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Southridge gets key win over Palmetto in postseason chase

Video: Week 9 - Southridge 41, Miami Palmetto 23

Southridge tops Miami Palmetto 41-23 at Southridge Field on Oct. 23, 2015
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Southridge tops Miami Palmetto 41-23 at Southridge Field on Oct. 23, 2015

Southridge clinched at least a berth in a District 16-8A playoff tiebreaker with a 41-23 victory over Palmetto on Friday night at Southridge Park.

The Spartans (5-4, 3-1), last season's district runner-up, blocked Ernesto Garciga's 30-yard field goal attempt on Palmetto's opening drive. Donovan Garnett returned it 80 yards for a touchdown.

After the Panthers (4-4, 1-2) turned the ball over on downs on the ensuing possession when the offense stalled at the opponent's 24, the Spartans put together an eight-play drive that culminated on Willy Davis' 3-yard rushing touchdown. Southridge built a 27-0 lead with 6:50 remaining in the third quarter. Antwan Anderson broke up the shutout by answering that score with an 80-yard kickoff return.

Quarterback Drakar Jerry went 13 for 15 with 126 yards and three touchdowns -- each coming after halftime. Cliff Smith Jr. ran for 136 yards and a score.

South Dade leads the district, but lost a couple weeks ago to Killian. Earlier in the day, the Cougars (4-3, 2-1) stayed in the postseason hunt with a win over Homestead (2-6, 0-3), who was officially eliminated along with the Panthers.

"It was a crucial game for our guys," Southridge head coach William Rolle said. "It was a must-win for us, so we just tried to execute all three aspects. The best was the blocked kick for a touchdown because they had momentum then."

Deerfield Beach 34, Monarch 0:Giavante Evans ran for two touchdowns as Deerfield Beach clinched a playoff berth with a 34-0 win over visiting Monarch.

Deerfield will host Piper (8-0, 4-0) for the District 11-8A title next week.

Bucks coach Jevon Glenn’s fiery post-game speech made it clear he thinks his team will have to step up its effort in that game.

“Going through the motions,” said Glenn, unhappy with apparent confusion on plays, 11 penalties for 90 yards and 13 Monarch first downs, among other things. “Just a lack of focus.”

The Bucks (7-1,4-0) didn’t pick up a first down until their initial drive of the second quarter, which began after a fumble by Monarch (2-6, 1-3) and ended on Evans’ 15-yard touchdown run with 8:27 before halftime.

The junior running back’s second TD, this one from 17 yards out, gave Deerfield a 20-0 lead with 5:40 to play in the third quarter.

On Monarch’s next drive, Simeon Brown’s 55-yard interception return made it 27-0.

Deerfield took a 14-0 lead on Teddrick Moffett’s 35-yard TD strike to Jerry Jeudy, who caught the ball in stride over the middle for a 14-0 Bucks lead with 1:36 left in the second quarter.

Moffett, who was 6-for-13 for 141 yards and the TD in the first half, called his own number early in the fourth quarter. The senior QB faked a handoff into the belly of Kobe Farrish and sprinted off right tackle for a 27-yard score and a 34-0 lead with 10:56 to play.

Glenn was at least grudgingly happy with the shutout, and knows a simple cure for fixing Friday’s woes.

“Just grind,” he said. “That’s it. We’ve got to get back in the lab. We’ll go every day, Saturday and Sunday, and just grind.”

MELINDA WALDROP

FOOTBALL

▪ Week 9 Scores: Dade Christian 38, Archbishop 12. Marathon 10, Archbishop Curley 7. Gulliver 24, Champagnat 6. Everglades Prep 36, Palmer Trinity 8. Killian 38, Homestead 0. Key West 42, Beach Inlet Grove 6. Palm Beach Oxbridge 14, American 7. Westminster Academy 39, Florida Christian 12. Treasure Coast 12, Pace 7. Kings Academy 20, Coral Shores 13. Nova 20, Hollywood Hills 17. Coral Springs Charter 38, Boca Pope John Paul 14. Archbishop McCarthy 42, Coral Glades 7. American Heritage Delray 51, International School of Broward 0. North Broward Prep 62, Glades Day 20. Douglas 49, Taravella 13. Fort Lauderdale 21, McArthur 14. Western 42, South Plantation 29. Deerfield 34, Monarch 0.

