Glades Central 31, American Heritage-Plantation 19: Rowley throws for three TDs
Saturday, November 27, 2010
by Ross Devonport
For the second straight year, Glades Central ended American Heritage-Plantation's season as senior quarterback Jamarious Rowley threw three touchdowns and the Glades Central defense forced five turnovers for a 31-19 victory in the Class 2A regional final on Friday night.
Just like in the 2009 victory when the Raiders (10-1) racked up 500-plus yards and five touchdowns through the air, they used the pass to good effect again on Friday night, as Rowley threw for nearly 300 yards and junior wide receiver Jamie Wilson went for 126 yards and a touchdown.
The Patriots (7-5) found themselves down 21-6 at the half, but got an early third-quarter touchdown run from freshman phenom Sony Michel to pull within eight.
The score remained that way until midway through the fourth when Raiders kicker Marvin McKenzie booted a key 24-yard field goal to put his team up by two scores, a margin from which the Patriots could not recover.
Glades Central will play at Tampa-Robinson in next week's Class 2A state semifinal.