Not even a minute into the third, Yearby scored on an 80-yard scamper to put the Rockets ahead 24-7. On the ensuing North Miami Beach possession, Freddy Leroy answered right back with an 80-yard scoring dash of his own to cut the deficit back to 10.
Then Cook outdid them both by scoring on a 90-yard touchdown run with 10:08 left in the third quarter — notching a two-minute span in which the teams combined for 250 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Leroy finished with 126 yards on 21 carries for the Chargers.
• Mourning 22, Miami High 16: Mourning scored 22 unanswered points in the second half to rally for a victory over Miami High in the season-finale at North Miami Stadium.
Derron Holas was the offensive catalyst for the Sharks (5-4, 2-1), passing for 98 yards and two touchdowns; he also led all rushers with 87 yards, including the eventual game-winning score. Austin Stradford also was instrumental on offense, catching two passes for 59 yards.
Carlton Stamp also had two touchdown catches in the game. Mourning’s defense also stopped the Stingaree offense on a goal line-stand; on the last play of the game where Miami High was stopped at the 1-yard line.
Miami High (3-7, 2-2) was led by Kelvin Reyes, who threw for 127 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 43 yards.
Terron Hopkins led the team in rushing with 62 yards; 59 of them coming on his first run of the game that led to a touchdown. He also caught an 11-yard pass.
• Coral Reef 34, Braddock 6: Nico Pierre threw three touchdowns over 30 yards and Coral Reef (6-4, 2-2) finished its season on a high note, defeating Braddock (2-8, 1-4) 34-6 at Harris Field Thursday night.
In all, the Barracudas recorded five plays of more than 30 yards, with Pierre targeting tight end Bryan Bradshaw (three receptions, 62 yards) and receiver Jacob McCrary, whose three catches for 129 yards led the team. Pierre finished his season with a 234-yard performance.
“They were overplaying our running game,” said Coral Reef coach Chevas Clements. “They played our receivers one-on-one in man-press [coverage] so we just took a couple shots and we were able to capitalize on them.”
Bulldog quarterbacks Jaime Jarquin and Jordan Chacon were harassed all night by the Coral Reef defense, with five different Barracudas sacking the speedy Jarquin, although he did provide the only points for Braddock with a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
Their counterpart, Perez, came on strong in the second half after running back Marcus Leslie’s two rushing touchdowns gave Coral Reef a 14-6 lead.
“He got off slow. He shot a couple basketball shots, as we like to say, he hung them up there. Then he got hit and it got his blood flowing,” Clements said.
After his slow first quarter, Pierre did heat up. His three touchdowns came on consecutive deep passes, each longer than the last, culminating with an 84-yard bomb to McCrary, who beat Braddock defensive backs down the sideline and got behind the defense.