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August 31, 2013
Highly-touted Orlando-Dr. Phillips showed a stingy defense and flashy offense, utilizing multiple weapons in a 35-0 thrashing at Orlando Timber Creek to open the 2013 season.
The win is the Panthers' 80th in its last 100 games, and has solidified DP as a team to watch in a nationally-competitive 8A-North group that includes Manatee, Apopka, Tampa Plant, Oviedo, First Coast and Fort Pierce Central.
Timber Creek began the game very methodical, utilizing star junior running back Jacques Patrick to pump out a six-minute, 75 yard drive that resulted in a missed field goal. The Wolves would get into DP territory three times in the first half, but it was Dr. Phillips that would grab the momentum with big plays.
And the Panthers would run with it.
Dr. Phillips got things going on the last play of the first quarter when quarterback Rudy Norwood connected with Memphis commit Roderick Proctor for a 45 yard gain to get deep into Timber Creek territory.
The Panthers would find pay dirt on their next play, as senior running back Kerry Bernard took a handoff around the left sideline for a 25 yard touchdown to put Dr. Phillips ahead, 7-0.
Timber Creek would punt again, unable to get anything going offensively, and Dr. Phillips made them pay quickly.
Facing 3rd and 8 from the Dr. Phillips 4, Bernard took a misdirection handoff through the middle of the field, shook two linebackers, steamrolled a defender and took the carry for a school record 96-yard touchdown run to put Dr. Phillips ahead, 14-0 at the half.
The Panthers made their intentions clear early in the third quarter, taking three consecutive drives for touchdowns to swell the lead to 35-0 six minutes into the second half.
Patrick finished the game with 98 yards rushing - marking the second time in his career that he has finished under the century mark - but the story of this game was "big plays by committee" for the Dr. Phillips offense.
Bernard, Marvin Marshall, Deionte Gaines and Rudy Norwood contributed to a 302 yard rushing effort for the Panthers, while senior wide receivers Roderick Proctor and Anthony Turner provided quick-outlet options Norwood.
Moving forward, Dr. Phillips will have a big match up with rival Orlando Olympia, which lost to Chris Weinke's IMG Academy in week one action. Timber Creek, still considered one of the top teams in the Central Florida area, will face Orlando Boone (0-1) in a game that should get the Wolves back on track.
Oviedo 27 Lyman 13
Oviedo 27 Lyman 13
Oviedo (1-0) jumped out to an early 20-0 lead over Longwood Lyman (0-1) Friday night and refused to relinquish it.
Davis struggled to find his grove early but finished the game 7 of 15 with 80 yards through the air and a touchdown. He also added 27 yards on the ground.
The Lions Junior RB Jurell Green started off the scoring early in the second quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run. Green finished the night with 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns, including the game-sealing touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Oviedo's other junior RB Justin Spencer also ran for 63 yards and a touchdown, on just three carries. His touchdown came on a 44-yard run where Spencer reversed field after breaking a tackle, leaving defenders behind as he gave Oviedo a 14-0 lead late in the second.
Oviedo's third touchdown of the first half came with 10 seconds left on the clock when Davis connected with junior WR Isaac Morales for a 51-yard touchdown. Lyman responded when WR Deshawn Applewhite returned a kickoff for an 88-yard touchdown with 2.8 seconds left in the first half.
The Oviedo defense held the greyhound's offense to just 158 yards of total offense while collecting three sacks and a punt block.
Lyman opened up the second half with a touchdown drive capped off by a 19-yard touchdown run by senior TE Greg Gooch; however, they failed to score again.
-- by Jake Lamb