Football Around the Lake

• The Clewiston Tigers came close but couldn’t beat Mariner on Sept. 28, losing 24-20 in Cape Coral. Although the loss brings the Tigers to 1-5 on the season, they now have a bye week to get healthy for the last four games of the year, three of which are district games. They’ll face the Immokalee Indians on Oct. 12 at Clewiston High School. Immokalee also currently has a 1-5 record for the 2018 season.

• The Pahokee Blue Devils dominated Boynton Beach and spoiled the Tigers homecoming by winning 47-23. The victory brings the Blue Devils to 3-2 on the season. That record doesn’t quite reflect on how talented this Pahokee team is, however. The Blue Devils faced some of the best teams in the state early in their season, and very nearly could’ve beaten the currently undefeated Vero Beach team in their game on Sept. 21. Touchdown from Pahokee’s Lavonski Williams and a scoop-and-score from defensive lineman Taquan Kinsler put the Blue Devils up 14-7 on Boynton Beach early, and Pahokee never looked back from there. Pahokee travles to West Palm Beach on Oct. 5 to take on a 2-3 Palm Beach Lakes Rams team at 6 p.m.

• The Glades Central Raiders had a one-point lead in the forth quarter in their game against Cocoa, but couldn’t keep the Tigers out of the end zone, and Cocoa would go on to win 29-22. The loss drops the Raiders to 2-3 this season, but they’ll get a chance to improve to 3-3 when they face a Boynton Beach team still licking its wounds from a dominating performance by Pahokee. The Raiders face Boynton Beach at Glades Central High School on Oct 12.

• The Glades Day Gators were a missed field goal away from defeating their rival Moore Haven Terriers on Sept. 28. But there won’t be time to dwell on how close the Gators came to winning as they face an undefeated Jupiter Christian team on Oct. 5 in Belle Glade.

• The Moore Haven Terriers will have a less daunting foe in the 1-5 Southwest Florida Christian Kings on Oct. 5. But the Terriers will still need to focus and perform well if they want to come away with the win. There’s a feeling within the Terriers football program that the team hasn’t reached its full potential yet. The perfect time to show that potential would be in Moore Haven’s homecoming game against the Kings.

• The Okeechobee Brahmans continued to struggle when they played the Heritage Panthers on Sept. 28, losing 47-0. Okeechobee is winless this season at 0-5. They’ll face the Martin County Tigers on Oct. 5 at Okeechobee High School. Martin County has also struggled this year, with a 2-4 record.

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