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HIALEAH, FL – In a season in which the Silver Storm already broke multiple individual and team records, it was only right for a couple more records to fall Sunday.
Playing its second game in five days, ASA Miami completely overwhelmed visiting Advance Postgraduate Preparatory Academy Sunday afternoon, racking up 10 touchdowns en route to a 71-0 victory in front of 1,000 fans at Ted Hendricks Stadium.
The Silver Storm (6-2), who will travel to Milledgeville, Georgia this coming Saturday (Nov. 2) to face ranked rival Georgia Military College, produced points in all three phases of the game – offense, defense, and special teams – while putting on one of their stingiest defensive performances of the season.
Sunday's 71 points broke the previous record for most points scored in a game. ASA Miami's previous high was 63 points in a 63-3 win over Nation Christian Postgraduate Preparatory Academy in 2018. The 71-point margin of victory was also a new program-best – outdoing 2018's 61-point win over Gordon Fine Arts Postgraduate Preparatory Academy.
Additionally, ASA Miami also set a new record for most points scored in a two-game span – totaling 114 points with Sunday's result coupled with Wednesday's 43-0 win over Miami Postgraduate Preparatory Academy.
ASA head coach Roosevelt Williams said that setting the new records was its own reward, but that he wanted his team to focus on the next tasks at hand.
"Good win today, did what we were supposed to do," Williams said matter-of-factly. "Our main goal now is to focus on getting ready for next week. It starts with these guys recovering their bodies, then they have to take care of all their responsibilities in the classroom, then we have to make sure we are focused and ready to go every day in practice this week, because we have a big game coming up at Georgia Military College."
If the Silver Storm – who could find themselves back in the NJCAA top 20 poll this coming week following their dominant performances – can recreate their performance from Sunday against GMC next week, they'll be fine.
ASA chewed up 296 total rushing yards (third-highest total in program history), led by sophomore running back Evan Burgess' 108 yards. Rafael Smith added 91 yards and a touchdown on just six carries, Christopher Broadwater finished with 53 rushing yards and two scores on seven attempts, and Hakeem Hartford ran for a personal season-high of 33 yards on four carries.
Burgess also finished with a team-high 49 receiving yards – all of which came on a first-quarter screen pass in which he weaved his way through the Advance Prep defense for a touchdown.
Silver Storm freshman quarterback Jaeze Tracey had a short but highly efficient day, completing 4-of-5 passes for 97 yards and the touchdown pass to Burgess in not even two full quarters of work. Tracey also rushed for a touchdown before watching the rest of the game from the sidelines.
The ASA Miami defense accounted for a touchdown when linebacker Brian Powell – literally – snatched a ball from a ball carriers' hands and charged 45 yards the other way for a score. And the Silver Storm put a special teams touchdown on the board in the second quarter when Broadwater took returned a kickoff 64 yards to pay dirt.
Advance Prep, which also lost to ASA Miami 34-2 in the opening week of the season, finished with negative (-14) total yards of offense while giving up five sacks to the Silver Storm defense and throwing a pair of interceptions.
ASA Miami sophomore defensive lineman Roshard Anderson registered two sacks, Amauchu Collins also had a sack, Jahloni Harrison and Anthony Johnson nabbed the interceptions, while William Malone totaled a game-high five tackles.
Taking the past two victories with the necessary grains of salt, Coach Williams maintained the same confidence in his squad that he's had all season.
"I've said it all year, when we limit mistakes, I believe we're one of the best teams in the country and can play with anyone," Williams said. "Wednesday and [Sunday] was fine, but we have to make sure that we're ready to play [next Saturday] because I know Georgia Military will be chomping at the bit for some revenge against us. But I know we have the ability to go up there and get a win."