Special teams and defense kept Coral Gables undefeated with a 48-0 victory over Miami Beach on Friday night at Memorial Park. The Cavaliers (7-0, 3-0) face undefeated Columbus next Friday at Tropical Park.
Before the Gables offense took the field, the defense induced a safety and running back Johnny Ford returned the punt 45 yards for a touchdown. Robert Brown later had another safety, and Ford added to his scoring with an 81-yard kick return.
Receivers Jeffery Jennings and Hakeem Sanon combined for seven catches for Miami Beach (2-5, 1-2).
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Ford: Had an 81-yard kick-return touchdown and 45-yard-punt return touchdown.
Jennings: Had four catches for 23 yards.
THEY SAID IT
“Special teams did a great job. I told them, ‘You block, I score.’ We don’t talk about [Columbus], but we’re ready.”