Haines City routs Discovery; LCS wins and more

HAINES CITY — Haines City played their biggest game in years last week, which ended in a one-point loss to Winter Haven. The Hornets will play their next big game next week against Ridge Community.

Although they have yet to prove they are up to the challenge in a big game, they have continued to show that they have few problems with lesser competition.

Haines City’s 40-0 win over Discovery was nearly over in the first quarter and was officially over after three quarters when officials heard Discovery was calling the game.

The Hornets led 21-0 after the first quarter and were one extra point away from starting the second half with a clock running as they kicked off the second half with a 34- 0.

Ke’shon Tyler’s 80-yard kickoff return for the game’s final points immediately started the running clock.

Tyler started the game with an 18-yard touchdown run. nine also scored two touchdowns, and 15 and 13 also scored touchdowns.

Haines City finished with 254 total rushing yards – all in the first half – and held Discovery to just 63 yards.

Haines City spreads wealth on the pitch

Time has made Haines City one-dimensional. Against Discovery, the Hornets have five running backs in just one half. Tyler led with 77 yards on six carries. Kanai Washington had a 28-yard rush and an 18-yard rush, and Smith also had a 13-yard touchdown and finished with 30 yards on three carries.

Haines City running back Ke'shon Tyler follows the block of teammate Tramel Cowart (9) en route to an 18-yard touchdown run in the first quarter Friday night at Joe Stangry Stadium.

The Hornets want to use the passing game more

Haines City manager Pat Herrington knows his team can run, but he also wants to be able to pass.

Herrington wanted to see more assists against Discovery.

Quarterback Samauri Wilson was 3 of 6 for 59 yards and also had a completion cut nullified by a penalty.

“I wanted to watch our passing game a bit more,” said Haines City manager Pat Herrington. “We have a young quarterback. Our quarterback is 14 and in 10th grade. We can’t put the game on his shoulders at 14. Tonight I wanted to throw the ball a bit more to see his decision to deal with.”

Haines City anticipate the next big game

The Hornets will need a win over the Bolts next week to stay in contention for the district title. Last week, the Hornets lost to Winter Haven, 7-6, in rainy conditions.

“We made a lot of mistakes on the offensive line last week against Winter Haven,” Herrington said. “We didn’t make the right line calls. It was a big game for our guys. Our guys didn’t get in a lot of big games. A lot of our guys didn’t know how to seize the opportunity. “

Herrington also pointed out that the Hornets don’t have a field goal kicker and have spent the past week trying to find one.

Kamau Francis won the kick and scored some extra points.

“If we had a field goal kicker last week against Winter Haven, it could have been totally different,” Herrington said.

Lakeland Christian 28, Hardee 21

Parker St. John threw TC Bell, Parker Galberaith and Dr. Hughes touchdown passes as the Viking controlled the game

The Vikings led 28-7, and Hardee made it closer by scoring against the substitutes.

Antifreeze 29, Avon Park 22

AVON PARK — Frostproof staged a rally in the second half, scoring the game’s final 21 points to escape with a victory.

Daiveon Pittman returned a fumble for the game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes left.

“The guys came together really well in the second half,” said Frostproof head coach Rod McDowell. “We went flat in the first half. I have to do a better job of getting the guys up before the game.

Mulberry High School running back Lloyd Knight (1) breaks free as he rushes for the team's first touchdown during the first quarter against Santa Fe High School at Mulberry High Friday night.  September 23, 2022.

Mulberry 41, Santa Fe 21

MULBERRY — The Panthers went for over 400 yards and three different players passed the 100-yard mark in a rout of the Hawks at the Phosphate Bowl.

Lloyd Knight led Mulberry with 125 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half.

Tay Burgess added 117 yards and two touchdowns and Josh Bellamy had 107 yards on Carrie’s seven to give Mulberry their first win of the year.

In all, the Panthers rushed for 439 yards and built a big 41-14 halftime lead.

Mulberry High SchoolÕs Devin Burgess (2) rushes up during the first quarter against Santa Fe High School at Mulberry High Friday night.  September 23, 2022.

All Saints 49, St. John’s Lutheran 0

WINTER HAVEN — All Saints showed their big-play ability as the Saints went unbeaten with a rout on Friday night.

The Saints (5-0) have 387 total rushing yards with quarterback Daunte Giles amassing 265 total yards.

Giles rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns (2, 7, 74) and also threw a 61-yard touchdown to Claudarius Bell. It was part of a 3-on-3 night for Giles with 125 yards.

Dontravius ​​Bell also had a big night on the ground, scoring on his only two attempts from 72 and 50 yards.

Claudarius also had a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown.

other games

Winter Haven 40, Celebration 16

Ridge 53, East Ridge 27

Poinciana 20, Tenoroc 2

Lake Placid 52, Lake District 40

St. Stephen’s 42, Jordan Christian 0

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