Florida High quarterback Ronnie Harrison passed for 170 yards, ran for 67 and even picked off an East Gadsden pass to lead the Seminoles past the visiting Jaguars 35-18 in a District 1-4A contest Friday night.
Harrison passed for a touchdown and ran for two in an outstanding performance that allowed Florida High to lift their overall record to 5-2 and their district mark to 2-0, all but insuring them a spot in next month’s state play-offs.
The Jaguars, who suffered five turnovers during the game, fell to 3-5 overall and 1-1 in district play.
Quarterback Al Peterson had a monster passing game for East Gadsden in the loss, throwing for 371 yards and three touchdowns.
Two of the scoring throws went to Kendre James who finished the night with 132 receiving yards. Peterson’s third scoring toss went to Corey Allyne. La’Javier Turner led the Jaguar rushing with 58 yards and his 70 yards receiving helped him pass the 100-yard total offense yardage mark.
Even with all the offense, a total of 12 injury timeouts and 14 penalties kept the game from even getting close to an even flow contest.
East Gadsden is open this week and will face Walton County in a home game Friday night, November 1. That game will decide if the Jaguars make the FHSAA play-offs for the third year in a row.
BOBCATS BLASTED IN THE BAYOU
The Munroe football team spent most of Friday night’s game at Rocky Bayou trying to bottle up the Knights’ Levi Derry.
Derry scored four rushing touchdowns and one on a pass reception leading Rocky Bayou to a 56-13 win over the Bobcats.
In all, Derry had 141 rushing yards and 56 on pass receptions. Quarterback Tyler Paskell passed for 194 yards in the game and had two scoring tosses to John Preston besides his touchdown throw to Derry.
The game was actually close until late in the first half when Munroe botched a chance to tie the game. The Knights scored just before the intermission to take a 21-7 lead.
Rocky Bayou stormed for a 35-point third quarter to get a running clock game to wrap things up.
Bo Bailey and Myles Edwards scored the Munroe touchdowns. Bailey rushed for his score and had 139 yards running in the game.
Edward got his touchdown on a pass from Will Harris and had 77 yards in receptions and 72 rushing yards.
Defensively, Jayln Lewis snagged an interception for the Bobcats, who saw their record fall to 4-3.
This week Munroe will host Temple Christian in their annual homecoming game at 7:30 PM at Corry Field on Friday night.