Smarting from three consecutive close losses that knocked it out of the playoff chase, Miami Springs took out its frustrations on winless Westland Hialeah on Thursday afternoon, winning a District 16-7A matchup 43-0 at Springs High School.
Springs (5-4, 5-3) was in the end zone three times before the whistle even blew for the first-quarter water break and never looked back. Running back Darryel “DJ” Bethune Jr. gained 134 yards on 11 carries with two scores against Westland (0-9, 0-8).
Bethune Jr.: He needed 128 yards going into the game to cross over the 1,000-yard barrier for the season, and got it on his last carry of the day.
David Bradley: Springs receiver had three catches for 54 yards and two touchdowns.
THEY SAID IT
“The last three games have been really tough on us so we needed a game like [Thursday] to kind of get past all of that and can now focus on having a winning season with a win next week.”
— Springs coach Darryel Bethune Sr.