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High School Football Week 1 recap

Olympic Heights (1-0) 36, Lake Worth 26: 

The Lions defeated the Trojans on the air and on the ground. Olympic Heights rushed for 286 yards en route to the season-opening win over Lake Worth in Boca Raton.

Senior Jim Derival led the way with 123 yards on just 13 carries and a touchdown. The Lions also had rushing touchdowns by John Cleristor and Wesley Innocent.

Tied at 14 after the first quarter, Olympic Heights linebacker Andy Bien-Aime intercepted a pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown as the clock hit zero to put the Lions up 20-14 going into the half.

After Lake Worth’s John Clerister scored on a 23-yard run to make it 36-26, a Luis Peguero interception sealed the deal for the Lions.

Boca Raton Christian (1-0) 42, South Florida HEAT 14: 

The Blazers (1-0), led by Caleb Hood and A.J. Puente, defeated the South Florida HEAT in Boca Raton on Friday 42-14.

Caleb Hood ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and caught four passes for 88 yards and two touchdown to lead the Blazers.

Quarterback A.J. Puente, who transferred back to Boca Christian after two seasons as a Atlantic High Eagle, threw for two touchdowns and 183 yards.

Freshmen Ryan Rhoden took back an interception 65 yards for a score to help solidify the vicotry for the Blazers in Boca Raton.

Suncoast 14, Spanish River (0-1) 9: 

The Sharks fell 14-9 in Friday’s season opener versus the Suncoast Chargers in Boca Raton.

The Chargers’ Jeremy Kennedy rushed for 169 yards on 10 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown in the victory.

Pope John Paul II (1-0) 21, Miami-LaSalle 16: 

The Eagles held off the visiting LaSalle Royal Lions 21-16 in Friday’s season opener.

With the win, Pope John Paul II starts the season 1-0.

Junior running back, Dequan McGriff rushed for 122 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns in the Eagles 21-16 victory over LaSalle.

Boca Raton (1-0) 28, West Boca (0-1) 19

After a scandalous 2011 season, the Bobcats, led by senior quarterback Kevin Anderson defeated the Bulls 28-19 on Saturday night to start the season off on the right note under coach Lewis Burnham new regime.

Anderson, the county’s top-rated quarterback, passed for 109 yards and threw a 32-yard touchdown to Cedric Bryant in the closing moments of the game to seal the deal for the Bobcats.

Tard McCoy ran 68 yards for a touchdown on his only carry of the game and returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown; he also had three catches for 38 yards.

For the Bulls, Eugene Bethea rushed for 104 yards in the loss to Boca.

Saint Andrews (0-1) 7, Florida Christian 27

The scots kicked off their 2012 season with a 20-point loss to the hands of Florida Christian on Thursday night in Miami.

Junior, Dylan Richman went 9 for 17 for 119 yards and one interception. Richman also tried to run the ball, but wasn’t successful. He record -36 yards on the game while runningback Sean Mooney had 55 yards and a touchdown. Mooney also had four receptions for 38 yards.

Boca Tribune Ranking:

1) Boca Raton High School

2) Olympic Heights High School

3) Pope John Paul II High School

4) Boca Raton Christian

5) West Boca High School

6) Spanish River High School

7) Saint Andrews

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