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Sports Cast for September 1st:
Bryan Pinon was offensive player of the year for the Yearling soccer team last year.
He led the team in goals and was a main reason the team went undefeated 10-0. Pinon says he was pleased with the way he played. Pinon says the perfect season meant a lot because it included two hard fought victories over cross town rivals, Osceola Middle School. Pinon moves onto the high school this year and hopes to have an immediate impact on the varsity soccer team.
On the sports schedule today,
Moore Haven volleyball hosts Clewiston at 7 pm, OHS volleyball visits Harmony with a varsity match at 7 pm. OHS boys’ golf opens their season with a match with Vero Beach, South Fork and Wellington at the Ham
Sports Cast for August 31st:
Bubba Fludd had 144 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and Okeechobee’s defense held Glades Day to 88 rushing yards as the Brahmans defeated the Gators 28-14 in high school football on Saturday. The game was delayed for one day due to strong thunderstorms in Belle Glade Friday.
Fludd scored on runs of 72 and 55 yards in the first half, the first on a fourth and two from his team’s 28 yard line.
Coach Chris Branham said the team was primed and ready for this game.
Okeechobee drove 90 yards in 14 plays over 7 minutes in the third quarter to take control of the game
Senior lineman Edrick Neal liked what he saw on that drive.
Lamar Williams rushed for 82 yards on 15 carries, and converted a 4th and two from the Brahman 18 yard line on the drive. He thanked his offensive linemen, who he says is the best he’s played behind.
Fludd also threw a 22 yard touchdown pass to Zeke Matthews.
Cory Surls threw for 112 yards and with a long touchdown pass to Gerald Jackson for Glades Day.
Christian Ellison returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown.
Trayquan Williams scored two touchdowns and had a game saving interception in the end zone in the final minute to give Clewiston a 14-8 victory over Okeechobee in junior varsity football action last night. Williams described his interception.
A key Clewiston goal line stand in the fourth quarter at their four yard line also saved the game for the Tigers.
Coach Brent Johnston praised his kids for overcoming some adversity including a pick 6 by the Brahmans.
Matt Garcia returned an interception 32 yards for a score in the second quarter for Okeechobee.
Brahman Coach Jeff Whitlock said his team fought hard but must finish games.
The Brahman varsity team travels to Glades Day to take on the state ranked Gators tonight. Kickoff on WOKC is at 7 pm
Sports Cast for August 27th:
The Brahman cross country teams start their season today with a home meet at the Ag Civic Center at 4 pm.
The school won’t be hosting districts there later this year and wanted to have a local meet. Daniel Shelley figures to be a strong runner for the boys team this year. He said running locally is always fun because friends and family are there to support you. The two time team MVP’s goal is to reach the state finals this year and break 17 minutes.
Alexis Mueller is a senior this year. She said the home meet should be a way for the girls’ team to get some experience.
Junior Varsity football hosts Clewiston tonight at 6 pm
Girls’ volleyball will travel to Sebring tonight. JV begins at 6 pm with varsity to follow.
Moore Haven volleyball will host Canterbury at 6 pm.
Sports Cast for August 25th:
LeAnna Cotton was honored last week by city council after she was named an All-American for playing softball at a high level at Capital University in Ohio.
Cotton was All Ohio Athletic Conference this past year and won the university’s legacy scholarship award for academic achievement.
Cotton says she was left speechless by the All-American Award from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Cotton set Capital and conference records for RBI’s 72, and set college records for doubles in a season with 17. She also had career highs in hits 61, and run scored, while batting 459 with 10 homeruns.
Cotton says she also received a nursing degree on time and it was difficult to juggle her activities.
The Crusaders entered the Division III playoffs this year and earned their conference championship. Cotton also lettered in college volleyball at Capital.
Sports Cast for August 24th:
Bubba Fludd had a hand in four touchdowns, with a 75 yard touchdown run, a 14 yard touchdown run, a 27 yard touchdown pass to Zeke Matthews and a 94 yard kick return as Okeechobee blasted LaBelle 38-7 in high school football action Friday.
Jarrett Mills added a 42 yard field goal for Okeechobee on the sloppy field. Marcellus Mitchell returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown for LaBelle.
Fludd said the team has been working on getting the offense in gear and he liked what he saw in the kickoff classic. Coach Chris Branham said he was pleased that all of his running backs and play makers were able to get some touches and produce in this game.
Okeechobee also got a touchdown pass from backup QB Logan Etherton to Angel Garcia in the fourth quarter.
This week Okeechobee opens the regular season when they visit Glades Day.
Sports Cast for August 21st:
The 2015 high school football season starts tonight with a number of kickoff classics. Okeechobee visits LaBelle in a battle of two struggling programs.
Okeechobee has won three games in two seasons while LaBelle has won just four games in the last two years.
Brahman Coach Chris Branham said the main goal is to not have injuries, play well, and gain some momentum or the real thing next week.
Branham likes the fact his team has depth this year. He and his staff still have several decisions to decide who makes varsity and who gets sent down for more seasoning at JV.
He said the competition for jobs has helped the team. He said tonight’s game could greatly determine what players on the bubble make varsity.
Video of Chris Branham’s interview is on our Facebook page. Tune in for the Coaches Show beginning at 6:30pm on WOKC!
Moore Haven’s kickoff classic is tonight at Jupiter High against Jupiter Christian.
Sports Cast for August 20th:
Edrick Neal plans to make his senior year memorable for the Brahman football team. He has been named one of the team’s captains and has become a vocal leader on the field.
Neal said he likes how hard the team is trying in practice this month. Neal figures to start at center play some guard and defensive tackle.
He said he has a size and strength advantage over his teammates but he likes the fact that they fight him tooth and nail.
He and his younger brother Evan are both starting linemen and their combined weight is close to 7 hundred pounds.
Okeechobee opens the season Friday in a preseason game at LaBelle.
Sports Cast for August 19th:
Bubba Fludd is healthy and ready to lead the Brahmans as the starting QB this season. He said he doesn’t like to think of the injuries that cost him as a freshman and sophomore.
Fludd figures to be a dual threat again for the Brahmans, and will be moved around the offense at times. He also figures to start at corner back again.
Fludd had a busy summer competing in the Heartland 7 on 7 Summer league.
Fludd said the time he spent with his wide receivers and running backs was invaluable. Okeechobee lost about a week of practice this month due to afternoon thunderstorms.
Video is on our Facebook page.
They open the season this Friday at LaBelle.
Sports Cast for August 18th:
Okeechobee softball ace pitcher Jordan Lawlis was the winner of the Will to Win Award for the softball team this past season.
She said she was very grateful to get the award. She has been busy this summer playing travel ball for the Martin County Cruisers Elite team.
She said it has been a worthwhile endeavor. She continues to hone her pitching skills. She says works every day and feels she is improving for her final season of high school ball.