Jackson 38, North Miami Beach 21

Quinton Flowers fuels Jackson’s win against North Miami Beach



Quinton Flowers is determined not to leave Jackson High after his senior season without a state championship ring.

On Thursday night, Flowers and an improved Generals’ team put its season-opener against North Miami Beach away early with 20 first-quarter points en route to a 38-21 victory at Traz Powell Stadium.

Flowers finished 6-of-17 passing, but had 200 yards and three touchdown passes. Flowers also ran for 132 yards on eight carries scoring two more touchdowns.

Flowers connected with Jovon Durante for a 70-yard touchdown pass on the game’s first offensive play and later ran for a 34-yard score which gave Jackson a 14-0 lead.

Before the end of the quarter, Flowers lobbed a perfectly-timed pass to Terrance Rutherford down the far sideline for a 56-yard strike.

Jackson’s defense held NMB (0-1) in check early on led by senior Osband Thompson’s two interceptions. That was the good for the Generals (1-0), who enter the season considered a favorite in the chase for the Class 5A state championship.

The ugly part was the 17 penalties Jackson committed for 180 yards — several of which came for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and unnecessary roughness calls.

For North Miami Beach, which won District 13-8A last season, one of the few positives was the passing combination of quarterback Cedric Wiggins and receiver Steven Ishmael.

The two connected twice for touchdowns of 7 and 13 yards and also on one two-point conversion. Ishmael caught eight passes for 86 yards.

Read more Miami-Dade High Schools stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category