August 26, 2006
Prospects play under the lights
Down in the state of Florida the Northeast Hurricanes (1-0) blew past Douglas 28-0 in their opener. The game was delayed 53 minutes because of lightening. Running back Bo Williams had a big evening running for 186 yards and scoring 3 touchdowns. Williams longest score came from 41 yards out. Wide receiver Darrian Williams hauled in a 31 yard pass for the other score. It was the Hurricanes first win in two years; they went 0-7 last fall.
Defending state 2A state champion Chaminade-Madonna (1-0) got their season off on a winning note by beating Everglades (0-1) 34-6 on the road after leading by only one score at the half. Running back Xavier Stinson got one score when he kept his legs moving and pushed into the endzone from 11-yards out. Akeem Auguste set up another score with a 52-yard kickoff return. Auguste also intercepted a pass in the endzone to kill a Gators drive. Eain Smith also had a 40-yard interception return. Everglades features defensive lineman Uriah Grant.
Santaluces (1-0) got their season off to a good start with a 14-7 win over Wellington. The game was played in rain which made passing difficult. Running back Terrell Baddie got lose on a 69-yard TD run to make up for a couple of fumbles. No word on how Pitt commit Nick Krupa did for Santaluces.
No. 4 ranked Pahokee defeated No. 9 Royal Palm Beach 19-0 in a home game at Lair Field. The game was played in the rain which resulted in 19 fumbles and 5 interceptions. No word on how running back Zac Brown did but his teammate Brandon Pendergrass managed 81 yards on 16 carries on a sloppy field.
Anthony "Buddy" Jackson saw his Cypress Bay team get off to a tough start as they lost to perennial power St Thomas Aquinas 31-3 after the Lightening trailed by only a score at the half. The Raiders put the game away with three unanswered scores in the third period.
Barron Collier High School won their opener by beating the Lely Trojans 17-16. In his first game as a quarterback Matt Williams completed 5 of 12 passes for 167 yards. He threw the game winner from 10-yards out with two minutes remaining and then intercepted a pass to help the Cougars hang on. Matt Williams is expected to make an official visit to Pitt Labor Day weekend.
Over in Ohio Nordonia (1-0) got their season off to a big start at home hammering Amherst 42-7. The Knights dropped off last year going 6-4 and missed the playoffs and are anxious to move back up to their own standards. . Jordan Mabin rushed for 219 yards on only 13 carries. He scored from 85-yards out and added TD runs of 58-yards and 19-yards. He also brought back a punt from 79-yards out. Mabin completed his big night by intercepting a pass.
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