St. Thomas Aquinas may not want to travel to Deerfield Beach anymore.
For the second time in three years, the host Bucks upset the powerhouse Raiders, taking down Aquinas 6-3 on Friday night.
Yes, Deerfield Beach took down the nationally-ranked Raiders with just a pair of field goals.
“A lot of people were trying to tell our kids this was a David-vs.-Goliath game. I told my kids before the game, ‘This is a Goliath-vs.-Goliath game’,” Deerfield Beach coach Jevon Glenn said shortly before being doused by Gatorade.
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“Nobody ever is going to make Deerfield Beach —with our tradition, our history — feel like the underdog.”
Aquinas (5-1, ranked third by USA Today) trailed 6-3 going into the fourth quarter and had a chance to tie the game with less than a minute to play but junior kicker Marco Salani went wide left on his 20-yard attempt.
The Bucks (5-1) took over at their own 20. Aquinas was out of time outs so Deerfield Beach kneeled twice to seal the win.
“This feels great. We beat the number two team in the nation,” senior quarterback Teddrick Moffett said. “Everybody doubted us. We just fought every second.”
Deerfield Beach took the lead on a 36-yard field goal by senior Jefferson Souza early in the first. Salani tied the game in the second with a 30-yard field goal, but Souza put the Bucks up for good with a 40-yard strike late in the third quarter.
▪ Coral Springs Charter 24, King’s Academy 5: AJ Miller threw for 249 yards and three touchdowns. Miller and Calvin Jackson Jr. hooked up twice — including a 90-yard bomb on third down to put the game away with a little more than five minutes left in the game.
Jackson, who finished with 157 yards receiving on five catches, scored on a 19-yard touchdown on the Panthers’ (7-0) first drive of the game. King’s Academy is 2-5.
▪ University School 41, Dade Christian 10: The visiting Sharks ran their record to 5-1 as Henry Colombi completed 23 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns to Brent Finkel, Jerry Jackson, Josh Ali and Al Blades. Kenny McIntosh also scored on a 60-yard kickoff return.
▪ Pine Crest 41, Florida Christian 7: The host Panthers improved to 5-2 as they jumped to a 27-7 halftime lead and never looked back. Quarterback Jordan Schulefan led the offensive attack by throwing three touchdowns in the opening half and then throwing another to open up the third.
▪ Calvary Christian 48, Tavernier Coral Shores 7: Running back Massi Gamble ran for 87 yards with three touchdowns and also caught a 7-yard scoring pass from Nick Holm for Eagles (5-2). Holm was 18-for-31 for 229 yards and two scores.
▪ Mourning 41, Westland Hialeah 6: The Sharks (1-5, 1-4 in 16-7A) opened to a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to their first victory Thursday night at Milander. Donte Charles ran the ball 14 times for 167 yards, had four touchdowns and also made an interception. Stephen Henderson scored on a 1-yard run and Kerson Noel scored on a 20-yard run.
▪ Scheck Hillel 55, Pinecrest Charter 8: Quarterback Bradley Moskovitz completed seven passes for 203 yards and five touchdowns and also ran the ball five times for 120 yards and another score to lead the Lions (3-1) who led 34-0 at halftime. Bram Osman caught two of the touchdown passes and later threw a 55-yard touchdown to Avi Parrino. Jacob Mars ran for 84 yards with a touchdown. Shimon Elharrar caught two passes for 79 yards and a score.
▪ Other Miami-Dade scores: Clewiston 35, Pace 0; Treasure Coast 22, Champagnat 6; St. Andrews 42, Ransom Everglades 7; Boca Pope John Paul II 36, LaSalle 20.
▪ Other Broward scores: Western 41, Cooper City 3; Everglades 14, South Plantation 7; Cardinal Gibbons 28, Ely 14; Pines Charter 14, Inlet Grove 0; Westminster Academy 22, WPB Benjamin 15; Stranahan 41, South Broward 28; Boyd Anderson 43, Coral Springs 6.
▪ Thursday’s scores: Sunset 14, Miami Springs 7; Miami High 43, Homestead 0; Archbishop McCarthy 56, North Broward 18; South Dade 61, Ferguson 26; West Broward 21, McArthur 13; Carol City 33, Southwest 0; Edison 14, Palmetto 6.
▪ Saturday’s games: Miami Country Day at Archbishop Curley, 3; Northwestern v. Booker T. Washington (Traz), 7; Monarch at Dillard, 7
SLAM junior Jeter Downs, a first-team All-Dade selection last season, committed to UCF on Friday. Downs hit .517 last season with 31 RBI.
▪ American Heritage d. Mourning 25-16, 25-20, 25-20: Lu Grinspan 7 kills, 15 points; Laura Perez 5 points; Jenna Amaro 5 points. AH 12-4.
▪ Westwood Christian d. Colonial Christian 25-17, 25-21, 25-12: Jisely Lopez 6 digs; Lauren Amat 11 assists.
▪ Coral Park d. South Miami 25-0, 25-10, 25-6: Isabel Rios 27 aces; Laura Garcia 9 kills; Nicole Uzieda 12 assists.
▪ Carrollton d. Key West 18-25, 25-8, 25-5, 25-13: Paola Perez 8 kills; Gabriela Socarras 10 kills. Carr 4-10.
▪ Westminster Christian d. Ocala Trinity Catholic 25-19, 21-25, 22-25: Nikkia Benitez 16 kills; Sophia Poveda 10 points; Ingrid Savola 20 assists.WC 14-4.
▪ Miami Country Day d. SLAM 25-7, 25-6, 25-10: Sasha Jenkins 15 aces; Nyasia John 3 kills; Brooke Pumo 3 kills.
▪ Palmetto d. South Dade 25-18, 25-18, 25-22: Kayla Buttafuoco 11 digs; Ashley Thompson 7 kills; Chiara Cancela 5 kills.
▪ Florida Christian d. TERRA 25-20, 25-17: Alex Perez 10 kills; Jessica Barcelo 27 assists; Nicole Fontela 13 digs.
▪ Florida Christian d. LaSalle 25-14, 25-20: Katerina Rey 12 kills; Perez 10 points; Rebekah Carp 7 points. FC 14-4.
▪ Gulliver d. Killian 25-17, 25-14: Blanca Mengotti 11 kills; Isa Lamus 5 kills; Anastasia Perez Ternent 25 assists.
▪ Gulliver d. Highlands Christian 25-8, 25-13: Lauren Gold 8 kills; Mengotti 10 digs; Valeria Londono 11 assists. Gul 11-5.
▪ Killian d. Varela 21-25, 26-24, 25-11, 25-17: Ashley Reid 20 kills, 15 digs; Sofia Gonzalez 14 digs; Jaci Machado 36 assists. Kil 7-5.
▪ Doral d. Mater Academy 25-17, 25-22, 25-15: Marina Paula 7 kills; Estesania Moron 3 kills. Dor 13-2.
▪ Barron Collier d. Archbishop McCarthy 25-23, 15-25, 18-25, 25-15, 15-13: Sahara Aqui 17 kills; Lauren Bamdera 15 kills. McC 18-7.