Below is a selection from a LOG article published on December 21, 1977. The headline reads “Football stumbles to 3-7”. It was written by Jeff Deptula and photos were provided by Cesar Sabates and Pat Bell. The Explorer football team struggled that year losing to North Miami Beach, Palmetto, South Dade, Southridge, Killian, Coral Gables, and South Miami. They beat Coral Park and Miami High. The following passage describes their third win:

By Jeff Deptula

The final game of the season matched the Explorers and the Southwest Eagles. The Explorers played a flawless game, plucking the Eagles, 17-0.

The offensive line opened many big holes that eventually led to the long touchdown runs of 35 and 45 yards by Reggie Hardin and Joe Harmon.

The defense played a spectacular game, led by the two blocked punts of John Lynskey. The Explorers intercepted three passes, recovered two fumbles, and stalled the Eagles on three fourth down situations.



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