Moore Haven Terriers to play Evangelical Christian

Moore Haven Terriers

MOORE HAVEN – Moore Haven was soundly beaten last week by Community School of Naples, 48-13, a loss which put a huge dent in the team’s playoff hopes for this year.

Coach Richard Roudybush though was upbeat after the loss. He said his team is young and at times had six or seven freshmen on the field. The team also had to sit in the locker room for over two hours as they sat out a rain and lightning storm. The teams didn’t’ kickoff until 10 p.m.

“I think the kids did a good job, they just had some great players. At times we had 10 of 11 players execute, but that one block made the difference.”

Joe Lang ran for 137 yards and Cooper Weiss had 159 yards passing for Community School. Lang had a 65 yard touchdown run as the Seahawks jumped out to a 42-6 lead in the first half.

Alex Murphey added two touchdowns and Daniel Zuluaga added a 42 yard touchdown reception for Community School (4-1). John Cox ran for a three yard touchdown and Danye Washington added a one yard touchdown for the Terriers.

Evangelical Christian comes in at 0-4. The Sentinels are coached by Tyler Gold. They have lost at LaBelle 38-14, Gateway Charter 46-19, First Baptist Academy of Naples 48-12, and Shorecrest Prep 15-6. They have been outscored 147-51. Moore Haven is in fourth place in the district while ECS is in fifth place. The Terriers can ill afford another district loss.

Key players for the Sentinels include quarterback Logan Pearlman, running back Jimmy Mera, wide receiver Correy Massey and defenders Mark Fuchs, Shane Smith, Max Pennington and Chris Bradley.

Coach Roudybush said his team will continue to focus on the basics and the little things.

“I feel we are growing and maturing each week. ECS has a solid team across the board. They are well coached and they have players that do their jobs,” he added.

Cox continues to lead the Terriers in offense with 484 yards passing and four touchdowns and 416 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. Aldulvar Gary has 260 yards receiving, 170 rushing yards and has scored seven touchdowns. The Terrier defense is led by Lorenzo Sampson 22 tackles, Billy Rednour 21 tackles and Da’shon Ross 21 tackles.

The game is played Friday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at ECS located at 8237 Beacon Blvd. in Fort Myers. There is a charge for admission and parking.

Special to Glades County Democrat

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