Broward High Schools

Maurquice Flowers powers Plantation to win over American

Maurquice Flowers froze defenders and jetted toward green grass en route to 203 rushing yards and four touchdowns in Plantation’s 34-13 win against American in a region 4-7A quarterfinal at Milander Park on Friday night.

“They were playing dirty, but all I saw was end zone,” Flowers said.

“I have a great [offensive] line. They are young but gave me all they had. Once I beat the first defender and got a nice block, all I saw was green.”

Plantation led 28-13 at halftime on three Flowers runs, including an 80-yard burst. The Colonels (8-3) face St. Thomas Aquinas in 7A regional semifinal.

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