for good.
Westland Hialeah and Mourning, both looking for their first win of the 2018 football season, played on Thursday at Ives Estates Park, with Westland Hialeah snapping its 47-game losing streak in the process
Miami is home for 24 NFL players, most in the league. Fort Lauderdale is third with 15. St. Thomas Aquinas has 15 alums playing football in the NFL, twice as many as any other high school in the country.
The Florida Christian girls’ volleyball team made its way to the Winter Park Showcase to face off against a grueling slate of competition. The Patriots left with five wins and first place in the premier division of the tournament.
Hammersham White caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Gerard Nesbitt with 9:52 left in the fourth quarter that was good enough for Plantation to escape with a 22-14 win over Miramar.
Led by Herald All-County standout Melanie Cuervo, the Falcons moved to a perfect 9-0 record by defeating host Southwest in straight sets in a showdown of two of the top public school programs in the county.
The Miami Dolphins named Stoneman Douglas assistant football coach Aaron Feis, one of 17 people killed during the Feb. 14 shooting at the Parkland high school, as their 2018 George Smith Coach of the Year.
Friday night’s whopping 86-0 loss to Doral Academy marked Westland Hialeah’s 47th consecutive loss, breaking the all-time state record. It also is believed to be a Miami-Dade record for most points in a game.
The Stoneman Douglas Eagles on Saturday played their first home football game since the Feb. 14 shooting at the Parkland FL school that killed 17 people, including assistant coach Aaron Feis and AD Chris Hixon.