COOPER CITY – Travius Symonette scored on a 57-yard punt return and on a 23-yard interception return as McArthur snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 28-20 victory over West Broward at Cooper City High School on Thursday night.
"It feels good to snap the streak," said Symonette, a senor defensive back. "We are legendary now. This is real big for us. This is a great start to the season."
McArthur last tasted victory when it defeated Pembroke Pines Charter, 40-28 in the fourth game of the 2009 season.
McArthur took a 22-14 halftime lead on 5-yard scoring run by Jabari Graves, a 78-yard scoring pass from Joseph Villar to Lavatiae Kelly and Symonette's interception return with just 12 seconds remaining in the first half.
McArthur padded its lead to 28-14 on a 57-yard punt return by Symonette with 8:30 remaining in the third quarter.
Keenan Thompson accounted for all of West Broward's touchdowns as he hauled in scoring passes of 12, 12 and 1 yard from Elric Ruff. His third TD of the night with 9:29 remaining pulled the Bobcats to within 28-20.
West Broward drove from its own 20 to the McArthur 7 yard line, but a sack by Juan Bedeza and an incomplete pass on fourth down with 16 seconds left in the game ended the affair.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun