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Cardinal Gibbons holds on to win see-saw battle against Coconut Creek

Coconut Creek's Trayvon Mullen (1) returns a kickoff for a touchdown against Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
Coconut Creek's Trayvon Mullen (1) returns a kickoff for a touchdown against Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Miami Herald Staff

A red swarm of Chief jersey’s bolted through the offensive line and blocked a 15-yard field goal with 2:57 remaining to preserve Cardinal Gibbons’ 34-33 win against Coconut Creek on Friday at Dr. Bud Tight Field.

“It was a crazy game with so many big plays for both sides,” said Chiefs coach Mike Morrill. “We moved the ball and scored, but they had a bunch of big plays in the third quarter. It was wild. I have no idea who had the block. The guys hung tough. It was well played on both sides. 6-0 feels great, but it was more about the win tonight.”

The Chiefs (6-0) used a Deon McIntosh receiving score and a Demetrius Amerson interception return to hold a 14-0 first quarter lead. But the Cougars (3-3) fought back with two Jhakari Harrison touchdown tosses to tie the game at halftime.

The Cougars exploded with a 91-yard interception return from Malek Young and a 95-yard pass from Harrison to Trayvon Mullen to extend its 27-0 scoring run and take a 27-14 lead. But the Chiefs would outscore the Cougars 20-6, keyed by an 80-yard Winston Jackson Jr. run to earn the win.

Harrison completed 22 of 35 passes for 287 yards, including three touchdowns and an interception. Gibbons’ Tyler Monaco was 23 of 41 with 247 yards passing, two touchdowns and an interception.

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