Maurquice Flowers rushed for 123 yards on 15 carries and scored on a 31-yard run in the first quarter as Plantation held on to defeat Hollywood Hills 35-33 Wednesday night in a District 15-7A game at PAL field.
Flowers also scored on an 85-yard reception of Archie Banton pass in the second quarter as Plantation (3-2, 2-0) held a commanding 21-0 lead at the half.
“I told the kids that we had to have this game. It was a district game,” Colonels coach Steve Davis said. “We played sloppy and made too many mistakes that we cannot continue to make as we enter district play.”
Davis was alluding to the fact that Plantation had four turnovers in the second half that let the Spartans back in the game. The Colonels turned it over on their first three possessions of the second half that led to 13 points for Hollywood Hills (2-3, 1-1).
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Spartans quarterback Darius Greene rallied his team back by rushing for 90 yards on 25 carries and scored with 2:29 left to make it a two-point deficit. His carry on the two-point conversion failed and that proved to be the margin of victory for the Colonels.
Greene finished the game 14 of 22 for 260 yards with two interceptions. One of the interceptions was returned 21 yards by Jaquan Bush for a Plantation touchdown.
“We gave the quarterback too many yards on the ground,” Davis said. “He was their whole offense and we had a tough time stopping him. He is a tremendous athlete.”
Lamont Clarke had two touchdowns rushing and one receiving to pace the Spartans.