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Football team finishes strong, beats Pembroke Pines 21-0

By Eduardo Andrade, Managing Editor

The boys football team won its final game of the year last Friday Nov. 1, beating Pembroke Pines Charter 21-0 and finishing the season with a 2-8 record. This cements a two win improvement over the last season, when the team failed to win any games.

The team had its first shutout in over two years, catching three interceptions and recovering four fumbles forcing a total of 7 turnovers.

Matching their defensive performance, the team also put up a season-high 21 points, with senior Nathan Pratt catching two touchdowns and senior Chad Singleton scoring on a 57-yard rush. Junior Brayden Larosee scored a two point conversion to put the team up 14-0 in the first quarter.

“They liked to talk a lot on the field but we kept quiet and beat them between the whistles,” said Larosee.

This talk culminated in the final seconds of the game, after a Pompano interception, a wide receiver for Pembroke Pines grabbed a safety going to block him and tossed him to the ground. Punches were thrown and a brawl erupted.

“They 100% started the fight,” Larosee said. “I was angry, as was everybody else. We worked hard and played clean to win and they try to fight us simply because we beat them. I can’t wait for the rematch next season.”

While the team feels it has improved over the past two seasons, they recognize a large part of their increased success comes from switching to a different conference.

“We are playing teams that are much closer to our skill level,” Larosee said.

While the team feels it could have done better this season, it is happy to have seen improvement it hopes to continue into next year.

 “We wish we could have done better, won more games. But the team played their hearts out and gave a 100% on every play. Though our record won’t show that, the team really came together this season,” said Junior Nicholas Mickol, who sat out all ten games due to injury.

The 2-8 finish marks the teams best record since 2016.

“It feels great to be a part of it. It just shows that Pompano football is getting better,” Larosee said.

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