Football Around the Lake

• The Moore Haven Terriers continued their dominant run this year with a 44-15 win over Mulberry on Oct. 19. Their wildcat offense continued to roll over opposing defenses. The Terriers tallied over 430 yards rushing against Mulberry. Up next, the Terriers travel to Naples to face the 4-5 First Baptist Academy Lions on Oct. 26.

• The Clewiston Tigers came up short in their game against Cypress Lake on Oct. 19. The Tigers lost 28-3 and fall to 1-7 on the year. Clewiston will now finish out the rest of their season on the road against Dunbar on Oct. 26 and Okeechobee on Nov. 2. When the Tigers face the Brahmans to close out the season, it will be the 66th time the two teams have met in their history. Clewiston’s record in that rivalry? 50-14-1.

• The Glades Central Raiders upset a talented American Heritage team on Oct. 19, winning 34-16 and increasing their record to 4-3. Glades Central senior quarterback Davius Richard threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns in the game. Now, the Raiders have a 7-1 Cardinal Newman squad coming to town on Oct. 26. Cardinal Newman is on a four-win streak after their lone loss to Pahokee back on Sept. 14.

• The Pahokee Blue Devils were upset by Seminole Ridge on Oct. 19, 21-20, dropping them to 5-4 on the season. Seminole Ridge had came into the contest on a three-game losing streak. The Blue Devils nearly sent the game to overtime in the final minute but fell just short when their extra point attempt missed. The Blue Devils will have to shake off that last-second loss as the 5-2 Cocoa Tigers come into Pahokee on Oct. 26.

• The Glades Day Gators fell to Cardinal Newman 42-19 on Oct. 19, dropping them to 4-4 for the year. Despite the loss, the Gators maintained a slight advantage over rival Moore Haven in the power rankings released by the Florida High School Athletic Association. If Glades Day hopes to maintain that lead, they’ll have to at least win the final two games of the year, starting with Southwest Florida Christian on Oct. 26. Southwest comes into the game at 2-6 and was completely dominated by Moore Haven when they faced the Terriers two weeks ago.

• The Okeechobee Brahmans had their homecoming game spoiled by Eau Gallie on Oct. 19 when they lost 27-0. The Brahman defense played well early, but, as has been the story all year with Okeechobee, self-inflicted mistakes killed the Brahmans’ momentum. Bad snaps seem to be the albatross around the Brahmans neck of late. They’ll need to get on track to avoid falling to 0-9 when they travel to face Jensen Beach on Oct. 26.

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