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HIGHLANDS WILDCATS WINS 2K18 DUVAL CO. CHAMPIONSHIP 20-14 OT OVER LAKESHORE WARRIORS




DUVAL CO. FLORIDA-


The #1 Highlands Wildcats (10-0) defeated the #2 Lakeshore Warriors (8-2) in the Backyard at Robert E. Lee to become the 2018 Duval County Middle School Champions. The 20-14 overtime win was the 1st time Highlands raised the Trophy in school history. After defeating Ribault 20-0 and Gilbert 14-8 in back to back weeks, the Wildcats remained the #1 Duval County team for 6 consecutive weeks. Ath De'shyh Beaufort rushed for 200yds, 3TDs and logged 1 INT to help the Wildcats earn the victory. Beaufort's stellar performance would be rewarded as he'd be named the MVP of the contest. Beaufort along with Marcus Solomon was also named to the 2018 All-Conference team that was honored prior to kickoff.


DE'SHYH BEAUFORT HIGHLIGHTS

https://youtu.be/4EhdIwDiDxo



On the 1st play of the game Beaufort would pop a 55yd TD run and complete the 2pt pass to Marcus Solomon to give the Wildcats the early 8-0 lead. On the Warriors' ensuing drive, their vaunted rushing attack led by QB Cornelius Pender, Jnethen Jackson and Charles Jones-Burroughs would lead the Warriors down the field and Pender would score on a short TD run. Charles Jones-Burroughs would barrel in the 2pt run to tie the game up at 8 in the 1st frame.




On Highlands' ensuing possession, Warriors' DE Dallas Brown would register a sack and a tackle for loss and lineman Jabari Thomas would register a tackle for loss to help force a Highlands' punt to end the 1st frame. On the subsequent punt a bad snap would occur and the Warriors would take over inside the 50. Cornelius Pender would give the Warriors a 1st down on a 13yd run, and Ath Jeremiah Jones would keep the chains moving with a 15yd run. Jnethen Jackson would cap the drive with a short TD run around the right hand side. Charles Jones-Burroughs would haul in the 2pt pass but the play would be negated and the Wildcats would hold off lakeshore on the next try to keep the deficit at 14-8.


JACKSON TD RUN

https://youtu.be/xdgtzd86TXg


With 5:00 remaining in the 2nd frame De'Shyh Beaufort would pop a 50yd zig zagging run to put the Wildcats back on the board. the score would be tied a14 after the failed 2pt try. Beaufort would seize momentum for his team as he picked off a Warriors pass to give Highlands a chance to retake the lead. The Warriors' defense led by Dallas Brown and Jabari Thomas again would force a Highlands' punt. Cornelius Pender would deliver a punishing 6yd run and then toss a 39yd pass to Rasheed Brown but time would expire in the half before the Warriors could further advance the ball.




To open the 3rd frame Cornelius Pender would return the kick to the 33yd line. Jnethen Jackson 17yd run aided by a 10yd penalty would move the ball across midfield.

Charles Jones-Burroughs would rumble for a 12yd 1st down to set Lakeshore up with a great opportunity to retake the lead. The promising drive would stall out and Lakeshore would turn the ball over on downs after failing to convert a 4th and 5. On the Wildcats' ensuing possession Dallas Brown would again sack Beaufort, and Craig Jenkins would get a huge tackle for loss to force Highlands into a 3rd 29 situation in which they'd fail to convert and have to punt.



With 1:01 to play in the 3rd frame the Warriors would again start a drive with great field position from the 45. Pender would gain 7yd on 1st down, and Wildcats' Jaylen Clark would pin down Charles-Jones Burroughs in the backfield on 2nd down. Jnethen Jackson 5yd run on 3rd would set up a 4th and 1 in which Pender would convert with a short run at the start of the 4th frame.



Highlands' Zarek Turner would come away with a 8yd tackle for loss on 1st down. Jnethen Jackson 9yd run on 2nd down would set up Pender's 20yd run down to the 5yd line. The Wildcats defense led by Lamar Ogeltree, Jamari Allen, Isreal Bradley, and Kevin Young would all help to turn Lakeshore over on downs inside the 10 with 2:23 to play in the final frame. After a short run, and a timeout by the Wildcats, Beaufort would pop a 85yd run down Lakeshore's sideline to give a great opportunity to win the game. The Warriors defense would hold the Wildcats out of the endzone and blocka FG attmpt as time expired to send the game into overtime tied at 14.


HIGHLANDS STOPS LS INSIDE THE 10

https://youtu.be/GYyVrxyOzN4


WARRIORS BLOCK FG ATTEMPT

https://youtu.be/tvtS2y4FCZE


COIN TOSS

https://youtu.be/XjoEpq2IDxM


The Warriors would win the toss and elect to start out on defense. Just like the 1st play of the game Beaufort would reach the endzone on the 1st play of overtime as he took a handoff around the left side. The Wildcats would lead 20-14 lead after failing to convert the 2pt try. The Wildcats would recover a Warriors' bad snap on 1st down and stormed the field in joy as they thought they were about to be crowned champions but the play would be blown dead by the refs for an illegal procedure penalty on Lakeshore. After 3 straight stops by Highlands, The Warriors championship hopes would rest on a 4th and long conversion. Cornelius Pender would take a quick screen from Jeremiah jones and barrel his way to within half a foot of the goaline. The game saving tackle would be made by Kevin Young.


BEAUFORT 10YD TD RUN

https://youtu.be/oNmgQiklAbs

LAKESHORE HC SPEAKS WITH DREAMKINGFILMZ

https://youtu.be/SUHptExSoQM



HIGHLANDS HC SPEAKS WITH DREAMKINGFILMZ

https://youtu.be/J8JjBIWB7LY


WILDCATS WARRIORS HIGHLIGHTS

https://youtu.be/PcLmJs5ClKA


COACH MONEYGUD

https://youtu.be/z1hvvqXCo1Q

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