Miami-Dade High Schools

Fumble recovery seals Belen victory over Ferguson

Belen Jesuit’s Jimmy Garcia dived onto a loose ball with less than a minute left to secure a 28-14 victory against Ferguson.

The Wolverines (7-2, 5-1 District 15-8A ) played a ball-control game, holding the football for 30:34 minutes, compared with just 17:34 for the Falcons (4-5, 2-3).

“That’s our M.O.,” said Belen coach Richard Stuart, who earned career win No. 201. “We run the ball well and pound people. We ran well today but got a little careless with some penalties.”

Brandon Silvestry and Daniel Neptune scored first-half touchdowns to give the Wolverines a 14-0 cushion at the break.

Sean Carranza’s 3-yard scoring run in the third quarter tightened the score.

Neptune, who had 16 carries for 81 yards, answered the score with a 7-yard touchdown run to begin the final quarter.

But the Falcons rallied on 15-yard TD pass from Eric Porras to Andres Saldivar.

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