The Seminole Ridge Hawks football team went two-for-two while hosting a spring jamboree at Callery-Judge Stadium on Friday, May 18 under new head coach Rick Casco.
Seminole Ridge first defeated West Boca 20-0, and then bested Lake Worth 22-6. All three teams faced each other for two quarters of play.
The Hawks’ defense was relentless against West Boca, shutting out the Bulls. They nearly shut out the Trojans before surrendering a late score.
The first quarter ended scoreless with both teams attempting to establish some consistency on offense. The Hawks struck early in the second quarter when they capped a 65-yard drive with a four-yard touchdown run by Logan Feuerback. The two-point conversion attempt by the Hawks lifted them to an 8-0 lead.
Ty’Korian Brown added to the Hawks’ score when he intercepted a pass and returned it for a 55-yard touchdown. The momentum continued to swing in favor of the Hawks with a 14-0 lead. The Hawks consumed a large piece of the game clock, eating more than six minutes while driving 70 yards to a final touchdown run from two yards out to close the first battle with a 20-0 win.
The Hawks’ second match-up against Lake Worth kicked off quickly. The Trojans’ first play from scrimmage turned into six points for Seminole Ridge. Defensive lineman Ertonn Chatelain picked up the Trojan fumble and returned it 22 yards for the touchdown. The Hawks led 6-0 and had not taken an offensive down yet.
Seminole Ridge continued to roll. This time, it was the Hawk offense punching it in from four yards away. Peter Sinoyiannis powered through off tackle over the goal line to extend the Hawks’ lead to 14-0. Seminole Ridge quarterback Kaimyn Castilla capped a 65-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run.
The Hawks converted a two-point attempt to cruise to a 22-0 lead in the second quarter. Lake Worth finally put a solid drive together to close the margin, but it would not be enough with time expiring, giving the Hawks the 22-6 win.
“We have a bunch of kids who want to work hard,” Casco said. “They’re focused, and I think they’re picking up from what we’re doing. Our coaches did a great job, and we played a ton of kids tonight.”
The Hawks concluded their spring season with two wins and will look to carry that momentum into the fall. Seminole Ridge sits in the middle of arguably the toughest district in the county, District 9-8A, with defending champions Palm Beach Central, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington and Jupiter high schools.