Palm Beach Lakes holds off McArthur on last play

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS -

In a game that fea­tured nu­mer­ous mis­cues from both teams, in­clud­ing 26 penal­ties, Palm Beach Lakes’ de­fense made a pair of de­fen­sive stops in the fi­nal three min­utes, high­lighted by Jeshon In­gra­ham’s in­ter­cep­tion in the end zone on the fi­nal play of the game as the Rams es­caped with a 6-3 vic­tory.

Af­ter McArthur missed a game-ty­ing field goal at­tempt with 1:10 to play, the Mus­tangs’ de­fense forced the Rams to punt with 49 sec­onds to play, giv­ing McArthur one last op­por­tu­nity.

How­ever, T.J. Smith’s des­per­a­tion heave into the end zone was picked off by In­gra­ham, send­ing the Rams into the re­gional semi­fi­nals in a re­match against Dwyer, who de­feated the Rams 41-13 in the reg­u­lar sea­son.

Palm Beach Lakes (8-3) took a 6-0 lead mid­way through the first quar­ter on Kevon Pur­nell’s 10-yard touch­down run.

The Rams open­ing touch­down drive was kept alive as the Rams con­verted a fourth-and-18 on Jalen Hall’s scram­ble for 18 yards.

The Rams were driv­ing deep in­side McArthur ter­ri­tory look­ing for a sec­ond score be­fore Hall was in­ter­cepted in the end zone by the Mus­tangs’ Jer­rold Pough.

McArthur (9-2) con­verted the turnover into points as the Mus­tangs trimmed the Rams lead to 6-3 late in the sec­ond quar­ter on Quentin Quinon’s 27-yard field goal. Steve Evans

Plan­ta­tion swats away Piper with third-quar­ter plays: Plan­ta­tion used two big third quar­ter plays to break the game open and beat Piper 23-12 in the first round of the Class 8A play­offs.

Plan­ta­tion's of­fense strug­gled most of the first half un­til Ger­ard Nes­bitt found Ham­mer­sham White wide open for a 60yd touch­down to give Plan­ta­tion a 13-6 lead.

Af­ter a safety made it 15-6, on Piper's next pos­ses­sion Rahlique Grange blocked a punt to set up Kyle Wal­ters 22yd touch­down run for a 23-6 lead.

Piper scored on the first play of the game when Ja­mar­quez Thomas hauled in a 75yard pass from Jimp­son Jean. J. Darin Darst

MICHAEL LAUGH­LIN/SUN SEN­TINEL

Palm Beach Lakes quar­ter­back Jalen Hall tries to get away from McArthur's Kevin Knowles dur­ing the first half of their game Fri­day night in Hol­ly­wood.

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