Boyd Anderson’s Darrell Young recorded three sacks, and the Cobras defense came up with nine sacks total as it held off Miramar 13-6 at Boyd Anderson Friday night.
The Cobras (4-1) defense was swarming throughout the game behind the play of Young and a ferocious pass rush that left the Patriots (3-4) offensive linemen in the dust. And when Miramar’s offensive line gave Nick Jeanty a chance to throw, he held the ball too long.
And when he actually did manage to throw the ball, he had one touchdown dropped on the final play of the first half and a pair of passes that would have been first downs dropped.
“Defense came to play,” Boyd Anderson coach Blair said. “We worked on things this off week just utilizing and taking our best players and just putting them on the field. They were just working on fundamentals and technique. Young has a motor, he’s high energy. I am hoping colleges are taking notice of skill set as an outside linebacker/inside linebacker.”
Boyd Anderson’s Eddie Jackson, however, didn’t drop the ball when it came his way. He scored on a 27-yard touchdown pass from Gregory Hankerson with 7:03 to play in the first half giving the Cobras a 6-0 lead.
• Chaminade-Madonna 62, Archbishop Carroll 6: Sean White went a perfect 11 of 11, passing for 250 yards and five first-half touchdown passes as the host Lions outclassed the Bulldogs in a lopsided District 8-3A matchup.
With the victory, the Lions (5-1, 2-1) clinched a spot in postseason play while the Bulldogs remain winless at 0-7 and 0-3 in district play.
Chaminade-Madonna scored in all eight offensive possessions in the first half as White threw his passes to five different receivers. Calvin Ridley had four catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.
• McArthur 17, Nova 16: Terrell Bonds threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns to Torris Calloway as McArthur came from behind to beat Nova on a milestone night at McArthur’s Stu Brown Stadium.
McArthur (3-3, 1-1 15-7A) trailed 16-3 entering the fourth quarter, but Bonds hit Calloway from 9 and 29 yards out to take a one-point lead with 5:46 remaining. The Mustangs sacked Nova quarterback Michael Flood four times in the ensuing possessions to hold on for the win.
McArthur, which reclaimed the Della Ventures Trophy awarded to the winner of the game, retired former Mustangs running back Errict Rhett’s No. 24 jersey at halftime. Rhett broke Emmitt Smith’s career rushing record at Florida with 4,163 yards, becoming an All-American in 1993 before playing seven years in the NFL.
• Stranahan 14, Coconut Creek 7: Two late fourth-quarter touchdowns gave Stranahan (1-6, 0-2) its first win of the season as the Dragons defeated the Cougars (0-6, 0-2) at Sandra Darr Athletic Field.
Trailing 7-0 with less than six minutes to play, the game was tied on a 35-yard Stranahan touchdown catch by receiver Jordon Edwards from quarterback Darrius McFadden. On the following drive, defensive back Terrance Reynolds intercepted a pass and returned it 40 yards to give the Dragons the lead. It was the second interception of the game by Reynolds.
• Glades Central 31, Dillard 19: After an 0-4 start, the visiting Raiders won their second in a row, upsetting the mistake-prone Panthers (16 penalties, five turnovers) in a nondistrict matchup.