By: Matt Rothman
The North Broward Prep girls’ football team qualified for the state championship for the first time in school history after winning the regional championships with the help of four Parkland residents.
Cailey Katz, Sami Cohen, Sophie Bigelman and Sienna Lopez were part of the team that won 11 regular season games and then won two more to win a district championship.
They continued to play in regionals and defeated Coral Springs Charter and Immaculata La Salle High School before defeating Palmer Trinity School in the regional final on penalties. After the game was scoreless after two extra times, Katz, Leah Finkelman, Cat Bastos, Kendall Watts and Yaira Espinosa scored.
Next, the Eagles travel to the United States as the three seeds and take on Benjamin High School on Friday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. The Buccaneers went 15-1-1 and also won districts and regionals. The winner of this game will face Lakeland Christian or Providence School in the State Finals on February 23 at 1:05 p.m.
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Matt Rothman graduated in 2018 from Florida Gulf Coast University and received his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.