By Brittanie Richardson, Franchise Sports
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (www.franchisesportsonline.net)–
Senior running back Andre Williams made his presence known on the field, finishing with 102 yards, on 14 carries and two touchdowns.
“My teammates gave me the courage to run and they provided some great blocks for me,” said Williams. “My coaches put a lot of pressure on me, but it feels good to know that they believe in me.”
Junior fullback Lamar Metzs also had an explosive night. Metzs contributed to the game with one touchdown, 35 carries, two completed 2-point conversions and 208 rushing yards.
“The line blockers really did their assignments tonight,” said Metzs. “This was a team effort tonight and without the team I couldn’t have made the plays I did.”
P.K. Yonge’s senior wide receiver D’Karas Fields scored a touchdown just before halftime to make the score 14-13.
The Blue Waves were unable to successfully complete the field goal. “The defense played well but we need to minimize our turnovers,” said Fields.
The score was the same at the end of the third quarter.
P.K. Yonge’s senior running back Je’rod Sheppard brought some energy to the field but was unable to score. “We need to play better as a team and work harder in practice,” said Sheppard.
Carlton McWhite contributed to the Baby Rattlers win with his intensity. McWhite targeted three receivers including Williams, Metzs and Michael Wallace who all scored.
The junior quarterback’s final touchdown pass came within the last two minutes of the game to Williams to seal the win.
P. K. Yonge’s head coach Rob Cox was proud of his team and said they played the best defense he has seen all season.
“They played hard and competed well tonight,” said Cox. “We just need to work on getting healthy and not making silly mistakes.”
Both teams faced several penalties in the game and struggled to find a rhythm.
FAMU High’s head coach Ira Reynolds was glad that his team was able to get the win even though it made several mistakes.
”We played very sloppy and committed too many penalties for the second week in a row,” said Reynolds. “We have to iron those things out become the competition is only going to get tougher from here and in order to win we have to cut out all of these mistakes.”
Reynolds continued, “We still need to work on our passing game.”
FAMU High (3-1) looks to gain another win next week on the road as they take on Marianna.