BELEN COMEBACK STUNS SOUTHWEST, 31-27 

For the third year in a row, Belen came from behind to defeat Southwest. This time the visiting Wolverines (3-2, 2-0) scored two touchdowns in the final 3:14 to defeat the Eagles, 31-27, at Tropical Park. The special teams cost Southwest (4-1, 1-1) the win with two blocked kicks costing the Eagles four points and two long kickoff returns giving Belen 14 points. The Wolverines took an early lead when an Eagles fumble gave them the ball at midfield and, six plays later, a 41-yard field goal made it 3-0. Just over four minutes later, the Eagles drove to the Wolverines 10 only to have a 27-yard field goal attempt blocked. Late in the second quarter, a highlight-reel-worthy 41-yard run by Te'Corey Tutson was the big play in a 94-yard drive that ended with freshman Andre Stringfield running it in from five yards out for his eighth touchdown of the season. Stringfield, who missed the last game with an injury, was carried off the field later in the game and watched the rest of the contest from the bench. The extra-point attempt was blocked. Belen's Don Chaney returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards to take a 10-6 halftime lead. Southwest kicked the ball off to start the third quarter and Chaney took this one 87 yards for a 17-6 lead. Midway through the period, the Eagles drove 43 yards to cut the deficit to 17-13. Tutson had 38 of the yards on four carries including a 1-yard TD run. The Eagles started their next drive on the Wolverines 42 and Tutson carries of 19 and 12 yards helped advance the ball to the seven where Mike Martinez, normally a linebacker, caught a 7-yard scoring pass from quarterback JJ Jaramillo. Tutson's 40-yard run with 5:52 left in the game made it 27-17 Southwest. At that point, Belen's dormant throwing game awoke. A 22-yard pass and a 29-yard flea-flicker set up a 1-yard score with 3:14 left and cut the Eagles lead to 27-24. The Wolverines got the ball back with 1:33 left and needed only 59 of the seconds to drive 70 yards for the winning touchdown, a 9-yard pass. Read the Miami Herald's game story here.  


Te'Corey Tutson scored his 11th and 12th TDs of 2016