The Bears tried to put up a fight, but the Bucs’ talent proved to be too much in their 56-24 thumping Friday, Sept. 4, in Daytona.
Mainland (2-0) began its scoring onslaught early in the game, when speedster Adrian Killins burst through the hole for an 82-yard touchdown run on the Bucs’ second play of the game. On their next drive, Killins found the end zone a second time, from 14 yards out, which also pushed him past the century mark in just two Mainland possessions.
Although the Bucs were massively favored to win, Bartram Trail didn’t back down. They exchanged big plays with Florida’s 6A top team, and, after recovering its own onside kick, the Bears were in position to take the lead, but Jachai Polite forced a fumble and returned it all the way back for a 75-yard touchdown, which seemed to halt any momentum Bartram Trail had going.
Junior quarterback Denzel Houston connected with Randy Baker for a 45-yard score, Brant Williams for a 55-yard touchdown pass, and toward the end of the game, found Jason Colubiale from 15 yards out for his first ever touchdown catch. Baker also scored on a 37-yard trick play, and Demaurez Bellamy ran one in from 15 yards out.
While the Bucs were able to drop 50, Houston was not too thrilled with his team’s play.
“It was a good win, but it could’ve been a lot better,” Houston said. “The team is playing good, but we can play a lot better on both sides of the ball.”
Up next for the Bucs is Flagler Palm Coast at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at FPC.
Seabreeze falls to DeLand
It’s been another tough start to the Sandcrabs’ season, as they were held in check by the DeLand Bulldogs in a 44-17 losing effort Friday, Sept. 4, at DeLand.
Unlike the season opener, Seabreeze (0-2) did score, but they gave up too many yards and points to ever make run. Quarterback Anthony Butler threw his first touchdown of the season, a 17-yard hookup with Greg Dotson, and, later in the game, he scrambled to score a nine-yard touchdown run. Noah Motto provided the other points, a 21-yard field goal and two extra points.
The Sandcrabs and head coach Skip Saunier will look for win No. 1, when they play the University Titans at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Daytona Municipal Stadium.
Ormond Beach Gymnastics Center will host another open gym for anyone between the ages of 8-21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at 432 N. Nova Road.
Whether you are a beginner or have gymnastics experience, you can come by and practice old skills or brush up on new skills. This will be an open gym format, and there will only be light spotting. Coaches will be on the floor at all times. Call 676-3250.