There was a lot of bad blood at Milander Park on Friday night, with the Hialeah Thoroughbreds and the Hialeah Miami Lakes Trojans (HML) facing off in the battle for the Commissioners Cup.
Once the second half begun, Hialeah Miami Lakes just couldn't hold onto the game. Thanks to over 160 all purpose yards from running back Rommeo Brown and two interceptions from defensive back Deyonta Woodbury, Hialeah took the game by a final score of 32-17.
The intimidation began pregame when Hialeah's roster chanted their school's name while doing jumping jacks in front of HML, and the T-Bred's strength on the field showed itself from the very start.
At opening kickoff, Hialeah running back Rommeo Brown took it back 80 yards for a touchdown and successfully converted a two point conversion to take an 8-0 lead right away.
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"Touchdown, that's all that was going through my head," Brown said post-game after his 20 carry, 176 all-purpose yard performance. "I saw that hole and I took advantage of it, straight green grass, my teammates gave me good blocking, and I just took advantage of it - touchdown."
After a flurry of fumbles and interceptions HML battled their way back, and thanks to steady movement offensively, the Trojans narrowed the gap to 4 at the half.
Defensive back Deyonta Woodbury picked up two interceptions for the T-Breds, and quarterback Deandre Miles' late 20 yard touchdown run helped put Hialeah up for good.
"We're more conditioned than them so we are like old ground and pound," Miles said after hoisting the Commissioner's Cup. "We went with that [running game] the whole second half and it worked."
Hialeah Miami Lakes will now enter a bye week, and will hit the field against Hialeah Gardens on September 23rd. Hialeah will look for another win when they face North Miami this Thursday night.