Miami-Dade High Schools

Maurice Alexander leads Booker T. Washington to 55-7 rout of Jackson

Like Booker T. Washington has done for seemingly every one of its state-record 31 consecutive wins, it played fast and left its opponent in the dust.

With senior quarterback and FIU commit Maurice Alexander leading the vertical passing game, the Tornadoes (5-0) swept right past Jackson 55-7 on Friday night at Traz Powell Stadium.

Alexander threw for 329 yards (276 of them in the first half) and four touchdowns on 14-of-20 passing and added two rushing touchdowns.

“They were playing Cover 0, and not too many teams are going to stop us like that,” Alexander said.

Two of his passing scores went to Vaquan Smalls, who finished with three catches for 101 yards. Antonio Callaway caught three more for 109 yards and a touchdown, and Shaquille Green blocked a punt that was returned for a score to go with his 73 receiving yards and touchdown through the air.

Jackson played Booker T. tight for a quarter, but that was it. After a 7-7 first period, the Tornadoes won the second quarter 34-0, scoring four of the five touchdowns over a span of five minutes.

“It was good to see that the kids didn’t lose composure and stayed focused on the task at hand, and didn’t get rattled at all by that tough first quarter,” Booker T. coach Tim Harris Jr. said. “We feel like we’re fast, but we have to get a lot faster to consider ourselves the fastest team in the nation.”

The Generals (1-1) moved the ball well on Booker T. with 14 first downs, but they could not stop the Tornadoes. Desmond Phillips threw for 138 yards, and Nakia Robinson scored the lone Generals touchdown.

▪ North Miami Beach 34, Krop 21: Behind three rushing touchdowns from Jordan Atkins and two more from quarterback Cedric Wiggins, North Miami Beach earned its first district win in a game that started Thursday night and was completed Friday afternoon at Traz Powell Stadium after delays because of inclement weather.

Wiggins scored both of his touchdowns in the first quarter of the contest between neighborhood rivals known as the High Voltage Bowl on Thursday and finished 104 yards rushing and 55 passing.

Atkins took it from there for the Chargers (1-2, 1-0 District 13-8A) when action resumed in the second quarter Friday, scoring all three of his touchdowns from close range and totaling 46 yards on 16 carries.

Edward Mendez went 9 for 19 for 244 yards and a pair of touchdowns that went for 83 and 73 yards for Krop (1-3, 0-1).


▪ East Coast Challenge Tournament — Cardinal Gibbons d. Spanish River 23-25, 25-15, 15-7: Savannah Stones: 15 digs, 3 assists, 2 service points. Maggie Macek: 7 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs.

Cardinal Gibbons d. John Carroll 25-16, 23-25, 15-10: Daniella Molinari: 8 kills, 4 blocks, 3 digs, 6 service points. Kassie Akouri-Tejedor: 14 assists, 4 digs, 2 kills, 13 service points. CG 9-2.

▪ Ferguson d. Miami Beach 25-8, 25-11, 25-14: Michelle Cuervo nine kills. Rachel Serrano nine assists. Alex Gonzalez six kills. Ferg 8-1.

▪ Coral Springs Christian d. University School 25-3, 25-22. US 2-7.

▪ Coral Gables d. Westland Hialeah 25-12, 25-19, 25-20: Erin McCain 7 kills, 5 aces, 3 digs. Sara Rodriguez 2 kills, 7 aces. Sofia Toche 2 kills, 4 aces. CG 3-6.


▪ Late Thursday — Archbishop McCarthy 3, St. Thomas Aquinas 0. Taravella 3, Highlands Christian 0. Coral Springs Charter 3, Coral Springs 0. Pompano 2, Coral Glades 1: Pablo Cerda (CSC) 248.


▪ Late Thursday — Taravella 3, Coral Springs 0. Coral Springs Charter 3, Archbishop McCarthy 0. Coral Glades 3, St. Thomas Aquinas 0: High Game: Harmony Romano (CSC) 217.


