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Sports Cast for September 23rd:
Mark Youmans caught two touchdown passes in the first quarter and the Brahman defense made that stand up as they defeated South Fork 21-7 in junior varsity football last night.
Youmans says he knew he had the advantage on the corner back on the touchdown throws from QB Matthew Beard. The Brahmans also scored on a 32 yard touchdown run by Veyon Washington. The defense held South Fork to under 50 yards until the final minutes when they scored on a touchdown pass by Ryan Gross.
Defensive back Elton Pelt says everyone on the defense contributed.
Coach Jeff Whitlock says his team struggled down the stretch and must learn to play a full football game.
Tonight the varsity Brahmans host Somerset Academy, a first year football program from Boynton Beach. They are 3-1 on the season playing mostly small schools.
Sports Cast for September 22nd:
Kiara Hardy will be a big part of the girls basketball program in Okeechobee this year. As a freshman point guard she claimed the junior varsity most valuable player award and also saw time on the varsity squad. She said the award means a lot to her. In the off season Hardy has been working on her jump shot and her ball handling skills. Last year was a busy one for Hardy as she moved twice and had little time to catch her breath.
The Lady Brahmans won 16 games last year.
Sports Cast for September 21st:
The Lady Brahmans swept Sebastian River last night in girls’ volleyball, 25-8, 25-7, and 25-9. Okeechobee is (4-5) Sebastian River is (0-8). Lady Brahman Coach Taylor Padrick says this was the first breather on the schedule but she wanted to challenge her girls this year. This weekend the Ladies travel to Gainesville for a tournament. Padrick is looking forward to that experience
The service game made the difference as Yearling defeated host Osceola 25-20 and 25-15 in middle school volleyball Tuesday. Madison Hargraves had 13 service points and Callie Rucks added 10 service points. Sam Ruiz had four digs, two kills and three service points for Yearling.
Joy Whipple had 10 digs and Lauren Sills had eight service points for the Lady Warriors.
Yearling won the soccer match 7-0.
Lady Brahman golf fell in a tri match with Port St. Lucie and John Carroll.
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Sports Cast for September 20th:
Madison Hargraves had 11 service points and two kills and Yearling jumped out to an early lead and went on to defeat arch rival Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School 25-11 and 25-13 in girls volleyball action Monday. Leyton Watford had six service points and three digs and Callie Rucks added six service points and three kills for the Lady Bulls.
Coach Kellyann Campbell says her girls made the Seminoles make the mistakes.
Rucks set a school record in the match with Oslo last Thursday when she scored all 25 service points in a 25-0 victory. She said that was a game she won’t soon forget
Video footage of game is located on the WOKC Facebook page.
Today Yearling travels to cross town rival Osceola for volleyball and soccer at 4:30 pm.
Sports Cast for September 19th:
Anthony Parks rushed for 127 yards and three scores on just five carries as Sebastian River overwhelmed Okeechobee 35-0 in a key district game on Friday. Sebastian was totally dominant on a night where Okeechobee had no turnovers and no penalties. Danuel Oscar added 175 yards rushing and a touchdown for Sebastian who ran for 383 yards as a team on 42 attempts. Okeechobee was held to only 66 yards in offense.
Coach Chris Branham said Sebastian proved they have the best defense in the area and his team just has to rebound from this.
Sebastian River Coach Kevin Pettis said you never know how an offense will play from week to week but you know that you can play good defense. This week Okeechobee hosts Somerset Academy.
Moore Haven won their homecoming game behind Alduvar Gary’s four touchdowns, Moore Haven defeats Marco Island Academy 45-7. Glades Central defeated Atlantic 14-13 while Pahokee defeated Crescent city 43-20. Glades Day defeated Miami Country Day 42-0.
On the sports schedule today, girls golf has a home meet with Sebring and Fort Pierce Central at 3:30 pm. Yearling volleyball hosts Pemayetv Emahakv at 4:30 pm.
Sports Cast for September 16th:
Veyon Washington rushed for two touchdowns and Bud Pryor caught a 78 yard screen pass for a touchdown as Okeechobee held off Sebastian River 27-20 in junior varsity football action Thursday.
Larry Boswell ran for a five yard score as well for Okeechobee.
Jordan Jefferson returned an 85 yard kick return for a score and Javian Tomlinson caught a touchdown pass in the final seconds for Sebastian River.
Brahman Coach Jeff Whitlock says his team didn’t get down after Jefferson returned the opening kick for a Sharks touchdown.
Washington thanked his offensive line for blocks and also his QB, Larry Boswell, for deception on handoffs that made his job easier
The junior varsity is 2-1 on the season.
Saturday, September 17
Sports Cast for September 15th:
West Glades School defeated Yearling in an exciting volleyball match Wednesday, 25-23, 13-25, and 15-4. The Panthers jumped out to a 12-3 lead in the first game and survived a Yearling rally. Coach Nicole Bennett said her girls played well in two out of the three games. Callie Rucks had five kills, four digs and 12 service points for Yearling. Madison Hargraves added eight digs, five service points and an assist.
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Sports Cast for September 14th:
Ozzie Osceola took home the Yearling Award for boys’ basketball last year. While the team struggled with only one win, Osceola was a high light with his constant effort and hustle on the court. He said the award meant a lot to him. Osceola said he is determined to be a good basketball player in high school.
OHS girls golf hosts Jensen Beach 3:30 pm
Yearling hosts West Glades volleyball 4:30 pm
Sports Cast for September 13th:
Mary Huff said her team made progress in 2016 despite a sub 500 record. Okeechobee again made it to the post season but lost in the first round to Dwyer. Huff said that was one of her disappointments. Huff said the team must improve at the plate with better, more disciplined hitting.
They also have to find some new pitchers to pick up for graduated senior, Jordan Lawlis. Many of the girls spent the summer with travel ball leagues.
Sports Cast for September 12th:
Okeechobee put up nearly 5 hundred yards in total offense as they dismantled Moore Haven 45-7 in high school football on Friday. Lamar Williams had 175 yards and two touchdowns and Demetrius Clark had 130 yards in receptions on the night.
Jajuan Cherry rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown. He said the team has a different mindset this year The defense held Moore Haven to 176 total yards.
Defensive tackle Joseph Benjamin said everyone on the team played great. John Cox scored the Moore Haven touchdown on a 16 yard run in the first quarter.
Bubba Fludd had two touchdown passes and added a 47 yard touchdown run.
Coach Chris Branham used his bench a lot and was glad to see how they responded
This week Okeechobee plays at Sebastian River in the district opener.
In other big lake games, Pahokee defeats Cardinal Newman 36-21, Clewiston lost to Fort Pierce Central 37-0 and Glades Central fell to American Heritage Delray 37-32.