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Fayetteville, N.C. – The USA South has released its weekly awards for October 26th. NCW had a pair of football players garner recognition as senior Dustin Midgett and freshman Adrian Minondo were named the league’s Offensive Player and Offensive Rookie of the Week, respectively.
Football Offensive Player of the Week
Dustin Midgett, N.C. Wesleyan – The senior quarterback from Currituck, North Carolina set a new single-game program record with 412 passing yards in a 61-36 victory over USA South rival Greensboro last week. Midgett was 23-of-39 with three touchdowns. He averaged 10.6 yards per attempt with a long pass of 56 yards.
Football Offensive Rookie of the Week
Adrian Minondo, N.C. Wesleyan – The freshman running back from Okeechobee, Florida rushed for 134 yards with four touchdowns in the Bishops’ win. Minondo ran the ball 22 times for an average of 6.1 yards per attempt with a long rush of 22 yards. He also caught one pass for nine yards. The four rushing touchdowns were one shy of the single-game program record.
Also of note, another touchdown catch by junior Mailk Adams is nominated for the league’s Play of the Week. Vote now by visiting http://usasouth.net/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/20151026kurksn.
Sports Cast for October 29th:
Daniel Fulleda battled tough and windy conditions to shoot an even par last week and advance to the state golf finals which begin tomorrow at Howey in the Hills Mission End Golf course.
The 72 was the best score of his career.
Fulleda birdied the first hole and was three under after nine holes. He was also able to hit some 10 to 15 foot putts that were affected by the windy conditions. Fulleda says his goal is to compete as well as he can Friday and Saturday.
No sports events are scheduled for today due to the annual wood hauling and bonfire.
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Sports Cast for October 28th:
The Okeechobee swim team competes in their district meet this evening at Sailfish Splash in Stuart. Coach Stephen Neafsey said he feels the team has what it takes to send somebody as far as state this year.
Neafsey praised the young people for their dedication, many of them swim year round, and all have to get up at 4 in the morning just to practice and be a part of the team each year.
Brian Chapman qualified for the state bowling finals as he is the co-district champion as he rolled a 720 series at districts this week. He shares the award with Jacob Newman of Martin County.
The Brahman boys finished 10th and the girls finished in 8th place. The boys’ district champion was Martin County and Lincoln Park Academy took the girls title.
Sports Cast for October 27th:
Brian Chapman has his last chance today to qualify for state in bowling as the Brahman district tournament is today in Martin County.
Chapman has had his share of success there with a perfect game last year. He said you have to be on top of your game right away.
Chapman said he plans to be more relaxed this year and that might help him through.
Chapman has been an all-area bowler for the last three years and plans to study medicine in college at the University of Florida.
On the sports schedule today, Lady Brahman soccer will visit Glades Day School at 5 pm.
OHS bowlers compete in their districts today in Stuart starting at Stuart Lanes at 3:30 pm
Sports Cast for October 26th:
Okeechobee had 547 yards in total offense and held off Eau Gallie, 52-45 on Friday to get back to the .500 mark.
Jajuan Cherry had three touchdowns in the game. He said the team had heavy hearts due to the loss of former classmates Trey Howard and Tyrell Taylor and wanted to do their best.
Offensive lineman Andrew Wine won the sportsmanship award for Okeechobee. He said the offensive line used some new schemes to get the job done.
Lamar Williams had 222 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Cherry had 1 hundred and 55 all-purpose yards in the game.
Brahman Coach Chris Branham was excited about the effort even though he had to sweat out the victory late as Eau Gallie scored 24 points in the fourth quarter.
Jalen Shelton raushed for 109 yards and a touchdown for Eau Gallie. Tyvone Brooks rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown and Cordell Dzara caught an 85 yard touchdown pass for the Commodores.
Bubba Fludd rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown and threw for 103 yards and two touchdowns for Okeechobee. This week the Brahmans host Jensen Beach for their homecoming game.
Sports Cast for October 23rd:
Yearling Middle School just wrapped up another strong season with an 8-1-1 record.
It almost seems like a letdown as perfect 10-0 seasons have been the norm for the Bulls in the past few years.
Coach Erick Rios said he’s not sure from year to year whether he can keep up the success. The team was stunned by Storm Grove, their first loss in four years, but didn’t let that discourage them. Yearling also swept home town rivals Osceola keeping up a long winning streak against them.
On the sports schedule today, Brahman football take on the 4-3 Eau Gallie Commodores on the road in Melbourne tonight, game time is 7 pm. Moore Haven Terriers have their bye week.
On Saturday the OYFL will have three teams compete in the second round of playoffs in Lake Placid.
Sports Cast for October 20th:
Okeechobee volleyball finished their season strong at 16-2 with a home win over Lake Placid and victory at the Dig Pink Tournament Saturday at South Fork.
Senior Baylee Farless was honored Thursday along with seniors Makayla Root and Cheyenne Nunez. She said the team came to play and performed well.
Okeechobee still hasn’t been able to figure out Jensen Beach and could face the Falcons again Thursday in the district finals. Coach Taylor Padrick said the girls weren’t too discouraged by last week’s loss to Jensen.
Okeechobee will face Bayside in the first round of district play tonight at 6 pm at home, district semifinals are Wednesday night in Jensen Beach.
Boys cross country finished in 4th place at the Sharks Invitational in Sebastian River. Hunter Sills led the way with a 13th place finish.
Sophomore Daniel Fulleda of Okeechobee qualified for the state finals in golf on Monday at the Lago Mar country club in Plantation.
On the sports schedule today, OHS swimming will celebrate senior day with a match against St. Lucie West Centennial at 5 pm.
Sports Cast for October 16th:
Mattie Garcia had 11 assists and five points and Ashley Snyder added seven kills, six digs and four service points to lead Osceola to a thrilling three set victory over Yearling Thursday, 25-19, 21-25, and 18-16 Thursday.
Coach Lauren Throop was emotional afterward. Osceola won the best record in conference with the victory. Garcia said her teammates played well and were able to deal with the nerves of the big crowd.
Ashley Snyder said the Warriors remained confident even though the Bulls won the second game. Samantha Ruiz led Yearling with nine points and Lillian Henry added seven service points.
On the sports schedule today, OHS football hosts Bayside with kickoff at 7 pm. Moore Haven football hosts St. John Neumann at 7 pm.
Saturday the OYFL will host four playoff games at OHS that begin at 9 am. The teams swept Belle Glade last week.
The Lady Brahman volleyball team hopes to defend their championship at the Dig Pink tournament at South Fork Saturday.
Cross country visits the Sharks Invite at Sebastian River Saturday.
Sports Cast for October 15th:
Justin Comfort and Luis Ceron scored goals for the Warriors and Jay Krall had a shutout in net as Osceola middle school defeated Oslo 2-0 for their first home victory of the season.
Coach Jorje Botello said the Warriors got off to a slow start but found their rhythm. Botello said despite some adversity this year, his team has stuck together and did the best they could on the soccer field
Osceola wraps up their schedule today when they visit Yearling Middle School.
On the sports schedule today, OHS volleyball will host Lake Placid with JV at 6 and varsity to follow. Osceola volleyball visits Yearling at 4:30 pm, Moore Haven middle school football hosts LaBelle at 6 pm. Okeechobee JV football have their bye week.
Sports Cast for October 14th:
Delaney Jones had nine kills and nine service points and Mattie Garcia had 10 assists and 10 points to lead Osceola to a 25-10 and 25-12 victory over Oslo in middle school volleyball Tuesday.
Jones said the girls played hard in their final home match of the year. Jones said she has worked hard at the net to be more successful in her kills and blocks.
Osceola finishes the season Thursday at Yearling.
Yearling soccer lost their first game in four years when they fell to Storm Grove on Monday 1-0. Yearling volleyball defeated Sebastian Middle Tuesday.
Brahman Boys golf finished third at districts and advance to regionals next week. Okeechobee volleyball lost in three sets to Jensen Beach.
On the sports schedule tonight, Brahman swimmers take on Vero Beach and South Fork at Sailfish Splash in Stuart at 4:30 pm.