Tyrell Everett stymied two Spartan drives by intercepting Troy Cook on successive drives — leading to a pair of Booker T. scores. The reliable Everett also made all five extra points.
Krondis Larry’s workmanlike 68 yards on seven carries were crucial in setting the tone for the Tornadoes, who did not punt in the game.
• Monsignor Pace 24, Belen 13: Even though neither team is playoff bound, it didn’t keep rivals Pace and Belen from playing another intense game in a long standing series. And in the end, it was the host Spartans (5-5) who came up with enough big plays to hold off the Wolverines and avoid their first losing season since 1995.
With Pace leading by eight, the biggest play came with just over three minutes left when quarterback Kelly Benson turned a quarterback keeper into a 67 yard run down to the Belen 12 which set up Emilio Morales’ 30 yard field goal with 2:43 left to salt away the win. Belen finished 3-6.
• Norland 41, Krop 17: District winners Norland and Krop closed out the regular season with an offensive explosion. The Vikings offered the lion’s share of opportunities and began their quest to repeat as state champs as they were led by their special teams with a blocked punt, a blocked field goal and a 92-yard kickoff return by Tavies Smith to earn a 41-17 win over the Lightning at North Miami Stadium.
• Coral Park 28, Ferguson 25: Coral Park rushed for a total of 263 yards behind the duo of senior running backs Triqon Bethel and Chris Sanders.
• Miami Beach 34, Westland Hialeah 22: In an intense matchup, the Hi Tide emerged victorious over the Wildcats at Curtis Park.
Hi Tide’s Treyon Garnett was outstanding throughout, scoring two touchdowns from a defensive position on a 90-yard fumble return and a 49-yard punt return.
• Edison 28, Miami Springs 7: Even without their starting quarterback in the lineup, Edison didn’t miss a beat with backup quarterback Maurice Nelson as the Red Raiders scored four first half touchdowns on four touchdown passes from Nelson to cruise to the win against Miami Springs at Milander Stadium.
• Gulliver 41, Somerset 0: The playoff-bound Raiders gained 238 rushing yards against the overmatched Panthers in the teams’ regular-season finale at Somerset Academy.
Bo Ellis led the way for Gulliver Prep (5-5) against the Panthers (1-9) with 107 yards on seven carries. His final carry was a 65-yard touchdown at the start of the second half before sitting out the rest of the game.