Broward High School Roundup

Western-Everglades football matchup has a playoff feel

 

The playoffs have arrived about eight weeks early at Everglades.

That’s how Gators coach Rodney Rumph views Friday’s District 12-8A game at Western, which is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Everglades (3-0) and Western (2-0) are the only two schools still unbeaten in the six-team district. But now that league play is beginning, there is a heightened sense of urgency.

“We had to cut a couple of our practices short this week because of the intensity,” Rumph said. “This is a huge game for both of us because we play in such a tough district. Neither team can afford to lose this game.”

Rumph’s point about the district is well taken. Miramar, which finished 13-1 last year, is the established power. Cypress Bay, which went 8-4 and finished second, is the other team to beat.

Western (5-4, 2-3 last year) and Everglades (4-6, 2-3) were in the middle of the pack. But with a win Friday, the Gators would equal their 2011 win total.

A win would also avenge last year’s 19-7 loss to Western. Everglades led 7-3 in the second quarter before fumbling deep in its territory on two straight possessions, leading to Western touchdowns and a Wildcats victory.

Enter Rumph, who took over as coach over the summer. He has preached ball security, and so far it’s working because the Gators are a plus-11 on turnovers in three games.

Officials

When it comes to hospitality to Broward County basketball officials, Sagemont School reigns alone.

On Tuesday, Sagemont was given the Bill McFadden award, as voted on by Broward County Basketball officials, for the second consecutive year. BCBOA president Lee Lazerson awarded the plaque to Sagemont Athletic Director Eric Simmonds.

VOLLEYBALL

•  Cardinal Gibbons d. Pine Crest 25-20, 28-26, 25-16: for CG: Shirley Bazua 7 kills, 3 digs. Hannah Hillis 3 kills, 2 blocks, 12 points, 6 aces. Gabby Nicoletta 2 digs, 15 points, 4 aces. PC: Genna Luciano 7 kills, 3 blocks, 4 digs. Nicole Rosenberg 15 assists, 2 blocks. CG 5-5, PC 6-6.

West Broward d. Miramar 25-6, 25-7, 25-5: Melissa Miller 5 kills, 7 points, 10 aces, 2 digs. Marisa Underberg 7 aces, 3 digs. Brianna Gonzalez 5 aces. WB 5-2.

•  Pines Charter d. Fort Lauderdale 25-11, 25-7, 25-14: Nikki Brito 4 kills, 12 assists, 3 blocks. PCH 6-2.

GIRLS’ GOLF

•  St. Thomas 158, Cardinal Gibbons 226 (at FT. Lauderdale CC par 36): Taylor Moody (STA) 35, Ariana Garcia (STA) 40, Heather Netti (STA) 41. STA 3-1, CG 0-3.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

•  Gulliver 181, University 55.00; Carrolton 141, University 67: 200 Medley Relay: Gul 2:00.98. 200 IM: Robinson (US) 2:18.96. 50 Free: Schafer (Gul) 26.46. 100 fly: Haubold (Car) 1:05.54. 100 Free: Urquidi (Car) 56.19. 500 Free: Scheuren (Gul) 6:07.35. 200 Free Relay: Gul 1:48.58. 100 Back: Robinson (US) 1:04.81. 100 Breast: Serrano (GUL) 1:15.72. 400 Free Relay: GUL 4:00.99. 200 Free: Serrano (Gul) 2:12.82.

BOYS’ SWIMMING

•  Gulliver 162, University 100: 200 Medley Relay: US 1:46.56. 200 Free: Hosfeld (US) 1:47.76. 200 IM: Pereira (US) 2:06.38. 50 Free: Hermida (Gul) 23.07. 100 fly: Arrington (Gul) 1:00.00. 100 Free: Campana (Gul) 51.04. 500 Free: Hosfeld (US) 4:55.51. 200 Free Relay: GUL 1:35.81. 100 Back: Campana(Gul) 1:00.32. 100 Breast: Pereira(US) 1:05.01. 400 Free Relay: US 3:26.54.

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

Deerfield Beach vs. Taravella (Coral Springs), 7

Pompano Beach at Cardinal Gibbons, 7

Hollywood Hills vs. Fort Lauderdale (Northeast), 7

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Florida Christian at American Heritage, 4:30

Mourning at Pompano Beach, 7

Taravella at Coral Glades, 4:30

South Plantation at Coral Springs, 6

Fort Lauderdale at Hallandale, 4:30

Cooper City at McArthur, 4:30

Boyd Anderson at Monarch, 6

Blanche Ely at Northeast, 4:30

Coconut Creek at Pembroke Pines Charter, 4:30

BOYS’ GOLF

Deerfield Beach vs. Monarch (Crystal Lake), 3

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Northeast (Pomp Municipal), 3

Cooper City vs. Nova (FTL CC), 3

Western vs. Plantation (Plantation Preserve), 3

Coral Springs vs. Taravella (Eagle Trace), 3

Archbishop McCarthy vs. Douglas (Heron Bay), 3:30

Cypress Bay vs. Douglas (Heron Bay), 3:30

GIRLS’ GOLF

Cooper City vs. Nova (FTL CC), 3

Western vs. Plantation (Plantation Preserve), 3

Pine Crest vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Palm Aire), 3

Douglas vs. West Broward (Bonaventure), 3

Cooper City vs. Western (Davie CC), 3

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

Everglades at Western, 7

Boyd Anderson at Northeast, 7

University School at Fort Pierce Treasure Coast, 7

Piper at South Plantation, 7

Douglas at Coral Springs, 7

Miramar vs. West Broward (Everglades), 7

Blanche Ely at Coconut Creek, 7

Cypress Bay at Flanagan, 7

Hallandale at Dillard, 7

Plantation at South Broward, 7

Stranahan at Archbishop McCarthy, 7

Coral Glades vs. Monarch (Deerfield Beach), 7

Westminster Christian at Nova, 7

Keys Gate at Chaminade-Madonna, 4

Cooper City at Lexington (SC), 7

McArthur at Orlando Dr. Phillips, 7

Tavernier Coral Shores at Pine Crest, 7:30

Mater Academy at Somerset Academy, 4

Barrington Christian at North Broward Prep, 7:30

Cardinal Newman at Calvary Christian, 4

Palmer Trinity at Highlands Christian, 7

NPB Benjamin vs. Coral Springs Charter (Coral Glades), 7

Coral Springs Christian vs. Zion Lutheran (Deerfield Middle), 7

Westminster Academy at Boca St. Andrews, 7

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Coral Springs Charter at Cardinal Gibbons, 4:30

Everglades at Flanagan, 4:30

Nova at Hollywood Hills, 4:30

Cypress Bay at Miramar, 4:30

Deerfield Beach at Piper, 6:00

West Broward at Western, 4:30

GIRLS’ GOLF

Carrollton vs. Archbishop McCarthy (Biltmore CC), 7:30 a.m.

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

South Florida HEAT vs. Champagnat (Northwest Christian), 3

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