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Florida HSFB Report Week 3-Hurricane Irma Week

The Florida high school football week 3 schedule was hit heavy by the approaching Hurricane Irma. Some games were moved up to Thursday, others were cancelled, some were postponed with uncertainty of if they will ever be played. Other games were played even out-of-state on Friday. Here are the games of interest that we followed this week.

Vanguard (3-0) handed rival North Marion (0-3) its third straight loss to open a season for the first time since 1994. The Knights jumped on the Colts early and often and ran away with a 45-0 victory. Vanguard is a heavy favorite in the Marion County area and has contender status in the 6A class under fourth-year head coach Edwin Farmer. Knights’ quarterback Marquez Glover passed for over 250 yards and three touchdowns passing.

The game was never in doubt as Vanguard raced to a 31-0 halftime lead and early in the third quarter enforced Florida’s running clock rule after going up 38-0. Vanguard capped the scoring when backup quarterback Trevonte Rucker hit Russell Tolbert for a 15-yard touchdown pass for the final 45-0 margin.

The shutout ended a 94-game streak for North Marion and the 45-point defeat was their worst shutout loss since 1983.

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Hurricane Irma did not halt all Florida High School Football

Miami Central (3-0) was able to leave south Florida on Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Irma for the pacific time zone. The Rockets had a nationally televised date with Nevada power and private school Bishop Gorman (1-2). Gorman is ranked higher than Miami Central in most every respectable national poll but were coming of their first loss last week to Mater Dei (CA).That loss snapped Gorman’s 55-game winning streak.

Miami Central was unfazed by the lore of Bishop Gorman and represented the state of Florida and southeastern high school  well coming away with a 24-14 victory.

James Cook rushed for over 200 yards with rushing touchdowns of 83 and 87 yards. Cook’s 87-yard touchdown run came moments after an interception by Chris Metayer inside the Bishop Gorman five with less than four minutes remaining in the game. The Rockets win marked the first time Bishop Gorman had loss consecutive games since 2006.

Other scores of interest:

Bartram Trail defeated Clay 49-28

Lakeland defeated Apopka 42-35

Bolles defeated First Coast 34-26

Forest defeated Mount Dora 48-39

Fort White shutout Santa Fe 49-0

Wakulla defeated Taylor County 47-14

Belleview defeated Palaka 49-34

Dr. Phillips defeated West Orange 44-24

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North Marion Defeats Forest In Spring Football

The JV squads lead off the spring football game between county opponents Forest and North Marion. North Marion won last season’s spring and regular season games. In the 2013 spring game the varsity went first followed by the JV. In 2014 they flipped it.

North Marion’s JV handled Forest 32-0 after their half.

In the varsity half North Marion needed only one play. Rising junior Freddie Swain caught an 89-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Seiler in the third quarter, as North Marion won 7-0 in the varsity portion of the game.

For North Marion, it was the first time a Stephen Field’s led team took the field in a game situation since Craig Damon moved on. The Colts have made the playoffs 14 straight seasons. Field took over this year coming from South Florida.

James Allen rushed for over 100 yards in the game showing signs from his sophomore season. Allen is now a senior on a team with Cameron Mackey and Jack Reed among others on the radar with recruiting services.

North Marion and Forest Hosting Regional Quarterfinals

North Marion (20-7) won their second consecutive Class 5A District 6 title last week. The Colts defeated Eastside 10-0 and Palatka 6-1 in the district tournament to advance to the regional quarterfinals. Walker Burgess hit a two-run homer and pitcher Garrison Vandeventer tossed a two-hitter with seven strikeouts in the win over Palatka. North Marion will host Clay (Green Cove Springs) in the regional quarterfinals Thursday May 2nd at North Marion. The winner will face the Creekside (St. Johns)/Palatka winner in the regional semifinals.

The Forest Wildcats (23-3) baseball team won the Class 7A District 1A title advancing to the regional quarterfinals. Forest defeated Buchholz 4-3 and Chiles (Tallahassee) 9-3 in the district tournament and will host Fletcher (Neptune Beach). The winner will face the winner of Chiles (Tallahassee)/Fleming Park (Orange Park) in the regional semifinals.
Blake Waldren was the winning pitcher for the Wildcats in the come-from-behind victory over Chiles allowing only 5 hits and 3 runs, ringing up 5 strikeouts and pitching out of several jams in the district championship game. Richard Lagasse, Jordon Austin and Ben Ellzey each scored two runs while Joshua Greene, Kirby McMullen and Hank Truluck each scored a run as Forest scored three runs in the bottom of the third and six runs in the bottom of the fourth, erasing a 3-0 deficit to 9-3 win.