The Clewiston News

Clewiston Tigers ripe for revenge against University School Sharks

CLEWISTON – The Tigers face a must win game Friday, Sept. 30, when they host District 4A-7 rival University School.

Last year the Sharks ruined the Tigers season with a 28-21 victory in Fort Lauderdale which propelled them into the post season. The Tigers figure to be ripe for revenge tonight.

The Sharks are off to a great start at 5-0. They have outscored opponents 276-75. They opened the season with victories over Nova 39-3, International School of Broward 38-20, St. John Paul of Boca Raton 54-19, Somerset Academy 72-0, and Village Academy 53-33.

The Sharks average 451 yards in offense per game. Coach Daniel Luque likes to throw the football. Quarterback George Bubrick has 1,168 yards passing for 22 touchdowns, a 68 percent completion percentage, and a 140 quarterback rating. Sophomore running back Kenny McIntosh has 611 yards on the ground, an average of 13.9 yards per rush, and six touchdowns. Michael Hurt has rushed for 276 yards an average of 10.6 yards per carry.

Key receivers include Jordan Irizarry who has 24 receptions for 452 yards, an average of 18.8 per catch and eight touchdowns. Xavien Flowers has 189 yards in receptions and five touchdowns. Joshua Sanguinetti has contributed 284 yards in punt returns this year.

The Sharks defense is led by Jonathan Miller with 38 tackles, Fred Siplin with 22 tackles, and Chris Bailey with three sacks. The defense has six interceptions and has recovered six fumbles.

The Tigers showed flashes on offense last week against Pahokee but couldn’t string plays together. Quarterback Menta Jones should give a boost to the offense again this week.

The Tigers have scored only 48 points over the first four games, (2-2). The defense was on the field too much last week and wore down against Pahokee.

Friday’s game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Cane Field. There is a charge for admission and parking.