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Godby Celebrates Homecoming, Remain Unbeaten

 

Brandon Halas, Correspondent (@BrandonHalasFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net– The Godby Cougars celebrated more than just homecoming as they move on to 5-0 with their 59-0 win over Titusville.

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From the start, Godby was in control. On the first play of the game, Trey Fisher found Macho Arza for a 53-yard reception. After a three and out by Titusville, Fisher started right where he left off connecting for three straight passes, including a 45-yard screen to Jaquez Yant.

The following drive saw great execution from the Godby defense as Quentin Miller snagged his first of two sacks in the game, forcing another punt. On his final pass of the night, Fisher connected with Alvin Jones III for a 26-yard touchdown. For the night, Fisher threw 5-5 on passes for 137-yards and three touchdowns.

On the final drive of the first Kamron Martin would get Godby on the scoreboard again to make the score 33-0. While the first quarter had a larger focus on the passing game, the second was made up of punt returns and rushes. On the second play of the second quarter, Alvin Jones III got his second touchdown of the game on a 45-yard punt return. After failed fourth down conversion from Titusville, Godby pounded the ball 40-yards in six plays between Travion Evans and Tyriq Parramore who punched it in to make it 46-0 before the halftime whistle blew.

A quick second half, due to a running clock, saw little change in game. Godby began to substitute players on both sides of the ball. Leland would find the endzone on a rush, along with Macho Arza on the following possession.

The Cougars look to get a district win next week when they travel to Wakulla.

“The clock starts now. We’re gonna celebrate, but we have a district game against Wakulla next week and we have to get our minds right for that one” head coach Corey Fuller said.

Rickards’ Dean Jr. Putting Up Strong Numbers

Brandon Halas, Correspondent (@BrandonHalasFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net– Kelvin Dean Jr. has been tearing it up this season. In the first month, the senior running back put up a 5A District 2 high of 613 yards on 67 carries and eight touchdowns. That is an average of 153 yards per game along with two touchdowns in each.

In every game he’s played, the Temple commit has shown why defenses game plan around him. In his first game of the season, Dean Jr. only put up 40 rushing yards on 11 carries and averaged 3.6 yards per carry. Against Leon, he was an immovable object; he put up 173 yards on 13 carries and also had a touchdown. This was only through two and a half quarters due to an injury that kept him out for the rest of the game.

The next week he was back on the field against Chiles where he put up 115-yards on 17 carries and another touchdown. Dean Jr. hit it out of the park against Gadsen County. He rushed for 285 yards on 26 carries. On those carries, six of them were touchdowns. With numbers like these, Dean Jr. will be close to his career high from last season of 1,836 rushing yards.

The season is still young. Dean Jr. hopes that his numbers lead to more as Rickards this season is 1-4. The Temple commit looks to take the momentum of last week’s phenomenal performance to Gene Cox this Friday night as Rickards takes on Lincoln.

Godby Dominates Leon 57-0

Brandon Halas, Correspondent (@BrandonHalasFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net– The Godby Cougars overpowered Leon on both sides of the ball leading to a decisive win 57-0.

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From the start of the first quarter, the Cougars were on fire. After forcing a quick three and out from Leon, Godby pounded the ball with Tyriq Parramore leading to their first touchdown of the game.

The Lions fought back on the next drive as Paxton Tomaini connected with DJ Campbell for a 48-yard play, but ultimately the drive was unsuccessful as Leon would miss a 26-yard field goal. Godby followed up with an 11-play drive, culminating in Trey Fisher touchdown to Jahiem Knight from 34 yards out.

After a Christion Williams interception, Fisher connected with junior Alvin Jones III for a 48-yard touchdown. The score was 18-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter saw much of the same. After three consecutive drives ending with punts, Godby was back on the board as senior running back Kamron Martin punched it in to make it 24-0. On the Lions’ next possession, Williams would get his second interception of the game. The Cougar offense would follow with a 64-yard sprint by junior running back Jaquez Yant for another score.

After another three and out from Leon, Fisher would get in the end zone one more time as he found Macho Arza from four yards out. At the half, the score was 37-0.

The third quarter started with a 60-yard bomb from Fisher to Jones III to make it 43-0. On their next drive, Parramore would get his second touchdown of the game to make it 50-0. Jahiem Knight would also score again late in the fourth, making the final score 57-0.

Fisher had a total of 316 passing yards and four passing touchdowns.

“Our receivers made all the plays, did most of the work, I was just the guy to throw them the ball,” Fisher said.

The Cougars rushing game was also crucial as they picked up nearly 200 rushing yards and another five touchdowns split between Knight, Yant, Martin, and Parramore.

Leon looks to bounce back from their two-game losing streak and get above .500 next week against Gateway in Kissimmee. Godby will be happy to play their first home game next week against Titusville.

 

Trojans Win On Historic Night

 

Brandon Halas, Correspondent (@BrandonHalasFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net– The Lincoln Trojans made history in a  75-0  win against the Hudson Cobras, including 41 in the first half.

Lincoln set the tone early against Hudson. Junior quarterback, Christopher Beard threw for 160 yards on 8-10 passing attempts and had four passing touchdowns. On the receptions were Sage Ennis, Marko Skarica, and Kamari Morales twice. Skarica also had a 55-yard punt return in the quarter and Caleb Matthews ran for 75-yards with a touchdown. 

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Lincoln Trojans QB Christopher Beard

In a reverse of positions, the second quarter saw Morales throw a 38-yard bomb to Beard in the end zone. The Trojans held the Cobras to 15 yards in the half with interceptions by Markus Knight and Jalen Glaze.

After a short weather delay, Lincoln found themselves in the endzone again as Jaylond Pendleton got his first of two rushing touchdowns to put the team up at half 54-0.

The second half saw much of the same as Pendleton would rush for a 35-yard touchdown, making it 61-0. Lincoln also got a chance to see Anthony Rowe at quarterback. He would throw for 51 yards and score on a running play to conclude the third quarter 68-0.

In a quick fourth quarter, Raymond Ashley would score the final touchdown of the game, making it the most points in Lincoln history, 75-0.

“Honestly, I wasn’t aware of the records, but it’s good to know that this team will go down in history as the team to put down 75,” Beard said on the accomplishment.

The Trojans look to carry on their winning ways next week against at Lowndes.

Six Turnovers Gets Leon Past Rickards

Brandon Halas, Correspondent (@BrandonHalasFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – The Leon Lions football team forced the Rickards Raiders into six turnovers to extend their record to 2-0 on the year with a close 22-21 win Friday night at Gene Cox Stadium.

The game was dominated early by Rickards as they went up early 7-0 behind a 40-yard touchdown by Kelvin Dean Jr. Leon would capture its first turnover on a Khamari Brown interception that was returned for 33 yards. That led to a 19-yard touchdown by junior quarterback Paxton Tomaini on the first play of the second quarter.

The second quarter was defined by turnovers as Rickards gave away another interception to junior Marvin Easley.

“Getting turnovers is something we practiced all week,” Easley said.

Again the turnover would lead to points. The Lions would kick a field goal making it 9-7 going into the half.

Rickards came out rejuvenated in the second half behind senior quarterback, Blake Goins as he led Rickards downfield culminating in a nine-yard rush to put the Raiders back on top 14-9. Tomanini and the Lions responded quickly with a nine-yard quarterback rush of their own, regaining the lead 15-14.

Rickards’ rushing game was hurt by the injury of leading rusher, Kelvin Dean Jr., on an awkward landing on a rush in the third quarter. Dean Jr. put up a staggering 145 rushing yards along with a touchdown through three quarters.

Rickards would take back the lead again with a quick strike from Goins making it 21-15 heading into the fourth quarter. However, on their next possession, Leon would get another takeaway when sophomore Jarvis Williams picked off Goins. On the following Leon punt, Rickards fumbled the return and the Lions recovered the ball on the five-yard line. Parker Williams would punch it in on the goal line making it 22-21.

Although Dean Jr. left earlier with an undisclosed injury, sophomore De’andre Francis picked up the load for the rest of the game for the Rickards running attack as he totaled 53 yards in the fourth. Once again, a fumble led to another turnover for the Raiders. Leon would run out the clock, gaining their second win of the season.

“Overall, it was just a great team win,” Tomaini said. He finished the game with 120 total yards. “Any time your defense gets six turnovers, your more than likely going to win.” 

Rickards looks to bounce back from their 0-2 start next week against Chiles. As for Leon, they look to ride their 2-0 start into the rest of the season. The Lions take on Sandalwood September 7th at home.

“Leon we’re back on the map!” Easley said.