Homestead High's defense shutdown the Killian Cougars with sacks and interceptions for a hard won, 19-7 victory at Harris Field on Friday night. Killian's offense could not run the ball save for a few long gains by Armando Martinez and Jordan Herrera. The Cougars only score of the night was early in the game when Tremaine Watson ran a short punt back 22 yards to the Homestead 10 yard line. Martinez scored from 10 yards out to go up 7-0. Killian's defense kept them in the game until two forced fumbles on consecutive drives gave Homestead the ball at the Killian 18 yard line. Antonio Galloway scored from 14 yards out to push the game out of reach at 16-7. A curious play late in the first half occurred when star wideout Ermon Lane shoved his hands into the face of Tremaine Watson after a punt went out of bounds.
The personal foul penalty pushed the ball back to the Homestead 15 yard line. Lane appeared to try to make amends when quarterback Maurice Alexander threw a long pass down the sideline to him, but Watson batted away the pass. On third down, Alexander scramble out of the pocket to throw downfield when Watson intercepted the pass to cheers from the home crowd who earlier had booed Lane furiously for the illegal play. Kicker Euriel Hernandez for Homestead showed his accuracy and strong leg during the game, hitting field goals of 33 and 37 yards. Hernandez attempted a 54 yard field goal also that had enough distance but went far left. The night belonged to the Homestead defense after giving up a lot of yardage to Norland's running backs last week, they played stellar defense that will keep them in contention for the 6A-16 District title and runner up spot to reserve a spot in the playoffs.