Friday's high school football roundup: No. 5 Park Vista struggles past Palm Beach Lakes
Friday, September 14, 2012
by The Palm Beach Post
Fifth-ranked Park Vista needed two third-quarter touchdowns to rally past upset-minded Palm Beach Lakes 20-12 on Friday night at Dick Melear Stadium.
The Cobras took a 14-12 lead with 2:36 remaining in the third quarter on a 75-yard, drive that took five minutes and was capped by a 3-yard keeper by quarterback Kwad Martin.
Park Vista caught a break when a high snap on the ensuing punt gave the Cobras the ball inside the Lakes' 10. Backup quarterback Dalton Barkman finished the short drive with an 8-yard touchdown run.
Palm Beach Lakes got on the board first in the first quarter following a 55-yard interception return by Kevin Haggins. Deandre Watson scored a 4-yard rushing touchdown to put the Rams up 6-0.
Park Vista senior running back Lekraig Bens, who rushed for 76 yards on 10 carries, scored on a 19-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to put Park Vista up 7-6.
Following a 39-yard pass from quarterback Craig Wells to wide receiver Jeremy Grey, Watson scored his second touchdown of the game with a 1-yard run to give the rams a 12-7 halftime lead.
-- Randall Lieberman
No. 3 Fort Pierce Central 28, Sebastian River 6: Sam Vaughn threw for a touchdown and ran for another, leading the Cobras (3-0) to the rout of the Sharks (1-2) in Fort Pierce.
No. 8 Cardinal Newman 37, Suncoast 0: Travis Rudolph scored three touchdowns to lead the host Crusaders (3-0) to the rout of the Chargers in West Palm Beach.
-- Zach Duarte
Boca Raton 58, Jupiter 14: Cecil Johnson ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns as the Bobcats (2-1) routed the Warriors (0-3) in Jupiter. After Boca took an early lead on a touchdown pass by Kevin Anderson and a safety, Johnson scored his first touchdown on a 36-yard run to push the Boca lead to 16-0. Johnson would go on to score from 13 yards out on Boca's next possession. Just before the half, Boca cornerback Cedric Bryant returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown to extend the lead to 30-0. After the Warriors scored two quick touchdowns to start the second half, the Bobcats pulled away with two more touchdown passes from Anderson, who threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns.
-- Brandon Wise
Glades Day 49, Clewiston 34: Kelvin Taylor scored six touchdowns -- five rushing and one receiving -- and gained 218 yards on the ground to lead the Gators (3-0) past the Tigers (0-3) in Clewiston. Taylor pushed his state rushing record to 10,256 yards. He also has 13 touchdowns on the season and a state-record 161 for his career.
West Boca Raton 41, Lake Worth 35: Eugene Bethea rushed for 83 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Bulls (1-2) rally past the Trojans (1-2) in Lake Worth. West Boca quarterback Zachary Miner had 268 yards passing and a touchdown and tight end Nicholas Telford had three catches for 173 yards. Lake Worth quarterback Luis Peguero threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns and wide receiver Jermer Braswell had five catches for 113 yards and two touchdown catches.
Boynton Beach 47, Forest Hill 13: Jake Lutzen threw six touchdown passes as the Tigers (2-1) handled the Falcons (1-2) in West Palm Beach. Donte Sylencieux and Darrion Josey each had two touchdown receptions and Korey Brown and Donnie Heath had one apiece. Kevin Wilson added a rushing score for Boynton.
Olympic Heights 47, Spanish River 0: John Clerister ran for 158 yard and three touchdowns and Richard Thompson had two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown to lead the Lions (3-0) to the rout of the Sharks (0-3) in Boca Raton. Matt Montgomery returned a fumble 14 yards for a touchdown in the second half.
Pope John Paul II 27, Benjamin 15: DeQuan McGriff rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and Will Jeanlys added an 89-yard touchdown reception, leading the the surprising Eagles (3-0) past the Buccaneers (2-1) in Palm Beach Gardens.
St. Andrew's 34, Miami-Archbishop Curley 19: Sean Mooney threw for 100 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Scots (1-2) past the Knights (0-3) in Boca Raton. George Andino had three receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Village Academy 41, Pompano Beach-Highlands Christian 8: Larry Brihm threw for 322 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Tigers (1-2) to the rout of the Knights in Delray Beach. Hancy Estime had four catches for 181 yards and three touchdowns for Village.
Inlet Grove 38, Jupiter Christian 22: Jquan Napier threw for 146 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing score to lead the Hurricanes (1-2) past the Eagles (0-2) at Blum Stadium in Palm Beach Gardens. The game was tied at 8 at halftime, but the Hurricanes scored two touchdowns to pull ahead in the third quarter on an 80-yard pass from Napier to Shawun Lurry and a 13-yard run by Napier.
Martin County 10, Melbourne-Eau Gallie 6: Dan Fillhaber scored on a 2-yard run, leading the Tigers (1-2) past the Commodores (1-2) in Melbourne.
John Carroll 20, Coral Springs Charter 0: Edwin Thomas scored two touchdowns, one on a touchdown pass from Jordan Watkins, another on an interception return, helping the Rams (2-1) handle the Panthers (1-1) in Fort Pierce.
Vero Beach 49, Fort Pierce Westwood 0: The Panthers (0-3) were shut down by the Indians (3-0) in Vero Beach.
Centennial 21, Okeechobee 13: Greg Green's 24-yard run sealed the win for the Eagles (1-2) over the Brahmans (1-2) in Okeechobee.
Port St. Lucie 35, Jensen Beach 10: D.J. Juste rushed for two touchdowns, returned a punt 99 yards for another and also threw a touchdown pass, leading the Jaguars (1-2) past the Falcons (1-2) in Port St. Lucie.
East Coast Challenge: Host and top-ranked Martin County swept two matches at its East Coast Challenge, rallying past No. 4 Wellington 18-25, 25-19, 15-4 and then handling Spanish River 25-13, 25-17. Against Wellington, Arianna Bethel had seven kills, Jena Daniel added six kills and Joann Martin contributed 24 digs for the Tigers (6-1). Against Spanish River, Brylee Frank had 11 service points and six aces, Madisen Lydon added eight kills and Danielle Dodge contributed 12 assists for the Tigers. Savannah Fruin had 13 kills and six digs and Morgan Woolard added 10 kills for Spanish River in its loss to Lutz-Steinbrenner (26-24, 25-14) and Martin County. Third-ranked Boca Raton also earned two victories, defeating Jupiter 19-25, 25-18, 15-13 and South Fork 25-14, 25-10. Ruth Harrington had 22 kills and 14 service points and Libby Vilmar added 53 assists for the Bobcats.
Summit Christian d. Trinity Christian 16-25, 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 15-12: Sofia Sanchez had 24 kills and 17 assists and Kaylee Anderson added 16 kills as the Saints (6-3) rallied past the Warriors (2-5) in Lake Worth. Missy Kulik added 25 kills for the Warriors.