Miami Carol City knocks off Lake Gibson, 14-6, in 6A title game

Kevaris Thomas and Mytrevious Link celebrate the Braves only TD in the fourth quarter.
Kevaris Thomas and Mytrevious Link celebrate the Braves only TD in the fourth quarter.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Sophomore Nayquan Wright scored two touchdowns in the second half and Miami Carol City defeated Lakeland Lake Gibson 14-6 on Saturday for the Florida Class 6A football championship.

The Chiefs (11-3) held previously undefeated Lake Gibson to 89 total yards and five first downs.

Wright dove over from the 1-yard line for the game’s first score with 5:37 left in the third quarter. It was set up by his 51-yard run on the preceding play. His second touchdown run put Carol City up 14-0 on the second play of the fourth quarter.

Lake Gibson (13-1) scored on Kevaris Thomas’ 20-yard pass to Mytrevious Link with six minutes remaining after the Braves recovered a fumble on the Carol City 18.

It was Carol City’s first 6A state championship since 2003 when 6A was the largest of Florida’s classifications.

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