Friday's football roundup
Friday, October 14, 2011
Palm Beach Post Reports
Fort Lauderdale-Dillard had no answers for Glades Central wide receiver Jaime Wilson, as he racked up 155 yards and two touchdowns on six catches in the top-ranked Raiders' 31-0 rout of the Panthers on Friday night.
After Wilson caught his second touchdown of the game early in the second half, Glades Central turned to William Likely and Dominique Gibson. The duo rushed for 153 yards and a score on 15 carries in the second half.
Three times in the first half, Glades Central came up with big stops after the Panthers (2-3) had driven into the Raiders' territory.
"My defense will bend but they will not break," Glades Central coach Roosevelt Blackmon said.
With a 24-0 lead and the ball at the Panthers' 1-yard line in the fourth quarter, Blackmon turned to 5-foot-10, 330-pound defensive tackle Kevin Edourd to do his best Refrigerator Perry impersonation and close out the game.
On his second attempt, Edourd took the ball and dove on top of the pile for the score.
"He's probably never scored a touchdown before, so he's probably going to be the big man on campus now," Blackmon said.
No. 6 Park Vista 41, Wellington 14: The Cobras (6-0) jumped to a 27-0 lead after the first quarter en route to the win over the Wolverines (1-5) in Boynton Beach.
Sophomore quarterback Qwad Martin completed 5 of 7 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown, and rushed five times for 84 yards and two touchdowns.
On the second play from scrimmage, Shane Bussey intercepted a Tyler Vanacore pass and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown only 55 seconds into the game.
Wellington went three-and-out on its next possession, and a high snap to punter Cole Smallridge gave time for D'Andre Coleman to swoop in and block the kick. The ball bounced into the end zone, and Coleman fell on it for a 14-0 lead only 2:04 into the game.
On the ensuing possession, Wellington lost a fumble on its 25. Moments later, Martin ran the ball in from the 16 to push the lead to 20-0.
"You can't make mistakes and win at this level," Wolverines coach Chris Romano said. "We were forced to do some things we didn't want to do."
Then Wellington got the ball back on a punt and drove 65 yards on eight plays for another touchdown, culminating in Adrian Cerrato's over-the-shoulder catch on Martin's 33-yard lob down the right sideline. Alec Frear's extra point made it 27-0 with 1:11 left in the first quarter.
Late in the second quarter, Martin showed some impressive speed while breaking away from Wellington's defense on a 54-yard keeper that pushed the lead to 34-0.
Wellington freshman Kemar Downer broke the shutout with 9:49 remaining with a 4-yard touchdown catch.
No. 10 Cardinal Newman 44, Pope John Paul II 6: Devonte Brown ran for 157 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries as the Crusaders routed the Eagles in Boca Raton. As a team, the Crusaders ran for 315 yards on 37 carries for four touchdowns. Newman had three interceptions, including one by Dane Sellers that he returned 30 yards for a touchdown. The Crusaders added two late TDs by Charles Perry and Darian Porham.
King's Academy 40, Benjamin 17: Brian Grove ran for 162 yards and scored on three consecutive carries - a 6-yard run to end the first half, and 47 yards and 75 yards on the Lions' first two snaps of the third quarter as the Lions (3-3) routed the Buccaneers (2-4) in Palm Beach Gardens.
Benjamin ran more than twice as many plays from scrimmage, racked up nearly 400 yards of offense, and seemed to hold the ball for entire quarters at a time.
What Benjamin could not do, however, was stop the Lions' quick-strike offense and ability to capitalize on Buccaneer mistakes. Lions quarterback
Chris Machiela scored on a 15-yard sweep right in the second quarter to open the scoring and, in the fourth quarter, picked up a dropped swing pass and returned the fumble 54 yards for a touchdown.
Benjamin's Charlie Nicklaus returned to action after missing the first half of the season with an injury, leading the Bucs with 107 yards rushing, including a 37-yard touchdown. Joey Raso added a 39-yard touchdown late for the Bucs.
Lake Worth 47, Spanish River 7: The Trojans (4-2, 2-1 District 13-7A) rushed for 333 yards in a rout of the Sharks (3-4, 0-4) in Boca Raton. Alex Hook led all rushers with 134 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, and quarterback Evan Moore added 110 rushing yards. Moore also completed 14 of 17 passes for 181 yards and two scores, and Bryant led the defense with five tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. Spanish River avoided the shutout when Andrew Immler connected with Reggie Love on a 34-yard TD pass. Love had four receptions for 73 yards, while Joel Clarke and Thomas Mersch led the defense with seven tackles each.
Suncoast 20, Inlet Grove 12: James Huggins rushed for 126 yards on 22 carries and Davison Colimon had a blocked field goal and a tackle for a safety, leading the Chargers (3-4) past the Hurricanes (1-5) in Riviera Beach. The win came a week after Suncoast coach Jessie Hester's team fell to Glades Central, Hester's former team. "A bounce-back game, no question," Hester said. "We needed it to start a win streak." Suncoast's Cody Jackson intercepted a pass near the goal line to seal the victory.
Jupiter Christian 49, Highlands Christian 20: Kedric Bostic had 180 yards rushing and 140 yards passing to go along with five touchdowns as the Eagles (6-1) defeated the Knights (2-4) in Greenacres.
Summit Christian 21, Coral Springs Christian 20 (OT): After trailing by two touchdowns early, the Saints rallied (1-3) to top the Crusaders (1-5) on Richard Gaetano's 3-yard run in overtime in Coral Springs. Tee Walker finished with 118 yards rushing on 18 carries and two touchdowns for Summit, which was able to get its first win after Coral Springs Christian missed the extra point in overtime.
St. Andrew's 34, Forest Hill 7: Jake Fields rushed for 268 yards and two touchdowns and Sean Mooney added 130 passing yards with two TDs and a TD run as the Scots (4-2) rolled past the Falcons in West Palm Beach. Alan Oetzman had 94 receiving yards with two touchdowns for the Scots.
Boca Raton Christian 39, Berean Christian 20: Caleb Hood ran for 249 yards and five TDs and Heber Michel added 168 yards rushing and a score as the Blazers (2-4) beat the Bulldogs (0-6) in West Palm Beach.
Fort Myers-Dunbar 36, Clewiston 14: DeMarcus Terry rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries, but the Tigers (4-3) lost in Fort Myers.
Martin County 35, Fort Pierce Westwood 0: Reshawd Fyne, Justin Simmons, Jermohn Queen and Treyvon Johnson all rushed for touchdowns, leading the Tigers (5-2) to the rout of the Panthers (0-6) in Fort Pierce.
Centennial 28, South Fork 14: Tim Caffey threw three touchdown passes - two to Edwin Thomas - leading the Eagles (4-2) past the Bulldogs (3-3) in Port St. Lucie.
Titusville-Astronaut 29, Jensen Beach 0: The Falcons (2-4) were shut down by the War Eagles (6-1) in Titusville.
Treasure Coast 21, Miami-Pace 7: Travares Copeland threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, leading the Titans (2-3) past the Spartans (2-1) in Miami.