Miami-Dade High Schools

North Miami’s Hilton Joseph gets Player of Year award

Proud parents: North Miami senior quarterback Hilton Joseph poses with parents Terry, left, and Aliette Joseph after after receiving the South Florida High School Football Player of the Year Award.
Proud parents: North Miami senior quarterback Hilton Joseph poses with parents Terry, left, and Aliette Joseph after after receiving the South Florida High School Football Player of the Year Award. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Senior quarterback Hilton Joseph led a two-year transformation of North Miami football.

Joseph led a Pioneers’ program that had struggled just to win district games for more than a decade to back-to-back district championships and 9-1 regular seasons.

On Monday morning, Joseph received recognition for his efforts.

Joseph was named the Warren Henry Auto Group/Tournament of Champions South Florida Player of the Year. The award was presented to Joseph at a ceremony at the Warren Henry Auto Dealership in North Miami.

Joseph is the second winner of this award, which was first presented last year to Miami Central alum and Florida State University freshman running back Dalvin Cook.

“This means a lot to me because I feel that sometimes athletes from North Miami [High] don’t get enough recognition,” Joseph said. “Hopefully, seeing this will open their eyes. It definitely means a lot to me.”

Joseph (5-10, 165 pounds) completed 188 of 310 passes for a Miami-Dade large school-best 2,835 yards, and threw an overall county-best 31 touchdown passes with only five interceptions this season. He also ran for 398 yards on 90 attempts and scored eight rushing touchdowns. This followed a junior season in which he totaled 2,229 passing yards.

Joseph, who has received an offer from Tuskegee University, was selected over a talented group that included Miami Booker T. Washington senior quarterback Maurice Alexander, Miami Carol City defensive back/wide receiver Rashad Fenton, Miami Central junior linebacker Donovan Thompson and Coral Gables junior linebacker Shakur Cooper.

Joseph will compete in this weekend’s 17th annual Miami-Dade North vs. South All-Star football game that will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday at Curtis Park.

“Coming into last season nobody knew who I was, and I put up good numbers,” Joseph said. “My goal was to top that this season, and I did. This is just a great honor.”

HARRIS JR. HONORED

The state’s Coach of the Year award is staying in the Harris family.

Booker T. Washington football coach Tim Harris Jr. kept the Tornadoes on course this season, leading them to a third state title in a row and extending their winning streak to a county-record 40 games.

On Monday, Harris was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Association’s Florida Coach of the Year.

Harris, who took over as Booker T.’s coach when his father, Tim Harris Sr., was hired by the University of Miami. Harris Sr. had won the award each of the past two seasons.

Booker T., and later Central, became the first Miami-Dade teams to win three consecutive state titles.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Champagnat Catholic won the A-Rod Classic this past weekend with wins over Miami High, Miami Christian and Coral Springs Christian.

Nashad Mackey was named the tournament’s MVP, and Jaron Cornish made the All-Tournament team.

Also earning All-Tournament honors were Archbishop McCarthy’s David Moya, Miami Christian’s Joseph Allen, Columbus’ Moises Jatlin and Coral Springs Christian’s Jeffrey Prophete.


▪ Hillel 76, Somerset Academy 71: HIL (4-5): Kaswan 26, Pinkhasov 17, Ohayon 12, Klainbaum 11, Beda 6, Moskovitz 4. SOM (3-4): Francois 25, Beaubron 21, Fils-Aime 11, Danbouze 5, Louis 5, Teate 4. HT: 37-35 HIL. Three-pointers: Kaswan 3, Francois 3. Rebounds: Ohayon 8, Klainbaum 8. Assists: Klainbaum 7. Steals: Kaswan 4.

▪ Archbishop Carroll 82, Westwood Christian 74: AC (9-1): Fred 23, Rosario 17, Miralles 17, Aarestrup 10, Diaz 8, Anglada 4, Villamil 3.WC: Joseph 33, Jou 12, Pierre 11, Ametepe 8, Molina 4, Mejias 3, Osceola 2.Rebounds: Fred 8.Assiststs: Fred 7. Steals: Anglada 4, Rosario 4. Blocks: Miralles 2. Three pointers: Miralles 3, Rosario 2, Aarestrup 2, Diaz 2.

