Ivan Smith scored three touchdowns and Jawon Hamilton added two more to pace the Buccaneers in their season opener against their former district foe at Harris Field.
Smith, a senior Columbus transfer, took his first touch with South Dade to the house for a 90-yard return on the opening kickoff as the Bucs spoiled Javier Valdes' coaching debut.
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Hamilton: The FIU commit led South Dade with 128 yards and a pair of scores on 12 carries.
Jordon Donaldson: The Coral Reef sophomore rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
THEY SAID IT
"We wanted to set the tone for the year, so I'm pretty pleased with it."
— Nate Hudson, South Dade coach.
WHERE THEY STAND
South Dade 1-0; Coral Reef 0-1.