Seminole Ridge Continues Winning Ways With Two Victories

Seminole Ridge player Thomas Karbowski breaks free in the game against Park Vista High School. Photo by Richard Areyzaga Jr.

As the regular football season draws to a close, the Seminole Ridge High School Hawks racked up two more victories to improve their record to 8-1 on the season.

On Thursday, Oct. 21, the Hawks hosted the Park Vista High School Cobras. In the game, placekicker Hayden Gray opened the scoring with a 27-yard field goal in the first quarter to put Seminole Ridge up 3-0. In the second quarter, Park Visa responded with a rushing touchdown to take a 7-3 lead into halftime.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Hawks responded with a go-ahead and game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter when quarterback Will Rimes scored on a one-yard touchdown run. Gray’s kick gave the Hawks a three-point lead and the eventual 10-7 victory. However, it was nerve wracking at the end. After the Hawks took the lead, Park Vista mounted a quick response and marched down the field for a game-tying 46-yard field goal attempt with less than 10 seconds to go in the game. Luckily for the Hawks, the field goal attempt was off target.

In the game against Park Vista, Rimes only threw five passes. He completed one pass to Dominic Alexis for eight yards. Rimes led the Hawks in rushing with 62 yards on 15 attempts, while teammate Sebastien Christian ran for 61 yards on 15 attempts.

On Friday, Oct. 29, it was senior night at Seminole Ridge as the Hawks hosted the Panthers from William T. Dwyer High School. It was a key Class 7A, Group 8 game with significant post-season implications. Seminole Ridge was in second place in the district and needed a victory to keep pace with first-place Martin County High School.

In the game, Seminole Ridge scored in all four quarters, yet Dwyer outscored Seminole Ridge in the first and third quarters. The Hawks scored first in the first quarter with a 26-yard field goal from Gray, and the Panthers scored last on a 19-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass.

The key play of the game was a 50-yard touchdown run by Rimes in the third quarter, which gave the Hawks a 10-point lead, 24-14. Dwyer was never able to get any closer than 10 points for the rest of the game. When all was said and done, it was a memorable senior night for the Hawks as they prevailed 31-21.

Next up for Seminole Ridge is a visit to Wellington High School. The game is set for Friday, Nov. 5 with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.

The King’s Academy Looks to Rebound — On Saturday, Oct. 23, the King’s Academy Lions were looking to get back on a winning track when playing Broward County’s Archbishop McCarthy High School. The Lions prevailed 46-17 and improved to 5-2 on the season. On Friday, Oct. 29, TKA hosted John Carroll Catholic High School from Fort Pierce. The visiting Rams overwhelmed the Lions 42-14, which dropped TKA’s regular season record to 5-3. The final game of the regular season for TKA is Friday, Nov. 5 at the Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Berean Bulldogs Conclude Season — On Friday, Oct. 22, the Bulldogs from Berean Christian School traveled south to Broward County to play the Golden Tornadoes of Pompano Beach High School. The Bulldogs were in pursuit of their first victory of the season after opening the season with six consecutive losses. The Golden Tornadoes were too strong for the Bulldogs, winning 40-0.

On Friday, Oct. 29, Berean headed north to Jacksonville to play the Warriors from Harvest Community School in a Sunshine State Athletic Conference first-round playoff game. In this game, the Bulldogs scored a season-high 13 points and only trailed by 15 at halftime, but the Bulldogs ran out of steam in the second half and lost 56-13. Berean’s two touchdowns were scored by Peyton Hughes and Miles Kelly on passes from quarterback Michael Hendricks. The Bulldogs finished their season at 0-8.

Royal Palm Beach’s Skid Continues — On, Friday, Oct. 22, the Royal Palm Beach High School Wildcats played the Jupiter High School Warriors in Jupiter. While the Wildcats did score their second touchdown of the season, they lost 45-6. According to Royal Palm Beach coach Darin DeCosta, both of the Wildcats’ touchdowns this year have been scored by senior John St. Louis on passes from freshman quarterback Andreas Jakusik.

On Thursday, Oct. 28, it was a battle of winless programs as Royal Palm Beach traveled to play the Palm Beach Lakes High School Rams. The Rams prevailed 56-0. Royal Palm Beach fell to 0-8 on the season, while the Rams improved to 1-8.

The Wildcats conclude their season on Friday, Nov. 5 when they host the John I. Leonard High School Lancers. Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m.