Killian routed North Miami Beach (1-2) 38-9 to improve to 3-0 at North Miami Stadium.
After a sloppy first quarter, Killian scored in the second quarter with a 79-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Antwan Collier to senior Anthony Olivencia. The Cougars led the Chargers the rest of the game.
Killian took a 17-2 lead into the fourth quarter, but made it 31-2 after a pair of rushing touchdowns by Collier and sophomore Bentavious Thompson. Collier sealed the game with a 12-yard touchdown pass to senior Saladine Mortimore with 2:34 remaining.
Killian’s defense pitched a shutout with North Miami Beach’s only scores coming off a safety and an 85-yard kickoff return by Lavan Thompson in the fourth quarter. North Miami Beach finished the game with just four first downs.
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“They’re resilient,” Killian coach Cory Johnson said of his players. “They stuck their head in there no matter what, man, and just gradually kept fighting.”
University of Miami commit senior Jaquan Johnson, a senior, had two a pair of electric punt returns, including a 70-yard return for a touchdown in the third quarter, called back due to blocks in the back.