Boynton Beach quarterback Lamar Jackson scored on a diving 6-yard touchdown run with six seconds to play to win a 63-58 District 15-6A shootout that ended Coconut Creek’s playoff hopes.
After lacking a challenge from any opponent this season, Jackson delivered passing for 346 yards and two touchdowns, and rushing for 146 yards and five touchdowns for Boynton Beach (9-0, 4-0). Despite fumbling multiple times, Jackson was masterful enough to offset the magnificent performances of some Coconut Creek stars.
Coconut Creek (4-4, 2-2) quarterback Jhakari Harrison put on a masterful second-half performance, finishing with 366 yards passing, and Malek Young put on a kick return clinic with three touchdowns. Coconut Creek rallied from 14 down in the second half to take a 58-51 lead when Harrison found Binjimen Victor for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 2:27 to play.
Facing 3rd and 12 from the 49, Jackson found Mason wide open for a 47-yard completion putting Boynton at the Creek 4-yard line with under 30 seconds to play. Jackson scored the winning touchdown, but it appeared he may have fumbled, and both sidelines lost it.
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Coconut Creek coach Kareem Reid was ejected and the Cougars were hit with three unsportsmanlike penalties erasing the chance of Young returning a fourth kick for a touchdown.
▪ Champagnat Catholic 35, Treasure Coast 0: Kato Nelson threw three touchdowns and ran for another, and Champagnat’s stout defense extended its consecutive scoreless quarter streak to 18 in a victory over Treasure Coast.
▪ Pine Crest d. Calvary 25-16, 25-11, 25-13: PC (19-7): Brianna Bruny 8 kills, 14 digs. Kylie Bruder 30 assists, 22 digs, 2 aces. Sara Duque 18 digs and 1 ace.
▪ Late Thursday, District Championship— Miami Country Day d. Sagemont (25-16, 25-22, 25-20): Brooke Pumo 10 kills, ace, 4 digs, 2 blocks. Jade Iadorola 9 kills, ace, 2 digs. Stella Strharova 8 kills, dig, 2 blocks. Taylor Mashburn 7 kills, 2 blocks. Sydney Jones 5 kills, 3 blocks. Sasha Jenkins 3 aces, 4 digs, 15 assists. Adriana Vivas 11 digs. Samantha Dorfman kill, 5 digs.
▪ Late Thursday, District Championship—Westminster d. Palmer Trinity (15-25, 25-15, 25-27, 25-19, 25-10): Sammy Ceballos 19 kills, 10 digs, 21 points, 4 aces. Jess Moo Young 14 digs, 20 points, 3 aces. Courtney Clausell 8 kills, 2 blocks. Jill Woodard 6 kills, 2 blocks.
▪ Preseason—St. Thomas 8, Coral Springs 0: Bella Dorosy 2 goals, assist. Connor Lhota 2 goals. Chloe O'neill 2 goals. Dallas Dorosy goal, 3 assists. Halley Mallion goal. Abby Pangallo, Kaily Homoky shut-out.
▪ Preseason — South Plantation 8, Piper 0: Leanne Sheffer 3 goals. Allyson Bouque 2 goals.