BY GENE NARDI
Palm Beach Central High School’s varsity football team hosted district foe Spanish River High School on Friday, Oct. 24, besting the Sharks 40-20. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Broncos, as well as propelled them into a first-place tie with Park Vista High School.
The two schools were set to meet Thursday, Oct. 30 in Boynton Beach for the District 10-8A crown.
Palm Beach Central’s Broncos remained unbeaten in the district after last week’s game at 4-0, and have a 5-3 overall record on the season.
The Broncos secured the win with a solid running attack that helped them maintain the lead throughout, holding on to a 20-14 halftime lead.
The defense also helped with creating turnovers by intercepting two Spanish River passes in the second half.
Miscues on the Broncos behalf, however, kept Spanish River in the game. Nevertheless, Palm Beach Central’s defense rallied to thwart any thoughts of a Shark comeback.
The offense could not be stopped, and the Broncos added 20 more points in the second half, holding the Sharks to just 6 points.
Bronco running back Keenan Duggan is credited with a 5-yard rushing touchdown in the second half.
Kyle Cabra and Joseph Ierulli are credited with interceptions in the second half to help lift the Broncos to the 40-20 win.
ABOVE: Palm Beach Central quarterback Luis Peguero carries two Spanish River defenders along with him, but scores a big gain.