Monday, May 21, 2018

Mets Get By Marlins

     The Miami Marlins continued their road swing with a 2-0 shutout loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field on Monday night. The Marlins have fallen in three straight games and four of their last five.
     In the third inning, New York(24-19) was able to go ahead 1-0. Asdrubal Cabrera doubled down the right-field line for Amed Rosario to cross the plate.
     The Mets added another run during the bottom of the seventh. Wilmer Flores singled through the right side of the infield which scored Devin Mesoraco with one out.
     Miami(17-30) tried to mount a comeback in the top of the eighth. Starlin Castro hit a triple into the right-center field gap with two out. Brian Anderson followed with a line drive to left field, however Brandon Nimmo made a diving catch to end the inning.

Coral Springs Smash Spanish River

     The Coral Springs Colts overwhelmed the Spanish River Sharks 47-7 on Monday in Boca Raton. The game had been postponed on two occasions last week.
     Coral Springs scored on their first possession two minutes into the contest. Quarterback De'Andre Johnson connected a 13-yard pass to wide receiver Chris Hill Jr. on the left hash marks. Two plays into the Sharks next drive, they intercepted a pass and returned it for a 27-yard score at the 9:10 mark for a 13-0 lead.
     The Colts capped the first quarter with another touchdown on their second offensive possession. Wide receiver Cam'ron Bell caught a deflected seven-yard pass on the right side of the end zone from Johnson with three minutes remaining.
     In the second quarter, running back Michael Jarrett raced down the right hash marks for a 67-yard touchdown run at 8:30. Coral Springs increased their margin to 33 points when backup quarterback Mason Hamze went around the right end on an option and scored from 50 yards away with 6:30 to go.
     Spanish River finally generated a good drive and broke the shutout with 39 seconds left in the first half. Quarterback Connor Tribby rolled out to his left, made a spinning move and tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Blake Goldberg on the left edge of the end zone.
     The second half would have Coral Springs put in another 14 points. It included a one-yard run by another backup quarterback Frank-David Kosilla through the right side of the line from the shotgun position.

Braves Over Marlins On Weekend

     The Miami Marlins fell to the Atlanta Braves in two weekend games held at SunTrust Park this weekend. Miami(17-29) were blown out 9-1 on Saturday and Atlanta(28-17) edged the Fish 10-9 on Sunday.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Deerfield Beach Stops Glades Central

     The Deerfield Beach Bucks got a 35-21 victory over the Glades Central Raiders at Dick Melear Stadium at Palm Beach Lakes High School in West Palm Beach on Saturday night. Both schools are known for their famous high school football programs. It was the last of five games played in a spring high school football extravaganza.
     Deerfield Beach started off well and made it a 7-0 lead during the first quarter. Quarterback Tyler Herring fired a 27-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Deshaun Davis on the right side at 5:05.
     In the second quarter, both teams combined for 35 points. Bucks cornerback Anthony Propere returned the ball 22 yards on an interception for a score at the 10:41 mark and a 14-point margin.
     Glades Central gained momentum and scored twice in a 19-second span midway through the second. Wide receiver Jymetre Hester caught the ball on a crossing pattern from Davius Richard and sprinted down the middle of the field untouched for a 29-yard touchdown at 6:25. Two plays into the Bucks next possession, Raiders linebacker Lamarcus McKay intercepted a slant pass to the left side and returned it 16 yards to tie the game 14-14 with 6:25 left.
     The final couple of minutes would belong to the Bucks as they pulled out to another 14-point lead. Linebacker Wydmere Garcon made an interception and scored from 60 yards away with 4:08 to go. Quarterback Derohn King connected a 23-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bryce Gowdy in the back left corner of the end zone with 46.2 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
     The second half saw less scoring between both traditional powers in South Florida. Hester set up a scoring drive for the Raiders on a 57-yard catch to the Bucks 15-yard line. Four plays later, Richard threw a 15-yard pass to wide receiver Odieu Hilaire on the front right side of the end zone and cut the deficit to 28-21 with 7:33 to go in the fourth quarter.
     The Bucks wrapped the contest up in the final seconds. King scrambled out of the pocket and raced up the middle for a two-yard touchdown run with 18 seconds remaining.

Palm Beach Central Drops Centennial

     The Palm Beach Central Broncos defeated the Centennial Eagles 16-6 on Saturday at Palm Beach Lakes High School. The facility held three two-quarter games earlier in the day, however both teams played a four-quarter contest against each other.
     Palm Beach Central broke up to a 8-0 lead at 4:36 of the first quarter. Running back Charles Stewart cut to the left sideline and scored a 48-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Anarjahe Douriet reached the end zone on a two-point conversion run.
     The Broncos increased to a 16-point margin at the 8:09 mark of the third quarter. Running back De'quan Hamilton rushed around the right end on a shovel pass and down the right sideline as he scored from 51 yards away. Douriet connected a two-point conversion pass in the front of the end zone to tight end Jake Ray.
     Centennial broke the shutout with just 2:04 left in the fourth quarter. Their starting quarterback threw an eight-yard pass to running back Cerdick Wilcox.

Palm Beach Lakes Ties Rockledge

     The Palm Beach Lakes Rams and the Rockledge Raiders played to a scoreless 0-0 tie on Saturday in West Palm Beach. It was the third two-quarter game to be played in this high school spring football festival.
     Rockledge finished the day with a 1-0-1 record. Palm Beach Lakes ended up 0-1-1 and failed to score in both games they played.

South Dade Surprises Palm Beach Lakes

     The Palm Beach Lakes Rams hosted the South Dade Buccaneers at Dick Melear Stadium and lost 9-0 in a two-quarter spring football game. It was a general surprise because the Buccaneers had just participated in a two-quarter contest against Rockledge while Palm Beach Lakes was fresh and playing on their home field.
     The Buccaneers made it 7-0 with 4:32 left in the second quarter on a seven-yard pass by quarterback Demetrius Burns. South Dade got a safety at the 3:13 mark when a bad snap from center was recovered by a Rams running back in the end zone. South Dade completed the day with a 1-1 mark.