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Coral Shores defeats Ransom and Florida Christian in home football jamboree

Running back Ryan Bannerot (35) of Coral Shores High breaks through a hole against Florida Christian School in Friday's Spring Jamboree at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium. The Hurricanes topped Florida Christian, 14-0, and Ransom Everglades, 6-0, in a pair of two-quarter games.
Running back Ryan Bannerot (35) of Coral Shores High breaks through a hole against Florida Christian School in Friday's Spring Jamboree at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium. The Hurricanes topped Florida Christian, 14-0, and Ransom Everglades, 6-0, in a pair of two-quarter games.

A revamped Coral Shores High defense did not surrender a point Friday in the Hurricanes' two wins at the football Spring Jamboree in Tavernier.

The Canes defeated Florida Christian, 14-0, in the opening two-quarter contest and finished the round-robin with a close 6-0 decision over Ransom Everglades in two quarters.

"We expected that," Cane co-coach Herbert James said after the Florida Christian contest. "Our guys worked hard this spring, then came out and performed. We liked everything about it."

The Cane offense run by co-coach Alphonso Bryant also featured a new look with new starters in the backfield and along the front wall.

Juan Pablo Aborrezco, a confident freshman, took all the snaps at quarterback for the Canes, and made a few big throws to create points. Aborrezco found returning tight end Jay Kubida with a pass of about 20 yards that the lanky Kubida turned into a 42-yard catch-and-run touchdown in first quarter against Florida Christian.

In the second quarter, back Tanaris Walker took a carry down close to the Patriot goal, setting up back Josh Holper for a 3-yard score behind a front line that included Matt Pontefract, Isaiah Edwards and Dustin Chamberlain.

Defensive back Camren Carter picked off an interception to end one Florida threat.

Linebackers Ryan Bannerot, Bryce Wheaton, Blye Hofstetter and Walker made stops behind a front wall that included Robbie Prosek, Mason Smith, Derrick Davis, Chamberlain and Kubida.

As the jamboree ran long following a time-consuming 14-13 comeback win by Florida Christian over Ransom in two quarters, the Canes returned to face Ransom's Raiders.

Wheaton recovered an early Ransom fumble that got Coral Shores started with a 17-yard pass from Aborrezco to Carter, but Ransom ended the threat with an interception.

The Raiders moved to a second-and-goal situation in Cane turf before a Bannerot sack knocked Ransom back. A Raider field-goal try (with no rush allowed in jamborees) missed.

Time in the second quarter versus Ransom was running out toward a scoreless finish but Coral Shores got started with two strong runs by Bannerot behind his blockers.

Aborrezco threw to Walker, followed by Anthony Cosme's 9-yard run. Wheaton finished the march when the line opened a hole in the middle for a 15-yard touchdown sprint.

The Raiders' last chance to score vanished when Cosme recovered a Ransom fumble with 58 seconds remaining.

The jamboree ends football practice until the Aug. 1 start of the fall preseason.

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