Football Around the Lake

• The Moore Haven Terriers came out with a win against Community School of Naples on Sept. 21, bringing them to 2-1 on the season. Although the Terriers won 28-14, head coach Max Manin wasn’t happy with his team’s effort and said there is a lot of work ahead if Moore Haven wants to stay competitive. The Terriers will travel to Belle Glade to face their rival, the Glades Day Gators, on Sept. 28.

• Speaking of Glades Day, the Gators shut out Berean Christian 49-0 in their game at Glades Day High School on Sept. 21, bringing them to 3-2 for the season. The Gator defense created multiple turnovers in that game and turned one turnover into points after a scoop-and-score on a fumble recovery by senior safety Rett Lohmann. The Gators appear to be getting hot at the right time as Moore Haven comes to town on Sept. 28. The Terriers beat the Gators twice last season, once in the regular season and again in a thriller in the playoffs.

• The Glades Central Raiders were able to come out on top against the Clewiston Tigers 35-21 on Sept. 21, bringing them to 2-2 on the season. The Raiders have been up and down all season, alternating winning and losing for every game this year. They’ll attempt to start stacking wins when they face the Cocoa Tigers, who are coming into town on Sept. 28 to face the Raiders at Glades Central High School.

• Although Clewiston lost to Glades Central, the Raiders were always going to be a tough out for the young Tigers team. Now sitting at 1-4 on the season, the Tigers move on to their second district game of the year when they travel to face Mariner on Sept. 28. Clewiston is 1-0 in district games after their victory over Lely on Sept. 14.

• The Pahokee Blue Devils came close but couldn’t pull off the upset against the undefeated Vero Beach Indians on Sept. 21, losing 27-20. Although their record now sits at 2-2, the Blue Devils have stood toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the state in their first four games this year and are undoubtedly the most talented team around the lake. Next they travel to Boynton Beach on Sept. 27 to face a team that hasn’t won a game all season in the Boynton Beach High School Tigers.

• The Okeechobee High School Brahmans couldn’t build on their great start against the Port St. Lucie Jaguars and fell 42-14, dropping the team to 0-4 on the season. Okeechobee will have to limit the mistakes on offense and defense if they want to get their first win of the regular season when the Heritage Panthers come to Okeechobee on Sept. 28.

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