Monsignor Pace High School was one of only two local area football teams to record wins this past weekend as the Spartans trounced Inlet Grove of Riviera Beach 69-0. Sparked by three passing and three running touchdowns, two interception returns for scores, a kickoff return for a score and a punt return for a touchdown, the Spartans were far ahead by halftime, the second half was regulated by a running clock.
Pace remains undefeated at 3-0 for the season. Dade Christian racked up 291 yards on the ground as the Crusaders defeated Somerset Academy 33-13. Not so successful were Goleman, Hialeah Miami Lakes and American Senior High.
Southridge blew out Goleman, while Hialeah trounced rival Hialeah Miami Lakes and South Dade rallied to beat American. Southridge beat Goleman, 47-0, keeping the Gators (0-3) winless as they prepare for district play.
Southridge rushed for a total of 237 yards on 18 carries, while the Spartans held Goleman to 61 yards rushing. Hialeah clobbered Hialeah Miami Lakes, 49-0, as senior running back Henry Bussey rushed for a total of 209 yards and a touchdown and hauled in a touchdown catch to cap his stellar performance.
The Thoroughbreds scored on all five of their first-half possessions, as quarterback Alin Edouard threw for 91 first-half yards and three scores and ran for a touchdown. American appeared to be headed to victory but South Dade rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat the Patriots, 39-35.
American cornerback Jeremiah Dinson recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown to give his team a 35-20 lead at the half. But the Buccaneers engineered a come-from-behind victory, which was ignited by quarterback Kahil Render, who threw 14-of-18 passes for two touchdowns.
South Dade’s defense shut down American’s offense in the second half, not allowing a touchdown or a field goal.