Jupiter Christian 49, Lake Worth 28: Pendergrass leads Eagles over Trojans
Friday, September 17, 2010
by Joseph Kairalla
Jennifer Cecil / Palm Beach Post
Beating larger schools has become business as usual for Class 1B Jupiter Christian. Friday night was no different as the No. 6 Eagles ran past No. 9 Lake Worth 49-28.
Jupiter Christian (3-0) was led by senior running back Trey Pendergrass, who rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Pendergrass also had an interception playing cornerback.
"He's special. Trey's a real special player," said Eagles coach Bill Powers. "He's a warrior who goes hard all of the time."
Pendergrass put the Eagles on the board first when he took a pitch to the right side 48 yards on the third play from scrimmage.
Behind the passing and running of junior quarterback Evan Moore, the Trojans (2-1) were able to answer with two first-quarter TDs to take the 14-7 lead.
The first was a 40-yard run by Moore and the second was a 12-yard pass to Bernard Davis.
The Eagles responded by scoring four unanswered TDs to take a 35-14 advantage.
The scoring binge was highlighted by quarterback Kedric Bostic, who ran 40 yards for one score and threw 15 yards out of a fake field-goal attempt for another.
After the Trojans cut into the lead, Pendergrass added a 40-yard touchdown run late in the third.
"I was very impressed with him before the game and I'm more impressed with him after the game," Trojans coach Errick Lowe said of Pendergrass.
Lake Worth pulled within of 42-28 when Moore connected with Davis again for a 21-yard touchdown midway through the fourth, but they would get no closer.
Moore finished 10 of 27 passing for 100 yards. He also ran for 155 yards on 15 carries.
Senior running back Jerry Michel added 151 yards on 20 carries for Lake Worth.