Miami-Dade High Schools

Booker T. Washington shuts out Edison

With a handful of offensive starters not playing, including quarterback Maurice Alexander, the Booker T. Washington offense was not its usual sharp self.

But thanks to some shutdown defense and running back Mark Walton, the Tornadoes easily overwhelmed Edison at Traz Powell Stadium to complete a 10-0 regular season and wrap up the District 8-4A title.

Even though the offense committed four turnovers, including three interceptions by quarterback Jaime Taylor, Walton helped carry the load by finishing the night with 142 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown.

Meanwhile the Tornadoes defense did its part and more by holding the Red Raiders (4-5, 1-2) to just 18 yards of total offense and one first down. They even helped their offense out when James King picked off an Edison pass and returned it 30 yards for a score early in the third quarter to put his team up 28-0.

Booker T. will enjoy a week off next week before preparing for a first round playoff matchup with Pembroke Pines Somerset at Traz Powell on Nov. 13.