Orlando, FL– Nayquan Wright hadn’t played a game since November. The star Miami Carol City Chief running back had an undisclosed injury that kept him out of five games (four playoff games) but came back to lead his team to a 6A Florida High School State final 14-6 over Lake Gibson of Lakeland.
“I give all glory to God,” Wright said after the game when asked how he was able to come back from a leg injury that sidelined him for so long.
Wright tallied 109 yards on 18 carries and was an absolute monster. He scored Carol City’s two touchdowns and had help from his backfield mate Cam’ron Davis who rushed for 75 yards on 13 carries. The rushing attack for the Chiefs coupled with the incredible defensive effort that limited Lake Gibson to only 89 yards of total offense.
Lake Gibson did have their chances. Quarterback Kevaris Thomas hit wide out Mytrevious ‘MJ’ Link for a late score in fourth quarter with just under six minutes left. But Link dropped two other passes late in the game that he would need and Irshaad Davis came up with the game sealing interception with two minutes left to end it.
Head coach Aubrey Hill built a state championship winning team in only four years and completes a rebuilding project at one of Miami’s historic football powers.