Raiders roll on
Richard sparks Muck Bowl win over Blue Devils
PAHOKEE — Glades Central quarterback Davius Richard completed 21 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns to lead the visiting Raiders to a 22-12 victory on Saturday night against the Pahokee Blue Devils in the annual Muck Bowl.
Glades C e n t r a l ’s Jymetre Hester also had a big game as he caught five passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and added 40 yards rushing.
It was a game of two halves where Pahokee (5-5) won the second half, b u t G l a d e s C e n t ra l ’s 22-point second quarter was the difference.
“The ultimate goal is to win a state championship, but the big goal is to win the Muck Bowl,” said Glades Central coach Jesse Hester, who is a combined 6-2 in eight Muck Bowls as a player and a coach.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Raiders (7-3) struck first. On their third drive of the game, the Raiders scored with 10:27 left in the first half when Richard connected with O d i e u Hi l a i re o n a n 18-yard touchdown pass, capping a s i x- p l a y, 60-yard drive. The PAT attempt was blocked.
The game’s most exciting play took place on the next play when Pahokee’s Leroy Love returned the kickoff 70 yards to the Raiders’ 25 yard line.
Three plays later, Pahokee quarterback Jaeze Tracy found Lamonte Graham standing at the 10-yard line. Graham then zig-zagged his way to the end zone. Pahokee’s PAT attempt was blocked.
On the Raiders’ next two drives, they scored on a pair of 15 -yard TD passes – to Hester at the 6:05 mark and to Javonte Williams with 1:52 left in the first half.
With 32.7 seconds left in the first half, Glades Central’s Kourtney Ware intercepted a Pahokee pass and was tackled at the Pahokee 30. Six plays later, Glades Central’s Jose Garcia converted a 22-yard field goal on the final play of the first half. Glades Central led 22-6 at halftime.
Pahokee had a chance to cut into the lead late in the third quarter when LaVonski Williams scored on a 6-yard run, but it was nullified by a chop block. Pahokee eventually turned the ball over on downs.
With 10:13 left in the game, Pahokee put a dent in their 16-point deficit when Williams scored a 6-yard TD run, but a scuffle between Williams and Glades Central’s Ernest Jackson led to both players being ejected.
Pahokee was unable to cut into the Raiders’ lead any further.
1. St. Thomas Aquinas 43.9
2. Dwyer 43.6 3. McArthur 40.1
4. Doral 39.7
5⁄6. Palm Beach Lakes 39.0 or No. 6 at 38.5
5⁄6. Fort Lauderdale 38.8 7. West Broward 38.0 8. South Miami 37.4
1. Miami Carol City 42.1 2. Palm Bay Heritage 39.5 3. Daytona Beach Mainland 38.8
4. Dillard 37.8 (or 36.3 with loss to Ely)
5. Miami Central 41.9 6. Miami Northwestern 39.0
7. Eau Gallie 37.7
8. Miami Norland 36.9
1. Rockledge 44.1 2. Cardinal Gibbons 43.8 (or 43.3)
3. Orlando Jones 42.89 4. Fort Pierce Westwood 5. American Heritage 44.44
6. Bishop Moore 40.1 7. Merritt Island 38.2 8. Coconut Creek 37.8
1. University School 41.6 2. Miami Booker T. Washington 40.7 (40.2 if Dillard loses to Ely)
3. Glades Central 40.4 or 39.4 (win/loss vs. Pahokee)
4. Miami Monsignor Pace 38.5
5. Gulliver Prep 37.6 6. Coral Springs Charter 36.0
1. Chaminade-Madonna 43.7
2. Benjamin 41.1 3. American HeritageDelray 40.3 or 39.8
4. Miami Westminster Christian 39.375
5. Miami Palmer Trinity 37.56
6. Calvary Christian 36.1
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1. Moore Haven 40.11
2. St. John Neumann 39.8 3. Glades Day 38.1
4. Mi a mi C h r i st i a n 36.875
5. Hialeah Champagnat Catholic 36.11
6. Naples First Baptist 35.75
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Pahokee quarterback Jaeze Tracy tries to escape from two Glades Central defenders during the Muck Bowl.