Okeechobee High School Brahmans defeat Amherst County 30-20 at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports in Orlando

ORLANDO −Lamar Williams rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown and Bubba Fludd rushed for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass as Okeechobee defeated Amherst County 30-20 at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports in Orlando Friday.

The win pushed Okeechobee to (2-0) for the first time in 20 years.
Coach Chris Branham said he was proud of the team and how they played, especially on the second haOf, “I liked how they responded in the second half, it shows the kids continue to mature.”

Bubba Fludd was offensive player and Jajuan Cherry defensive player of the game for Okeechobee. Marquis Cashwell was the defensive player and Jeru Page was offensive player of the game for Amherst County.
The victory was the first for Okeechobee against an out of state team in school history.

Amherst went on top early when Okeechobee fumbled a snap and the Lancers recovered at the 14 yard line.  They took six plays to score the touchdown on a run by Jerry Page, who rushed for 179 yards and three scores in the game.

Okeechobee had tried an onside kick to start the game but the Lancers recovered at their 48.  Jordan Woodfolk rushed 29 yards to give the Lancers a field goal try, but Hunter Berkey missed from 38 yards.
Okeechobee responded with a big kickoff return by Jajuan Cherry of 95 yards but the Brajmans missed the extra point.

Jacob Emmick recovered a fumble at the Lancer 23 yard line on the next series and the Brah,and took five plays to go on top. Tough runs inside by Williams and a key off side penalty on Ah,rest set up Fludd for a one yard QB sneak on third and goal to give Okeechobee a 13-7 lead.

Amherst responded with quick drive in the second quarter as Page escaped for a 51 yard score.  The Lancers also got into the red zone earlier in the quarter but Cherry intercepted a pass in the end zone.
Okeechobee got their offense going in the third quarter as they drove 71 yards in five plays with up the. Idle runs by Williams.  He was able to break lose for a 46 yard score to cap the drive.

“I love my offensive line, I just kept working and banging inside.”
Coach Branham presented Williams with the team plaque after the victory.

Amherst responded just two minutes later to tie the game at 20.  They Drove 65 yards in just five plays keyed by a 42 yard run by Woodfolk.
Okeechobee drove 47 yards in nine plays and place kicker Jarrett Mills connected on a 34 yard field goal to make it 23-20.  Okeechobee caught a break when the Lancers were flagged for pass interference on forth and six from the 37 yard line.

Okeechobee capped the scoring with a three play 81 yard drive in the fourth quarter.  Fludd found City Colton  Smith open on the sideline and his catch and run covered 61 yards.  Two plays later Fludd found Zeke Matthews wide open behind the defense for a 30-20 lead.

Amherst drove downfield again but a 29 yard touchdown pass from lesson Turner to Malik Woodfolk was called back by a penalty.
The Lancers had four turnovers in the game.

Game notes:
Joseph Benjamin was lost to a leg injury in the final quarter.  Arthur Woodruff ended the game with a QB sack and also forced two fumbles.  Okeechobee had 168 yards rushing and 111 yards passing in the game.  Clarence Henley had 76 yards rushing for the Lancers (0-2).  Mills missed in a 52 yard field goal attempt. Deshon Wellington and Fludd had fumble recoveries for OHS.

Brahmans with tackles for loss included Fred Bradley, Emmick, and Juan Martinez.  This week the Brahmans travel to Martin County (2-0).

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