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Sports Cast for November 28th:
The Pahokee Blue Devils held off Madison County 21-19 to reach the state finals in Class 1A Friday night, 21-19. Rodney McKay scored on runs of one and 15 yards in the first half.
He says it was a great night for his team. Tyron Arnett also caught a touchdown pass from Tyrone Smith in the first half.
Coach Orson Walkes says the victory was big for a community that has struggled economically for several years.
Brahman boys soccer visits Centennial this afternoon with junior varsity at 5 pm and varsity to follow.
Lady Brahman basketball opens district play at Bayside tonight with junior varsity at 6 and varsity to follow.
Sports Cast for November 25th:
Bruce Jahner begins his 20th year as OHS wrestling coach this year. He has a solid lineup of veterans in the lineup including district champ at 138 pounds, Drayton Billie. Jahner says he has had a good run.
Okeechobee did not have a state qualifier last year but Jahner is confident that will change this year
The first home wrestling match will be Wednesday, November 30th against Centennial.
On the sports schedule this weekend.
Sports Cast for November 23rd:
Boys’ basketball broke away in the second half to a 66-45 trouncing of Seminole Ridge last night to improve to 2-0 on the season. Shaquoy Ferrol led the Brahmans with 30 points. Demetrius Clark added 15 points and J-quan Ferrol had 11 points. Coach Demetre Riles says there are areas the team can improve in.
Boys soccer rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Martin County 3-2.
Giovanni Garcia had three assists, setting up Ezekiel Hernandez for the game winner with under a minute to play.
Coach Lonnie Sears says his team went for broke after tying the match and weren’t going to settle for a tie. There are no sports scheduled for today in Okeechobee.
Sports Cast for November 22nd:
J-quan Ferrol had 21 points in his debut and older brother Shaquoy Ferrol had 15 points as Okeechobee raced past Glades Day 82-40 last night. The Brahmans scored 34 points in the first quarter. Shaquoy said it felt good to play with his brothers
Demetrius Clark added 15 points for Okeechobee J-quan said he enjoyed his first varsity game. The freshmen Brahmans won big 57-26
Alkeecia Clayton and Raeley Matthews led a fourth quarter comeback as Okeechobee defeated Jensen Beach 56-53 in girls basketball last night.
Okeechobee led 22-10 after the first quarter but fell behind 40-37 to start the fourth.
Coach Joe Smith says neither team quit. Natalie Thurlow led Jensen with 19 points.
Boys basketball hosts Seminole Ridge tonight, JV at 6 and the varsity to follow.
Sports Cast for November 21st:
The Lady Brahmans hope to rebound quickly after a 40 point loss to Martin County Thursday. Senior Shytria Ash says she’s confident the team will pick it up and have a good season. The girls are off for the Thanksgiving break.
Pahokee’s Blue Devils reached the state semifinals with a 48-27 victory over Trenton Friday, rallying from a 21-6 deficit.
Tight End Zatavian Morgan caught a fourth down touchdown pass that spearheaded the rally. QB tyrone Smith threw for 276 yards and four scores. Pahokee will host Madison County on Friday night.
On the sports schedule tonight, freshman boys’ basketball hosts Glades Day at 5:30 and the varsity boys basketball team opens up with Glades Day at 7 pm.
OHS boy’s soccer will host Martin County with JV at 5 pm and the varsity to follow.
Sports Cast for November 18th:
Enrique Velasquez scored two goals in his first varsity game and Sebring accidentally knocked a ball into the Okeechobee net as the Brahmans won in boys’ soccer last night 3-1. Hernandez scored both his goals in the second half. He called it a big win for the Brahmans. Coach Lonnie Sears says his team was lackluster in the first half but started to play better in the second half. Okeechobee is now (1-1-2) on the season.
Martin County outscored Okeechobee 26-nothing in the third quarter enroute to a 68-28 victory over the Lady Brahmans in girls hoops last night. Vanessa Graham and Haleigh Powers both had 20 points. Diamond Wiggins led Okeechobee with eight points.
Tigers coach Kindell Rivers says once his team played better defense they took control.
Shaqouy Ferrol poured in 29 points as Okeechobee held off Westwood 57-56 in boys hoops last night at the Martin County preseason classic.
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On the sports schedule tonight
Sports Cast for November 17th:
OHS boy’s hoops lost at the Martin County preseason classic 59-47 to Palm Beach Gardens.
Shaquoy Ferrol had 22 points, Demetrius Clark 13, and Jaquan Ferrol 12 points.
Coach Demetre Riles says the Brahmans have the talent this year to be a district champion. The key district opponents are South Fork and Sebastian River. Riles says the younger players and the support players are what will determine how good the team is this year and in the future.
Lady Brahman basketball hosts Martin County JV 5:30/varsity 7 pm
OHS boys soccer hosts Sebring, JV 6, varsity to follow
OHS girls soccer at William T. Dwyer 6 pm
Moore Haven girls soccer at St.John Neuman at 5 pm
Moore Haven boys soccer at St. John Neuman 7 pm
Sports Cast for November 16th:
Ashton English had three goals as Okeechobee girls’ soccer defeated Palm Beach Lakes 6-1.
Ashley Snyder, Janel Aponte, and Alani Garcia added goals for the Lady Brahmans.
English says the team played well together in the district win.
Coach Eric Swant says he sees improvement in several areas of the team this year.
Boys soccer ties Fort Pierce Central 2-2 last night on a late goal by Gustavo Mireles. Alfredo Renteria also scored while Jesus Garcia and Enrique Velasquez added assists.
Coach Lonnie Sears says his team still isn’t where they need to be in terms of aggressiveness.
On the sports schedule today, Boys basketball visits the Martin County preseason tournament to take on Palm Beach Gardens at 6 pm.
Sports Cast for November 15th:
Okeechobee jumped out to an early 10-point lead and went on to defeat the Desoto Bulldogs 49-34 in girls basketball Monday night. Raeley Matthews led Okeechobee with 16 points. Matthews says the team didn’t play its best but still got the win. Tie- Jee- Anna Hatcher led Desoto County with 12.
Coach Joe Smith compared it to winning ugly.
Boys soccer lost to Palm Beach Lakes 3-0 missing a chance to get revenge against the team that eliminated them in the post season last year.
Coach Lonnie Sears says his team is missing some key players and couldn’t overcome mistakes.
OHS boys soccer hosts Fort Pierce Central JV 5/varsity 7 pm
OHS boys basketball vs Palm Beach Gardens at Martin County 6 pm
Moore Haven girls basketball at Lake Placid 6:30 pm
Sports Cast for November 14th:
Daytona Beach Mainland showed why they were #1 in the state as they jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and went on to defeat Okeechobee 56-7 in the regional quarterfinals Friday.
Okeechobee’s only score came on a five yard run by Lamar Williams in the second half. He finished with 87 yards rushing.
Coach Chris Branham said the loss does not detract from the memorable season the Brahmans had. Denzel Houston threw for four touchdowns in the game for the Buccaneers.
D’Marcus Adams caught two touchdown passes and ran for a touchdown for Mainland.
In other big lake area playoff games, Pahokee defeated Newberry 35-34 in overtime. Clewiston lost to Miami Edison 37-6.
On the sports schedule today, girls basketball will host Desoto at 6 pm. Boys and girls soccer will host Palm Beach lakes, the girls at 6 and the boys to follow.