PAHOKEE — Pahokee hopes to break an eight game losing streak to Glades Central Friday, Nov. 4, when they host the annual Muck Bowl at Anquan Boldin Stadium.
Pahokee comes in on a high note with a (9-0) record and a win last Friday, Oct. 28, over Pierson-Taylor High, 28-3. Glades Central limps in off a 22-6 loss in the district championship game at Clewiston last Friday, Oct. 28.
Pahokee played well in front of the home fans last Friday, Oct. 28, as their passing game clicked. Quarterback Tyrone Smith was (15-23) passing the football for 293 yards, a season high. He also had two touchdown passes to Tyron Arnett, who caught seven balls for 178 yards. Arnett caught touchdowns of 33 and six yards in the game.
Pahokee also got a touchdown run from Adarius Dent and a 55 yard punt return for a score from Deon Foreman.
Glades Central fell to (6-3) with a disappointing loss in the District 4A-7 championship game at Clewiston, 22-6, last Friday, Oct. 28.
The Raiders though, won’t need any extra motivation for this week’s game.
Pahokee Coach Orson Walkes said his team didn’t practice well last week as they prepared for Taylor. He said the Wildcats played tough throughout the game and battled even though Pahokee had a lot more size and more players on the roster. Walkes said the entire district this year really rose to the occasion as they played Pahokee.
“I thought the Taylor offensive line did a good job staying low and they were effective against us. I felt they had a good game plan and a good strategy and were able to execute some things,” he noted.
Walkes said his guys impressed him in the way they stayed focused and didn’t look ahead. “This week we had a lot more focus and attention to detail,” he added.
Walkes said Pahokee would like to break the eight game losing streak to Glades Central this year. He said he knows his team is in for a battle because Glades Central always finds a way against Pahokee.
“I know the game is important to the fans. I think my team is capable. We match up well with Glades Central in certain areas. The Raiders will find a way to play tough and we won’t take them lightly at all,” he noted.
Walkes said he roots for all the Glades area teams until they play Pahokee.
The game is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Pahokee. There is a charge for parking and admission.