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Sports Cast 11/4

Sports Cast for November 4th:

The Brahmans wrap up their regular season tonight with traditional rival Clewiston. The Tigers 6-3 are the District 4A-7 champions this year defeating Glades Central last week to take the crown.  They match up with Miami Edison in the playoffs.

Okeechobee 7-1 will be without Jajuan Cherry due to a concussion.  The Brahmans are the district runners up and play at Daytona Beach Mainland next week.

Coach Chris Branham says the team still wants the win badly to match the most number of wins of any team in school history. Branham expects the Tigers to run tight formations and try to run the ball against the Brahman defense.

The kickoff tonight is at 7:30 pm in Clewiston.

Also tonight…Glades Day plays a conference consolation game at home against Marathon

Pahokee and Glades Central get together for the Muck Bowl in Pahokee.  Glades Central has won the last eight meetings.

Moore Haven ends their season with a home game with rival LaBelle.  These games kick off at 7 pm.

Okeechobee and Moore Haven runners compete in the cross country state finals tomorrow in Tallahassee.


Sports Cast 11/3

Sports Cast for November 3rd:

The boys cross country team finished third at regional Saturday and are off to states today in Tallahassee. The regional champion was Belen Jesuit. Daniel Shelley led the Brahmans with a 14th place finish.

Coach AJ Mayernik was very pleased with the performance. Full video interview on our Facebook page.

Bryan Pinon, a sophomore, will be one of the runners in the race Saturday.  He finished in 18 minutes 36 seconds at regional. He says he’s excited about this opportunity. Video of interview is on our Facebook page.

Pinon

Lillian Henry finished in 35th place for the Lady Brahmans and failed to reach the state finals.

Cristobal Morales of Moore Haven finished fourth at the region and will represent Moore Haven in the state finals Saturday.

OHS Girls soccer plays at Westwood this afternoon at 3:30 pm.


Sports Cast 11/2

Sports Cast for November 2nd:

Several Brahman relay teams competed Saturday in the swim regional at Florida Gulf Coast University. Alyssa Howard, Zachary Jackson and Skylar Casian also competed in individual races. None of the Brahmans qualified for the state finals.

Beatriz Perez says she enjoyed the season and that it really motivated her.

Perez

Jillian Kennedy decided to try swimming this year, she said the biggest adjustment was the early practices at 4 thirty in the morning.

Kennedy

Jacob McKee competed in the back stroke this year.  He said he learned that effort is the most important thing in swimming.

McKee

Girls soccer defeated Glades Day in their opener 4-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

Ashton English and Alani Garcia both scored 2 each.

The Brahman boys’ soccer team holding a preseason tournament scrimmage at Yearling with games at 3 and 4:30 this afternoon.


Sports Cast 11/1

Sports Cast for November 1st:

Okeechobee high school girls’ soccer begins their season with a match at Glades Day this afternoon. They improved last year with six wins and a tie last year. Coach Eric Swant says he’s optimistic about the direction of the program. He has some strong leadership and some solid returners to the squad this year.  He notes they will have a tough time with the coastal club teams.

Swant 1

Swant 2

The home opener is November 9th against South Fork.

The Lady Brahman match today in Belle Glade begins at 4 pm

Moore Haven girls soccer also opens up with an away came at Seacrest Country Day.


Sports Cast 10/31

Sports Cast for October 31st:

Okeechobee’s defense came up big Friday as the offense was held to under 2 hundred yards in a 17-7 victory over Jensen Beach. Bubba Fludd and Lamar Williams had rushing touchdowns and Jarrett Mills added a 24 yard field goal for Okeechobee.

Jason Loucks rushed for 201 yards and a touchdown to lead Jensen Beach.

Coach Chris Branham said his defensive made a lot of mistakes in the run game in the first half. Okeechobee is now 7-1 on the season.

Branham

Defensive end Tanner Thorntan had a sack and tackle for loss.  He said he has improved each week after coming here from Virginia.

Deshon Wellington played his best game of the year playing some linebacker after Jajuan Cherry was knocked out of the game.  He made some key stops and was in on a QB sack. Okeechobee wraps up the regular season at Clewiston on Friday.  The Tigers are district champions in 4A after a 22-6 victory over Glades Central.

Coral Shores Tavernier ended Glades Day season with a 20-14 playoff win.

Moore Haven was trounced by First Baptist Academy 42-0 and won’t make playoffs this year.

Pahokee defeated Dewitt Taylor 28-3 to move to 9-0.


