Gulliver 34, Chaminade-Madonna 7

Gulliver comes back, routs Chaminade-Madonna


Special to the Miami Herald

Both of Gulliver Prep quarterback Jowan Watson’s two touchdown passes were more than 70 yards in a blowout of Chaminade-Madonna at Sean Taylor Memorial Field.

After trailing 7-0, Watson quickly found Dontay Mayfield on a 72-yard fade, and the Raiders never looked back.

“We put our guys through adversity during the week so they can respond during a game,” Gulliver coach Earl Sims said. “They did a good job. We’re proud of them.”

In the second quarter, the Lions (0-2) imploded with five consecutive penalties. After Chaminade’s early score, the Raiders (3-0) scored 17 unanswered points to take a 17-7 halftime lead.

Mitchel Davis had 105 total yards, including 97 rushing yards and two rushing scores. Watson, who also found Dionte Mullins on a 70-yard pitch-and-catch, was 9 of 20 with 211 passing yards and no interceptions.

“I was telling the kids, when adversity strikes, it’s easy to point fingers,” Lions coach Marcello Rodriguez said. “We all have to look at each other and in the mirror and find ways to improve.”

The Raiders’ second-half effort matched their first, with another 17-point output and a streak of 34 unanswered points. Braynon Edward and Cornelius Floyd each had interceptions in the victory.

“We had some breakdowns in our secondary on assignments,” Rodriguez said. “It caused them to have a couple of fade routes, and they capitalized off of it.”

Chaminade-Madonna’s lone score came when Jakari Hunt blocked the Raider’s first punt, and Javhari Bourdeah scored on a 33-yard return just a minute into the game.

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