Michael Pratt leads Boca Raton to spring game rout


Whether it’s a spring game or a championship game, Boca Raton quarterback Michael Pratt wants his name to be known.

One of Palm Beach County’s rising star quarterbacks, Pratt threw two touchdown passes in a 28-7 rout of the South Broward-Hollywood Bulldogs.

“It says it right here,” Pratt said, pointing to his jersey, “ ‘Together we will.’ We’re a family, so it’s everybody, not just individuals … I thought we played really well and had some young guys step up.”

Boca broke through first when rising senior running back Antonio Gonzalez scored from 2 yards out with a little more than three minutes left in the first quarter. After an impressive defensive stop, Pratt found fellow rising junior Deltavian Jenkins for a touchdown.

Pratt’s second touchdown pass came early in the third quarter and went to rising sophomore Rashawn Faustine, who was wide-open for a 50-yard score.

“I knew it was game over from there,” Pratt said.

Gonzalez added a second rushing touchdown in the third quarter, icing the game for a Bobcats team looking to build off last year’s 5-5 finish.

“Anytime a new staff comes in, your first game is kind of what the benchmark’s gonna be moving forward,” first-year Bobcats coach Brandon Walker said. “One of the things we talked about this spring was finishing, and, obviously, our guys did a good job of that tonight.”



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Miami Dolphins practice report: Defense missing key player today
Miami Dolphins practice report: Defense missing key player today

There’s no cause for alarm yet, but the Miami Dolphins have an injury situation worth keeping an eye on as they prepare for the Oakland Raiders this week. Safety Reshad Jones was not on the field for today’s practice, though he is at the facility. Dolphins coach Adam Gase will address his status this afternoon. Jones appeared to hurt...
Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard turns up as dynamic, potent ball-hawk
Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard turns up as dynamic, potent ball-hawk

They want no part of Xavien Howard. They’ll throw left, they’ll throw middle, but right? Not if #25 is in the scope of the quarterback this season. Howard has emerged as the lockdown, shutdown, blanketing cornerback every team needs. In this case, it’s the Miami Dolphins. In Sunday’s defeat of the Jets, rookie quarterback Sam...
NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls
NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls

NBA star Russell Westbrook and his wife, Nina, announced Tuesday they are expecting twin girls in a YouTube video produced by the Oklahoma City Thunder. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  The video is called "The Westbrook Family." Nina lets out the news they're having twins 2:12 into...
HS volleyball: Dreyfoos, Benjamin, Boynton Beach, Santaluces win

Dreyfoos d. Fort Pierce Westwood 25-18, 25-20, 25-19: Julia Gonnello had 12 kills and four aces and Katie Davis added four aces as the Jaguars swept the Panthers in Fort Pierce. Benjamin d. Jupiter Christian 25-12, 25-15, 25-17: Ellie Blain had 16 kills and Lauren Lange added five blocks and three kills to lead the Buccaneers (11-4) past the Eagles...
Week 5 HS football look-ahead: Pahokee hosts Vero Beach in big matchup
Week 5 HS football look-ahead: Pahokee hosts Vero Beach in big matchup

Not only did American Heritage make a case that it’s among the top teams in Palm Beach County with Friday’s blowout win over Monsignor Pace, but it also asserted itself as one of the top teams in the state in Class 3A. The Stallions have been dominant in their first three games and will have opportunities to continue to pick up quality...
More Stories