Defenders caught only air when attempting to get a hand on Monarch’s Cavarri Morss in Dillard’s 17-12 loss to the Knights on Wednesday in its spring game. Morss made vicious cuts, carving up the Panthers defense for 102 yards on 17 carries.
“We had a lot of turnovers, but for the most part I think we built some depth this spring,” Knights coach Calvin Davis said. “That was the whole thing we wanted to do. We knew we had a lot of guys coming back, but we wanted to build depth with some of the younger kids.”
The Knights, who finished 8-3 and had their first trip to the playoffs in school history last season, never trailed. The Knights outgained the Panthers 203-63 to take a 14-0 halftime lead.
Michael Harris, who completed 15 of 28 passes for 176 yards, scored the Knights’ first touchdown on a 4-yard run in the second quarter. Calvin Ridley caught a 12-yard pass from Harris for the Knights’ second score before the half.
The Panthers first score came on a 48-yard pass from Jason Collins to Deonta Nelson in the third quarter. Collins found Basil Spencer for an 8-yard score with eight seconds remaining in the game.
“We have a couple things to work on,” Panthers coach Lorenzo Davis said. “We didn’t want to show too much. We wanted to stay basic. Jason [Collins] has a couple reads he has to get, but this is his first full game. He is going to get better and better.”
Collins completed 16 of 28 passes for 159 yards, while tossing two scores and an interception. William Bethel had an interception in the loss. Ellex Davis had an interception for the Knights. Maurice Dillard had a fumble recovery in the victory.
The Everglades football team had several of its players sign with colleges in recent weeks.
Nigel Kemp and Richard Leveille signed to play at Marian College.
Carlby Mendes signed with Cornell, Bariah Staten with Adrian College, Brian Leigh and Elijah Wright with Defiant and Mathew Marshall with St. Vincent University.
Intrasquad scrimmage at Edison, 3
Deerfield Beach at Braddock, 3:30
South Dade at Coral Gables, 4
South Plantation at Killian, 4:30
Intrasquad scrimmage at St. Thomas Aquinas, 6
North Miami vs. Carol City (Traz), 7
Norland at Coconut Creek, 7
Miami Beach at South Broward, 7
Southridge at Monsignor Pace, 7
Douglas at Cardinal Gibbons, 7
Stranahan vs. Plantation (PAL), 7
Homestead at McArthur, 7
Hollywood Hills at Cooper City, 7
Naples Palmetto Ridge at Pines Charter, 7
Scheck Hillel at Miami Country Day, 7
Miami Springs at Reagan, 3:30
Key West vs. Keys Gate (Harris), 4
Fort Pierce Westwood at Hialeah Gardens, 4:30
Boyd Anderson at Columbus, 5:30
Miramar at Lake Wales, 7
Piper at Port St. Lucie, 7
Intrasquad scrimmage at Central: 10 a.m.
Booker T. intrasquad scrimmage at Gibson Park: 10 a.m.
Northwestern intrasquad scrimmage at Traz Powell: noon
Jackson at Blanche Ely, 7