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Defense helps Carol City to win over Boyd Anderson

 
 
Boyd Anderson running back Tevin Hyatt, center, is taken down by Carol City's Leroy James and Antwaun Harris during a preseason jamboree at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami on Aug. 23, 2013.
Boyd Anderson running back Tevin Hyatt, center, is taken down by Carol City's Leroy James and Antwaun Harris during a preseason jamboree at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami on Aug. 23, 2013.
Al Diaz / Miami Herald Staff

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Rashard Fenton returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown, and University of Miami recruit Trayon Gray threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lift Carol City to a 24-7 preseason win over Boyd Anderson on Friday night at Traz Powell Stadium in Aubrey Hill’s first game as the Chiefs’ coach.

“I just read the quarterback’s eyes and jumped the route,” said Fenton, who leaped high to grab a Nathaniel Watson pass late in the second quarter before following a brigade of blockers into the end season.

“In Pop Warner, I scored a bunch of times, but this is my first touchdown in high school,” said Fenton, a 5-10, 170-pound junior free safety and transfer from Norland. “First start in a high school game, first pick six. Can’t beat that.”

Carol City, ranked 18th in the Miami Herald’s Top 20 preseason poll, blocked two punts, recovered a fumble, picked off another Boyd Anderson pass and limited the Cobras (ranked 11th in the preseason) to 150 yards of total offense.

“I thought the defense was a lot more game ready,” Hill said. “[Linebackers] Austin Hernandez and Kevon Phillips did a real good job. It’s going to be really hard to run against us with those guys there.”

Gray, who sat out the first quarter for what he said were disciplinary reasons, entered midway through the second quarter and finished 6 of 13 passing for 112 yards and touchdown passes of 11 yards to Marquis Hooks and 19 yards to Shauntel Seay.

Boyd Anderson running back Travonte Franklin, a 5-10, 190-pound junior, scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and finished with 52 yards on 16 carries.

•  Belen 28, Cardinal Gibbons 27: Peyton Bender threw for 228 yard and three touchdowns, but Belen recovered a fumble, an onside kick and scored two touchdowns with less than three minutes with backups in the game to rally past visiting Cardinal Gibbons in a preseason game at De La Cruz Stadium.

After Belen recovered a fumble inside its own 10-yard line late in the fourth quarter, backup quarterback Cristian Matos connected with Giancarlo Pinto on a 48-yard touchdown pass. After recovering the ensuing onside kick, Matos and Pinto converted a third-and-13 with a long completion to set up Andre Deshon’s winning touchdown run from 6 yards out.

Bender, a Washington State commitment, finished 11 of 20 passing with scoring passes of 80 yards and 37 yards to senior George Rushing before sitting out the fourth quarter with the rest of the starters. Gibbons led 27-14 entering the fourth.

•  Mater Academy 14, Gulliver 13: Joseph Barrocas ran for 100 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown and Ricardo Gonzalez caught a touchdown pass to lead the Lions to the victory at Gulliver. Dontae Mayfield and Dionte Mullins each scored touchdowns for Gulliver, which had an extra point blocked.

•  Miami LaSalle 63, St. Andrews 0: Sophomore running back Josten Borgella ran for three touchdowns, including an 80-yard romp, and returned two interceptions for LaSalle.

PRESEASON VOLLEYBALL

Florida Christian Classic - Gulliver Prep d. American Heritage 25-22, 25-9. Gulliver Prep d. Florida Christian 25-20, 25-20.

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PRESEASON FOOTBALL

Booker T. Washington at Norcross (GA), 7

Central at Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer, 7

Westminster Christian at Indian Rocks Christian, 6

Gateway Charter vs. Keys Gate (Southridge), 4

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