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The Chiefs opened up their homecoming game versus Boca Raton with a 13-0 lead after one quarter. The touchdowns came from a 33-yard strike from senior Luis Martinez to senior Khurazze Williams, while the second one came from a 37-yard fumble recovery.

The Chiefs were able to hold on to a 20-10 lead going into the half and opened up the second half with another 30-yard touchdown strike. This time Martinez found senior Bernard Eberhardt (no. 42 on PBGametime.com “Big Board” rankings).

Eberhardt found the end zone two more times after two fourth quarter goal line rushes. Both of those touchdowns came with six minutes in the game and the scored tied at 27. His two touchdowns in 90 seconds are the fastest consecutive offensive touchdowns for the Chiefs this year.

The game was sealed with a three yard touchdown toss to senior Darrell Langham (no. 6 on PBGametime.com “Big Boar” rankings). Martinez’s third touchdown pass gave the Chiefs a 48-27 lead after being tied for most of the fourth quarter at 27.

With last week’s 48-34 victory over Boca Raton, the Chiefs kept their playoff chances alive. There are plenty of things to take away from this game.

Against Boca, the Chiefs accumulated six sacks, recovered three fumbles, and picked off the quarterback in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs pass defense has excelled this year.

Despite their defensive troubles this year, the Chiefs have been able to outscore their opponents 212-192. The offense has accounted for the second most points in the district this year behind none other than the Park Vista Cobras.

A big thing the Chiefs needed to do offensively this game was to get the run game going. They rushed for 155 yards on nearly six yards per carry. They came into the game averaging 78 yards per game. A big step up in terms of running the ball.

The pass game this season has been the biggest part of the offense. Led by Martinez, the Chiefs have the district’s best offense. Martinez leads the district in passing yards by nearly 700 yards. He also leads the district with 16 passing touchdowns to go along with two rushing touchdowns.

“(The offense) doesn’t work without (Martinez),” Coach Drinkwater told Palm Beach Post reporter Alyssa Barbieri. “No offense to anyone else on the offense, but most of our big plays start with him making plays with his legs. He extends every play and is able to find guys like Eberhardt, like Williams, like Langham. Without him we’re dead in the water.”

The success through the air can be attributed to the newcomer at wide receiver, Williams. Williams leads the district in receptions (34), yards (673), and touchdowns (9).

After their victory over Boca, the Chiefs remain fourth place in the district. They have a chance to reach the playoffs with district wins. Boca Raton and Palm Beach Central still have to face Park Vista which can hand them each their second loss in the district. Park Vista remains undefeated in district play and will most likely take the district title.

Team Name District Record Overall Record
Park Vista 3-0 6-1
Palm Beach Central 2-1 4-3
Boca Raton 2-1 3-4
Santaluces 1-2 4-3
John I. Leonard 1-2 1-6
Spanish River 0-3 0-7

 

 

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