Moore Haven beats Florida Christian 41-27

The Moore Haven High School football team broke out to an early 28 point lead and went on to defeat District 2A-7 rival Southwest Florida Christian on Monday night, Oct. 10, 41-27.

Moore Haven Terriers

The game was delayed for three days due to Hurricane Matthew.

Coach Richard Roudybush said he was proud of the way the Terriers handled the three day delay,

“I think the kids hung tough. They responded well to the layoff. There was a great crowd and a great turnout and that really excited me,” he said.

John Cox had a tremendous game with two touchdown passes and 191 yards through the air. He completed (9-12) which included five passes to Torrie Moore, who had 91 yards in receptions.

The longest play of the night was Cox hitting Garrett Palladino for a 51 yard touchdown pass.

Cox also ignited the crowd with a 99 yard touchdown run. Cox ran 24 times for 243 yards on the ground. He also scored four touchdowns.

Roudybush said if the season ended right now Cox would be an All-State Player. Cox has 1,724 total yards on the season which would place him second in the state in that classification.

Eric Hunter caught two passes for 31 yards for the Terriers, (5-2). On defense Da’Shon Ross had seven tackles, which included three in the backfield. Dura Hunger had four solo tackles and one assist. Lorenzo Sampson had three solo tackles and one assist. Cox and Ross had quarterback sacks for the Terriers.

Cox also had an interception in the game. Kayman Mills had a tackle for loss for Moore Haven.

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