The past week saw several events canceled or postponed due to Hurricane Ian, but there were still some stellar performances by top Miami-Dade County athletes.
This week, we continue a weekly feature where we ask you to vote for the best performer of the week in Miami-Dade County high school sports.
Below is a look at the five candidates from last week’s action. Take our poll below to cast your vote. The poll will be open until Thursday, Oct. 6, around 10 p.m.
You may vote as often as you like until then.
Here are the candidates from last week’s events:
▪ David Garcia, Braddock, football: With his team down a score late, Garcia returned a kickoff 54 yards to set up his game-winning touchdown with 18 seconds left in a 35-33 win over Ferguson. Garcia also made the game-sealing interception moments later while playing free safety.
▪ Zac Katz, True North, football: Following up a four-touchdown pass effort the prior week against Dade Christian which secured a district championship, Katz completed 20 of 22 passes for 317 yards and threw four more touchdowns to lead the Titans to a 33-28 win over previously unbeaten Archbishop Carroll.
▪ Ana Sofia Tobar, St. Brendan, girls’ volleyball: Tobar recorded a combined 55 kills and 112 digs to lead the Sabres to the Silver championship of the Lake Howell Invitational, which included wins over Ferguson, Naples Gulf Coast, Maitland Orangewood Christian and Mater Lakes, as well as a win over Riviera Prep.
▪ Alec Padilla, Columbus, boys’ bowling: Padilla rolled a 227 high game and 598 high series to lead the Explorers to a win over Hialeah Educational.