“It was part of our game plan going in, it’s the kind of offense we want,” said Malkin, whose Vipers feature 11 new players on offense from last years.
• Key West 35 Hialeah-Miami Lakes 18: Visiting Hialeah-Miami Lakes was able to contain the player it most feared — Key West fullback Elliott Valdez — but the Trojans couldn’t stop outside threat Deonte Stemage.
The Trojans held Valdez to 30 yards on 15 carries, but Stemage had touchdown runs of 37, 12 and 76 yards to lead the Conchs, who improved to 5-3.
Hialeah-Miami Lakes, whom coach Keenan Lawhorne said needed a victory “desperately,” fell to 0-7, though the Trojans’ 18 points was their highest output of the season.
Trojans quarterback Travis McKinney threw for more than 200 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown pass to Kama Barnes less than two minutes into the first quarter.
Key West quarterback Juwan Barnes — starting for injured Donald Roberts, who sustained a concussion in the previous game — didn’t complete a pass, but he ran for 80 yards.
• Chaminade 42, Champagnat 8: Chaminade improved to 6-1 after defeating Champagnat, which dropped to 1-6, at Vince Zappone Field.
Following a promising drive by Champagnat, which was halted on fourth down at the Chaminade 27-yard line, quarterback Sean White launched a 73-yard touchdown to Alex Thomas on the first offensive touch Chaminade had.
White finished 17 of 22 for 288 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a score.
Champagnat running back Dedarius Bridges rushed for 124 yards on 21 carries. He scored Champaganat’s only score.
• Dade Christian 48, South Florida HEAT 0: The Crusaders (8-0, 4-0) remained undefeated by routing South Florida HEAT (2-6, 0-2) behind five touchdowns from the running back tandem of Andrew Florvil and Kenny Lewis.
Florvil had 43 rushing yards and 30 yards receiving and two touchdowns, and Lewis used six carries to accumulate 123 yards and three rushing scores.
• American 7, Miami Springs 0: After three quarters of scoreless play, the Patriots (5-2, 3-2) were able to score the only score of the game and not look back at Ted Hendricks Stadium in Hialeah in front of around 400 fans.
American Quarterback Ed Crouch would break the deadlock with 9:39 left in the game when he scored on a 6-yard run. Crouch would also throw for 44 yards. Isaiah Williams led the Patriot attack with 99 yards, leading all rushers.
• Ransom 49, Miami Country Day 27: The Raiders (3-5) were carried to victory by Alex Tafur, who rushed for 249 yards and three touchdowns, as Ramson beat the Spartans (2-6).
Quarterback Eduardo Garcia Montez threw for 170 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for a score.
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• South Dade 24, Palmetto 6: South Dade’s three touchdowns came courtesy of a short field provided by the Buccaneers’ special teams. There was a fumbled opening kickoff, a failed squib kick to start the second half and a blocked punt later in the third quarter.
The Bucs’ offense took advantage of those gifts and helped deliver the victory at Harris Field.
Twice South Dade took possession inside Palmetto’s 10-yard line, and, on the other opportunity, the Bucs got the ball at midfield.