By: Matt Rothman
All four local Coral Springs High School teams were in action with football and the BCAA Championship in cross country.
Coral Springs Charter began the week with a game on Monday against Hallandale High School and won 27-0. Kevaun Hinckson, Will Price, Ashton Abell, and Anthony Lowe all scored touchdowns for the team’s third win of the season.
However, they faced a much tougher challenge four days later, falling to North Broward Prep on Senior Night 45-8.
The Panthers honored Hinckson, Jordan Woods, Jeovahny Cadet, Nick Campbell, Preston Griffin, Jordan Richardson, Will Letual, Dwren Michel and Lorenzo Profeta-Jadoo. CSC finished the regular season with a record of 3-5, which marks the second straight season they have finished under .500.
Coral Springs High School fell 21-6 against Boyd H. Anderson High School. The Colts are now 4-4 this year and will play Monarch High School on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. The Knights are 6-2 this season and will clinch their second straight District Championship with a win.
J.P. Taravella fell against Hallandale High School on Friday for the Chargers’ first win of the season.
This was the final home game for seniors Quentin Toussaint, Ahmriz Eugene, Justin Gilzs, Tariq Qaiyim, Nelson Marcelin, Cayden Schroeder, Christopher Cenoble, Jaylin Faustin, Santiago Majia, Quavon Patterson, Nicolas Munoz, Taleik Paye, Dante Brown, Omari Simpkins and Joshua Stewart.
The Trojans are 1-8 this year and have their only win against Pompano Beach High School. Next, they will have a week off before closing the regular season against Coral Springs High School in the Mayor’s Cup on November 3 at 7 p.m.
At the junior varsity level, Coral Springs High School moved to 3-3 with a 14-6 win over Coral Glades. The Jaguars are now 0-5 and will play Coconut Creek High School in their next game on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Belizaire of Coral Springs High School came in first place individually and led the Colts to a fifth-place finish as a team. Dimitri Thomas was next to finish, followed by Matthew Wykpisz, Matthew Campbell, and Gregory Hamilton in the top third.
The girls team finished seventh, highlighted by Angelica Macarulay placing 25th. Briana Williams, Olivia Higgins, and Gabriella Gentilhomme came in the top 50.
The Coral Springs Charter boys team placed 16th overall, with Lucas Werth recording the top time, while the girls recorded their best finish in school history, placing fourth, with Lily Richardson in the top ten. Brooke Schwartz and Abby Foster placed 42nd and 43rd, while Marissa Micioni finished three spots back.
J.P. Taravella had their boys team finish sixth, with the girls placing 12th. Elijah Vessels finished 25th, followed by Akeem Beckford, Scardy Fils, and Craig Dennis, with Qyrah Spann-Pierre coming in 16th to lead her team.
Coral Glades only ran individually, with Jordan Blaise, Anderson Jean Baptiste, Aaron Hilaire, and Quincy Ocasio recording strong times for the Jaguars.
Forest Glen placed 13th for the boys in the middle school race, while Coral Springs Middle School finished 16th for the girls. for the boys, Coral Springs Middle School finished eighth, followed by Forest Glen, Ramblewood Middle School, and Renaissance Charter at University.
The Coral Springs Charter’s swim team is officially sending 13 swimmers to the Regional Championship following a strong result in Districts.
For the boys, Brian Hamilton, Anthony Palumbo, Jorge Aguila, John Albornoz, and Sebastian Rincon-Villegas qualified. Palumbo and Albornoz had the top time, finishing thudding in their races. Palumbo also placed sixth in the 150 and 00-yard freestyle, while the boys medley relay also came in sixth.
Mariana Montes, Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, Addison Palumbo, Emma Baker, Sam Springer, Claire O’Connor, and Grace Weeks qualified for the girls. Montes was the district championship in the 500-yard freestyle, dropping six seconds from her overall time. Gil-Restrepo placed third, while the Panthers also had a relay team finish fourth. Montes also shined in the 200-yard freestyle along with Gil-Restrepo, while they also had relay teams place fifth and sixth.
I am extremely proud of our swimmers, they have persevered through a very challenging season,” head coach Sheri Wells-Smith said. “I am looking forward to coaching them through the next few years. We will make waves wherever we go.”
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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