Miami-Dade High Schools

Less than a half is good enough for Southridge over Edison

Southridge beat Edison 7-0 in a game cut short with 14 seconds left in the half due to lightning.

Southridge coach William Rolle said his team will be credited the win. Because it was a non-district contest, the teams decided not to try to reconvene at a later date.

The Spartans (1-0) scored on the game's opening possession when Micheal Cox fired a 12-yard touchdown pass to Kemore Gamble. Bentavious Thompson set up the score with a 40-yard run. He amassed 90 yards on 10 carries.

Edison started its first three drives in Southridge territory, but couldn't produce points. That included a fourth-and-goal failure from the 2 yard line. Southridge's defense also intercepted two passes from quarterback Malcolm Vigile.

After the second pick late in the half, Southridge drove to Edison's 3 yard line and faced a third and goal when lightning halted play. The game started 30 minutes late because Edison's team bus was stuck in traffic.