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Sports Cast for August 30th:
Moore Haven’s QB John Cox is expecting a solid year for the Terriers this year. The Terriers won their opener, 32-7 over St. Edwards using their speed to create big plays in the passing and the run game. Cox says he feels there is enough talent to make a run for the playoffs
Da’Shon Ross ran for a touchdown, and Cox hit Alduvar Gary on a 63-yard screen pass for a touchdown in the win Friday. Cox says it’s nice to have a roster of 30 players but it is up to each individual player to contribute
This week the Terriers play at Lake Placid, a 43-6 winner last week over St. John Neumann of Naples.
On the sports schedule today, OHS volleyball at Jensen Beach JV, varsity to follow
Moore Haven volleyball at Clewiston 5 pm varsity. Moore Haven volleyball hosts Everglades City JV 5 pm, varsity to follow. Moore Haven middle school volleyball at Clewiston 6 pm
Sports Cast for August 29th:
Bubba Fludd had a hand in five touchdowns and had 3 hundred and 44 yards of offense as Okeechobee rallied from a 31-14 deficit and defeated Martin County Friday 49-39, in the season opener for both teams. Lamar Williams added 103 yards rushing for the Brahmans. Fludd called it the best game his team has played in his career. Fludd clinched the game with a fourth quarter 60 yard touchdown on a fourth and four near midfield.
Coach Chris Branham said the play all came down to trusting his play maker. The defense also responded after a slow start by holding Martin County to one touchdown in the second half.
Mateo Vasquez had a hand in six sacks. He said the team never quit.
Bracen Harvey added two sacks for the Brahmans.
Austin Kuyrkendall passed for 305 yards and Burnat Martin caught four touchdown passes for 172 yards to lead the Tigers. This week is a bye week for the Brahmans.
Moore Haven defeated St. Edwards 32-7 in their season opener.
Sports Cast for August 26th:
Veyon Washington scored two second half touchdowns and Jalon Pryor caught a touchdown pass as Okeechobee defeated Clewiston 22-7 in junior varsity football action last night. Pryor added two interceptions on defense and nearly had a third. Coach Jeff Whitlock said his team really gave a strong effort.
Linebacker Mateo Martinez said it was a physical game and Okeechobee won at the line of scrimmage.
Pryor said he blanketed the Tiger receivers in the passing game. Derrick Bryant caught a 69 yard touchdown pass for Clewiston.
On the sports schedule tonight, Okeechobee High hosts Martin County, Moore Haven hosts St. Edwards.
OYFL hosts the Dundee Ducks tomorrow.
The Brahman cross country team have a meet Saturday at South Fork High.
Sports Cast for August 25th:
Yearling volleyball hopes to rebuild again this year after a 9-3 record in 2015. Ashley Bowers was the teams Yearling Award winner for leadership and academics. She moves onto the high school this year but says she’ll remember this award fondly
Returner Samantha Ruiz predicts Yearling will have another strong team this year. She was defensive player of the year for the past two years and is now an eighth grader. She said they awarded her for simply doing what she likes to do
The volleyball season begins September 6th. A busy schedule today in local sports
Sports Cast for August 24th:
Moore Haven hopes for a winning season again this year after a 7-3 record last year. They had great attendance in summer workouts and 7 on 7 passing. They lost to Glades Day 20-0 in the exhibition game.
Coach Richard Roudybush said they have 30 on the roster and high hopes for the season. They continue to be in a tough district with First Baptist of Naples and Community School of Naples. They also added Okeechobee to the schedule in week three. He said he wanted to get local games on the schedule wherever possible.
Moore Haven hosts St. Edwards, a 37-17 loser to Benjamin in their kickoff exhibition, on Friday night.
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.