Aquinas rolls past McArthur; Plantation clobbers Cooper City


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With a bye week to regroup from a disheartening loss to defending national champion Don Bosco (N.J.), St. Thomas Aquinas rebounded in a big way with a 65-20 victory against McArthur on Friday night at Brian Piccolo Stadium.

In the District 15-7A opener for both teams, the Raiders (4-1) jumped out to a 45-6 lead by halftime.

Senior Chandler Dorrell scored three touchdowns, the first of which came on a 46-yard punt return. He also caught an 11-yarder from senior quarterback John O’Korn and rushed the final one for 43 yards.

Senior running back Frederick Coppet found the end zone twice and sophomore Deltron Sands rushed one in from a yard out.

McArthur senior Curtis Robertson returned a kickoff 67 yards to the Aquinas 15-yard line, which set up junior running back Cameron Johnson’s eight-yard dash to the end zone and the first Mustang (1-3) score. Johnson scored another with under a minute left in the game.

In four wins, Aquinas has outscored opponents by 94 and tallied 176 total points.

“It’s always nice to get back after a loss and a bye week, so I think the guys responded well,” coach Rocco Casullo said. “We’re very happy. They were hungry.”

•  Plantation 58, Cooper City 10: The Colonels (4-0) crushed the Cowboys (1-3).

Quarterback Chris Lammons ran for two touchdowns and added two more through the air for the Colonels (4-0). He scored his two rushing touchdowns on runs of 73 yards and 55 yards. He finished with 146 rushing yards to go with 179 passing yards.

Cooper City’s only touchdown came on a 4-yard run by quarterback Lemond Johnson. Cooper City falls to 1-3.

Mark Singer

•  Calvary Christian 14, Champagnat Catholic 6: The Eagles (3-2) scored all their points in the first half and held on for the victory against the visiting Lions (1-3) in a nondistrict matchup.

The Eagles (3-2) took a 14-0 lead at halftime. Defense accounted for the first score as Dovi Gamble stepped in front of the intended receiver and return the interception 36 yards for the touchdown.

Isaac Hoza (201 yards on 12-for-26 passing) later threw his only touchdown pass of the game, a 48-yarder to Eric Fifelski midway in the second quarter. Fifelski finished with four catches for 95 yards.

The Lions’ Charles Williams scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 4:29 remaining to cap a 99-yard, 13-play drive, but the Eagles didn’t give up possession of the ball after the kickoff.


•  Western 27, West Broward 0: The Wildcats won in front of 500 fans. The Bobcats were celebrating homecoming week until the game’s first series gave way for a Robert Foy 42-yard touchdown reception. Western quarterback Wade Freebeck Completed 7 of 18 passes for 112 yards and one touchdown.



• Chaminade d. Calvary Christian 25-14, 25-17, 24-26, 20-25, 15-7: Emily O’Neil 23 kills, 3 blocks, 5 points, 4 digs. Alyssa Osborn 17 points, 56 assists, 8 digs. Jacqui Koebel 14 points, 3 aces, 15 digs, 10 kills. CHA 10-0.

• Douglas d. Taravela 25-12, 24-14, 25-21:Kirsten Kuhl 8 digs, 3 blocks, 8 kills.

• Mourning d. Hallandale 25- 6, 25- 10, 25-13: ATM 10-1.

• St. Thomas Aquinas d. Nazareth (Ill.) 25-18, 26-24: Ana Pedraza 13 digs. Brooke Lyons 8 kills, 2

blocks. STA 8-1.



Northeast at Coconut Creek, 7

South Florida HEAT vs. Barrington Christian (Harris), 7


Woodson Invitational at Pine Crest - Prelims: 9 a.m.; Finals: 4:30

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