Two SU commits went head to head Saturday in the Class 6A Florida State Championship game. Defensive end Keivonnis Davis’ Miami Central team beat kicker Sterling Hofrichter’s Armwwod team 24-10.
Davis made the key play in the game. He sacked Armwood quarterback Noah Johnson which forced a fumble with 3:35 to go in the third quarter. Central recovered and went on to kick a game tying 35-yard field goal. Davis’ team scored two touchdowns afterwards, but the defensive end’s sack switched the momentum.
The defensive end had a second sack in the game as well. Post game he said his forced fumble was, “a priceless moment,” and that he’s going to remember the game, “years from now.”
Armwood lost, but Hofrichter did his best to keep his team close. SU’s next kicker hit a 40-yard field goal and converted an extra point in the game.
Elsewhere, NJ.com named running back Dontae Strickland as the state’s player of the year Saturday. Strickland rushed for 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns for South Brunswick this past season. He also had 136 receiving yards as well as a touchdown reception. Strickland was just as impressive on defense as he was offensively. SU’s future tail back recorded 61 total tackles, seven picks and four sacks playing as a defensive back.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette