OYFL sweeps Lake Wales

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Youth Football League swept five games when they hosted the Lake Wales Steelers in youth football action Saturday at Brahman Stadium.

The Mighty Mites pulled out a 13-7 victory in double overtime in the most competitive game of the day.

Leo Edouard opened the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run for Okeechobee. Kayden Warrior added the extra point on a run up the middle.

Zion Moore scored on a 42-yard touchdown run for the Steelers and Jordan Henderson added the conversion run.

Henderson also recovered an Okeechobee fumble at the Steeler’s 2-yard line in the first half.

Christian McCall recovered a fumble and Warrior had a 22-yard run for the Brahmans. Anthony Smith caught a 17-yard pass for Okeechobee.

The Brahmans fumbled in the first overtime but held the Steelers out of the end zone due to big tackles by Leo Edouard and Jordan Johnson. After Okeechobee held the Steelers out of the end zone in the second overtime, Warrior ran up the middle for a 10-yard touchdown with defenders draped all over his body, to give Okeechobee the exciting victory.

The Brahmans ran past the Steelers 33-0 in the Senior’s game. Michael Harvey opened the scoring with a 61-yard touchdown run on the opening play. Cameron Carter hit Bracen Harvey with a touchdown pass in the second quarter. Veyon Washington hit Jalen Pryor with a 27-yard touchdown pass in the second half and added a 38-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Michael Harvey ended the scoring with a 50-yard interception return in the fourth quarter.

Other highlights included a 23-yard run by Okeechobee’s Donovan Harris, and quarterback sacks by Phillip Westbrook and Bracen Harvey. Rasheed Miller recovered a fumble for Lake Wales. Mark Youmans had an interception for the Brahmans.

Okeechobee opened the day with a 19-7 win in the flag game. Waniya Fortner scored on a 55-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Erick McQueen Jr. added two touchdown runs on plays of 22 and 7 yards in the second half. Ashon Smith had a 25-yard run for Okeechobee. Jermauri Richardson had a 50-yard touchdown run and added long runs of 25 and 18 yards in the game for Lake Wales.

The Junior team was impressive as they defeated Lake Wales 33-6. Lee Edouard opened the scoring with a 26-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Lyndravious Allen ran in the extra point.

After an Okeechobee goal line stand from the 3-yard line, Allen burst loose for a 25-yard run that set up an 18-yard touchdown by Chadrick Williams.

Quarterback Lee Edouard hit Wilton Williams with a pass for the conversion to make it 14-0.

Lake Wales cut the deficit to 14-7 when Jammarion Nombre scored on a 5-yard reverse near halftime.

Okeechobee finished the half when Chadrick Williams broke loose for a 68-yard kick return for a 20-6 advantage.

Second-half touchdowns were produced by a 7-yard pass from Edouard to Brandon Santiago, and a 4-yard run by Leon Edouard. Braelon Pelt added a conversion run. Allen added an interception and a fumble recovery. Wilton Williams added a 31-yard run from scrimmage in the third quarter.

The Pee Wee team defeated the Steelers 13-0. Jah’Niys Smith returned a punt 26 yards for a score and John Wesley Williamson II added a 7-yard touchdown run. Williamson added a 47-yard kick return for Okeechobee.

Vincent Cantalini added a conversion run for Okeechobee. Aundre Baker had two quarterback sacks on defense.

Lake Wales’ Vondale Barnes caught passes of 25 and 17 yards.

The OYFL will host Belle Glade on Saturday morning. It will be senior day as members of the senior team will be honored for their dedication to the program. Games begin at 9 a.m.

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