Football Around the Lake

• The Clewiston Tigers will be taking on the Immokalee Indians on Oct. 12 in Clewiston. The Tigers are coming off their bye week and hoping their players are rested and ready to go on a four-game win streak to close out the year. The Immokalee game will be Clewiston’s last home game of the year as they will be on the road against Cypress Lake, Dunbar and finally Okeechobee for their final three games.

• The Glades Day Gators head into their bye week after defeating Jupiter Christian 43-7 on Oct. 5. The Gators were able to put up six touchdowns against Jupiter Christian, and Glades Day quarterback Anthony McPhee had a hand in four of them. The game was a great response by a Gator team that had suffered a last-second, heartbreaking loss to Moore Haven the week prior.

• At 2-3 the Glades Central Raiders have been up and down all year. Now, coming off their bye week, they’ll attempt to rebound against the struggling 0-6 Boynton Beach Tigers on Oct. 12. But just beyond the Tigers are the 5-1 American Heritage Stallions and the 6-1 Cardinal Newman Crusaders. Oh, and after that there’s a little team called the Pahokee Blue Devils waiting at the end of the regular season. No pressure.

• Speaking of Pahokee, the 4-2 Blue Devils handled the Palm Beach Gardens Gators on Oct. 5, winning 26-6. Pahokee senior running back Lavonski Williams ran for 150 yards and four touchdowns against the Gators, and the Blue Devil defense was stifling. Pahokee seems to be heading into the last part of the season on a hot streak. They’ll face the 0-4 West Park Prep Elephants on Oct. 12 in Pahokee.

• Another week, another Okeechobee loss by 40-plus points. The Brahmans fell to Martin County 42-0 on Oct. 5 in Okeechobee, and it’s safe to say nothing is working for the Brahmans on either side of the ball. Okeechobee’s last offensive touchdown came way back on Aug. 31 against Lake Wales. This week Okeechobee plays another struggling team in the 1-5 Bayside Bears at Bayside High School on Oct. 11.

• The Moore Haven Terriers celebrated their homecoming with another win on Oct. 5, defeating Southwest Florida Christian 35-8. The Terriers scored fast and were far enough ahead to rest some of their starting players late in the game. That extra rest should come in handy when the 5-2 Oasis Sharks come into Moore Haven on Oct. 12.

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