Fowler ran 20 yards through the middle to the Raiders’ 30-yard line, and then Daniel Doriscar sped 11 yards to the Northwest Broward 19 with 3:47 to play. On third-and-7, Ricardo Gonzalez caught an 8-yard pass from Fowler for a first down at the Raiders 8. Hialeah drew the Raiders offside, moving the ball to the four. Correa ran two yards and Gonzalez 1-yard, setting up Fowler’s quarterback sneak with center Janmark Dalmau leading the way.
Tied at six with 45 seconds remaining, Hialeah went for the winning 2-point kick. Two off sides penalties on Northwest Broward, trying to get a quick start on blocking the kick, put the ball at the 1. Rodriguez then converted the kick, but the officials threw another flag, citing six men on the line, ending the short-lived celebration and forcing Rodriguez to try a 22-yard attempt. Rodriguez was a little nervous on the first kick, which he made, so he felt relaxed on the second kick from a longer distance and with Alejandro Alvarez on the snap, Rodriguez made the kick with room to spare, and the celebration re-emerged.
With little time and no timeouts, Northwest Broward had one more chance, but Hialeah’s Traveon West recorded a sack to seal the win. Kyeshaad Pennywell had six tackles and Manuel Trueba five tackles to help lead a strong defense.
Late in the first half, Theostene Louis scored from 60 yards to give the Raiders a 6-0 advantage.
It marked the second time in program history, Hialeah won the Orange Bowl title. Last season the Cougars were runners-up.
Champs: Deandre Miles, Dewayne Terry, Jordan Coley, Isaiah Webster, Daniel Doriscar, Ricardo Gonzalez, Yeltsin Mora, Elijah Williams, Matias Rodriguez, Trevon Fowler, John Correa, Daydian Castillo, Alejandro Alvarez, Kyeshaad Pennywell, Jayden Simmons, Omar Graham, Brandon Quintero, Daniel Johnson, Vince Mack, Rudibo Jones, Traveon West, Manuel Trueba, Damian Arguello, Robert Lauderdale, Skyler Richardson, Abraham Vega, Kevin Perez, Wilbert Julien, Christian Saldarriaga and Janmark Dalmau. Coaches Efrain Spanky Torres, Dudley Richardson, Dawan Alexander, Dewayne Terry, Eric Howard, Rudibo Jones and Manuel Trueba.
Runners-up: Willie Reynolds, Teriq Phillips, Keithoro Smith, Theostene Louis, Justin Johnson, Malik Similien, Louis Landers, Tayondric Crowder, Davante Williams, Tahjon McKinney-Cole, Jamal Bartee, Branden Bailey, Kyle Stillman, Calvert Blair Jr., Geraghty Skinner, Alex Exantus, Nopiel Taylor, Jack Duperoux, Jordan Walsh, Jamal Walsh, Lougense Clermond, Derrick Ferguson, Jivonni Joseph, Andrew Lindo, Jahfar France, Tyrique Bell, Kevon Bowens. Head Coach Twyon Martin.
• (10U-100 lbs.) Miami Gardens Bulldogs (Florida Youth Football League) 26, South Miami Grey Ghosts (Miami Xtreme) 0: The 2012 OBYFA Championships got off to a fast start as Miami Gardens’ Anthony Johnson returned the opening kickoff 71 yards for a touchdown.
The Bulldogs continued to score in the first quarter with a 48-yard run from Willie Floyd and a 49-yard run from Chavon Wright. Ahead 19-0, Miami Gardens struck again in the second quarter as Johnson caught a 50-yard pass from Cedquan Smith. The defense allowed only one first down.
Champs: Miami Gardens Bulldogs (15-0): James Williams, Cedquan Smith, Willie Floyd, Shamarr Wright, Anthony Johnson, Chavon Wright, Devin Calhoun, Elijah Goree, Keith Murray Jr., Terrance Tate Jr., Eugene Holmes, Stefon Young-Rolle, Jonathan Jean, OT Dulcio, Marone Michel Jr., Lorenzo Nelson, Kristian Jackson, Ryan Biggins, Cedric Siggers, Avant Latimore, Darius Curry, Quaishawn Escoffery, Charles Sharpe, Cameron Gretton, Gregory Pitts, Keshawn Ross, David Ferguson, Quincy Charles, Reginald Wimberly Jr. and Raymond Bailey Jr. Head coach is Chavis Wright.