Miami-Dade High Schools

Cortez Grace’s quarterback sneak lifts Deerfield Beach over Blanche Ely

Deerfield Beach running back Kobe Farrish looks for a hole in the Ely defense during the first half of their game, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Deerfield Beach running back Kobe Farrish looks for a hole in the Ely defense during the first half of their game, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Sun Sentinel

In a storied, neighborhood rivalry billed this year as the inaugural “McDougle Bowl,” Deerfield Beach sophomore quarterback Cortez Grace scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard sneak on third-and-goal with four seconds remaining to lift the Bucks over Blanche Ely 14-12 on Friday night.

The Bucks (2-1), who struggled on offense all night, started the winning, 12-play drive at their own 10-yard line with 3:05 remaining, facing a 12-7 deficit.

“I felt that if we played defense and hung in with them, our chance would come,” Bucks coach Allen Jackson said. “This is a young team. They just had to believe, believe, believe.”

The Tigers (0-2) dominated statistically, outgaining the Bucks 374-210 in total yardage and making 18 first downs to Deerfield Beach’s nine.

But the Tigers were unable deliver the knockout blow after leading 12-7 at halftime.

Ely’s Robert Williams was the game’s leading rusher with 100 yards on 12 carries, scoring both first-half touchdowns.

The Bucks took an early 7-0 lead on a Kobe Farris 6-yard run after an Ely botched snap on a punt formation gave Deerfield Beach a first-and-goal for its first possession of the game.

The teams combined for 178 yards in penalties.

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▪ Archbishop McCarthy 35, University School 7: Once strong safety Kevin Guelce took a University School pass 40 yards the other way for a touchdown, Archbishop McCarthy never looked back to defeat University School.

Anthoney Rey rushed for 178 yards on 27 carries, highlighted by a 55-yard touchdown romp and a 2-yard score to pace the ground game. Zack Antolac added 65 yards on the ground, including a 3-yard score.

▪ Westminster Christian 16, Immokalee 11: Tobias Moss followed a 38-yard field goal by Eli Medder with a 40-yard touchdown reception from Christian Matos as Westminster opened a 10-0 first-quarter lead and held on for the road victory.

Jordan Kronkite paced the Warriors’ ground game with 135 yards on 18 carries, including an 18-yard score in the second quarter.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

▪ Pace d. Edison 25-10, 25-14, 25-12: Angie McMurray 12 aces, 3 digs, 5 assists. Sophia Gonzalez 11 aces, 5 digs, 3 kills. Victoria Adrien 4 aces, 3 kills, 2 digs.

▪ Gulliver d. Key West 25-6, 25-10, 25-8: Caro Mengotti 13 kills, 2 aces, 2 digs. Stephanie Potter 8 aces, 5 digs. Blanca Mengotti 4 kills, 7 digs.

▪ Palmetto d. Miami Beach 25-15, 25-17, 25-16: Ashley Thompson 8 kills. Nati Ucros 22 assists, 6 aces. Lauren Phillips 5 kills, 12 digs. Pal 4-3.

▪ Killian d. Sebring 25-21, 26-24: Ashley Reid 11 kills. Jacqueline Machado 27 assists.

▪ Killian d. Florida Air Academy 25-14, 25-17: Alana Anon 5 kills. Jada Abner 4 kills. Sofia Gonzalez 5 digs, 2 kills. Killian 7-0.

▪ Westminster Christian d. Lakewood Ranch 25-15, 18-25, 15-9: Sammy Ceballos 8 kills, 7 digs, 13 service points. Courtney Clausell 6 blocks, 5 kills. Kia Benitez 6 kills, 3 digs. Jill Woodard 2 blocks, 2 kills. WC 5-0.

▪ St. Brendan d. American Heritage-Delray 25-6, 23-25, 21-25, 25-22, 15-12: Carolina Caram 18 kills, 13 digs, 7 aces. Natalie Perez 8 kills, 4 blocks, 4 aces. Nikki Garcia 19 digs, 3 aces. SB 4-2.

▪ Archimedean d. Colonial 25-16, 21-25, 14-25, 25-19, 15-10: Gabriela Blandino 1 block, 5 service points. Jacky Garcia 2 kills, 3 service points. Linned Gomez 2 kills, 3 service points.

▪ Westwood Christian d. Archimedean 14-25, 25-17, 25-19: Paulina Del Rio 7 digs, 4 aces, 3 kills. Gaby Morales 5 kills, two blocks. Jisely Lopez 9 assists, 10 digs, 3 aces.

▪ Westminster Christian d. Jupiter Christian 25-18, 25-9: Jess Moo Young 5 digs, 6 service points, 2 aces. Cici Hernandez 13 assists, 4 kills, 3 aces. Quinn Blanco 8 assists, 9 service points, 2 aces. Sophia Poveda 6 kills, 5 service points.

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girls’ volleyball

▪ Mater d. Doral Academy 17-25, 26-25, 25-19, 25-18.

▪ St. Brendan d. Florida Christian 25-22, 23-25, 23-25, 26-24, 15-11: Carolina Caram 11 kills, 14 digs, 2 aces. Natalie Perez 8 kills, 4 blocks, 5 aces. Raquel Murillo 10 kills, 2 blocks. SB 3-2.

BOYS’ GOLF

▪ Miami Country Day 171, Sagemont 201 (at Miami Shores Country Club, par 35): Spencer Berens (MCD) 41, Griffin Steutel (MCD) 42, Kade Cannon (SAG) 42, Val Salemi (SAG) 42, Lorenzo Figueroa (MCD) 43.

BOYS’ SWIMMING

▪ Ferguson 112, Alonzo Mourning 63

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

▪ Ferguson 86, Alonzo Mourning 86

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Don Bosco Prep (West Point), 4

Florida Christian vs. Archbishop Curley (Curley), 1

Norland vs. Jackson (N. Miami), 7

MONDAY’S SCHEDULE

BOYS’ GOLF

Coral Park vs. Goleman (Home), 3

Miami Beach vs. Goleman (Home), 3

Palmer Trinity vs. Miami Country Day (Home), 3

TERRA vs. Sunset (Home), 3

South Miami vs. Sunset (Home), 3

Ferguson vs. Sunset (Home), 3

BOYS’ SWIMMING

Westland Hialeah vs. Hialeah (Milander), 3

Hialeah Educational Academy vs. Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), 3

North Miami vs. American (American), 3:30

Killian vs. Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), 3:30

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

LaSalle vs. Booker T. Washington (Booker T. Washington), 4

Mater Lakes vs. Edison (Edison), 5

Ferguson vs. Coral Gables (CG), 5

Gulliver Prep vs. SLAM Charter (SLAM Charter), 5

Coral Park vs. Miami High (MHS), 5

Ronald Reagan vs. Miami Beach (MB), 5

Westland Hialeah vs. Krop (Home), 5

South Dade vs. Southridge (SR), 5

Sagemont vs. Archbishop Curley (Curley), 5:30

Palmer Trinity vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 5:30

Archemedian vs. Greater Miami Academy (GMA), 6

Hebrew Academy vs. Riviera Prep (Riviera Prep), 7

Varela vs. Miami Palmetto (Palmetto), 7:15

Southwest vs. South Miami (SM), 7:15

Coral Reef vs. Killian (Killian), 7:30

GIRLS’ GOLF

Calvary Christian vs. Miami Country Day (Miami Country Day), 3

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Hialeah Educational Academy vs. Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), 3

Westland Hialeah vs. Hialeah (Hialeah), 3

North Miami vs. American (American), 3

Killian vs. Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), 3:30

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