Sophomore running back Johnnie Hankins had 70 yards and a touchdown to lead visiting Homestead to a 14-0 upset win over rival Southridge.
“My offensive line came through for me today,” Hankins said.
The Broncos (1-1) scored the game-winning touchdown late in the third quarter after putting together a nine-play, 92-yard drive.
“It was a great feeling for the kids to get a win,” Homestead coach Patrick Burrows said. “They worked hard, they deserved it.”
The Homestead defense, led by freshman linebacker Cedrick Wright, limited the Spartans for much of the game at Southridge Park. Spartans quarterback Troy Cook struggled, completing four of 17 attempts for 52 yards and two interceptions.
Junior running back Jamal Adajamah provided much of the Spartans’ offense carrying the ball 19 times for 114 yards.
Midway through the fourth quarter, the Spartans moved the ball deep into Broncos’ territory but penalties helped end the drive. Southridge (1-1) had 16 penalties for 120 yards.
• Dade Christian 3, Gulliver 0: Matthew Bryan kicked a 25 yard field-goal with 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Crusaders (2-0) the upset win over the Raiders (0-2) Friday night at Wooten Field.
Victor Young picked up a fumble at the Raiders at 35 yard line after a botched snap by quarterback Jowan Botson with 54 seconds left in the game to set up the winning score. Gary Sampson ran for 20 yards to set up the Crusaders at the 5 yard line and after three attempts and a penalty the Crusaders settled for a field-goal giving them the win.
"Defensively we played really well and it's always important to come out with a win against such a quality program that is Gulliver," Dade Christian coach Mike Sonneborn said.
• Killian 19, South Miami 0: The Cougars (2-0) put together a strong defensive effort and a persistent running game to shut down the Cobras (1-1) 19-0 at Tropical Park.
The defensive struggle featured a 45-yard fumble return by Jordan Gibbs in the first quarter. No team would score again until the fourth quarter when Harry Jones’ second effort helped him reach the endzone on a 3-yard run.
Killian cornerback Cortez Benjamin grabbed an interception and recovered a fumble
• Southwest 48, Hialeah Gardens 0: Quarterback D’undre Pickett-White scored four touchdowns — two rushing and two passing — to lead Southwest past Hialeah Gardens at Southwest high school Friday afternoon. D’undre Pickett-White ran for 87 yards and threw for 90 yards.
“I’m impressed with the way that we played,” said Southwest coach Tim Neal. “We got our No. 1’s out and they ripped through a couple plays we’ve been meaning to tweak. We did a good job and I’m really excited about it.”
Eagles receiver Alex Machado had three receptions, two for touchdowns.
• Northwest Christian 44, Princeton Christian 0: Northwest Christian scored four touchdown on rushing plays of more than 45 yards each. The Eagles’ rushing leader was Samuel Rogers, who had 115 yard and two touchdown on three carries.
The Panthers offensive leader was junior Devon Hermann with 79 yards rushing.
• Late Thursday - Sunset 21, Coral Park 20: With less than two minutes in the fourth quarter, Coral Park’s Chris Sanders scored on a 60-yard run to cut Sunset’s lead to 21-20. The Rams attempted a two-point conversion but failed to convert on a run up the middle.