High schools

Shaun Shivers leads Cham­i­nade-Madonna past Mi­ami Booker T. Wash­ing­ton in foot­ball.

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS - By David Furones Staff writer

HOL­LY­WOOD — Shaun Shivers ran for 175 yards and three touch­downs, and Cham­i­nade-Madonna came away with a 35-20 vic­tory over peren­nial state ti­tle con­tender Mi­ami Booker T. Wash­ing­ton at home Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

The Lions, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, de­feated a Tor­na­does team that had a run of four con­sec­u­tive Class 4A state ti­tles snapped in a state semi­fi­nal at Co­coa last sea­son.

With Cham­i­nade (4-2) down 14-7 in the sec­ond quar­ter, Shivers, a se­nior run­ning back com­mit­ted to Auburn, bounced out­side for a 43-yard touch­down to tie the game.

A botched snap to the Booker T. punter set the Lions up at the 1-yard line right be­fore half­time and led to Shivers’ sec­ond score to give them the de­ci­sive lead. Early in the fourth quar­ter, Shivers reached the end zone on an 83-yard scam­per through a gap­ing hole over the mid­dle that put the Tor­na­does (3-4) away, down by three touch­downs.

“I’ll just watch film on [Penn State run­ning back] Saquon Barkley, how he hits it. I hit it just like him,” said Shivers, who last year was the Sun Sen­tinel’s small-schools Player of the Year. “I knew no­body was go­ing to catch me.”

Booker T. was miss­ing ju­nior quar­ter­back Daniel Richard­son for most of the con­test. He left in the sec­ond quar­ter with an ap­par­ent an­kle in­jury, hav­ing his leg roll un­der a de­fender as he slid at the end of a scram­ble. Richard­son was 5-for-6 for 54 yards and a touch­down.

Cham­i­nade quar­ter­back Dae­len Me­nard threw for 160 yards and two touch­downs on 6-of-11 pass­ing. He threw for a 79-yard score to Ken­tucky com­mit Akeem Hayes on the sec­ond play from scrim­mage Thurs­day and found an­other Wild­cats pledge, Marvin Alexan­der, for a third-quar­ter 25-yard strike.

The Lions’ de­fense forced three turnovers. Keon­tra Smith, Cameron Wil­liams and Ben­jamin On­wuzo each re­cov­ered a fum­ble.

The pre­vi­ous three losses for Booker T. were all against tough com­pe­ti­tion — Class 6A pow­ers Mi­ami Cen­tral and North­west­ern and Class 8A con­tender Colum­bus.

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