▪ Late Thursday: Miami Country Day 21, Ransom Everglades 20. Hillel 28, Miami Community Charter 19.

Late Thursday

GOLEMAN 34,

SOUTH MIAMI 14

GOL

SM

First downs

13

8

Rushes-yards

39-284

28-112

Passing yards

19

44

Passes

1-2-1

9-17-2

Punts

0-35

2-35

Fumbles-lost

1-1

3-2

Penalties-yards

7-64

5-45

Field goals-att

0-0

0-0

GOL

14

13

0

7--34

SM

0

0

8

6--14

SCORING SUMMARY

GOL - Correa 2 run (run failed)

GOL - Hill 11 run (Jones run)

GOL - Jones 1 run (run failed)

GOL - Hall 56 run (Hernandez kick)

SM - Garcia 5 pass from Wright Jr. (Wright Jr. run)

GOL - Greenwood 19 pass from Jones (Hernandez kick)

SM - Wright Jr. 9 run (run failed)

Individual Statistics

Rushing (att-yds) -- GOL: Jones 6-22, Vidal 3-37, Correa 12-53, Hill 11-83, Hall 7-89. SM: Molina 2-7, Davis 4-16, Coleman 14-38, Wright Jr. 8-51.

Passing (comp-att-int, yds)-- GOL: Jones 1-2-1, 19. SM: Wright Jr. 9-17-2, 44.

Receiving (rec-yds-TD) -- GOL: Greenwood 1-19. SM: Evans 1-0, Will 1-1, Molina 3-14, Johnson 2-14, Garcia 2-15.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

▪ District 15-4A Final — La Salle d. Pace (18-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-28,15-13) Veronica Gomez 36 assits, 7 kills, 12 digs, 9 aces; Nina Gutierrez 13 kills, 6 digs. Ivana Santosoy 10 kills, 24 digs, 5 aces. Vanessa Pedroso 7 kills, 4 blocks, 12 digs.

▪ District 16-6A Final — Doral d. Sunset (25-18, 25-21, 25-14): Fabiana Castro 18 kills, 10 digs, 5 blocks. Marina Paula 8 digs, 5 kills. Emily Martinez Libero 14 digs. DA 16-4.

CROSS-COUNTRY

▪ District 15-2A Boys’ Results — 1. Ransom Everglades 38, 2. Pace 50, 3. Key West 53, 4. Mast Academy 99, 5. Gulliver 144: 1. Gabriel Correa (RE) 16:16.39, 2. Joshua Clethen (MP) 16:18.82, 3. Owen Allen (KW) 17:16.47, 4. Omar Padilla (MP) 17:44.14, 5. Nicholas Cummings (MA) 17:46.81, 6. Jackson Mihm (RE) 17:53.22, 7. Brandyn Davis (KW) 17:56.78, 8. James Cusack (RE) 18:01.02, 9. Darious White (MP)18:06.95, 10. Jerrald Burgess (KW) 18:08.54, 11. Andres Arango (RE) 18:15.32, 12. Guillermo Wenrich (RE) 18:27.86, 13. Kern Pierre (ED) 18:44.97, 14. Jason Block (KW) 18:50.10, 15. Wendell Petit-Homme (JAX) 18:57.78.

▪ District 15-2A Girls’ Results — 1. Ransom Everglades 41, 2. St. Brendan 50, 3. Carrollton 94, 4. Key West 107, 5. Gulliver 116: 1. Lauren Archer(RE) 19:03.96, 2. Natalia Varela (GP) 19:14.39, 3. Nicole Matysik (KW) 19:33.56, 4. Beatriz Ruan (RE) 19:54.13, 5. Nicole Kolisch (CAR)20:43.32, 6. Mariana Gonzalez (LS) 20:44.12, 7. Katherine Smith (RE) 21:10.78, 8. Sofia Fernandez (SB) 21:18.10, 9. Alejandra Moros (SB) 21:22.95, 10. Andrea Peterson (SB) 21:29.85, 11. Gabriela Gutierrez (SB) 21:37.28, 12. Ashley Campis (SB) 21:40.02, 13. Erica Scott (RE) 21:47.60, 14. Nicole Martinez (SB) 21:53.40, 15. Sofia Miguez (CAR) 22:03.85.

