Miami-Dade High Schools

Last week’s best Miami-Dade high school performances


The Killian football team scored a major district victory last week when it knocked off South Dade 32-29 to move itself into the thick of the District 16-8A title race. Freshman quarterback Cariq Rackley threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cougars.


O’jhonte “OJ” Armstrong, Ransom Everglades, football: Armstrong had 150 yards rushing, a fumble recovery and an interception and seven tackles, including one for loss in a 12-7 win over Hillel.

Maurice Underwood, Champagnat Catholic, football: Underwood passed for 268 yards on 19-of-22 attempts and threw a touchdown pass to help the Lions beat Belle Glade Glades Day 12-7 and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Nikkia Benitez, Westminster Christian, volleyball: Benitez had 11 kills and five digs in the final win over Cardinal Gibbons that secured the Gold division title at the Smoothie King Invitational. Benitez was named tournament MVP.

Michelle Cuervo, Ferguson, volleyball: Cuervo had seven kills and three aces in the final, and played three solid matches overall to help the Falcons win their third consecutive GMAC title.

Ashley Luy, Hialeah, girls’ swimming and diving: Luy won the 50 and 100 free to lead the T-Breds to a win over Westland Hialeah.

Carlin Berryhill, Coral Reef, boys’ cross-country: Berryhill won the GMAC championship with a time of 16:44.20 that helped the Barracudas boys win the team title as well.

Daesha Rogers, North Miami, girls’ cross-country: Rogers won the GMAC individual title with a time of 19:45.67.

Leo Herrera, Belen, boys’ golf: Herrera shot a 68 to lead the Wolverines to the District 24-2A title.

Tanya Eathakotti, Carrollton, girls’ golf: Eathakotti shot a 69 to lead the Cyclones to the District 24-1A title.

Kevin Morrissey, TERRA, boys’ bowling: Morrissey bowled a 714 high series to lead the Wolves to a win over Miami Springs.

Angela Chapman, Ferguson, girls’ bowling: Chapman bowled a 453 high series to lead the Falcons over Coral Reef.