Miami-Dade High Schools

Sunset swamps Mourning 52-0 to improve to 7-1

After a slow start, Sunset jumped out to a 38-0 lead by halftime in a District 16-7A matchup it won 52-0 against Mourning on Thursday night at Tropical Park.

Sunset’s defense limited the Sharks (1-6, 1-5) to just two first downs and 67 total yards on homecoming. It forced five turnovers, including two fumbles recovered for touchdowns by Jonathan Esquivel and Denzel Mena.

Since a season-opening loss to Palmetto, the Knights (7-1, 7-0) have won seven games in a row. They have shut out three opponents.


Tarik Peters: Ran twice for 53 yards and a touchdown. Caught two passes for 37 yards and another score.

Javier Zuniga: Led Sunset’s rushing attack with 15 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown.


“Our coach always stresses, ‘Don’t get too big-headed.’ We had a big pep rally today. He kept telling us to stay positive since we came through a bad season and came back stronger. He kept stressing, ‘Stay together, stay level-headed and don’t get too big-headed.”

— Tarik Peters, Sunset senior athlete

Christina De Nicola