A steady and balanced running attack was key to the Gladiators victory as five different ball carriers crossed the goal line.
Gabriel Almeida: Ran for 82 yards on eight carries with a pair of touchdowns.
Andres Menahem: Also scored twice, rushing for 61 yards on eight carries.
THEY SAID IT
“These guys worked hard this summer and they’re determined not to let what happened last year happen again.”
— Greg Southwood, Westland Hialeah coach
HOW THEY STAND
Hialeah Gardens 1-0; Westland 0-1.