▪ Schoolhouse Prep 77, Riviera Prep 31: SHP (8-0): Ramos 12, Tompkins 20, Sullivan 15, Sanchez 12, Peon 4, Machado 9, Smith 4, Saller1. RP (2-6): Shapiro 12, Hill 6, Greene 2, Spider 6, Perez 8, Jacobs 3, Three-pointers: Tompkins 2, Shapiro 3. Assists: Ramos 12, Shapiro 5. Rebounds: Sullivan 10, Shapiro 7. HT: SHP 46-21.

▪ Booker T. Washington 68, SLAM 32: BTW (7-2): Hutchenson 8, Brown 11, Bunett 14 , Neal 4, Stewart 5, Thelon 15, Marks 2, Gator 7. SL: Falette 2, Young 11, Robinson 5, Fransico 10, Lopez 2. Three-pointers: Bunett 2. Rebounds: Thelon 15. Steals: Hutchenson 5. Assist: Hutchenson 7. HT: 33-18 BTW.

▪ Late Saturday — A-Rod Classic, Miami Christian 80, Columbus 62: Joseph Allen 24, Raphy Diaz 13. Dylan Frye 12.

▪ Late Saturday — Mater Academy 53, Suncoast 46: MA (9-0): Mejia 13, Osorio 10, Kurnick 9, Frias 10, Nunez 8. SUN: Nann 11, Starling 9, Sledge 9. HT: MA 28-17. Rebounds: Nunez 9. Assist: Frias 4. Steals: Mejia 3. Blocks: Nunez 3. Three-pointers: Mejia 2, Osorio 2, Nunez 2.

▪ Late Friday — Mater Academy 64, Jackson 39: MA(8-0): Kurnick 18, Frias 17. JAX: McDonald 20, Mowlesino 10 . HT: MA 32-16. Rebounds: Nunez 10. Assist: Nunez 3. Steals: Frias 2.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

▪ Mater 70, Terra 22: MA: Sandoval 16, Acosta 14, Gonzalez 13, Hernandez 11, Abreu 7, Galvez 4, Gutiérrez 3, Sequeda 2. TER: Perlberg 6, Olsen 5, Nunez 5, Reidy 3, Campos 2, Reyes 1. Assists: Acosta 7. Steals: Gonzalez 8, Acosta 8. Rebounds: Gonzalez 14.

▪ Ferguson 82, Coral Park 16: FER (10-0): Perez 22, Osceola 13, Rodriguez 12, Buitrago 9, Pineda 9, Johnson 9, Justiniano 6, Rosales 2. CP: Torres 8, Fernandez 6, Velez 2. HT: FER 59-8. Three pointers: Rodriguez 2. Assists: Osceola 8. Rebounds: Rosales 9. Steals: Perez 10.

▪ Keys Gate 62, Pinecrest 17: KG: Velez 16 , Tyre 14 , Denis 9 , Dorsey 8 , Ieremia 7 , Moore 2, Rodriguez 4, Sanchez 1, Simeon 1. PC: Beltran 10, Rosado 4, Herrera 2, Ramo 1. Three-pointers: Dorsey 2. Rebounds: Denis 19. Assist: Velez 5. Steals: Tyre 11, Velez 8. Blocks: Denis 2. HT: KG 35-8.

▪ Sunset 40, Killian 27: SUN (6-6): K. Espinosa 24, A. Lopez 6, M. Zuniga 4, D. Jones 4, J. Almonte 2. KIL: S. Cannon 15, L. Hill 6, N Mayor 4, M. Johnson 2. HT: SUN 23-11. Rebounds: Almonte 8, Jones 8. Assists: Espinosa 3. Steals: Espinosa 15. Blocks: Jones 7.

