Seminole Ridge High School’s football team hosted Boynton Beach High School for the season’s home opener on Friday, Sept. 22 and shut out the Tigers 25-0.
The games last Friday were the first for most teams after a two-week delay due to Hurricane Irma. The win also kept the Hawks’ record unblemished at 3-0.
It did not take long for the Hawks to get a score on the board. They hit pay dirt on the first two possessions. The up-tempo offense of the Hawks capped a 75-yard drive with running back Corey Polk crossing the goal line from 17 yards out to command the early 7-0 lead. The drive took just over three minutes off the game clock.
Seminole Ridge quarterback Kaimyn Castilla connected with Anthony Angel on a 93-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 14-0 after Daniel Friere’s point-after kick sailed through the uprights.
The Tigers finally established some momentum on offense, but penalties and a fierce Hawk defense negated the Boynton Beach drive beyond midfield. Entering the second quarter, the Tigers had another opportunity to close the margin, driving to the Seminole Ridge 11-yard line. A field goal attempt was nullified by a botched snap that gave possession to the Hawks with good field position.
The Tiger offense had one more opportunity before the half, but the stingy Hawk defense continuously pressured the Tiger quarterback, sacking him twice. Dylan Mohl and Jonathan Fioramonti combined for the first, then Devon McMinns recorded the second. Seminole Ridge was able to head to the locker room with a 14-0 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Hawks added two more scores. In the third quarter, Friere put up a 36-yard field goal to give Seminole Ridge a 17-0 lead. Running back Cameron Wicks took the ball 10 yards for the final score. Place holder Triston Howell had to run the ball in on the point-after attempt, giving the Hawks credit for a two-point conversion and extending the lead to 25-0.
The Seminole Ridge defense was punishing on the Boynton Beach offense, limiting the Tiger quarterback to just one completion in 13 attempts for 3 yards and no touchdowns.
Castilla was seven-of-13 for 215 yards through the air. Angel had three receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Justin Allie reeled in four catches for 40 yards. Polk and Wicks combined for 88 yards rushing and a score each.
Seminole Ridge hosted district rival Wellington High School on Thursday, Sept. 28, but results were not available by press time.