Diquan Johnson scored four times and had 243 yards on 14 carries to help Carol City defeat Krop 50-28 on Saturday at North Miami Stadium.
Krop (0-2) kept up with Carol City (1-1) for as long as it could, but the Chiefs were striking on all cylinders and eventually pulled away.
With a 26-21 Carol City lead halfway through the third, Johnson blew the floodgates open with an electric run from 61 yards, his fourth touchdown run.
The Chiefs struck again at the end of the quarter when William French made a diving catch at the pylon on a bullet pass from quarterback Akeem Jones that made it a three-possession game.
Jones finished 11-of-15 passing for 110 yards and the touchdown pass. He also found the end zone once on the ground as part of his 42 yards (on nine carries).
For the Lightning, quarterback Keon Roman went 13 for 35 for 217 yards and three touchdowns. He felt the Chiefs’ pressure early, being taken down for six sacks, but eventually adjusted to Carol City’s blitz packages and found open receivers in areas vacated by the extra pass rushers.
Up next for Carol City is a Friday night meeting with Jackson, while Krop looks to avoid an 0-3 start against South Dade.
• Palmetto 28, Coral Gables 14: A fourth-quarter 62-yard touchdown run by Palmetto’s Kendtron Daye iced a victory over Coral Gables (0-2) at Tropical Park. Daye finished with a game-high 132 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns.
Cavaliers running back Antwon Burney returned the opening kickoff for an 85-yard touchdown to give Coral Gables an immediate lead.
Palmetto (2-0) linebacker Darien Anderson came up big for the Panthers.
Anderson scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone and intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter.
• Mater Academy 45, Solid Rock Christian 6:Mater Academy Charter blew away first-year program Solid Rock Christian convincingly in front of an estimated crowd of 250 at Southridge Park.
Behind running back Octavio Garcia, who rushed for 118 yards on 10 carries, including a 60-yard sprint to the end zone, and two interceptions by defensive back Miguel Luis, Mater improved to a (1-1) record, while the Lions fell to (0-2).
“I’m really excited on the win,” Garcia said. “Last week we had a real tough loss, but tonight we did all right. It’s all about keeping up the progress and moving on to the next game.”
Solid Rock, playing for pride in the fourth quarter, spoiled the Mater Academy’s shutout bid after Travis Bloomfield picked up a fumble and scampered 34 yards into the end zone for Solid Rock’s only score.
• Westland Hialeah 46, Goleman 18:Against newfound rival in Barbara Goleman, Westland Hialeah (1-1) stormed to a victory at Milander Park.
The Panthers opened the game ferociously after a two-point loss to Miami Springs. With the use of effective defense and special teams, Westland scored three touchdowns in the first quarter.
“We were able to cause turnovers early on and convert them into points, coach Mike Manasco said. “We never beat Goleman before, so it’s a good win for the program. Every week we want to go 1-0, we are not trying to look to far ahead.”
Goleman (0-2) attempted to fight back with a 73-yard touchdown run from fullback Mauricio De Zayas. while running back Anderson O’Brian accounted for 124 yards.