▪ District 16-1A Boys’ Results — 1. Marathon 25, 2. Palmer Trinity 30, 3. Riviera Prep 91, 4. Florida Christian 91, 5. Westwood Christian 108: 1. Zaila (MAR) 18:03.08, 2. Stoner (PT) 18:19.67, 3. Pitchford (MAR) 18:24.81, 4. Rey (PT) 18:30.75, 5. Fernandez (PT) 18:43.31, 6. Pitchford (MAR) 19:12.90, 7. Child (MAR) 19:17.99, 8. Pinkley (MAR) 19:21.84, 9. May (PT) 19:22.70, 10. Lopez (PT) 19:38.77, 11. Espinoza (WC) 20:05.33, 12. Jimenez (FC) 20:16.31, 13. Rashid (FC) 20:19.81, 14. Pugh (RP) 20:20.68, 15. Herrera (WC) 21:02.62.

▪ District 16-1A Girls’ Results — 1. Westminster Christian 15, 2. Palmer Trinity 56, 3. Marathon 81, 4. Westwood Christian 122, 5. Riviera Prep 128: 1. Zumpano (WC) 21:11.07, 2. Wells (WC) 21:19.03, 3. Brais (WC) 21:27.03, 4. Pochat (WC) 21:34.59, 5. Kennedy (WC) 21:55.11, 6. Strump (WC) 21:59.61, 7. Irvin (PT) 22:20.63, 8. Katzarkov (RP) 22:38.52, 9. Elliott (MAR) 23:20.38, 10. Haggard (PT) 23:38.34, 11. Gonzalez (WWC) 23:46.47, 12. Murphy (PT) 23:52.24, 13. Cepeda (PT) 24:01.89, 14. Irvin (PT) 24:48.94, 15. Schuhmacher (MAR) 24:57.28.

▪ District 16-4A Boys’ Results — 1. Ferguson 28, 2. Coral Reef 35, 3. Braddock 85, 4. Homestead 111, 5. Killian 153: 1. Carlin Berryhill (CR) 16:23.37, 2. Guillermo Rojas (FER) 16:39.77, 3. Leonardo Rodriguez (FER) 17:01.02, 4. Adrian Crespi (FER) 17:01.27, 5. Cameron Berryhill (CR) 17:01.45, 6. Eliseo Torres (BRA) 17:05.50, 7. Derwin Moultrie (CR) 17:07.57, 8. Javier Arriaga (FER) 17:09.34, 9. Gino Gonzalez (BRA)17:12.98, 10. Austin Redondo (CR) 17:13.19, 11. Daniel Verdecia (FER) 17:13.36, 12. Hunter Dobbs (CR) 17:14.38, 13. Darren Lavina (KIL)17:20.50, 14. David Suarez (FER) 17:22.90, 15. Anthony Perez (BRA) 17:38.40.

▪ District 16-4A Girls’ Results — 1. Ferguson 27, 2. Coral Reef 31, 3. Braddock 83, 4. Southridge 131, 5. Palmetto 142: 1. Jazmyn Martinez (FER) 20:37.23, 2. Erika Cantin (CR) 20:40.43, 3. Kaylee Alfaro (FER) 20:41.87, 4. Rachael Osman (CR) 20:49.97, 5. Gabriela Crespi (FER) 21:05.63, 6. Briana Vergara (CR) 21:30.96, 7. Tenka Stringer (KIL) 21:32.97, 8. Melissa Melchor (FER) 21:38.04, 9. Jessica Bango (BRA) 21:40.60, 10. Kaelyn Korovich (CR) 21:47.24, 11. Sarah Cordier (CR) 21:59.98, 12. Elizabeth Macgowan (FER) 22:01.69, 13. Taylor Tejera (FER) 22:01.95, 14. Paloma Pimentel (SUN) 22:04.13, 15. Kayla Johnson (SR) 22:16.90.

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

Belen at Braddock (Tropical), 4

Norland vs Northwestern (Traz), 7

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