The LaBelle Broncos rode their home range, using big plays to down the Marco Island Charter Middle School Eagles, 26-22 on Thursday.
In what Charter coach Mike Vanderjagt called the "mud bowl," the Eagles held LaBelle most of the game, but huge runs and one pass play made a difference.
It marked the first loss of the season to go with four wins for the Eagles.
The Broncos Michael Lopez wore number one on his back and he sure was all that in the game.
He scored on runs of 90, 60 and 60 yards, a 95-yard kickoff return and threw the ball on a 60-yard pass play for a score, with no time left in the first half. It was the Broncos only pass.
Vanderjagt said rain there had made it difficult to mix the passing game with the run for the Eagles. His son Jay threw just five passes, completing three for only 23 yards.
"We like to be around 50-50 on run and pass, but it wasn't possible with the wet conditions," Mike Vanderjagt said.
He said the Eagles offense moved the ball, but a few miscues, some involving a wet ball, hurt.
With Tyler Gresham and Will Hurst leading the rushing game, the Eagles totaled 203 yards on the ground. Gresham scored all three touchdowns. The Eagles were successful on two of three two-point conversions.
The home game Thursday at 6 p.m. may be canceled. The Eagles are to play Southwest Florida Christian Academy, but one of its players was struck by lightning at the start of practice last week. He was taken to a Tampa hospital where he passed away over the weekend.