South Dade’s William Cortes scored on a 3-yard run in the second overtime to give Miami-Dade a 27-20 victory over Broward at the third annual Miami Dolphins Dade vs. Broward All-Star game Friday night at Sun Life Stadium.
Dade has won all three Superintendent’s Cups, including a 36-26 decision in 2012. Both teams settled for 20-yard field goals in the first overtime.
Broward took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on two early drives. South Plantation’s Zack Leatherman connected on a 50-yard field goal with 8:34 to go when the drive stalled after seven plays. The big burst came on South Plantation’s John Franklin III’s 43-yard run on second-and-8 from the 17-yard line.
Dr. Krop’s Keon Roman rushed for a 3-yard touchdown on a quarterback bootleg to put Dade on the scoreboard with 6:29 before halftime. Southridge’s Troy Cook found Miami Beach’s Demitri Gardner on a screen pass on third-and-7 for 8 yards. Another 15 were tacked on for roughing the quarterback.
Cortes gave Dade its first lead, 14-10, with 2:41 remaining in the first half on his 7-yard touchdown. The drive began on Broward’s 37-yard line following a 35-yard punt and 15-yard penalty. After a pair of incompletions, South Dade’s Leroy Wilson rushed for two first downs in a row. Broward received a roughing-the-quarterback penalty — one of eight infractions in the first half — that set up Cortes’ score.
Boyd Anderson’s Gregory Hankerson had a 2-yard touchdown run with 4:21 in the third quarter to give Broward a 17-14 lead. The drive started at the 20 because of a 30-yard punt return by Nova’s Michael Flood. Hankerson’s pass to Franklin went for 18 yards.
Dade answered back on Sunset’s Andy Valdes-Recio’s 30-yard field goal with 56 seconds left in the third. Cook and Booker T. Washington’s Nicholas Norris connected on a 65-yard pass.
South Plantation defensive end Keon Knight earned defensive player of the game, and Norris earned the offensive player honor with four catches for 96 yards.
All proceeds from the game will be distributed between both counties to help support the funding of their football athletic programs.
Christina De Nicola
Already the winningest prep basketball coach in Florida, Dillard’s Marcia Pinder will add to her iconic status when she is inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Daytona Beach on Saturday.
Pinder, which has the Panthers (15-2) on course for their eighth state title and fourth in a row, which would tie Laurel Hill and South Broward for No. 1 all time, opened the season with a 804-175 career coaching record (No. 19 all time nationally and No. 1 in Florida).
A season ago, the Panthers’ three-peat brought several coach of the year awards, including the Russell Athletics/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association National High School Coach of the Year and FACA Coach of the Year.
Pinder was also selected to coach the WBCA High School All-American Game in Denver.
• North Broward 2, Dade Christian 0: Christine Creighton goal. Jenna Shortridge goal. Savanna Greeley assist. Adrianna Dubay assist. NB 14-5-3
• Jensen Beach 2, Cardinal Gibbons 0: GIB 12-3-2
• Westminster Christian 5, Keys Gate 0: Rebecca Barrios 2 goals. Karlyn D’Adesky goal. Jessica Palma shutout