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Sports Cast for August 23rd:
Senior Makayla Myers is excited to get the volleyball season underway tonight as Okeechobee travels to Sebring. She said the team has a lot of height at the net and that should make things easier. She noted there are six seniors on the team this year so there is a lot of leadership on the court.
She said you must always come to matches with the proper attitude. The JV match starts at 6 pm with the varsity match to follow.
Moore Haven volleyball hosts ECS with JV 5 pm, varsity to follow.
Sports Cast for August 22nd:
Antawyn Fludd threw three touchdown passes and added two touchdown runs as Okeechobee walloped LaBelle 41-7 in the kickoff classic exhibition Friday night at Brahman Stadium. Fludd had 98 yards passing and 105 yards rushing in the game.
Lamar Williams had 129 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Kysell Richardson made a circus 30-yard catch to set up one touchdown and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass as well. He said the circus catch really inspired his teammates
Coach Chris Branham was pleased with the play of his defense which held LaBelle to 1 hundred and 23 total yards. He said all the players did their assignments.
Tray Williams rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown for LaBelle.
This week Okeechobee will host Martin County in the regular season opener.
Moore Haven was held to 48 total yards as they lost at Glades Day 18-0 in their exhibition opener.
Sports Cast for August 19th:
Okeechobee football returns for another year tonight with a kickoff classic against La Belle at 7 pm. Last year Okeechobee started the season with a 38-7 victory at La Belle.
Key players for the Brahmans this year include Bubba Fludd, who now has 13 scholarship offers from Division I schools, thousand yard rusher Lamar Williams, Juanyae Ford, Joseph Benjamin and Jajuan Cherry. 27 players will suit up for the Brahman varsity this year.
La Belle is led by thousand-yard rusher Tray Williams, who scored 12 touchdowns last year. WOKC coverage begins at 6 pm tonight.
Moore Haven football travels to Glades Day at 7 pm.
OYFL will host the North East Rattlers for a slate of games tomorrow at the Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Sports Cast for August 18th:
She has 6 seniors on the team and seven returners to a team that lost only three regular season matches last year. The team lost at districts and missed out on regional for the first time in several seasons. Padrick hopes to avoid a repeat of that
The district features defending state champion Jensen Beach and also South Fork which ousted Okeechobee last year. She expects those three teams to compete again for the title. The home opener for girls’ volleyball will be September 8th against Harmony High of St. Cloud.
For video and a full schedule go to WOKC’s Facebook page.
Sports Cast for August 17th:
Sean Osceola was named the Most Valuable Player for the boy’s junior varsity basketball team last year. Osceola excelled inside as a scoring threat, defender and rebounder, and could assist the varsity team this year. Sean said playing basketball helped in his primary sport which is baseball
Osceola says he liked the sport and would rather play it than football. Sean travels around the country in the off season to play baseball and hopes to one day earn a college scholarship in that sport.
Sports Cast for August 16th:
Angela Jones was named the new swim coach at Okeechobee high school this month. Jones grew up in Pennsylvania and competed in college as a swimmer and diver. She said she wants to build a program at Okeechobee.
She is the art teacher at Osceola Middle School and wants to continue expansion of the arts in the school system, having directed and produced Beauty and the Beast at the school last year. She said the swim team has responded well to the change. Stephen Neafsey accepted a job in China after three years as the Okeechobee swim coach.
Sports Cast for August 15th:
Raylee Coleman took home the most valuable player award for girls’ volleyball last year and returns as a senior to lead the team this year. Coleman said a lot of the players had strong seasons and easily could have won the award as well. The girls’ volleyball team opens their season next week; they hold a purple white intersquad scrimmage on Thursday night.
Coleman was also the most improved player for the girls’ basketball team. She provided strong defense and rebounding inside for the Lady Brahmans. She said the coach, Joe Smith recruited her to play. Coleman plans to play both sports this year.
Sports Cast for August 12th:
OHS baseball coach Eric Kindell said he was proud of the way his team handled the tough 2016 season. He said he’s proud that his kids competed night in and night out against some of the best teams in the area.
Kindell says he hopes the team will be even more motivated this year. He said he thinks he has the talent again to make a run at a district title and says some of the younger kids have a lot of talent. He said he keeps in touch with his players through the off season and tells them there is a lot of depth in the program and they need to keep working and playing if you want to start this coming year.
Sports Cast for August 11th:
Adolfo Ponce De Leon was named the most valuable player for Yearling soccer last year. He was a leader on the field and contributed both on offense and defense. He said it was an award he’s tried to win for three years.
Bryan Leal was named the offensive player of the year. He said he was proud that Yearling continued their long string of success in soccer. Yearling finished 7-1-1 last year.
Sports Cast for August 10th:
Bubba Fludd said he wants to play football for Southern Mississippi next year. He made a verbal commitment in July to the school. He said family reasons and an offer to play wide receiver and kick returner made the difference
Fludd admits he was impressed with Georgia Tech during a visit there, they were interested in him as a Quarterback. Fludd was ranked in the top 11 on the Treasure Coast by TC Palm newspapers among seniors this year. He also was busy this summer at the dentist with several procedures after a mouth injury sustained during the spring game with John Carroll. Fludd predicts a strong season for the Brahmans this year
Okeechobee opens with a kickoff classic on August 19th against the LaBelle Cowboys.