Moore Haven wins wild game against Lake Placid

MOORE HAVEN – Moore Haven won a wild game at Lake Placid last Friday, Sept. 2, as the team’s combined to score 21 points in the final two minutes.

The Terriers scored two of those touchdowns and held off the Dragons, 28-23.

Moore Haven Terriers

John Cox had a big game for the Terriers with three rushing touchdowns which included the game winning touchdown on a quarterback draw with less than a minute to play.

Cox capped a near 90 yard drive in the first quarter with a six yard touchdown to give Moore Haven the early lead. They built the lead to 14-0 at the half when Cox threw a 75 yard touchdown pass to Aldulvar Gary. Alex Aranda added two extra points in the first half.

Lake Placid came out of the halftime locker room like a different team in the third quarter. Tay Williams broke loose for a 52 yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Carlos Santana added a 27 yard field goal to pull the Green Dragons to within 14-10. Katwan Ward rushed for nearly 100 yards for the Green Dragons on the night and his 46 yard touchdown run gave Lake Placid their first lead in the fourth quarter.

Cox responded with another touchdown run to make it 21-17 Moore Haven with just under two minutes left. Cox had 147 yards rushing and 181 yards passing in the game. He added two tackles for loss on defense.

Lake Placid stunned the Terriers again when Markie McCray returned the kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and it looked like the Dragons would hold onto the victory.

Cox had other ideas as again he hit Gary with a long pass, 41 yards, and then ran in the winning touchdown to give Moore Haven the victory.

Gary caught six passes for 137 yards and Eric Hunter added three receptions for Moore Haven. Da’Shon Ross ran for 38 yards and added five tackles, two behind the line of scrimmage for the Terriers. Moore Haven had 220 yards rushing as a team. Billy Rednour had eight tackles, Lorenzo Sampson five tackles, Sergio Arrieta a quarterback sack, and Garrett Palladino, an interception for Moore Haven.

This week the Terriers host Big Lake rival Okeechobee. The Brahmans are (1-0) but had a bye week last week. Key players for Okeechobee include quarterback Bubba Fludd who committed to the University of Southern Mississippi, defensive back Jajuan Cherry, linebacker Bracen Harvey, running back Lamar Williams, and wide receivers Kysell Richardson and Demetrius Clark.

The game is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. There is a charge for parking and admission.

Special to Glades County Democrat

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