Blowouts, close games highlight week 4 of prep football
Mainland and Trinity win big; DeLand rallies past Seabreeze
COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER
Mainland High School finally got its offense going as the football team racked up 436 yards to beat Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast 35-0. The Buccaneers defense forced two turnovers and allowed just 156 yards.
Cameron Hadley threw for 181 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 65 more with two scores while Travis Lowe ran for 124 yards for Mainland.
DeLand transfer Marquion Lane accounted for 420 yards (224 rushing, 196 passing) and eight touchdowns (five rushing, three passing) to lead Deltona Trinity Christian Academy to a 61-19 romp over Ormond Beach Calvary Christian Academy. Tyler Aziz added 158 yards rushing for Trinity. Deyon Tucker led Calvary with two kickoff return touchdowns.
Colteen Robinson threw a Hail Mary touchdown pass to Gabe Schrade as time expired as DeLand rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat Seabreeze 23-22.
JoJo Kemp ran for two touchdowns for DeLand. Connor Blair threw touchdown two passes to Rashoud Floyd and Tre Rodriguez had a rushing score for Seabreeze.
New Smyrna, Atlantic, University, Warner unbeaten
New Smyrna Beach defeated Flagler Palm Coast 21-7 to claim the early spot as the area’s best team. Marcus Johnson threw for 177 yards while D’Cota Dixon ran for 107 yards to lead New Smyrna Beach. The Barracudas’ defense held the Bulldogs to 140 yards. Dalton Thomas’ 85-yard touchdown pass to Willie Gardner was the lone score for Flagler Palm Coast.
Atlantic improved to 3-0 with a 54-14 blowout win over Deltona. The Sharks gained 335 yards of offense. Alex Bell threw for three touchdowns and ran for another while Chris Jones ran for 83 yards for Atlantic. Abel Louise had an 83-yard kickoff return touchdown and Aaron Summer threw a touchdown pass to Evan Hinson for Deltona.
University rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Kissimmee Gateway 20-13. The Titans committed four turnovers and needed one last defensive stand to improve to 3-0 for the first time in history. Randy Cianciotto threw for 174 yards with a touchdown and ran for 75 more with a score while Josh Diaz had 116 receiving yards for University.
Marcus Dixon ran for 156 yards with three scores to lead Warner Christian to a 42-0 win over Vero Beach St. Edwards. Demarius Tillmon and Khalil Hicks added touchdown runs while Drew Eckels threw a touchdown pass to Bentlee Critcher for the Eagles.
Creek and Lopez get first wins; Trinity triumphs
Spruce Creek got its first win of the season with a 37-0 shutout of Deltona’s Pine Ridge. The Hawks ran for 190 yards. Collin Olsen ran for 63 yards with three touchdowns and Craig Peludat threw 198 yards with touchdown passes to Michael Colubiale (32 yards) and Eugene McGirt (61 yards) for Creek.
Father Lopez got its first win of the season with a 20-16 win over Windermere Prep. Lopez snapped a seven-game losing streak dating back to last season. Joe Bodden’s one-yard score with six minutes left was the game winner. The Green Wave’s defense made two key stops in the final minutes.
Bodden finished with 138 yards rushing with a score along with 57 passing with a touchdown f or the Green Wave. Boogie Mills added 135 yards rushing for Lopez.
Umatilia-40, Taylor-0; Jacksonville University-38, Matanzas-29.
This week’s top games
Cocoa (0-2) at Warner (3-0): Cocoa has struggled against top-notch national competition, but they are still loaded with talent. The Tigers won state titles from 2008-2010. Last year Cocoa beat Warner. The Eagles are talented but has to play close to mistake free to win.
Bishop Moore at (1-2, 0-0) Atlantic (3-0, 0-0): The Sharks get a chance to start 4-0 but more importantly a chance to get out on top in the district standings. Atlantic will face its toughest tests yet against the Hornets.
Spruce Creek (1-2, 0-0) at DeLand (1-2, 0-0): A big game as it’s the district opener for both teams. Both teams get a shot to get back to .500. DeLand has more weapons and is the favorite.
Melbourne Florida Air (1-1, 0-0) at Father Lopez (1-2, 0-1): Lopez is much improved, but it will be tested with Florida Air. Nonetheless, Lopez should compete and have a shot to win.
Sanford Seminole (1-2, 0-0) at University (3-0, 0-0): The Titans are looking for not only a 4-0 start but to win their district opener. They will have their hands full with the Seminoles.
Prep Sports Seven Football
1. New Smyrna (3-0), 2. Flagler Palm Coast (2-1), 3. Mainland (2-1), 4. Warner (3-0), 5. Atlantic (3-0), 6.University (3-0), 7. Trinity (2-1).
Others: DeLand (1-2), Seabreeze (1-2), Spruce Creek (1-2), Taylor (2-1).
1. New Smyrna, 2. Flagler Palm Coast, tie 3. Seabreeze, Mianland, 4. Warner, 5. Atlantic, 6. University, 7. Trinity.