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​BCPS High Schools Sweep State’s Largest Boys Basketball Championships

Monday, February 29, 2016
Congratulations to the boys basketball teams from Blanche Ely High School, Coral Springs High School and Dillard High School for sweeping the state’s three largest classifications in the boys basketball 2016 state championships.

•     Blanche Ely High defeated St. Petersburg High School 84-70, winning the Class 7A state title for a second consecutive year. The victory gives the school its sixth boys basketball state championship. Melvin Randall is coach of the Blanche Ely Tigers.

•     Coral Springs High defeated Sarasota Riverview High School 61-57, capturing the Class 8A state title. This is Coral Springs High first trip to the state tournament. The win gives the school its first ever boys basketball state title. Devin Barta is coach of the Coral Springs Colts.  

•     Dillard High School defeated Largo High School 66-55, taking home the Class 6A state title. The win gives the school its sixth boys basketball state championship. Darryl Burrows is coach of the Dillard Panthers.

With six state titles each, Blanche Ely High and Dillard High tie for the most boys basketball championships in Broward County. The sweep of the state’s largest basketball tournaments by a single school district is a first in the history of Florida athletics.

The coaches and athletes will be honored and recognized during an upcoming School Board meeting.


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