Miami-Dade High Schools

Varela tops South Miami 38-32 in overtime thriller

Delano Morgan’s fifth touchdown of the game gave the Vipers a victory over the Cobras in a season-opening, overtime thriller Thursday afternoon at Southridge Park.

Overtime was forced on a 19-yard touchdown catch by Pedro Felix on a pass from Jonathan Aburto.

TOP TWO

Morgan: Rushed for 156 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries. He also scored on a 85-yard kickoff return to open the second half.

Jamar Thompkins: Led South Miami with 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries.

THEY SAID IT

“My line was amazing [Thursday]. We have been working hard all week for this.”

— Morgan, Varela running back

WHERE THEY STAND

Varela 1-0; South Miami 0-1.

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