McArthur High School is getting ready to host Atlantic High School on Friday night in the state playoffs.
McArthur defeated Fort Lauderdale 25 to 10 in the 7A regional quarterfinal. Quarterback Vamir Cadet had a great game. He threw two touchdown passes. One was a 77 yard pass play and another was an 8 yard pass play. Cadet took over as quarterback. He had been playing wide receiver. Cadet completed 8 of 12 passes for 139 yards and had 41 yards rushing on 8 carries.
Ruben Hyppolite led the defensive effort with 14 solo tackles, two for a lost and one interception. This spring, he will leave for the University of Maryland to prepare the upcoming college season.
“Hyppolite is a super football player. He is a great athlete and does very well academically,” said Coach Senatus.
Jaylen Taylor played well and had 13 carries for 140 yards. Dwayne Bender scored a touchdown and had 16 carries for 135 yards.
Other players stood out as well. Isiah Finney played very well. Maurice Jackson also played very well on defense. McArthur is loaded with football talent and college teams are showing strong interest in many of the team’s players.
On Friday, McArthur hosts a strong Atlantic team that defeated Blanche Ely 47 to 12.
Senatus knows the upcoming game will be tough. Atlantic has experience in the state playoffs and defeated Blanch Ely by a large margin. Senatus believes his team is good and can win. “If our offense can score 21 points, we can win. We can’t make mistakes and we have to stay healthy.”