Senior receiver Cavin Ridley took a screen pass 70 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the game as Deerfield Beach defeated Cypress Bay at home.
Deerfield Beach recovered five Cypress Bay fumbles and had one interception in a first half marked by constant rain.
Junior Giavante Evans ended any hope of a Cypress Bay comeback late in the third quarter when he juked his way through an entire field of Lightning players to return a punt 63 yards for a touchdown.
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Cavin Ridley: The top recruit had five catches for 123 yards and one touchdown in his first game for the Bucks after transferring from Monarch.
Jake Nudelberg: The senior quarterback ran in both Cypress Bay touchdowns from inside the 5-yard line.
They said it
“It’s a big movement [transferring to Deerfield Beach], but I still got to play football. I still got to win.”
Where they stand
Deerfield Beach 1-0, Cypress Bay 0-1