An interception in overtime gave Miami High a win over the Trojans in their season opener Thursday night at Curtis Park. Defensive back Francisco Evariste made the interception on a jump-ball fade pass by Hialeah Miami-Lakes quarterback Keanu Norman.
The Stingarees were able to drive into the red zone in the final two minutes, but a 34-yard game-winning field goal attempt was missed with just one second remaining on the clock. HML took a knee and the game went into overtime.
Following a scoreless third quarter, HML was stopped on a goal-line stand. The Stingarees got the ball with four minutes to play, but were unable to pick up a first down deep in their own territory. Following a Miami High punt, the Trojans took over with good field position and just over two minutes to play. Wide receiver Isaiah Small made a leaping catch and was able to backpedal into the end zone. The extra point was blocked, and the score remained tied at 13 with two minutes to play.
The Stingarees rushed for over 70 yards on the game’s opening drive. A 2-yard run by Watraie Jones gave Miami High an early 7-0 lead. Late in the first quarter HML evened the score on a 15-yard touchdown pass thrown by Norman. With three minutes to play in the second quarter, Miami High took the lead on an 8-yard touchdown run by Keyshawn Young.
Miami High scored on its third play when Jones ran in a 1-yard run.