▪ Lake Highland Prep 305, Ransom Everglades 305 (at Country Club of Orlando, Par 72): Jake Grula (LHP) 71, Andre Loveque (LH) 72, Bradley Jackson (RE) 74, Jake Beber-Frankel (RE) 74.


▪ Hialeah Gardens d. Barbara Goleman 117-39: 200 freestyle: Chris Cortina (HG) 2:02. 100 breaststroke: Sebastian Valendia (HG) 1:07. HG 6-0.


▪ Hialeah Gardens d. Barabara Goleman 116-28: 500 free: Michelle Nelson (HG) 35.00. 100 freestyle: Jennifer Diaz (HG) 1:10. HG 4-2.

▪ Doral Academy 86, Marathon 22, Coral Shores 21: 200 free: Stephanie Hernandez. 500 free: Stephanie Hernandez. 200 IM: Nastassja Posso. 50 Free: Hope Silveira. 100 fly: Karen Soriano. 100 back: Jesenia Garcia. 100 breast: Andrea Perez-Hickman. DA 8-1.


▪ Late Thursday — Yeshiva 45, Posnack 56, Sheridan Hills 105: Nathaniel Mayberg (YES) 20:33, Lucas Marriuti (SH) 21:04, William Schertzer (DP) 21:15. TY Kay (YES) 22:02, Brandon Coltune (DP) 23:25.


▪ Late Thursday — Sheridan Hills 9, Posnack 96: Cali Chussid (DP) 21:40, Sarah (SH) 22:45, Kirstin (SH) 23:40, Bethanne (SH) 25:17. Nikki Tashof (DP) 25:19.


▪ Calvary Christian 7, Westminster Academy 2 (Palm Aire Oaks Country Club): Singles match play: Langer (CalvChr) def. Johnston (WA) 3-2; Boynton (WA) d. Bennett 2-1; Mendez (CalvChr) d. Bishop 4-3; Butts (CalvChr) d. Neuman 4-2; Rubin (CalvChr) d. Abernathy 4-3; Duame (CalvChr) d. Thompson 3-2.



Coral Springs Charter vs. Archbishop Curley (Curley), 2

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Miramar (Miramar), 7

Northwestern vs. Carol City ( Traz Powell Stadium), 7

Champagnat vs. Dade Christian (DC), 7

South Miami vs. Coral Park (Tropical), 7

Edison vs. Mourning (N. Miami), 7

Ronald Reagan vs. Hialeah (Milander), 7:30



Miami Beach vs. Miami Springs (Home), 3

Coral Gables vs. Miami Springs (Home), 3

Sunset vs. TERRA (TERRA), 3

Miami Country Day vs. Chaminade-Madonna, 3:30


Mater Academy Charter vs. TERRA (TERRA), 5

Varela vs. South Dade (Homestead YMCA), 6:30


Hialeah Educational Academy vs. Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), 3:30

