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Columbus football cruises to win against South Miami

 

Special to The Miami Herald

Maybe the rare Wednesday night game or the earlier-than-usual 6:30 start threw off Columbus’ timing in the first quarter. Or, more likely, the wind, which was blowing at about 18 mph, was a strong factor.

Either way, after failing to get a first down in the opening quarter, the Explorers scored three touchdowns before halftime and cruised to a 35-0 win over South Miami at Tropical Stadium.

Columbus (6-3, 4-0) claimed its sixth consecutive district title and its 10th in the past 12 years. The District 14-8A champs also earned their second consecutive shutout and third of the season.

However, South Miami (4-4, 1-2) had the better of the play early, when it had the wind at its back. But once the teams switched sides for the second quarter, Columbus scored on a pair of 10-yard touchdown passes from Tucker Beirne to Sasha Kelsey and a 5-yard run by Oshton Armstrong.

The last touchdown of the first half — a Beirne-to-Kelsey connection — was set up by Adrian Campbell’s blocked punt. That gave Columbus possession at the South Miami 10 with 39.6 seconds left.

Lorenzo Woodley added a pair of touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to account for the final score. Teammate Daryl Chestnut rushed nine times for a game-high 105 yards.

COLUMBUS 35,

SOUTH MIAMI 0

SMCOL
First downs615
Rushes-yards33-75 33-228
Passing yards33 115
Passes4-9-0 12-15-0
Punts6-26 4-43
Fumbles-lost2-1 1-0
Penalties-yards3-18 9-80
Field goals-att0-0 0-0

SM 0 0 0 0–0
COL 0 21 0 14–35

SCORING SUMMARY

COL – Kelsey 10 pass from Beirne (Freixa kick)

COL – Armstrong 5 run (Freixa kick)

COL – Kelsey 10 pass from Beirne (Freixa kick)

COL – Woodley 3 run (Freixa kick)

COL – Woodley 2 run (Freixa kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing (att-yds) – SM: Brown 2-1, Roberts 2-5, Simmons 10-30, Lorenzo 19-39. COL: Beirne 1-(-3), Wilson 1-3, Herraiz 1-21, Armstrong 5-22, Woodley III 16-80, Chestnut 9-105.

Passing (comp-att-int, yds)– SM: Lorenzo 4-9-0, 33. COL: Beirne 12-15-0, 115.

Receiving (rec-yds-TD) – SM: Roberts 1-1, Simmons 2-12, Brown 1-20. COL: Guerra 1-8, Trujillo 1-8, Henric 1-9, Herraiz 1-30, Kelsey 2-30, Wilson 6-40.

VOLLEYBALL

•  District 16-8A final — Coral Reef d. Palmetto 25-20, 25-21, 25-14: Daniella Leal 16 assists, 9 kills, 13 digs. Kristine Rios 10 assists, 5 kills, 2 aces, 13 digs. Baylee Waterman 16 kills, 5 digs. CR 22-5.

• District 16-7A final — St. Thomas d. South Broward 25-9, 25-9, 25-13: Mackenzie Zielinski 21 assists, 8 digs, 5 aces. Paris Aubin 12 assists, 3 digs. STA 19-3, SB 11-9.

• District 16-6A — Mater Acedemy d. Hialeah-Miami Lakes 25-17, 27-25, 25-19: Krystal Canellas 7 kills, 3 digs. Kourtney Lesperance 6 kills, 3 aces. Amanda Canellas 6 kills, 11 digs.

•  District 16-5A semifinals — Mourning d. American Heritage 25-19, 25-10, 25-11: Mary Shelow 8 kills, 3 aces, assist, 9 digs. Sarah Donahue 9 kills. Alyssa Rey 8 kills, 5 assists, 22 digs. ATM 17-7.

• District 15-4A semifinal — Carrollton d. La Salle 20-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-19: Christy Beauparty 18 kills, 3 blocks. Paola Perez 12 kills, 9 digs. Manuela Fernandez 41 digs, 31 assists.

•  District 15-4A semifinal — Ransom d. TERRA 25-22, 25-9, 25-11: Kathryn Trinka 11 kills. Jessica Mandel 10 kills. Caroline Sklaver 9 kills. Nikki Colonna 33 assists, 5 aces.

•  Late Tuesday — District 16-4A semifinal — Gulliver d. Key West 26-24, 25-29, 25-13: Katherine Arnholt 26 assists, 8 digs. Lauren Potter 12 kills, 5 blocks. Stephanie Rubin 10 kills, 7 digs, 2 blocks. GUL 12-11.

•  Late Tuesday — District 15-3A semifinals — Doctors Charter d. Mater Lakes 25-23, 25-20, 25-16: Carol Sayori Assato Kiam 6 aces, 20 kills, 28 digs. Brianna Bruny 7 blocks, 10 kills, 23 digs. Allison Yao 4 aces, 13 digs, 35 assists.

• Late Tuesday — District 16-7A semifinals — Westminster Christian d. Marathon 25-7, 25-15, 25-9: Kelsey Taylor 30 points, 6 digs. Susie Forbes 17 digs, 4 assists. Sammy Ceballos 18 kills, 5 digs. WCS 22-4.

• Late Tuesday — District 15-8A quarterfinal — Braddock d. Sunset 25-21, 25-22, 14-25, 25-16: Nicole Benavides 12 kills, 6 digs, 4 aces. Jessica Sanchez 12 kills, 7 digs, 3 aces. Karina Fernandez 32 assists, 8 digs. Camila Neira 8 kills, 8 digs.

• Late Tuesday — District 15-8A quarterfinal — Southwest d. Coral Park 25-17, 25-16, 25-19: Sheyanne Sullivan 9 kills, 3 blocks. Millany Camilo 8 blocks, 4 kills. Massiel Castillo 24 assists, 8 digs. Denise Rodriguez 7 digs, 5 kills, 2 aces.

BOYS’ BOWLING

• Late Tuesday — Columbus 7, Ferguson 0: High game: Jason Gonzalez (Col) 235. High series: Jason Gonzalez (Col) 594. COL 8-3.

• Late Tuesday — TERRA 7, Braddock 0: High game: Jeremy Burstein 235. High series: Jeremy Burstein 592.

GIRLS’ BOWLING

• Late Tuesday — TERRA 4, Braddock 3: High game Tori Burstein 209. High series Tori 559.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

•  Preseason — Cobra Classic — South Dade 4, Mater Lakes 0: Jade Hayes 2 goals, 1 assist. McKenzie VanHeusen 2 goals. Brittany La Rosa 2 assists. Brittany Hoskins shut out.

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

Homestead vs. Carol City (Traz), 7

Coral Gables vs. Miami High (Curtis), 7

Jackson vs. Killian (Southridge), 4

American vs. North Miami (N. Miami), 7

Edison vs. University (Nova), 7

Coral Reef vs. Palmetto (Tropical), 7

Mourning at Reagan, 2:30

Hialeah-Miami Lakes vs. Hialeah Gardens (Milander), 7

Monsignor Pace at Doral, 4

Hillel at Princeton Christian, 4

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

District 14-8A final at Reagan: 7

District 16-4A final at St. Brendan: 7

District 16-3A final at Westminster Christian: 7

SWIMMING AND DIVING

District 12-3A at Tamiami Aquatic Center - Prelims: 9 a.m.; Finals: 4

BOWLING

GMAC championship at Bird Bowl: 2

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