Broward High Schools

Westminster routs LaSalle, gets to 6-0

Jordan Cronkrite, #1 of Westminster Christian, runs for yards in their game against Chaminade-Madonna Prep, in Hollywood, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
Jordan Cronkrite, #1 of Westminster Christian, runs for yards in their game against Chaminade-Madonna Prep, in Hollywood, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Miami Herald Staff

Thanks to a lightning delay, it took Westminster Academy and LaSalle an extra hour before they kicked things off on Friday night.

LaSalle could only wish the bad weather hung around longer.

Westminster routed the host Royal Lions 37-14 to move its record to a perfect 6-0 in the Southeastern Independent Football Conference.

The Lions jumped out to a 13-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back, and appear to be on a collision course later in the season with Calvary Christian, another undefeated Fort Lauderdale independent powerhouse.

“It’s just phenomenal right now,” said Westminister coach Jake Sorg, now in his third year. “The kids have done a great job of buying into everything we’ve done to buy into our program and to buy into what we’re selling. We’re just trying to make things a one-game championship every week around here.

“We got embarrassed by this team last year because we blew a 24-7 halftime lead, and we were not about to let something like that happen again tonight.”

LaSalle was in a position to take an early lead when Westminster botched a punt, and the Royal Lions (3-3) took over at Westminster’s 5.

But two running plays netted minus-2 yards before LaSalle quarterback Alejandro Utset lofted a pass to the corner of the end zone that Westminster’s Sanders Desir picked off and returned 60 yards.

Six plays later, Westminster quarterback Joseph Vairo tossed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Moore for a 6-0 lead after a two-point attempt failed.

After a quick LaSalle three-and-out, the Lions wasted little time striking again when running back Johnnie Gaines bolted 51 yards for a score on the first play after the punt.

Sorg then watched his team build on the early lead when Jordan Cabral went 26 yards on the first play of the fourth quarter before scoring again from 2 yards out midway through the second to give the Lions a 27-0 halftime lead.

▪ Westminster Christian-Chaminade-Madonna (ppd.): After a 4 p.m. start at Chaminade’s Vince Zappone Field, a lightning delay with 2:40 to play in the first quarter lasted over an hour before the District 8-3A championship game was postponed.

Zappone Field does not have field lights.

The game will resume with the score tied at 7 on Monday at 4 p.m. at Chaminade (1-4).

Westminster (4-1) running back Jordan Cronkrite scored the first touchdown of the game on a 15-yard run.

On the following kickoff, Chaminade’s Marquise Brown went up the middle for 95 yards for the tying score.

▪ Belle Glade Glades Day 35, Archbishop McCarthy 14: Eric Paul completed 7 of 14 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

Kevin Guelce had two receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown for Archbishop McCarthy in a losing effort on the road.

▪ Late Thursday — Doral Academy 27, Somerset Silver Palms 0: Nick Delgado had eight carries for 137 yards and a touchdown.

Alex Rodriguez, Guillermo Loyola and Jovon Smith each added a touchdown as Doral Academy (4-1) cruised in a game shortened by rain.

Girls’ Volleyball

▪ Miami Country Day d. Somerset (25-14, 25-12, 25-11): Brooke Pumo 7 kills and 10 aces. Taylor Mashburn 5 kills and 1 ace. Sydney jones 4 kills and 5 aces.

▪ Florida Christian School d. La Salle (25-12, 25-19, 25-16): FCS (7-6): Katerina Rey had 13 kills, 11 assists, 9 digs. Nicole Fontela had 17 points, 6 assists, 10 digs. Jessica Barcelo had 7 points, 10 assists, 7 digs.

▪ Asics Challenge — St. Thomas Aquinas d. Huntley (Illinois) (25-18, 25-14): STA: Kara Mason 5 kills, 13 digs, 1 block and 5 service points.

▪ Asics Challenge — St. Thomas Aquinas d. Henry Clay (Kentucky) (25-12, 25-19): STA (15-3): Nikki Lyons 9 kills, 3 digs, 2 aces, and 5 service points.

▪ Westminster Christian d. Archimedean Academy (25-13, 25-12, 25-8): WC: Kia Benitez 11 kills, 3 blocks, 3 digs. Courtney Clausell 5 kills, 2 blocks, 3 digs. Priscilla Hernandez 5 kills, 4 digs, 6 service points. Jackie Feely 8 service points, 2 aces.

▪ Monsignor Pace d. SLAM (25-15, 25-22, 25-13): MP: Sophia Gonzalez 6 digs, 6 kills, 13 assists. Victoria Adrien 4 kills, 5 digs, 6 services points. Lauren Hofmann 17 digs, 15 serve receive passes.

Girls’ Swimming

▪ Ferguson 87, Hialeah Gardens 85: HH (4-3): Jessica Rodriguez won the 200 IM in a time of 2:25. She also won the 100 fly in a time of 1:03. FR: Murega won the 200 free in 2:09.

Boys’ swimming

▪ Hialeah Gardens 97, Ferguson High School 83: HG (7-0): Andre Barrientos won the 50 freestyle in a time of 23.8. FR: Lazurique won the 200 IM in 2:10.

Girls’ Bowling

▪ Late Thursday — Coral Glades 2, Archbishop McCarthy 1: CG: Krystina Nealon (182). AM: Alejandra Chavez (152).

▪ Late Thursday — Coral Springs Charter 3, Taravella 0: CSC: Barbara V (165), Harmony Romano (164). TR: Alanna Thompson (156).

Boys’ Bowling

▪ Late Thursday — Coral Springs 3, Coral Glades 0: CS: Dylan Sucher (222, 183), Nathan Samuels (205, 192). CG: Joshua Ray (218), Timothy Coperton (211).

▪ Late Thursday — Coral Springs Charter 3, Pompano 0: CSC: Pablo Cerda (257, 234), Ryan Hernandez (222, 199). PB: Larry Dugan (182, 179), Brodie Barklay (181).

▪ Late Thursday — Taravella 3, Highlands Christian 0: TV: Blake Kotz (201), Noah Hunter (186, 174), Vinnie Fodera (213, 199). HC: Jonathan Cunning (143).

▪ Late Thursday — Coral Springs 2, Taravella 1: CS: Dylan Sucher (204, 196), Hai Pham (201), Austin Albarado (187, 182), Thi Pham (188). TV: Joey Watynski (222), Noah Hunter (232, 203), Nick Scherer (181).

Girls’ Cross-Country

▪ Late Thursday — Krop Senior High Cross Country meet: Individual results: 1st-Megan Moussa, TERRA, 23:10. 2nd-Keiona Phillips, Carol City, 24:44. 3rd-Terneka Gibson, Carol City, 25:21. Team results: 1. TERRA, 37. 2. Carol City, 42. 3. Miami Springs, 78. 4. Hialeah-Miami Lakes, 109. 5. Miami Senior, 119. 6. South Miami, 156. 7. North Miami, 163. 8. Krop Senior, 242. 9. Edison, 277.

Boys’ cross-country

▪ Late Thursday — Krop Senior High Cross Country meet: Team results: 1. TERRA, 48. 2. Hialeah-Miami Lakes, 70. 3. Miami Springs, 113. 4. Krop, 136. 5. Goleman, 141. 6. Miami High, 152. 7. Hialeah Gardens, 195. 8. Mourning, 199. 9. South Miami, 247.

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