Oyetunji, Goleman’s senior running back, ran for 262 yards and three scores, to surpass the 1,000-yard mark this season, and the Gators (3-7) routed the winless Gladiators in a game in which four players from each team was ejected during a second quarter brawl.
It feels awesome to come out and just dominate as a team,” said Oyetunji, who scored on runs of 77, 83 and 72 yards. “Our season didn’t go as we planned. But we set the bar tonight for the future. I’m glad I was able to leave my mark on the field at Milander Stadium.”
Gators quarterback Mark Osorio ran for 77 yards and passed for 74, tossing a pair of touchdowns to Deandre Stafford.
With 3:27 left in the first half, and Goleman holding a 34-0 lead, players from both teams started throwing punches following a Gators fumble. Players and coaches from both sidelines spilled onto the field during the melee.
“That’s terrible,” Oyetunji said. “We shouldn’t even be doing things like that. We’re supposed to show good sportsmanship. I’m going to make sure the underclassmen know that’s not how we want to represent ourselves at Goleman."”
• North Miami 28, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 6: Perhaps a little hung over from a brutal overtime loss to North Miami Beach a week earlier knocking them out of the playoffs, the Pioneers were not at their sharpest but did enough to defeat the host Trojans.
Needing 110 yards to break the 1,000 yard barrier, Pioneers running back Charles Romane got it done in the fourth quarter and finished with 136 yards on 21 carries. Wide receiver Nesley Ostral also had a big day catching four passes for 143 yards.
North Miami (4-5) scored two quick touchdowns in the first six minutes on 14- and 6-yard touchdown passes from James Volcy to Stanley Clerveaux but never scored again until the fourth quarter.
Lakes, which closed out a rough 1-9 season scored on the game’s final play when Michael Anderson fell on a fumble to avoid the shutout.
• Archbishop Curley 21, Ransom 6: Archbishop Curley defeated Ransom Everglades with a commitment to its rushing attack.
The Knights rushed for a 99 yards and three touchdown with carries being distributed six different ways.
The standout offensive player was Knights senior running back Jousha Amador. Amador scored the game’s final touchdown with a 12-yard sweep.
They had to wait an extra two days to do it, but the Westwood Christian girls volleyball team broke down the doors of history on Thursday night when the Warriors overcame a first set loss to rally and defeat Calusa Prep. 3-1 (25-27, 25-12, 27-25, 25-10) in a Region 4-2A semifinal contest at Miami Christian.
And with it, came the program’s first-ever berth in a regional final where they will host Hollywood Sheridan Hills Christian on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game was supposed to be played on Tuesday but, due to a communication snafu, the two teams showed up at separate locations prompting the postponement.
“It’s an exciting time for all of us and I’m really proud of the girls for having worked so hard to get to this point,” said Westwood coach Emily Pergl who saw her team improve to 19-3. “There were a lot of different momentum swings in the match tonight and we struggled to keep it at our pace at times but we managed to pull through.”