Though the ties between Carol City and Deerfield Beach High are miles apart, the potential for University of Miami teammates next season isn’t far fetched.
Carol City running back Camron Davis has already committed to the Canes, while the Bucks have four players on the Canes recruiting radar, including linebacker Ashtan Pierre.
Pierre led a Bucks front seven holding the Chiefs to to 55 yards of total offense for a 6-2 victory in the second annual Best of Dade vs. Broward game at Traz Powell Stadium on Friday
Pierre first quarter interception was one of five Carol City turnovers forced by the Bucks defense.
But it was a goal line stand early in the four quarter that preserved the victory.
After the Chiefs blocked a Deerfield punt they had possession with a first down at the Bucks 1. An interception by Jayson Dennis on fourth down ended the threat.
A pair of field goals by Deerfield Beach senior Liden Rivera of 33 and 25 yards in the second quarter proved to the difference.
The Chiefs (0-1), the defending Class 6A state champs, got their two points on an intentional safety with 3:55 left to play.
It almost backfired on the Deerfield coaching staff as the ensuing kickoff came with a penalty giving the Chiefs possession at the Deerfield 11.
The Deerfield defense, as they had done all game, stiffened holding Carol City to no yards and no points.
As for UM commit Davis from Carol City, he was held 12 yards on 10 carries.
“UM is doing a better job trying to develop a better relationship for both the coaches and players,” Deerfield Beach coach Jevon Glenn said. “Also, our talent level has risen. If you don’t have UM caliber kids you can’t expect UM to take a look.”
In Bucks history only Carlos Joseph and Derek Crudup ever played for the Hurricanes.
▪ Homestead 8, Braddock 0: Running back Brandon Perry scored the only touchdown of the night in the third quarter, going for 84 yards as the Broncos took their season opener. Homestead got its first points with a second-quarter safety.
▪ Dr. Krop 38, Miami Beach 0: Senior quarterback Cedrick Mesidor passed for 306 yards with four touchdowns — two by Eddie Gabriel — as the Lightning rolled in its season opener. Aside from Gabriel, Edwin Reed, Ke'von Phillips, Chris Fuzume and Jamari Dovrell each scored in the rout.
▪ Pine Crest 21, Coral Springs Charter 20: The Panthers (1-0) rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit by scoring twice in the second half to upend host Charter (0-1). In the third quarter, Shane Williams connected with Bailey Finkelberg for a 25-yard score. Pine Crest won it on Williams’ 40-yard scoring pass to Brian Anderson with kicker Eddie Hauser’s PAT the game-winning point with nine minutes left.
▪ Miami Christian 46, Inlet Grove 6: Rosco Gibson caught three touchdown passes, Zuri Thomas hauled in two and Allen Lee scored twice to lead the Victors (1-0).
St. Thomas Aquinas 9, St. John Bosco 3 (OT); Booker T. Washington 25, Dillard 8; Monsignor Pace 15, Boyd Anderson 0; Norland 43, Piper 0; Reagan 21, Coral Reef 13; Key West 24, Gulliver 20; Belen 34, Heritage-Delray 33; Dr. Krop 38, Miami Beach 0; Everglades 20, Hallandale 6; Champagnat 13, Doral 9; Sunset 14, Ferguson 6; South Plantation 35, Taravella 16; Miami Christian 46, Inlet Grove 6; Northwestern 47, American 0; Deerfield Beach 6, Carol City 2; Pine Crest 21, Coral Springs Charter 20; Naples 71, Edison 19; Everglades Prep 14, Keys Gate 6; Calvary Christian 42, Admiral Farragut 13; St. Andrew’s 34, Westminster Academy 8.
Central 48, Chaminade-Madonna 24; Columbus 45, Mater 7; Miami High 49, North Miami 23; Nova 34, Coral Glades 0; Boca Raton Christian 29, Hillel 0; Homestead 8, Braddock 0; Sunset 14, Ferguson 6; Hialeah 8, Miami Springs 7; Jackson 42, Mourning 0; Northeast 25, Hollywood Hills 21; Monarch 53, Pompano Beach 0.
American Heritage at Bishop Sullivan (Va.), 6; Blanche Ely vs. Stranahan (S.Plant), 7; Cardinal Gibbons vs. Southridge (Traz), 7; NMB vs. Killian (Harris), 7; Hialeah Gardens vs. Westland Hialeah (Milander), 7:30.