Deerfield rolls by Blanche Ely

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Sports - By Gary Cur­reri Cor­re­spon­dent

DEERFIELD BEACH — On a night when all-time Deerfield Beach High quar­ter­back great De­nard Robin­son was hon­ored with his jersey re­tire­ment, cur­rent Bucks sig­nal-caller Derohn King tossed touch­down passes on the first three se­ries of the game as Deerfield went on to rout vis­it­ing Blanche Ely 46-0 in the an­nual McDougle Bowl on Satur­day night.

At half­time, for­mer Deerfield Beach quar­ter­back De­nard “Shoelace” Robin­son had his jersey re­tired as he joined Stockar McDougle in the ex­clu­sive club. McDougle had his jersey re­tired in 2005.

“It is a bless­ing to come back and get rec­og­nized,” said the 27-year-old Robin­son, a 2009 Deerfield Beach grad who starred at the Univer­sity of Michi­gan and played from 2013-16 with the Jack­sonville Jaguars.

“I am blessed to get my jersey re­tired. This is my com­mu­nity and I al­ways

come back and give back and they al­ways show me love. They ain’t go­ing to wait un­til I am dead, they showed me love now and I ap­pre­ci­ate it.”

King threw scor­ing passes of 57 yards to Donte

Ban­ton, 23 yards to Dea­jaun McDougle and 68 yards to Bryce Gowdy. Vgor Fi­uza con­nected on a 35-yard field goal and Jay­lan Knighton added a 1-yard run for a 32-0 lead with 1:51 left in the half for the state’s top=ranked

Class 8A team by As­so­ci­ated Press and the na­tion’s

24th-ranked team by Max­Preps.

Knighton added a

43-yard scor­ing run on the first se­ries of the third quar­ter to up the lead to 38-0 and force a run­ning clock. Miles Dick­ens re­cov­ered a fum­ble in the end zone for a touch­down with 2:50 re­main­ing.

Deerfield Beach (4-0) leads the se­ries against Blanche Ely 22-16, win­ning the last seven times af­ter Ely

(1-3) was able to win three con­sec­u­tive games from

2009-11. The Bucks, who won last year’s con­test 55-8, had outscored the Tigers

194-41 dur­ing that span. Re­tired NFL play­ers and broth­ers Stockar and Jerome McDougle have hosted the McDougle Bowl for seven years. Stockar McDougle (1996 Deerfield Beach grad) and Jerome McDougle (1997 Blanche Ely grad) are heav­ily in­volved in the com­mu­nity.

They typ­i­cally handed out $1,000 schol­ar­ships to the MVPs from each team for the game, how­ever this year they de­cided to do­nate the money to Ely sopho­more Wil­bens Moris­saint who is mak­ing progress in re­hab af­ter suf­fer­ing a se­vere neck and back in­jury in a high school foot­ball game in Au­gust.


Deerfield Beach grad­u­ate De­nard Robin­son (cen­ter), who played for the Jack­sonville Jaguars from 2013-16, has his No. 16 Deerfield Beach High jersey re­tired on Satur­day.

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