BELLE GLADE – Glades Central defeated Seminole Ridge on Thursday, Oct. 20, night 41-30 to get ready for the District 4A-7 championship game tonight, Oct. 27, in Clewiston.
The Raiders are (6-2) while the Tigers come in at (4-3). Both teams are (2-0) in the districts. The winner is the district champion while the loser also qualifies for the playoffs on Nov. 11.
The Raiders are led by quarterback James Blackman who has thrown for over 1,300 yards this year. Demetrius Martin has established himself in recent games as the leading ground gainer. He had over 200 yards in the Raiders big win two weeks ago at University, 28-14.
Blackman has very steady receivers in Siurpry Rinvil, Quantino Allen, and Trey Green. The defense is led by senior Rodrick Martin, Cory Amilcar, Steve Barrett and pass rusher John Morris who has over 11 sacks on the season.
Clewiston has played a tough schedule and dealt with a lot of injuries this year. Quarterback Menta Jones has provided a lift in recent games as he returned to the lineup. Winston Gilkes has been a steady performer in the passing game in recent weeks. Markevious Terry and Trayquan Williams have proven to be steady running backs for the Tigers.
The defense is a solid unit that is tough against the run game. Key defenders for the Tigers include Ja-reece Murphy, Juan Norton, Keshawn Davis, Wellestey Madurie, Donny Creagh and Armone Thomas.
The game Friday, Oct. 28, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Cane Field in Clewiston. Fans will pay to park and enter the game.