Cardinal Gibbons offense struck early and often as they were too much for NBP. The Chiefs had 316 yards while scoring on their first five possessions. NBP rallied late and ended the game with 273 yards.
The play of the game was turned in by LB Keelan Wilks who returned an interception 86 yards to put the Chiefs up 7-0 early in the first quarter. Garrett Smith added a fumble recovery.
The biggest question mark for Gibbons entering the 2009 season will be the play of Chris Rapka. Rapka put together a great performance going 8 for 11 for 80 yards with a TD pass and he added a TD run. Rapka was consistent and displayed good accuracy working the middle of the field.
NBP has no question marks at QB and Brandon Doughty had a solid game going 8 for 14 for 185 yards. He connected on a bomb to Chris Jeannot. Doughty hung tough in the pocket, something that onlookers Purdue, Indiana, UMass, Toledo, and Central Michigan were happy to see. RB Chris Lyle had 95 yards on just 7 carries including a 52 yard scamper.
Gibbons two D-1 offensive weapons both were in excellent shape. Shawn Corker dominated the 1on1 segment and is one of the more physical WR's in the state. He had a beautiful TD called back during the game. He can work the middle of the field or get down the sideline. Dareyon Chance had 48 yards on 7 carries and excels in the passing game. He is a great piece for Rapka to have early next year as he gets his feet wet.
In 2009, Cardinal Gibbons will be 2A and North Broward Prep will be 2B.
In other Broward County news, Taravella pounded Monarch 40-3 behind sensational RB Devon Wright. He had 2 rushing TD's and 2 receiving TD's.