Behind three touchdown catches from senior receiver Janarvis Pough, defending Class 5A state champions Plantation American Heritage reeled off another impressive win in a 43-13 rout of Naples Lely (8-4) in a Region 4-5A semifinal Friday night.
The Patriots (9-3) will host the regional final against Island Coast.
Pough, who transferred from McArthur before this season, went for 131 yards on his three catches.
“Tremendous speed, good kid, he’s got to have about a 3.5 GPA,” said Heritage coach Mike Rumph of Pough, whose top offer currently is from Bowling Green. “[College programs] should be banging his door now. He’s totally under the radar.”
Quarterback Torrance Gibson (Ohio State commit) connected with Pough on two long touchdowns in the first half — a 30-yarder that hit him in stride down the right sideline and a 62-yard pass that Gibson ripped deep over the middle on 3rd-and-32 with 19 seconds remaining before halftime.
Gibson finished 5 of 11 for 132 yards and two touchdowns. He added a 51-yard touchdown on the ground on a deceptive read-option fake and tallied 96 rushing yards on seven carries.
Pough’s final touchdown came with backup quarterback Jason Brown throwing to him late in the fourth quarter, and all three scores served as ample redemption for the drop he had in the end zone early Friday.
"I dropped my first one, but I didn't get down. I got back to it, and I came up with three," Pough said.
FSU commit Tarvarus McFadden responded quickly to Lely’s only touchdown of the first half, returning the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown.