Miami-Dade High Schools

After slow start to the season, Norland puts up big win over Southwest

High schools roundup.
High schools roundup.

Having lost five of their first six games while residing in perhaps the toughest district in the nation, the 2018 season has not been kind to coach Daryle Heidleburg and his Norland football team.

But things got a little better on Friday afternoon when the Vikings traveled to Southwest High School for a non-district contest and put a 47-3 beatdown on an Eagles team that came into the game with a 4-1 record.

“Wow, we really needed something like this today for sure,” said Heidleburg. “We’ve been battling a lot of injuries and of course dealing with our black and blue district, but today was a big game against a team with a very good record so it felt good to come out and play so well. We just have to see if we can go out there and somehow take it off the sheet and win out.”

Norland improved to 2-5 and with the state’s new points system in place, would need to win its final three games, one of which is against district titan Northwestern along with HML and Mater Academy. A 5-5 mark, considering how many points they would garner for the tough schedule they’ve played which also includes IMG Academy, might be enough to get them into the top eight in the region.

Senior quarterback Deon Jones was the Vikings’ big hitter on Friday. All Jones did was fire a near-perfect game, completing 11-of-12 passes for 246 yards and six touchdown passes. And he did it all in the first half as he staked his team to a 40-0 halftime lead before removing his shoulder pads to take off the second half, which went fast with a running clock.

“Yeah, that was a lot of fun out there today and it felt good because it’s been a pretty tough year for us so far,” said Jones, who has had very little interest from Football Bowl Subdivision schools but said that he’s on Kent State’s radar. “Today was really important because we know we’ve got to get a run together and win a bunch of games if we want to try and make the playoffs.”

Jones’ scores went for 60 and 7 yards to Daryle Riggins, 45 and 9 yards to Anthony Johnson, 37 yards to Robert McMims and 54 yards to Tyrese Cooper. Linebacker Jalen Jinks had a 25-yard interception return for a score for Norland’s only second-half touchdown.


Colonial Christian d. Coral Shores 3-2 (18-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-10): Ariana Long 20 kills, 17 digs, 8 service points; Juliana Rendon 27 assists, 6 kills, 8 service points; Jessica Givens 19 digs, 7 kills, 14 service points, 5 aces; Alexis Downing 9 digs, 12 service points; CCS: 11-3.

Doral d. TERRA 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-15, 25-16): Tatiana Gutierrez 11 Kills, 11 digs, 2 aces; Melanie Simon 40 Assists, 10 digs, 4 kills; Anabella Jaramillo 8 kills, 5 blocks, 3 aces; Doral: 15-6.

Palmer Trinity d. Westwood Christian 3-2 (25-22, 12-25, 25-21, 26-17, 15-6): Sofia Santamaria 8 kills, 16 digs, 6 aces, 15 assists; Samiyah Panjabi 12 kills, 4 blocks; Mackenzie Serrate 4 aces, 3 kills, 8 digs, 8 assists; Charlotte Erixon: 3 kills, 3 blocks; PTS: 15-1.

Hialeah-Miami Lakes d. South Miami 3-0 (25-20 25-23 25-11): Lianett Bulmas 21 digs, Fiorela Serrano 13 digs, Ana Perez 7 digs, 11 service points, Samantha Cuervo 8 kills. HML: 5-10.

St. John d. Coral Springs Charter 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 22-25, 25-16, 10-15): CSC: Adriana Bravo 19 kills, 25 digs, 8 service points; D’Loren Dejesus 9 kills, 23 digs, 8 service points; Jordan Mills 9 kills, 11 digs, 7 blocks; CSC:16-2.


Krop d. Miami Lakes 7-0: Zachary Winer 220, 551 (K); Tyler Ward 202 high game (K), Jared Weingard 528 high series (K), Tomas DiCastanzo 412 high series (ML); Krop (9-1).

Reagan d. Krop 7-0: High games Daniel Perez 203 (R) and Zachary Winer 179 (K); High series Juan Salomon Guida 550 (R) and Michael Kopel 497 (K).

Columbus d. Cutler Bay 7-0: High Game Liam Bascuas 242 (Col); High Series Giancarlo Perez 637 (Col); Columbus 7-3.

Palmetto d. Coral Gables 5-2: High games Kevin Monjarrez 235 (CG), Connor Pipho 223 (Pal), Arturo Diaz-Dube 221 (Pal); High series Kevin Monjarrez 641 (CG). Pal 7-3

Belen d. Schoolhouse Prep 7-0: High games Jacob Wutzler 196 (BEL), Javier Cantens 180 (BEL), Santiago Georgi 122 (SP). High series: Jacob Wutzler 509 (BEL). BEL: 3-2.


Palmetto d. Coral Gables 7-0: High games Katherine Martinez 125 (Pal), Sabrina Bonavita 125 (CG); High series Virginia Sensale 339 (Pal); Pal 5-4.

Krop d. Miami Lakes 7-0: Molly Kaufman 133, 373, (K); Gabriela Pardo 135, 361 (K); Hera Soysal 144. (K); Krop: 9-1.

Krop d. Reagan 7-0: Kirra Magana 130, 342 (K); Sophia Palmeiro 124, 333 (K); Isabel Bejane 121, 329 (R); Krop: 10-1.

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