Too much of Hallandale quarterback Legend Moore proved to be more than Deerfield Beach could handle.
Moore eluded Deerfield defenders on a two-point conversion play in overtime to complete the winning toss to Shemar Thornton on the right side of the end zone for a 22-21 upset of the Bucks on Friday.
Moore was everything for the Chargers (1-0) passing for 162 yards and rushing for another 146 yards in the win.
“This is what high school football is all about on Friday night,” Hallandale coach Benedict Hyppolite said. “We gave the community what they wanted to see.
“We told Moore just to be a football player. We don’t like to limit him. We just told him to do what he does.”
Moore tied the score for Hallandale at 14-14 on a eight-yard run for a touchdown and successful two-point conversion with 1:49 left to play.
Deerfield had a chance to win in regulation by a 32-yard field goal attempt by Ledin Rivera was blocked with 2.7 seconds left.
The Bucks scored first in the OT when Cornelius McCoy caught an 8-yard pass from Nick Holm for a 21-14 lead.
Holm finished the night with 166 yards and two passing touchdowns.
Despite falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, the Chargers didn’t fold.
Moore connected with Thornton for a 20-yard scoring strike late in the second quarter to make it 14-6 Deerfield at the half.
“Hats off to them,” Deerfield Beach coach Jevon Glenn said. “Moore is a great football player. To try and say we didn’t play well, I wouldn’t want to take that away from them.
Earlier in the quarter the Chargers had threatened, but Moore was picked off by Bucks safety Kobe Green in thew end zone.
Daewood Davis returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a 7-0 Deerfield Beach lead. The Bucks added another score later in the first quarter when Holm found Juedy for a 9-yard touchdown pass.