About COLIN DOWNEY
BiographyColin Downey is a freelance writer for the Daily News.
Prep football: Alexander's interception sparks Immokalee rally past Cape Coral
Published 10/12/2012 at 11:27 p.m.
Who better to change the momentum of a game than an All-American? That was the case Friday night when Immokalee shook off plenty of rust to take a 30-10 win over host Cape Coral.
Prep football: Palmetto Ridge holds off Gulf Coast for Mitchell's first win
Published 09/07/2012 at 10:59 p.m.
When you need more than one hand to count your turnovers, chances are your football team did not win the game. That was the case for Gulf Coast on Friday night as it fell 14-5 to visiting Palmetto Ridge.
Prep football: Mistakes prove costly as Green Wave bounce Barron
Published 11/18/2011 at 11:11 p.m.
A series of early mistakes and a relentless Green Wave defense put an end to Barron Collier’s playoff run with a 29-7 loss to Fort Myers Friday.
Prep football: Evangelical Christian rolls over St. John Neumann
Published 11/04/2011 at 10:51 p.m.
For 10 minutes, St. John Neumann played the district title game the way it planned. Then, the lights went out. A power outage and a big shift in momentum coincided as Evangelical Christian completed a perfect regular season in a ...
Prep football: St. John Neumann clinches playoff berth with win over SWFCA
Updated 10/29/2011 at 1:02 a.m.
Mother Nature nor a team of Kings could keep St. John Neumann from realizing a very large goal Friday night. With their 21-14 win over the hosting Kings, the Celtics (6-3, 5-1 2A-6) clinched a spot in the playoffs.
Prep football: South's comeback bid at Fort Myers fizzles in overtime STATS
Published 10/14/2011 at 11:25 p.m.
Momentum can be fickle. An incredible last-minute score and two-point conversion gave South Fort Myers (4-2, 3-1 Class 6A-District 11) a chance in overtime, but Fort Myers (5-2, 3-1) walked away with a 35-28 homecoming win Friday night.
Prep football: St. John Neumann holds off ODA
Updated 09/24/2011 at 11:42 a.m.
As a final heave into the end zone sailed through the air, St. John Neumann’s defenders knew they had worked too hard all night to see a big win slip away at the buzzer.
Prep football: South Fort Myers ekes out win over Lehigh
Updated 09/17/2011 at 11:51 a.m.
Incredible kicking rarely makes a headline, but South Fort Myers would have been hard pressed to pull off its 17-14 win over visiting Lehigh without plenty of fancy footwork.
Prep football: Cypress Lake hangs on to beat Lely
Published 09/09/2011 at 11:18 p.m.
A tipped ball in the end zone with less than a minute to play led to the interception that sealed Cypress Lake’s 15-7 victory over visiting Lely on Friday night.
Prep football: St. John Neumann handles Bradenton-St. Stephen's
Published 09/02/2011 at 11:02 p.m.
With coaches using shovels to scrape water from the field just before the game, both teams understood the football would be tough to hold onto Friday night.
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