MAST vs. TERRA (TERRA), 3:30

Colonial Christian vs. Riviera Prep (Riviera Prep), 4

Pinecrest Prep vs. Somerset Charter (Homestead) (Somerset Charter (Homestead), 4

Coral Park vs. Goleman (Home), 5

University School vs. Dade Christian (Dade Christian), 5

Edison vs. LaSalle (LaSalle), 5

Princeton Christian vs. Sheridan Hills Christian, 5

Norland vs. Krop (Home), 5

Coral Gables vs. Miami High (MHS), 5

Doctors Charter vs. Sagemont (Sagemont), 5

Southridge vs. South Miami (SM), 5

Mourning vs. Miami Beach (MB), 5:15

Westwood Christian vs. Keys Gate (Keys Gate), 5:30

Miami Community Charter vs. Archemedian (Archemedian), 6

Gulliver Prep vs. Lourdes (Lourdes), 6:15

Florida Christian vs. Doral Academy (Doral), 6:30

Archbishop Curley vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 7:30


Miami Beach vs. Miami Springs (Miami Springs), 3

Coral Gables vs. Miami Springs (Miami Springs), 3

Miami Country Day vs. Chaminade-Madonna (Chaminade-Madonna), 3:30


Mater Academy Charter vs. TERRA (TERRA), 5

Varela vs. South Dade (South Dade), 6:30



Killian vs. South Dade (Home), 3

Miami High vs. Goleman (Home), 3

South Miami vs. Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), 3

Coral Park vs. Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), 3

Krop vs. Mourning (Mourning), 3:15

Miami Beach vs. MAST (MAST), 3:15

Coral Reef vs. MAST (MAST), 3:15

Miami Country Day vs. Westminster Christian, 4


North Miami vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (Milander), 3

Krop vs. Mourning (Mourning), 3

Killian vs. Miami High (Hadley), 3

Sunset vs. Coral Reef (MDCC-South), 3:30

Westland Hialeah vs. North Miami Beach (FIU-North), 3:30

Hialeah vs. MAST (MAST), 4

St. Brendan vs. Gulliver Prep (Home), 4

South Miami vs. Southwest (Tamiami), 4:30

Braddock vs. Southwest (Tamiami), 4:30

Miami Palmetto vs. Ferguson (Tamiami), 8


Miami Christian vs. Hebrew Academy (Hebrew Academy), 4

Calusa Prep vs. Riviera Prep (Riviera Prep), 4

Hialeah Educational Academy vs. Somerset Academy (Somerset Academy), 4

Mater Lakes vs. Booker T. Washington (Booker T. Washington), 4

Braddock vs. Coral Gables (CG), 5

Miami Central vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (HML), 5

Mater Academy Charter vs. Northwestern (NW), 5

Carol City vs. Goleman (Home), 5

Hialeah Gardens vs. Hialeah (Hialeah), 5

Mourning vs. Miami Springs (MSP), 5

Homestead vs. Jackson (Jackson), 5

Coral Park vs. Lourdes (Lourdes), 5

Varela vs. Southridge (SR), 5

North Miami vs. Miami Beach (MB), 5

Krop vs. Miami High (MHS), 5

Coral Shores vs. Florida Christian (FCS), 5

North Miami Beach vs. Westland Hialeah (Westland Hialeah), 5

Ronald Reagan vs. American (American), 5

St. Brendan vs. Carrollton (Carrollton), 5:30

SLAM Charter vs. Dade Christian (Dade Christian), 6:30

Divine Savior vs. Brito Miami (BMP), 7

Palmer Trinity vs. Westminster Christian (WCS), 7

Coral Reef vs. Miami Palmetto (Palmetto), 7:15

Ferguson vs. Southwest (SW), 7:15

South Dade vs. Sunset (Sunset), 7:15

Doral Academy vs. TERRA (TERRA), 7:30


South Miami vs. Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), 3

Lourdes vs. Braddock (Braddock), 3

Sunset vs. Braddock (Braddock), 3

Ferguson vs. Braddock (Braddock), 3

Miami Beach vs. MAST (MAST), 3:15

Coral Reef vs. MAST (MAST), 3:15

Krop vs. Mourning (Mourning), 3:15


North Miami vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (Hialeah-Miami Lakes), 3

Krop vs. Mourning (Mourning), 3

Killian vs. Miami High (Miami High), 3

North Miami vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (Hialeah-Miami Lakes), 3

Westland Hialeah vs. North Miami Beach (North Miami Beach), 3:30

Sunset vs. Coral Reef (Coral Reef), 3:30

Hialeah vs. MAST (MAST), 4

St. Brendan vs. Gulliver Prep (Gulliver Prep), 4

South Miami vs. Southwest (Southwest), 5

Braddock vs. Southwest (Southwest), 5

Miami Palmetto vs. Ferguson (Ferguson), 8

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