By: Matt Rothman
It was another exciting week of high school football, highlighted by a pair of rivalry games and a playoff game for Coral Springs Charter.
Coral Spring High School’s football team closed the regular season with their fifth win, 46-6, against J.P. Taravella on Friday in the Mayor’s Cup.
Opius Knox scored four touchdowns with seniors Richard Salon, Kevin Baker Jr, Cameron Lightbourne, Antrell Wright, Stanley Issa, Daryl Myers, Ashton Boyd, and Osamudiame Salami all being honored.
The Colts have now won the last four games between these two teams after previously losing in both 2018 and 2019. They have outscored the Trojans 112-33 during that stretch and finished the regular season with a record of 5-5 under first-year Head Coach Eddie Brown and will await to see if they will play in the postseason.
J.P. Taravella completed the season with a record of 1-9 under Yapphet Butler in his first season as coach. This is the second straight year they finished the season with one win and will graduate more than a dozen seniors.
Coral Glades fell in their game against Marjory Stoneman Douglas and finished the season with a record of 1-9 under first-year Head Coach Rocco Casullo. Corey Grant scored the lone touchdown in the game for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars beat J.P. Taravella for their only win this year but were super competitive in multiple games and will look to improve during the 2024 season. Coral Springs Charter won their consolation playoff game 52-34 against Traditions Prep with Jordan Woods scoring six touchdowns .
“So proud of how the guys competed from the opening kickoff, Head Coach Chris Haire said. ” Great team win and nice to send our seniors out with a win and build momentum headed into off-season. I’m grateful for all the players and coaches for all the effort this year.”
The Panthers ended the season with a 4-6 record and also had wins against the Trojans, Northeast, and Pompano Beach High School.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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