Cavalier Football Plays Tough Season Opener


Gabriel Sardinia, Business Manager, Catharsis, Literary Magazine

The lights were brighter than ever as the Cavaliers kicked off their first game of the season. Everyone in the stands was happy that football was finally back in action. On the Southridge side, there was a sea of red and black with no available seating. Although the game was all the way in Homestead, Gables fans came out in good numbers, along with the Gablettes, color guard, cheerleaders, and band.

Coming into the game, the team had an idea about how talented this Spartan squad was. In fact, they started it off with a couple touchdowns in the first 10 minutes and the Cavs had no response. The defense was trying as hard as they could, but the opponents seemed to be just a bit quicker than our players. The first half did not end well at all, but at the final minutes the coach met with the offense to perhaps try to get things going.

This talk must have got them motivated because once the second half began, the Cavaliers were able to put some points on the board with a running touchdown by Antwone Burney.

“It felt good to score for my team, but we responded just ok in the second half. We just made too many errors, I felt like we could’ve played better,” Burney said.

The final score  was 42-6. This first game was an opportunity for the Cavalier team to learn from their mistakes. They played an extremely tough team who is said to be second best in the county behind Miami Central (who is actually ranked first in the entire nation). Our Cavalier boys will improve and learn, and they plan to play a much better game this Saturday, September 8, 2012, against Miami Palmetto Senior High School.