Broward High Schools

Calvary Christian holds on to win Southeast Conference title

Calvary Christian’s fast-paced offense built a 22-point second-quarter lead, then used ball control and timely stops by the defense to hold off Coral Springs Charter 31-20 and capture the Southeast Conference (independent) title at FAU stadium on Saturday.

Massi Gamble led Calvary Christian (11-0) with 107 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns, 81 of the yards coming in the second half. The defense had three first-half takeaways that led to three touchdowns.

It was the Eagles’ second victory over the Panthers (8-3), having edged them 26-25 five weeks ago in the regular season.

Calvary took a 28-13 lead at halftime, but Charter opened the scoring just one minute into the game when David Vozzola connected with Calen Carson on a 45-yard touchdown pass.

Calvary followed with big plays from Parker Collins on consecutive special teams plays. First, he blocked the extra-point kick; then on the ensuing kickoff he went 97 yards on the return for Calvary’s first of four touchdowns in a row. Collins (five catches, 97 yards) also scored on a 51-yard TD pass from Nick Holm, followed by touchdown runs of 3 and 9 yards by Gamble for a 28-6 lead with 5:33 left until halftime.

The Panthers closed the gap to within two scores with 11 seconds remaining, scoring on lineman Marcos Hilera’s 1-yard plunge to complete a 14-play, 80-yard drive.

After Calvary took a 31-13 lead on Austin Gunderson’s 35-yard field goal with 3:30 left in the third quarter, Charter answered with an eight-play, 70-yard drive capped by Carson’s 10-yard run. Then the teams played to a scoreless fourth quarter.

CALVARY CHR. 31,

C. SPRINGS CH. 20

CSC

CC

First downs

19

13

Rushes-yards

29-162

23-103

Passing yards

219

151

Passes

19-40-0

9-20-2

Punts

3-30

2-41

Fumbles-lost

4-3

0-0

Penalties-yards

4-25

6-55

Field goals-att

0-0

1-1

CSC

6

7

7

0--20

CC

7

21

3

0--31

SCORING SUMMARY

CSC-Carson 45 pass from Vozzola (kick failed)

CC-Collins 97 kickoff return (Gunderson kick)

CC- Parker 51 pass from Holm (Gunderson kick)

CC- Gamble 3 run (Gunderson kick)

CC- Gamble 9 run (Gunderson kick)

CSC- Hilera 1 run (Bloshinksy kick)

CC-Gunderson 35 FG

CSC- Carson 10 run (Bloshinsky kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing (att-yds) -- CSC: Hilera 3-3, Jackson, Jr. 1-11, Carson 5-35, Farris 7-41, Vozzola 13-72. CC: Holm 2-(-2), Peyton 1-(-2), Gamble 20-107.

Passing (comp-att-int, yds)-- CSC: Miller 5-17-0, 42, Vozzola 14-23-0, 177. CC: Holm 9-20-2, 151.

Receiving (rec-yds-TD) -- CSC: Vozzola 1-9, Ford 1-11, Jackson, Jr. 3-15, Carson 2-53, Swain 9-92. CC: Collins 5-97.

BOYS’ SOCCER

▪ Ransom Everglades 5, Westminster Christian 2: Nico Vecchi 2 goals. Ferris Bustamante goal. Robert Shellow goal. Alex Stuart goal. RE 3-2.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

▪ Late Friday — Mater Academy 8, Central 0: Alexis Rodriguez 4 goals, 2 assists. Amanda Diaz 2 goals, 2 assists. Julissa Benitez 2 goals, 2 assists. MA 5-2.

▪ Late Friday — Westminister Christian 4, Keys Gate 2: Madison Precht 2 goals. Daniella Perez goal, assist. Maite Gutierrez goal. Megan Diaz assist.

▪ Late Friday — Hialeah Miami Lakes 2, Mourning 2: Aspen Arias 2 goals.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

▪ Late Friday — Gables 44, Braddock 38: CG (2-1): Landsberg 20, Ellison 4, Johnson 6, Alvarez 4, Walton 4, Luis 2, Rangel 2, Hippolyte-Wade 2. BRA: Miranda 11, Bermudez 9, Flores 8, Navarro 6, Sanchez 3. Assists: Landsberg 4. Rebounds: Ellison 5, Alvarez 6, Walton 9. Steals: Johnson 3.Three-pointers: Landsberg 4, Johnson 2.

▪ Late Friday — Pembroke Pines Charter 56, Plantation 20: PPC(3-0): Provenzano 7, August 2, Lindo 9, Perez 10, Jimenez 7, Alayon 10, Cordero 5, Alvarez 5. PLA (0-3): Aftab 7, William 2, Alencio 5, Thompson 2, Michael 4. HT PC 34-9. Rebounds: Provenzano 6. Assists: Provenzano 9. Steals: Provenzano 6.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

▪ Gulliver Prep 66, New Generation Prep 35: Jamal Mashburn Jr. 16, Evan Silberman 15, Miguel Yaniz 9.

▪ Coral Reef 75, Westminster 67.

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