▪ Yeshiva 55, Hillel 14: (HIL 1-7) A. Scheck 2, S. Lieberman 5, M. Dunn 5, S. Cohen 2. YES: L.Betesh 10, J. Griff 2, E. Harris 6, M. Citron 11, M. Citron 4, K. Gross 4, B. Frahlich 4, G. Englander 3, R. Feintuch 3, E. Frank 6.

▪ North Miami 64, Edison 34: NM (10-4): Bernard 15, Feibe 17, Smith 9, Gassant 8. HT: NM 28-10. Steals: Gassant 2, Bernard 3, Feibe 5, Smith 3. Rebounds: Bernard 6, Feibe 6, Gassant 5. Assists: Bernard 5.

▪ Hebrew 46, Miami Christian 9: HA (8-3): Suster 4, Gordon 2, Widroff 12, K. Wolfson 4, Sedighim 10, Sugar 4, A. Wolfson 11. Rebounds: Suster 8. Assists: Sedighim 4. HT 28-2 HA.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Archbishop McCarthy will host its fifth annual “Kick Sarcoma” charity game when it hosts Dade Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Mavericks soccer team will be selling “Kick Sarcoma” T-shirts for $10. All proceeds from the sale and the game will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation in memory of Debbie Williams.

▪ Archbishop McCarthy 11, Doral Academy 0:Yari Bradfield 4 goals, 3 assists. Amanda Perez 4 goals, assist. Victoria Pernas goal, assist. Goals: Sabrina Sanon, Bryce McGuire. Assists: Aly Maranges, Colleen Becker, Jenn Ensign, Celeste Talbot, Abby Ribas. AM 15-2-2.

▪ American 8, Booker T. Washington 0: Goals: Stephanie VanDerlaan, Leilani Bravo, Mariana Usma. AME 8-4.

▪ Gibbons 1, North Broward Prep 0: Kaitlyn Pawelczyk goal. Camilla Abdulhafid assist. Ryleigh Brown 4 saves, shutout. CG 11-4-1.

▪ South Dade 8, Sunset 0: Goals: McKenzie 2, VanHeusen 2, Johanna Diaz 2, Brittany Larosa 2. SD 14-0.

▪ TERRA 9, Hialeah Miami Lakes 1: Cristina Bichara 3 goals, assist. Alexandra Pepin 2 goals, assist. Karina Bermudez 2 goals. Sofia Aviles goal, 2 assists. Vivian Calderon goal. Assists: Mercy Perez, Kaitlyn Ritter, Isabelle Duran. TER 12-3

▪ Calvary Christian 7, Highlands Christian 2: Aly Mielke 2 goals, 3 assists. Eliya Lowe 2 goals, 2 assists. Bea Blanco 2 goals, 2 assists.

▪ Coral Gables 8, Reagan 0: Nelly Sagarra 2 goals, assist. Marianna Babboni 2 goals. Amy Ransom goal, assist. Goals: Lauren Kerzner, Kiayra Arnold, Natalie Viglucci. CG 15-3-0.

BOYS’ SOCCER

▪ Belen 3, Homestead 1: Marcello Hernandez 2 goals. Max Llorente goal. Alejandro Pujals assist. Javan Rice assist. Andres Casariego assist. BEL 13-3.

▪ TERRA 1, Mater Academy 0: Justin Lee goal. Kristofer Regalado shutout. TER 8-3-2.

▪ Varela 3, Killian 0: Goals: Luis Peralta, Eric Viaud, Chahti Haitam. Assist: Ernesto Benitez, Mathew Franco, Sebastien Joseph. VAR 7-1-3

▪ American 4, Edison 3: Kevin Ramos 3 goals. Diego Arcon goal, 2 assists. AME 9-0-1.

▪ Ferguson 5, Sunset 0: Allan Jarquin goal, assist. Robert Ore goal, 2 assists. Luis Mejia goal. Jonathan Bernal goal. Meola Marco goal. FER 8-3-3.

▪ Hillel 4, Divine Savior 0: Albert Dichy 2 goals. Julian Ribak 2 goals. HIL 13-0-2.

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