Moore Haven Terriers continue winning streak

MOORE HAVEN — The Moore Haven Terriers remained unbeaten in their game against the Oasis Sharks on Friday, Oct. 13, winning by a score of 48-6. They hope to continue their perfect season against the Mulberry Panthers Friday Oct. 20 in Moore Haven.

Moore Haven’s defense continued it’s dominating performance against Oasis, sacking the Oasis quarterback three times, and allowing only 28 total rushing yards on the night. In what should have been an omen for the Sharks, the Terriers intercepted the ball only three plays into the game, which they then turned into points when Moore Haven freshman Dawnya Washington caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Lorenzo Sampson.

Before the half the Terriers were already up 20-0 in the rain soaked game. On the night the Terrier defense only allowed 28 passing yards on 13 attempts. The football gods, if they exist, seemed to be smiling down on Moore Haven that night. One sequence saw the Terriers throw an interception, which the Sharks defender promptly fumbled allowing the Terriers to scoop it up and run in for another touchdown.

Moore Haven quarterback John Cox’s 33-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter seemed to take the life out of the Sharks for the rest of the game until a 20-yard run by Oasis set up a late forth quarter touchdown pass. It was too little too late however, and the Sharks remain winless in the 2017 season.

This is the sixth double digit win for Moore Haven this year. In fact the Terriers have only trailed once this season, before halftime in the Sept. 29 game against Glades Day.

Next the Terriers move on to face the Mulberry Panthers, who much like Oasis are struggling this year winning only one game thus far. Moore Haven will have to focus on their opponent ahead of them and not get distracted by thoughts of playoff and a perfect season. Moore Haven coach Max Manin plans to focus on getting better.

“Our goal is always to get better,” Manin explained, “there’s always something to work on. Even if we go up big on a team, that’s an opportunity to get some of our young guys in the game and get some experience.”

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