D.J. Crawford saw the cross coming. An errant throw from Isiah Velez landed straight in Crawford’s arms through the second quarter of the Dade-Broward All-Star soccer recreation on Friday night time.
As Crawford, a standout for the Fort Lauderdale Flying L’s this past season, weaved and bobbed previous potential tacklers, he had one objective.
“Get the touchdown,” Crawford stated afterward with a smile.
And by the nostril of a football, he did. It was one in every of a number of assertion moments for the Broward All-Stars, who left Traz Powell Stadium with a 35-0 win over their rivals one county to the south.
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“They did what we thought they might do based mostly off what we saw at apply,” stated Fort Lauderdale’s Richard Dunbar, who coached the Broward group. “It transferred to the sector.”
Crawford, who wasn’t on the initial roster, was named the sport’s defensive Most Helpful Participant after recording a pair of interceptions, including the decide six. Western quarterback Jesse Rivera earned offensive MVP honors after throwing a pair of touchdown passes in the win, the first a 19-yard strike to Cardinal Gibbons tight end Nik Ognenovic in the first quarter and the second to Stranahan’s Jonathan Solomon with three:forty five left within the recreation to drive the operating clock.