Raiders roll on

Richard sparks Muck Bowl win over Blue Devils

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - SPORTS - By Mike May Correspondent

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.

Re­gion 4-7A

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

Re­gion 4-6A

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

Re­gion 4-5A

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

Re­gion 4-4A

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

Re­gion 4-3A

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

Re­gion 2-3A

1. King’s Academy 40.6 2. First Academy 39.0 3. Day­tona Beach Fa­ther Lopez 36.9

4. Car­di­nal New­man 36.7 5. Holy Trin­ity 35.78 6. Mel­bourne Cen­tral Catholic 35.70

Re­gion 4-2A

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

dfurones@sun­sen­ / @DavidFurones_

Pahokee quar­ter­back Jaeze Tracy tries to es­cape from two Glades Cen­tral de­fend­ers dur­ing the Muck Bowl.

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