Moore Haven head coach Richard Roudybush was a happy man following his team’s hard fought 48-35 road victory against Southwest Florida Christian Academy.
After building a 20-0 lead, highlighted by John Cox’s 60-yard scoring pass to Michael Lopez, Cox’s 20-yard interception return for a touchdown and D’Angelo Ware’s 99-yard scoring run, the Terriers found themselves only up by scores of 26-21 and 34-28 late in the game, before holding on.
“From lifting weights to running sprints we always stress finishing,” Roudybush said. “It paid off tonight. I’m proud.”
Cox agreed with his coach, while saying a good start was important.
“We knew whoever got off to a good start would win,” he said. “Like coach says though we need to hold the rope.”
The Terriers are now (6-1, 3-1), while the Kings fall to (3-3, 1-2).
Moore Haven 14 | 12 | 8 | 14 | FINAL 48
SFCA 0 | 14 | 14 | 7 | FINAL 35
Moore Haven: John Cox 70 pass to Michael Lopez (Josee Garcia kick)
Moore Haven: Cox 20 yard interception return (Garcia Kick)
Moore Haven: D’Angelo Ware 99 run (run failed)
SFCA: Chase Reed 24 pass to Caleb Catto (Will Sammet kick)
Moore Haven: Cox 22 pass to Tyrone Reed (pass failed)
SFCA: Garrett Pynckel 1 run ( Sammet kick)
SFCA: Max Rippyl -22 run (Sammet kick)
Moore Haven: Cox 28 to Michael Lopez ( Cox run)
SFCA: Reed 10 run (Sammet kick)
Moore Haven: Reed 85 interception return (Ware run)
Moore Haven: Cox 2 pass to Shane Cowen (kick failed)
SFCA: Reed 57 pass to Tristian Upton (Sammet kick)