Sometimes all you need is a good slap in the face.
And that’s exactly what Ed Williams referred to with his North Miami football team following last week’s shockingly lopsided 29-point loss to American in their season opener.
And his Pioneer players heeded the message on Thursday night as they scored five first-half touchdowns to grab a 35-0 lead and cruised to a 42-0 rout of Hialeah-Miami Lakes at Milander Stadium as the second half became an exercise in running the clock.
“Yeah, sometimes you need a good slap in the face, and last week’s Amercian game was a real wake-up call for everyone,” said Williams whose team made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years last season and returns a loaded and potent offense led by quarterback Hilton Joseph. “We definitely needed to get things right tonight and did a good job of coming out and taking it right to them and never allowing them in the game.”
They did so thanks mainly to Joseph and a fast-paced “blink-and-you’ll-miss-the-next-snap” offense that rang up 351 total yards, Joseph completing 19-of-26 for 231 yards and three touchdown passes. He also scored twice on the ground on runs of 22 and 8 yards.
It’s been a rough start for the Trojans, who are not only off to an 0-2 start but have been outscored 77-0 in the two games.
VOLLEYBALLMonarch d. Fort Lauderdale 25-19, 25-6, 25-16. MAST Academy d. Edison 25-7, 25-2, 25-19.
BOYS’ GOLFUniversity School 157, Chaminade-Madonna 161. CM: US: Calvary Christian 157, Westminster Christian 174. CC: WC:
GIRLS’ GOLFPine Crest +21, North Broward +30.
LATE WEDNESDAYLourdes d. Braddock (25-18, 25-19, 25-18). Lourdes TERRA d. Doral (25-9,25-15,25-15).
BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRYKing of the Hill Season Opener. Top Overall: Top Individuals:
GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Archbishop McCarthy vs. Inlet Grove (Inlet Grove), 7:00
Cypress Bay vs. Boyd Anderson (B.A.), 7:00
Calvary Christian vs. Pope John Paul II (Pope John Paul II), 7:00
Everglades vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Gibbons), 7:00
Chaminade-Madonna vs. Monsignor Pace (Pace), 7:30
Coral Reef vs. Cooper City (Cooper), 7:00
Benjamin vs. Coral Springs Charter (Coral Glades), 7:00
Dillard vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield), 7:00
South Broward vs. Douglas (Douglas), 7:00
Fort Lauderdale vs. Flanagan (Flanagan), 7:00
Hollywood Hills vs. Hallandale (Hallandale), 7:00
Highlands Christian vs. Palmer Trinity (Palmer), 4:00
Stranahan vs. McArthur (McArthur), 7:00
Monarch vs. Nova (Nova), 7:00
Jupiter Christian vs. North Broward Prep (N.Brow.Prep), 7:00
Pine Crest vs. Kings Academy (Wpb King), 7:00
Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Doral Academy (Doral), 7:00
Plantation vs. Taravella (Piper), 7:00
Somerset Academy vs. Braden River (Braden River), 7:30
Western vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 7:00
University School vs. Key West (Key West), 7:30
Westminster Academy vs. Florida Christian (Florida Christian), 7:30
Pompano Beach vs. Ransom Everglades (Ransom Everglades), 7:30