Belle Glade Sun

Raiders eager to defend their district title against Sharks

BELLE GLADE – Glades Central will play for a playoff berth Friday, Oct. 14, when they travel to Fort Lauderdale to take on University.

It was a wild game last year with the Raiders winning the district 4A-7 title with a 41-38 victory in Belle Glade.

The Sharks were rolling early in the year at (5-0) before they lost at Clewiston two weeks ago 24-7.

The Sharks couldn’t run the ball against the Tigers defense and even the prolific passing of George Bubrick, 1,387 yards in the air this year, wasn’t enough to get the points they needed.

Bubrick has 23 passing touchdowns and has completed 73 passes this year. Bubrick has a trio of threats in wide receivers Joshua Sanguinette 15 catches, 225 yards, and five touchdowns, Jordan Irizarry 31 receptions for 570 yards and eight touchdowns and Xavien Flowers who has five touchdown receptions.

The run game is paced by sophomore Kenny McIntosh with 621 yards on the ground and six touchdowns.

The defense is led by Jonathan Miller with 38 total tackles and Jalen Reeves with eight tackles for loss. The Sharks have been opportunistic on defense with six interceptions.

The Raiders counter with a prolific passing game of their own led by quarterback James Blackman and his receiver threats Siurpry Rinvil and Quantino Allen.

The Raiders seem to have survived a brutal early season schedule and appear ready to defend their district title with a victory Friday.

The game is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at 3375 SW 75th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The school charges for parking and admission.