‘Canes overcome slow start to down Southern Miss 30-7
However, Miami’s defense got a stop and the fifteenth-ranked ‘Canes caught fire in the second half, outscoring Southern Miss by 20 points in the game’s final 30 minutes to secure a 30-7 victory. Van Dyke then unleashed a 35-yard deep ball to find receiver Key’Shawn Smith in the end zone, putting Miami up 24-7. “That was probably my best throw of the day,” Van Dyke, who passed for 241 yards and one touchdown on Saturday, said. The ‘Canes preparation paid off, as they let up 10 yards to Gore Jr. and 24 total rushing yards to the Golden Eagles. Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was particularly shaky in the first half with multiple inaccurate throws, including one that missed tight end Will Mallory in the middle of the field.themiamihurricane.com
Former Miami high school star running back Henry Parrish transfers to UM
Henry Parrish, a former four-star running back at Ole Miss football, announced his decision to transfer to UM Sunday while visiting Coral Gables. Parrish averaged 42.5 rushing yards per game as the Rebels’ fourth-leading rusher this season, having ran for 553 total yards. Harris registered back-to-back conference outings with over 100 rushing yards, until a season-ending knee injury sidelined the Opa-Locka native in mid-October. Sophomore Don Chaney, Jr. will likely fill the backfield combination, following a recovery from an ACL tear in the Canes’ Week 2 matchup against Appalachian State. As Parrish and Chaney, Jr. prepare to jumpstart the running game for a passing-prioritized Hurricanes offense, freshmen Thaddius Franklin, Jr. and Cody Brown will likely assume similar backup roles from 2021.themiamihurricane.com
Explorers conquer Blue Darters, demons in state title win
MIAMI – The Explorers sought history and made it in last week’s Class 8A state football final. With the first state title in Class 8A Columbus High School’s storied 61-year football program on the line, Coach David Dunn rolled the dice. “The whole community and our alums, it’s our first state championship in football. It means a great deal for a lot of people.”Winning the state championship a year after getting beaten in the same title game by Jacksonville Mandarin? Well, a new history for a team that was 0-4 all-time in state championship games until this season.