OHS Brahmans beat John Carroll in Spring game

OKEECHOBEE — Andravious Stallworth and Antawyn Fludd both had two touchdowns as Okeechobee High School defeated John Carroll, 45-26, in the Brahmans spring game Thursday.

Kysell Richardson looks to complete a pass as Lamar Williams looks on. Photo by Charles Murphy.

Kysell Richardson looks to complete a pass as Lamar Williams looks on. Photo by Charles Murphy.

Stallworth caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Kysell Richardson in the second quarter and returned an interception 25 yards for a score on the second play of the third quarter for Okeechobee.

Fludd broke loose for touchdown runs of 63 and 67 yards for Okeechobee.

Stallworth said he has grown a lot in the past year, is much quicker and faster, and poised to claim a starting position this year.

“I feel great. This way just makes me want to play more. I feel like I’m back home with my family when I’m on the football field,” he said afterward.

Stallworth caught a deflected pass from the Rams and ran unopposed for the score that sealed the win for OHS. He said a defensive back has to play with smarts.

“I just played the ball right. I caught it and took it to the house. I saw the ball coming off the receiver’s hands and after a while football just comes naturally,” he added.

The Brahmans’ other points came on a 7-yard run by Devante Luellman in the third quarter, and a 7-yard touchdown run by Lamar Williams on the second play of the game. Gage Ingram added a 25-yard field goal for OHS.

The only negative for the Brahmans was a mouth injury suffered by Fludd which required a visit to the emergency room in the third quarter.

Fludd came out firing at quarterback as he hit Juanyae Ford with a 73-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage. Fludd completed five of six passes for 108 yards and also rushed six times for 169 yards.

Lamar Williams finds room to score on a 7-yard run as A.J. Lewis of John Carroll (#9) pursues during the first quarter of Thursday’s game at Brahman Stadium. Photo by Charles Murphy.

Lamar Williams finds room to score on a 7-yard run as A.J. Lewis of John Carroll (#9) pursues during the first quarter of Thursday’s game at Brahman Stadium. Photo by Charles Murphy.

Williams had a 70-yard run called back by a holding penalty. He rushed 10 times for 51 yards and also added two pass receptions. Malcolm Chambers caught three passes for 72 yards. Mateo Vasquez had two receptions for 41 yards, broke up a pass and had a tackle for loss.

Joseph Benjamin had a sack, Stallworth had two interceptions, and Richardson also had an interception for the Brahmans.

Luellman rushed for 37 yards and also had a long run called back by a penalty.

Zakk Montoya rushed for 20 times for 96 yards and Quintell Woody caught a 16-yard touchdown pass for John Carroll. Ariel Cumerma returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game for the Rams. The Rams defense also scored on a Brahman fumble in the first half.

Quarterback Alex Mahoney hit Gordie Cheyne with a 64-yard touchdown pass in the first half. John Carroll passed for 170 yards in the game.

Assistant head coach Tyrone Smith said he felt the team played well. He noted the spring game was a chance for the guys to show what they can do.

“We saw where some guys are and where some guys aren’t. Some of the guys got to play under pressure and in different situations. It was a good challenge for us,” he said.

Smith said he was impressed with the play of the offensive line, both varsity and junior varsity. The varsity played roughly three quarters and the younger players finished out the game.

“I felt the offensive line did very well. We were kind of skeptical about them. They did much better than we had planned,” he noted.

Offensive tackle Evan Neal said he felt the offensive line has been tremendous and exceeded his expectations. He said he must play harder on every snap.

“I could have come out harder in the first half. I did my assignments and came out with more juice in the second half,” he added.

Neal has already gotten verbal offers from major colleges and knows that he must continue to work hard to get to the next level.

“I just have to work harder because everybody is watching me. I can’t have room for error. I didn’t have the greatest game tonight and it just shows me I have to work harder,” he said.

Coach Smith said the team still has some spots to fill on defense. He said the run defense could be improved.

“We are still searching for linebackers who will come down hill and tackle.

Every time Montoya touched the ball he had a 40-pound weight advantage and we lost a lot of those battles,” he added.

Okeechobee finishes spring practice next Friday with a purple and white game at OHS.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bubba Fludd, #5, hands off to Lamar Williams during Thursday’s game. Both players had key roles in the Brahmans’ 19-point victory.

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