American Heritage 49, Immokalee 34

American Heritage’s Sony Michel runs wild in win over Immokalee


Special to the Miami Herald

Sony Michel rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns as American Heritage topped Immokalee 49-34 at Gary Bates Stadium on Friday night in a Region 5A-4 semifinal.

Michel had two 2-yard touchdown runs and a 28-yard run for a score as the Patriots racked up 451 yards of total offense.

American Heritage (11-1) will take on Wauchula Hardee on the road next Friday in the Region 5A-4 title game.

“It was my night,” Michel said. “I really have to thank the O-line because I felt like this was one of their best games. They really went hard.”

The Indians (9-3) fought back to trim the lead to 21-14 after touchdowns by JC Jackson and D’Ernest Johnson but Michel answered to give the Patriots a 28-14 lead.

“They just kept coming back and coming back,” Patriots coach Mike Rumph said. “[Sony] has been our horse for four years. He gets stronger as the game goes on so we knew we could ride him.”

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