LAKE WORTH – Jonathan Garvin had a defensive performance for the ages in Lake Worth’s 13-13 tie with Glades Central on Aug. 19.
The Trojans 2017 defensive end and Miami solid verbal commit (No. 5; Builder Board) sacked Glades Central 2017 quarterback and Florida State solid verbal commit James Blackman (No. 6; Builder Board) a staggering seven times.
Garvin also caught an interception off a Blackman pass and returned it for a score to give Lake Worth a 13-7 lead in the second half of last night’s kickoff classic.
Lake Worth’s defense totaled 10 sacks for the game.
“This is stuff you could only dream of,” Garvin said. “It comes with hard word, blood, sweat, and tears.”
Garvin even went out of his way to assure the Miami fan base that he’s solid with the ACC school.
“There’s no better offer for me,” Garvin said. “I will not de-commit from Miami.”
Glades Central 2017 athlete and Oregon State verbal commit Quantino Allen tied the game up with 12.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Raiders standout (No. 14; Builder Board) caught a perfectly thrown ball on a corner route from Blackman to set up the win for his team.
But Lake Worth’s special teams unit blocked an extra-point attempt by Glades Central to preserve the 13-13 tie.
The referees ultimately decided to end the game in a draw rather than allowing it to go into overtime.
Allen couldn’t help but to recognize Garvin’s epic performance.
“I see why he’s rated so highly,” Allen said. “He played real well on defense for Lake Worth. He is an outstanding player. I give him his props.”
Glades Central defensive coordinator Rod Harris said Garvin’s individual effort was the best he’s seen on defense in his 30 years of coaching football.
“He’s better than anything I’ve ever seen as an edge rusher,” Harris said. “He can easily take over a game. I can’t stop thinking about what Garvin did. Miami has a special kid on its hands. Wow!”
NOTES: There is one caveat to Garvin’s performance, though. The 7 sacks won’t officially count because it was essentially a pre-season game.
Still, if anyone watched the Lake Worth-Glades Central game, Garvin’s name and performance will most certainly not soon be forgotten.