Miami Beach 33, Ferguson 21

Markel Anderson recovers three fumbles, leads Miami Beach against Ferguson

 

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Markel Anderson scooped up a fumble and rumbled 94 yards on a fourth-quarter return that rallied Miami Beach at Ferguson.

The fumble recovery was one of three on the afternoon for Anderson, who also scored on a 63-yard jaunt in the third quarter to put the Hi-Tides up 20-13.

“In the first half, we didn’t come together as a team,” Anderson said. “In the second half, we did better. I was just trying to do the scoop-and-score drill like in practice to get it in there.”

Ferguson (0-2) outgained Miami Beach (1-1) with 445 offensive yards to 182 but could not protect the football.

Ferguson scored first on a 4-yard pass from quarterback Eric Porras to Andrew Velasco to take a 7-0 lead. After a 26-yard pass from Miami Beach quarterback Steve Hollingsworth to Brent Baker tied the score in the second quarter, Porras led another touchdown drive to give Ferguson a 13-7 halftime edge.

“Some games you live by the offense, sometimes you live by the defense,” Hi-Tides coach Jason Kradman said. “Today, our defense carried us the entire game.”

Sean Carranza led Ferguson with 153 yards and a score on 24 carries. Hollingsworth completed 8 of 15 passes for 128 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in his first varsity start for Miami Beach. Porras was 10 of 16 with an interception and 157 passing yards in the loss.

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