A steady and balanced running attack was key to the Gladiators victory as five different ball carriers crossed the goal line.
Gabriel Almeida: Ran for 82 yards on eight carries with a pair of touchdowns.
Andres Menahem: Also scored twice, rushing for 61 yards on eight carries.
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THEY SAID IT
“These guys worked hard this summer and they’re determined not to let what happened last year happen again.”
— Greg Southwood, Westland Hialeah coach
HOW THEY STAND
Hialeah Gardens 1-0; Westland 0-1.