Trailing 7-0 in the third quarter, the Bulldogs D’Angelo Eiland scored on a 40-yard pass play from Miles. Jarius Jones kicked the 2-pointer with Miles the holder, and the Bulldogs led 8-7.
In the fourth quarter, Mario Boone and Eiland made tackles for losses for Miami Gardens, and Tyler Moore recovered a fumble to help set-up Miles’ 1-yard score. Center Vilier Delepine paved the way for that breathing-room touchdown with 1:05 remaining.
Jarius Jones made a tackle on the ensuing kick coverage for the Bulldogs, and then DeAven Burns, Travis Jones and Lamar Smith helped seal the win. Defensive tackle Darrian Lee and defensive end Voshon Ochoe also played well for Miami Gardens (10-2).
• 115: The unbeaten Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes (13-0) won the Super Bowl, beating the Northside Panthers. Gerard Nesbitt was named game MVP. It marked the fifth consecutive Super Bowl win for the Hurricanes, formerly with the South Florida Youth Football League.
• 70: Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes 6, Miami Gardens Bulldogs 0: Trailing 6-0, the Bulldogs’ Jermaine Morrell raced 23 yards on third-and-7 to the Fort Lauderdale 4-yard line with 3:05 to play, but then the Hurricanes defense stiffened to seal the FYFL Super Bowl win and shutout. The Bulldogs finished 9-2.
• 90: Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes 20, Miami Gardens Bulldogs 6: The Bulldogs’ Tyrone Maxwell scored on a 45-yard run with 3:12 left in the game to avoid the shutout. Miami Gardens finished 11-2.
• 80: Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes 25, Northside Panthers 0.
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The unbeaten Tacolcy Raiders 105s tackle football team traveled from Liberty City to St. Cloud and defeated the Creekside Outlaws 8-0 in the region finals of the Pop Warner Tournament, qualifying for nationals.
The holiday win marked the first time since Tacolcy’s sports program began more than 30 years ago that it has reached nationals, which are at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista.
The Raiders feature 27 boys, age 10-11, who have been loyal and hardworking throughout the season.
“It’s been a long wait and a lot of effort put into Tacolcy bringing its football program up to this level,” Raiders coach Stephon McGill said. “This will be a great experience for our players to make history.”
Cedric Hooper, the athletic director at Tacolcy, added: “I know what God’s glory looks like and what He can do... I’m happy for my players and my coaches because I know this is the result of obedience and hard work paying off. The kids have worked so very hard.”
For information about Tacolcy’s Sports Development Program, contact Hooper at 305-751-1295 ext. 128. To learn more about Tacolcy, its signature programs and services, or how you can get involved, visit www.tacolcy.org.
The seventh annual USTA/Jaimes Tennis Girls’ 14 Designated at the Paul J. Maxwell Tennis Center was a tremendous success. The top players in Florida in the Girls’ 14 age bracket traveled to Pembroke Pines for valuable ranking points and a lot of fun for a great cause, the fight of cancer.
Players, parents, coaches and spectators were asked to wear pink for the weekend in support of the fight of breast cancer as well as to support the theme of an all girls’ weekend. Besides the top level tennis, the girls competed for such valuable titles as Pinkest Player, Friendliest Player (as voted by their peers), SportsGirlship (as voted by the staff) and top three cupcake champions.