FLORIDA CITY, Fla. -- The showdown between Greater Miami S. Florida Pop Warner (115lbs.) finest', Goulds Rams (3-0) vs. Florida City Razorbacks (3-0) matched two teams with similar identities. A strong running game that plays collectively, as a defense.
Could the winner of this highly anticipated showdown represent the league, come regional play? Time will tell. But, the game certainly, lived up to its hype. Both teams played their hearts out. Goulds Rams QB/DE Lance Grant, earned the overall Player of the Game.
Grant displayed the arm talent (and speed) to accurately complete passes short, intermediate, and long. His performance, reminded me Miami Northwestern's senior QB Chatarius Atwell (Louisville commit) game vs. Miami Booker T. Washington.
Grant's ability to efficiently make defenders miss, helped the Rams take advantage of several broken plays, which resulted in two touchdown passes the next play to wide receivers Darriel "Big Man" Harper (#3) and Darius Clements (#11).
The Razorbacks' answered behind efficient intermediate passing trailing (6-0), as well as the success of versatile ATHLETE (RB/WR/DB) Rashad Snow (#5). Snow, contributed on both sides of the ball. He rushed for a touchdown and displayed top-end speed, by chasing down Goulds' wide receiver Daryl "Big Man" Harper from fifteen yards away.
If you love defense, you missed out on a good one. Goulds Rams' middle linebacker Corey Waters, accounted for a number of game-changing plays. Waters, the game "Defensive MVP", was responsible for an interception and delivered countless bone-crushing hits.
The Rams' defense featured speedy and hard-hitting athletes such as Lawrence Johnson (#11), Joshua "Hot Dog" McDowell (#10, Clinton Riley (#6), Jayquan Reid (#9), and Antrone Coston (#4). The Razorbacks key players were QB Fraquan Warren (#1),Jabari Lewis (#3), and Trell Jones (#32).
DL Joshua McDowell caused on-going havoc (1-sack) and CB/WR Antron Young, Jr., a flag football national champion, didn't allow a reception. The Razorbacks failed short, as their secondary, was caught looking in the backfield, that resulted in the game-winning touchdown.