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Roundup: Liberty rolls Landrum, while Valley Ridge earns first win

JULINGTON CREEK – Our Game of the Week featured Liberty Pines and Landrum Wednesday at Plantation Park.

Like nearly every Game of the Week we have had so far, it wasn’t even close.

Liberty Pines comes out onto the field prior to its game with Landrum Wednesday.

On the first play from scrimmage, Eric Weatherly raced 71 yards untouched down the right sideline for a 7-0 lead just seconds into the game.

After a quick three and out, Weatherly struck again taking a 26 yard keeper for another score for a 14-0 lead.

Evan Fleischer cut the lead in half with a 1 yard run for the Lions cutting the lead to 14-6, after the two point pass was broken up.

The momentum didn’t last long as lineman Ezekiel Romero caught the ensuing kickoff and tossed it backwards to Weatherly, who raced 65 yards down the Wolves sideline for a 20-6 lead in the second quarter.

Two possessions later, backup quarterback Josh Carter handed the ball to Weatherly, who initially pulled up to throw a pass but tucked it back in and raced 85 yards for his fourth touchdown of the first half for a 28-6 lead.

The ensuing kickoff sailed over the Lions return guy pinning the Lions back at the 5-yard line. On the next play, Mason Mozo tipped the pass to himself and hauled in for an interception taking it back for a score and 36-6 halftime lead.

When play resumed in the third quarter, Weatherly scored his fifth touchdown of the game with a 30 yard run forcing a running clock with a 42-6 lead.

Mozo recovered a Lions fumble, which led to Dylon Chiedo’s 70 yard run on the ensuing play for a 50-6 lead in the fourth quarter. Ethan Video Game Miller added the two point conversion to give the Wolves their 50th point.

Gamble Rogers breaks through the banner and gets ready to take on Murray. Courtesy photo from Kim Kiff.

Gamble Rogers 30, Murray 6

Gamble Rogers (4-0) remained undefeated with a 30-6 win over rival Murray Wednesday in St. Augustine.

A 45-yard run by tailback Aaron Wynn opened the scoring, quarterback King Benford connected with Wynn for a 55 yard touchdown and a quick 14-0 lead.

Early in the second quarter, Wynn returned a short punt 35 yards for another touchdown to increase the lead to 21-0.

Benford, who completed 8 passes on the night between Terrell Newsome and Wynn, closed out the Stingrays scoring with a 32 yard run for a 30-0 lead.

Late in the game, linebacker Sean Harvey scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown for the Bulldogs to avoid the shut out.

Defensively, the Stingrays held Murray to three first downs in the game, while holding the Bulldogs to to 50 total yards.

Gamble Rogers head coach Matt Potak said Dylan Flynn, Noah Lawless, Kani Harris, Seth Stamps and Jordan Dunkin led the Stingrays on defense.

Valley Ridge 20, Sebastian 8

After starting the season with three consecutive losses, Valley Ridge (1-3) finally got in the win column with a 20-8 win over winless Sebastian (0-4) Wednesday at Davis Park.

Swiss Point 50, Pacetti Bay 6

Three straight wins for the Swiss Point Raiders (3-1) including a 50-6 win over host Pacetti Bay (1-3). The Raiders have now scored 127 points in 4 games, the third most in the county.

Fruit Cove 50, Patriot Oaks 6   

Fruit Cove (4-0) continues to roll with another easy win including a 50-6 win over Patriot Oaks Thursday at Creekside High School. The Flyers offense has now scored 186 points through four games, the second most points in the county.


Sept 26 (Tue)
Gamble Rogers at U.C., 5:30
Sept 27 (Wed)
Sebastian vs Fruit Cove (Plantation), 5
Swiss Point at Murray, 5
Liberty Pines at Pacetti Bay, 5
Landrum vs Patriot Oaks (Plantation), 7
Sept 30 (Sat)
Gamble Rogers vs Valley Ridge (Plantation), TBA