Each defense did not allow a point in the second half. Fort Lauderdale’s Mark Johnson made a big hit, and Chaine Baker had a key tackle for a loss. Markwon Jackson did a good jon on defense as did Zyon Pressley who recovered a fumble.
The under-manned Sundevils inspired by battling til the end. Suniland’s Adrian Leonard recorded a tackle for a loss, and John Hall had a stop on fourth down, which gave the Sundevils offense one last chance. Hall had a first down run on a third down play, and Blackburn ran seven yards to the Fort Lauderdale 14, before time expired.
In the first quarter, Suniland’s John Hall had a 50-yard run and Fort Lauderdale’s Sheppard a 52-yard run.
Champs: Ma’Khai Adderly, Edward Louis, Markwon Jackson, Mark Johnson, Stephen Arnoux, Kawon Robinson, Jamarion White, Christopher Sheppard Jr., Chaine Baker, Zyon Pressley, Michael Holmes, Jaylen Render, Jamari Dallas, Ca’Mari Louis, Carl-Henry Francois, Jason Bell, Dezroy Porter Jr., Nicholas McCall, Ricardo Savoix, Anthony Smith, Tramari Hightower, Tramaine Hightower, James Richardson, Steven Bell, Johnathan Hodger. Head Coach Gerald Nesbitt.
Runners-up: John Hall, Amare Irvin, Christian Perez, Jamal Rowell, Adrian Leonard, Benjamin Blackburn, Evan Lee, Justin Rowell, Lucas Brana, Ronin Robles, Danny Sheehy, Gabriel Salstein, Jason Ibarra. Head Coach Dan Sheehy.
• (8U-85 lbs.) Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes (Florida Youth Football League) 26, Key Biscayne Key Rats (Miami Xtreme) 0: The Hurricanes, having just one loss in the past two seasons, improved to 14-0. Herbert Sears III scored twice including one on a 40-yard run, and Jacobie Rucker also had two touchdown runs (39, 25 yards).
Simion Hines had a long run to the Key Rats 2-yard line, and Matthew Holloway recovered a fumble. For Key Biscayne, quarterback Jack Rivas-Vazquez anchored the offense, running the ball and blocking. He also played well on defense with several tackles.
Champs: Gemari Sands, Herbert Sears II, Charles Smith III, Joshua Jennings, Simion Hines, Jacobie Rucker, Bernard Jones Jr., Jaylin Coleman, Kendrick Mitchell, Jordan Williams, Nzhai Gray, Mehki Aiken, Naazir Aiken, Douglas Brown, Rashaad Dorsey, Ricky Hicks Jr., Gerard Jewel, Travis Johnson, Darrion Donaldson, Ja’Marie Bush, Adonis Williams, Isaiah Hope, Curtis Hunter III, Floyd Lindsay, Daniel Smith-Wilson. Head Coach Commer Rucker.
Runners-up: Martin Hawley, Alejandro Pereyra, Axel Nino, Jack Rivas-Vazquez, Ignacio Falla, Ryan Earle, Franco Schena, Franco Gracia-Morillo, Michel Musi, David Serra, Juan Sanchez, Felipe Aguiar, Gonzalo Cortes, Connor Scholz, Santiago Dillon, Alberto Del Rio, Lucas Fernandez, Pedro Fuentes, Diego Milanesi, Kathryn Serra, Rafael Dovarganes, Nicolas Sole, Alejandro Tacher, Samuel Valles, Michel Lemke, Spencer Davis. Head Coach Felipe DeVarona.
• More OBYFA results next week.
Miami Beach flag football
The top seeded Hurricanes edged the Ravens 18-14 to win the Miami Beach flag football championship in the 7-8 age group at Flamingo Park. Jackson Gessner rushed for a score and threw two touchdown passes to Gavin Basner. For the Ravens, Brett Burstein had a rushing touchdown and caught a scoring pass from Dillon Weismann.
Champs: Sebastian Alarcon, Gavin Basner, Jackson Gessner, Nate Agusta, Cole Young, August Ackerman and Philip Castro.