Kickoff to the Deerfield Beach-Blanche Ely game was delayed because of lightning. It ended because of lack of lighting.
In a game already far behind schedule Saturday night, the lights at Robert L. Williams Stadium went out with 3:23 remaining in the third quarter and Deerfield leading 30-12. With the lights slow to come back on, the officials called the game between neighborhood rivals dubbed the McDougle Bowl. The final score to a nondistrict game is official once the second half is kicked off.
Deerfield (2-0) came out of the 1-hour, 38-minute weather delay to kickoff with a storming start.
Junior wide receiver Jerry Jeudy caught a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes — one of them a 62-yard catch-and-run on the first play from scrimmage — to put the Bucks up two scores in the first three minutes.
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They never looked back.
Quarterback Teddrick Moffett ran for another score later in the first to put Deerfield up three touchdowns seven minutes into the game.
Moffett finished 9 of 17 for 153 yards and four total touchdowns — three passing. He hit Alton Allen for a 22-yard touchdown strike on the final play of the first half.
UM commit James Pierre recorded an interception for Deerfield, as did Kimar Martin. David Francis picked off a pass for the Tigers.
Ely (0-3) had Arthur Forrest score on a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Zackery Perdue connected with Geremy Taylor for an 8-yard touchdown on a fourth down that turned out to be one of the final plays of the night.
The Deerfield-Ely game was named the McDougle Bowl after the two McDougle brothers that serve as assistant coaches for the two programs. Jerome played for UM and Ely, and Stockar with Deerfield. Both played in the NFL.