Moore Haven Terriers stay alive to defeat St. John Neumann 36-0

The Moore Haven Terriers stayed alive in the district 2A-7 race with a 36-0 victory at St. John Neumann Friday, Oct. 14.

John Cox reached a 2,000 yard season with 122 yards rushing and 151 yards passing for the Terriers (6-2). He completed (8-10) in the air. He has thrown for 1,019 yards and rushed for 1,007 yards this season.

Moore Haven Terriers

The defense also did their part as they put a lot of pressure on the Celtics quarterback and held them to zero passing yards.

“I thought the kids got off to a great start,” Coach Richard Roudybush said, “We did a great job all around the field. I feel we tackled well and our defense and offense executed well.”

Roudybush said the defensive backs did their job and the defensive line got a good pass rush in the game.

“The defense just flew around and did a great job tackling,” he added.

Da’shon Ross led the Terriers with nine tackles and Torrie Moore had an interception for Moore Haven.

The Terriers scored all of their points in the first half and scored on their first four possessions. Cox scored on touchdown runs of five, 16, and 12 yards, hit Eric Hunter with an 82 yard touchdown pass, and hit Garrett Palladino with a 16 yard touchdown pass. “John is just a gamer,” Coach Roudybush noted, “If he puts it in his mind to do something, he is going to do it.”

Cox gets a lot of his yards on designated quarterback runs, and when necessary can improvise and scramble for big plays. Backup quarterback Aldulvar Gary has been injured and missed the past two games. He may be back in time to play First Baptist, a must win game on Oct. 28.

Hunter had 93 yards in receptions and Kelton Hallback caught a 33 yard pass for the Terriers.

The Terriers also got a solid effort from young running back Lorenzo Sampson, who ran for 51 yards.

Travon Petit rushed for 62 yards for the Celtics, (4-3).

Moore Haven has a bye week this week. They return to action on Friday, Oct. 28, when they visit First Baptist in Naples.

Special to Glades County Democrat

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