Senior running back James Butler added a pair of touchdown runs, and Terrance Blands added another as the offense scored on each possession in the first half.
The Cougars (0-3, 0-1) were done in early and often by miscues and mistakes, including five bad snaps and three first-half turnovers. The second half provided no relief, as Ely’s stingy defense held Coconut Creek to 40 total yards and five first downs.
• Plantation 58, South Broward 23: The Bulldogs had no answer to the Colonels rushing attack and could not get anything going on offense in front of about 200 fans at South Broward High.
Colonels running back Jovante Ham picked up 193 yards rushing on 15 attempts before exiting the game in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 0-4 on the season and 0-1 in the district.
• South Plantation 41, Piper 12: Piper had no answer for South Plantation senior running back Alex Collins, whose 146-yard performance against the visiting Bengals helped give the Paladins an easy win.
Four South Plantation touchdowns on the Paladins’ first four drives gave the home team a 28-0 cushion early in the second quarter, all but putting the game out of reach.
• Monarch 34, Coral Glades 21: Led by senior running back Darius Hoggins, Monarch captured its first district victory on the season with a penalty-filled win at Butler Stadium in Deerfield Beach. The teams combined for 24 penalties.
Hoggins led Monarch (3-0, 1-0 District 14-7A) with 108 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The Knight held a 14-6 lead entering the fourth quarter when Monarch scored 14 consecutive points to take a 28-6 lead. Hoggins added another rushing touchdown late to seal the win.
Coral Glades (0-3, 0-1 District 14-7A) was led by quarterback Anthony Mazza, who threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns.