Posted: 2:53 pm Sunday, September 25th, 2011
By Matt Porter
Click here to read the game story
To borrow a line from Bob Ryan: if you’re a fan of Glades Day or Jupiter Christian, these are the good old days.
The backstory is well known: A young running back that seems destined for the NFL someday, junior Kelvin Taylor (stats), carries Glades Day to a pair of state championships. To get there, he and his team go through well coached, gutsy Jupiter Christian, who in successive years, won two regular-season matchups but lost in the regional finals to the Gators. This year, the Eagles have senior quarterback Kedric Bostic (stats) leading the way.
The teams put on another classic Saturday at Dwyer High, going punch-counterpunch for four quarters and change. Jupiter Christian’s Isaiah Nelson opened with a short TD run. Taylor broke loose for a 40-yarder. Bostic threw a TD pass to Nate Cannon. Taylor got in the end zone again, tossing the ball to the referee and declaring, “it’s over.”
As I wrote in my game story (click here to read), it was far from over.
The Eagles went up 21-15, but Taylor took over. Breaking off 21-yard and 60-yard touchdown runs (neither of which, regrettably, I was able to capture on video), Taylor put the Gators up 28-21.
Bostic tied it with a sneak in the fourth quarter. The Eagles could have won on a last-second field goal, but it went wide left.
After Glades Day’s Steven Williams caught the go-ahead TD pass in overtime, Jupiter Christian had a chance to win it. They fumbled. Game over, 34-28, Glades Day takes a critical District 7-2A game.
Anyone doubt that they’ll meet in the playoffs? Anyone doubt it will be another classic?