Friday's football roundup
Friday, September 16, 2011
Palm Beach Post Reports
Cardinal Newman dominated Suncoast on both sides of the line of scrimmage, racking up nearly 300 rushing yards and limiting the Chargers to 76 yards of net offense in a 40-0 rout on Friday night.
Sophomore Sha'corey Foster led the Crusaders (3-0) with 15 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown, but junior Devonte Brown (nine carries, 71 yards) and freshman Erick Hardnett (five carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter) also contributed to the ground game. Quarterback Brett Benes was also effective with 148 passing yards, including a 34-yard touchdown to Foster and a 74-yard strike to Brown in the second quarter to build a 20-0 halftime lead.
Defensively, freshman linebacker Charles Perry sacked Suncoast quarterback Jesse Hap four times and Ray Masciarella added another as Suncoast finished the night with -13 yards rushing. Matt Burke, Collin Grill, and Taylor DeMario added interceptions for Cardinal Newman.
Malcolm Sommons had four catches for 43 yards and Santigie Fornah had an interception for the Chargers (1-2).
No. 5 Atlantic 49, Pahokee 16: Tevin Spells rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns, Marcus Gaskin added 82 yards on the ground and Rashaad Parker scored two rushing touchdowns as the Eagles (2-1) routed the Blue Devils (0-3) in Pahokee. As a team, Atlantic rushed for 235 yards and five touchdowns on just 19 carries.
No. 7 Park Vista 57, Palm Beach Lakes 7: The Cobras (3-0) rushed for 267 yards and seven touchdowns to rout the Rams (0-3) in Boynton Beach. Nelyja Floyd was the leading rusher, gaining 68 yards and scoring two touchdowns on just five carries. Quarterback Qwad Martin contributed 41 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. The lone bright spot for Palm Beach Lakes was Daruis Robinson finding Fred Taylor up the seam for a 91-yard touchdown pass near the end of the first half. Robinson completed 2-of-9 passes for 145 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
No. 10 Jupiter Christian 52, Inlet Grove 13: Quarterback Kedric Bostic and running backs Jesse Stephanos, Nate Cannon and Isaiah Nelson totaled 415 yards and seven touchdowns on 33 carries as the Eagles (3-0) routed the Hurricanes (1-2) in Riviera Beach.
"We had to take what they gave us," Jupiter Christian coach Bill Powers said of his team's shifting from a passing to a rushing attack. "They were just blitzing everyone on every play, so if we threw the ball, they were going to get pressure on us."
Powers wasn't pleased with the Eagles' four fumbles, one of which they lost.
"We have to eliminate the mistakes and be better at making open-field tackles," Powers said.
Spanish River 26, Olympic Heights 13: The surprising Sharks improved to 3-0 after gaining a big lead and then coasting in the second half against the Lions (0-3) in Boca Raton.
Reggie Love had two touchdown catches for the Sharks, outleaping two defenders to haul in a 52-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Taylor Schnaars, then followed that with a 49-yard catch-and-run that put Spanish River up 26-0 early in the fourth quarter.
"This was like a college game atmosphere tonight!" Sharks coach Ray Berger said. "We're really excited for these kids; they have certainly taken a beating the last few years."
Schnaars was 10-for-21 for 254 yards and Josh Ricks had 128 yards on 12 carries to lead the Sharks' ground game.
The Lions (0-3) had a late surge as quarterback Matt Kelly had a 6-yard touchdown run and then connected with Philip Borosfky for a 27-yard score.
Jonathan Silverio had two interceptions for the Lions
Boynton Beach 48, Forest Hill 13: Audrey Dieujuste scored two touchdowns and five other players scored a touchdown as the Tigers (1-2) routed the Falcons (1-2) in Boynton Beach.
Clewiston 20, Glades Day 7: Ahmad Richards had 105 yards rushing and 48 yards receiving to lead the Tigers (1-2) over the Gators (1-2) in Clewiston. Nigel Allen had 104 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Gators.
Calvary Christian 44, Summit Christian 0: Travis Walker rushed for 132 yards on 17 carries, but the Saints (0-1) couldn't stop the Eagles (2-0) on defense in Fort Lauderdale.
Merritt Island Christian 41, Boca Christian 6: Heber Michel had 16 tackles and rushed for 23 yards and a touchdown on five attempts, but the Blazers fell to the Cougars in Boca Raton.
North Broward Prep 53, Pope John Paul II 0: Semar Smith rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns as North Broward handled Pope in Coconut Creek.
South Florida HEAT 48, Berean Christian 8: Tyler Hart had 34 yards rushing, but the Bulldogs (0-3) fell to the Heat (2-0) in Fort Lauderdale.
Melbourne Central Catholic 26, Benjamin 13: Cooper Hopkins threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Shed and Michael Milbauer added a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown, but the Buccaneers (1-2) fell to the Hustlers in Palm Beach Gardens.
Village Academy 41, Highlands Christian 20: Quarterback Larry Brihm was 11-for-16 for 252 yards and four touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 139 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tigers (2-1) over the Knights (0-2) in Pompano Beach.
No. 3 Fort Pierce Central 48, Sebastian River 14: Derrick Williams and Nikko Finnegan each rushed for two touchdowns and Marcus Sigmon threw for two scores, leading the Cobras (3-0) to the rout of the Sharks (0-3) in Sebastian.
Centennial 43, Okeechobee 0: Ty Jackson scored two touchdowns, one on a 13-yard run and the other on a 31-yard pass from Tim Caffey, as the Eagles (2-1) coasted past the Brahmans in Port St. Lucie. Caffey threw for two touchdowns and ran for another.
Port St. Lucie 34, Jensen Beach 28: Quarterback D.J. Juste rushed for two touchdowns in the second quarter, helping the Jaguars (2-1) build a 27-7 lead before holding off the Falcons (1-2) in Jensen Beach. Jordan Robinson keyed Jensen's rally with two second-half rushing touchdowns.
St. Andrew's 35, John Carroll 14: Gary Gladden rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns and passed for another as the Scots (1-2) handled the Rams (1-2) in Fort Pierce.
Martin County 35, Eau Gallie 7: Nolan Mullen threw two touchdown passes, one to Justin Simmons, who also scored on an interception return, leading the Tigers (2-1) to the easy win over the Commodores in Stuart.
Vero Beach 38, Fort Pierce Westwood 0: The Indians (3-0) dominated the Panthers (0-3) at the Citrus Bowl in Vero Beach.
Mainland 16, Treasure Coast 0: The Titans (2-1) were shut down by the Buccaneers in Port St. Lucie.