Coral Gables has had plenty of regular season success the past couple of seasons.
To take it up a notch and contend for a state championship, the Cavaliers know they have to be effective in all three phases of the game.
Gables’ special teams showed its potential during a 61-0 rout of Coral Park Friday afternoon at Tropical Park.
The Cavaliers (6-0, 2-0 in District 14-8A) blocked three punts, returning the first two for touchdowns to start the rout. Gables also returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown.
Robert McWilliams blocked two of those punts leading to touchdown returns by Derrius Perryman and Nadarien Jones.
Gilbert Frierson later returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown and Rayquan Berry ran back the opening kickoff of the second half 73 yards for a score.
Gables ran only 11 plays on offense, totaling 131 rushing yards.
Jamar Thompkins led all Gables rushers with 62 yards and two touchdowns on three carries.