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A goal line stand at the end of the first half helped preserve a scoreless game at intermission and give a team time to catch its stride.
The Capital City Cobras (10-1) took control in the second half and defeated the Pensacola Bay Spartans (6-5) 22-8 in the first round of the Amateur to Professional Developmental Football League playoffs.
The game’s first score came just 2:30 into the second half on 64-yard touchdown reception by Kearsten Edwards. Quarterback Dion Graham audibled to a quick slant when he noticed the Spartan’s defense setting up for an all-out blitz.
“We just made adjustments to what the defense was doing. They were giving us passing plays so that’s what we took,” Graham said. “With our top running back going down, I know things will be more on my shoulders. But if we continue to work as a team nobody will be able to stop us from going to Atlanta.”
Crawfordville, Fla.(FranchiseSportsOnline.net) -The Wakulla High School football team gave the community its first look at what to expect from next year’s squad in the Annual Blue and White game on Friday.
The War Eagles took Jerry Reynolds Field at J. D. Jones Stadium to evaluate the team’s progress since the beginning of spring practices. The result was a 14-14 draw at the end of nearly one half of play.
The blue team featured future Florida State wide receiver Keith Gavin and the nation’s top duel-threat quarterback Feleipe’ Franks. Franks said he enjoyed the light-hearted contest.
“This is a fun game. We come out her to be competitive but to have fun in the same sense,” he said. “It’s always nice to come out here to enjoy these moments with family and friends and to get better.”