DAVIE (Herald) — With Cypress Bay and Miramar still ahead on the schedule, Western needed a win Friday night to have any realistic hope of making the playoffs.
Good thing Everglades was in a giving mood.
The host Wildcats took advantage of four first-half turnovers and got a pair of rushing touchdowns from quarterback Wade Freebeck in the third quarter to beat Everglades 34-13 in a key District 12-8A contest.
Thanks to the Everglades miscues, Western (3-0, 1-0 12-8A) took a 14-0 lead into halftime off a pair of scoring runs by Brayon Parrish.
Everglades (3-1, 0-1) was completely undone by its miscues in the opening half. The Gators outgained Western 164-92 in the first 24 minutes yet had nothing to show for it.
All told, Everglades turned the ball over six times and was flagged 15 times for 140 yards. The Gators outgained Western 368-190.