Sports Cast 10/28

Sports Cast for October 28th:

Lillian Henry will be the only Lady Brahman running in the cross country regional this year.  The Freshman finished the districts in just over 22 minutes, about a minute behind the district champion, Jordan Quinn of Dwyer. Henry says it felt good to qualify. Henry’s older sister Tabitha was a record setting runner for Okeechobee High.  Lillian says that helps to motivate her for the future.

Henry

Henry 2

Brahman football tonight at Jensen Beach.

The Falcons 3-4 have been decimated with injuries with two of their main stars on the sidelines and six starters out.

Brahman Coach Chris Branham was worried about his team’s poor practice habits and says they make have reached their goal of a post season berth and will stop working. The team also dealing with the flu bug this week. Other big lake games tonight:

  • Moore Haven fights to stay alive for a playoff berth at power house First Baptist Academy in Naples.
  • Glades Central tangles with Clewiston for the district title in Clewiston at 7:30 pm.
  • Pahokee will host T. Dewitt Taylor High School.
  • Glades Day travels to Tavernier Coral Shores for a conference playoff game.
  • Cross country regionals for Moore Haven today in Lakeland, for Okeechobee, tomorrow at South Fork.

Sports Cast 10/27

Sports Cast for October 27th:

The Brahman boys cross country team is district champs for the second consecutive year. Senior Daniel Shelley won his first individual district championship as well at the race at South Fork. Shelley defeated Ethan Scammell, the runner who beat him last year at districts.

Daniel Shelley on District Title

Hunter Sills finished fifth as Okeechobee had seven runners in the top 15. Sills says he wants to continue to improve in the regional race Saturday

Sills

Coach A.J Mayernik says the team has achieved a lot due to hard work and he really takes pride in the improvement of the program.

AJ Mayernik on CC District Title

The regional Saturday is at South Fork High School.

The sports schedule includes Moore Haven middle school football hosting Desoto tonight at 6 pm.


Sports Cast 10/26

Sports Cast for October 26th:

Cristobal Morales won the cross country district championship for Moore Haven high school. His finish helped the Terriers qualify for the regionals as a team for the first time. Morales, a freshman, says he was proud of his hard work and gained confidence when he did well last season.

Morales

Hoch says this was a milestone for the cross country program there.

Hoch

Delfino Mayorga finished in 10th place for Moore Haven.

The Okeechobee Youth football league seasons are over as two teams lost in the conference finals Sunday. The Juniors lost 26-12 and the Pee Wee fell, both to Sebring, 22-6.

William Rivero threw a touchdown pass to Daniel Mingo and Braelon Pelt scored on a rushing touchdown for the Juniors.

Sanye Washington ran for a 45 yard touchdown for the Pee Wee team.

No sports scheduled today


Sports Cast 10/25

Sports Cast for October 25th:

Okeechobee schools will have a good size group at the regional swim meet this year. All of the team’s relays were qualifiers as were Alyssa Howard, Zachary Jackson and Skylar Casian as individuals. Coach Angela Jones says she saw a lot of improvement in the team this year.

Jones says in and out of the pool this team stayed positive and together throughout the year.

The regional meet is this Saturday at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers.

The Lady Brahman bowling team came in fifth place at the district meet Monday.  The boys came in 10th place.

The Okeechobee youth football league wrapped up their season with two teams eliminated in the conference finals hosted by Okeechobee High School Sunday.

The Junior team, which won the regular season district title, lost to Sebring 26-12.  William Rivero threw a 44 yard touchdown to Daniel Mingo and Braelon Pelt added a touchdown run for Okeechobee.

Sebring defeated the Okeechobee Pee Wee team, 22-6.   Sanye  (San Eye) Washington, scored on a 45 yard touchdown run for Okeechobee.


Sports Cast 10/24

Sports Cast for October 24th:

Okeechobee rushed for 371 yards and five touchdowns as they defeated Eau Gallie 42-21 at homecoming Friday to clinch their first playoff berth since 2010. Bubba Fludd threw a touchdown and ran for 1 hundred and 9 yards. The senior says he bore the weight of expectations for four years from Okeechobee that this was a group that could achieve.

Jajuan Cherry ran for 86 yards and three touchdowns and had an interception.  He said the team grew a lot both mentally and physically and has grown up into a solid team

Lamar Williams had 139 yards rushing and a touchdown.  Eau Gallie QB Jack Gallo threw for 278 yards and two scores.

Coach Chris Branham summed up some of the emotion he was feeling.

Okeechobee plays at Jensen Beach this Friday.  They will meet a Daytona Beach area team in the playoffs first round on November 11th.

In other big lake games, Pahokee defeated Fort Meade for their district championship 21-14, Fort Myers beat Clewiston 22-7 and Glades Day defeated West Oaks of Orlando 37-12.

OHS bowling districts today.


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