With Golden Gate missing its top two quarterbacks, star running back Jouvensly Bazile carried the Titans to a 14-7 victory over Lely. Adam Fisher/naplesnews.com
GOLDEN GATE 14, LELY 7
• Jouvensly Bazile was the story of the night. With Golden Gate missing its top two quarterbacks (Jay Herard and Ryan Magel) to injury, Bazile took the Titans on his shoulders. The Washington State recruit carried the ball 53 times, rushing for 250 of Golden Gate’s 252 total yards. Bazile scored both touchdowns.
• Lely star running back Henderson Francois was almost as impressive. He had 154 yards on 18 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown burst to break a scoreless tie and give the Trojans the lead early in the third quarter.
• With the game tied 7-7, Lely lost a fumble with 7:33 left to play. Golden Gate linebacker Chris Charlestin recovered near midfield. The Titans drove 51 yards in six plays – all Bazile rushes – and took the lead on the running back’s 4-yard dive with 5:35 left.
• Lely had a first-and-goal at the Golden Gate 4 with 37 seconds left in the first half. However, following a penalty, the Trojans lost a fumble on the next play. Lely finished with 220 yards of offense, 73 of which came on Francois’ long run.
• Golden Gate matched the program’s best start to a season by improving to 3-0. The Titans also won their first three games in 2010 before finishing 5-5 and missing the playoffs. “Our one simple goal this year is to reach our full potential,” Golden Gate’s eighth-year coach Mike DiGrigoli said. “Even tonight, I know statistically Lely wasn’t supposed to be a close matchup, but under the circumstances – Lely’s homecoming, they’re our rival, we’re without our two quarterbacks – I knew it was going to be a battle. We reached full potential tonight for the situation we were in.”
Records: Golden Gate 3-0, Lely 0-2
Next games: Sept. 14 – Golden Gate vs. Fort Meade; Lely at Clewiston
-- Adam Fisher
GG 0 0 7 7 – 14
L 0 0 7 0 – 7
L – Henderson Francois 73 run (John Liberal kick), 10:47
GG – Jouvensly Bazile 5 run (Augustin Morales kick), 3:11
GG – Bazile 4 run (Morales kick), 5:35
MIAMI-MONSIGNOR PACE 35, GULF COAST 33
At Tudryn Field
• Friday was Senior Night at Gulf Coast. The ceremony was held at the extended half and all 27 Sharks football players along with the cheerleaders were introduced to the large crowd. While that went on, the rest of the Gulf Coast football players were kept active to the side by the coaching staff.
• The clincher came with 1:23 to go. Gulf Coast was at the Monsignor Pace 30, trailing by the final margin. After a timeout, senior Anthony Henderson -- who had a huge night -- got the call. But the Spartans quickly unloaded on him. The measurement showed the Sharks were short by about an inch.
• Gulf Coast's Henderson carried the load for the Sharks all night. And he was as consistent as can be. He had 100 yards and two touchdowns -- 41 and three yards -- in the first half and 100 more yards on 10 more carries in the second half. Besides the 41-yard TD, Henderson had runs of 12, 16, 10, 39 and 27 yards.
• Senior Thomas Willis was the big man for Monsignor Pace. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder is a punishing runner with some quickness. Definitely a popper. He had three of the Spartans' touchdowns and got the carries on just about every important short-yardage situation. He finished with 132 yards on 22 carries.
• There wasn't lots of passing here. The Sharks love to air it out, but with Henderson having such success, they dialed it back a tad. But both quarterbacks were opportunistic. Gulf Coast junior Justin Mattia was 9 of 16 for 185 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. His Monsignor Pace counterpart, senior William Ferreira, was 3 of 8 for 24 yards and a crucial touchdown. He also was not picked off.
Records: Monsignor Pace (3-0), Gulf Coast (2-1)
Next games: Sept. 14 -- Monsignor Pace at American Heritage; Gulf Coast vs. Naples
-- Dana Caldwell
MP 14 14 7 0 -- 35
GC 9 17 7 0 -- 33
MP -- Thomas Willis 8 run (Ruben Masters kick), 8:41
GC -- Charlie Mendez 80 pass from Justin Mattia (kick failed), 8:27
MP -- Willis 1 run (Masters kick), 4:47
GC -- Jacob Strassel 41 FG, 1:35
GC -- Anthony Henderson 3 run (Alex Osinski pass from Mattia), 11:48
GC -- Strassel 31 FG, 9:51
GC -- Henderson 41 run (run failed), 7:37
MP -- Willis 1 run (Masters kick), 5:50
MP -- Tyrone Douglas 12 pass from William Ferreira (Masters kick), :06
MP -- Demetri Pierre 13 fumble return (Masters kick), 7:39
GC -- Luke Baker 14 pass from Mattia (Strassel kick), 6:06
SFCA 27, CSN 22
At Schilling Field, Community School
• SFCA finally got off the shneid on the scoreboard and in the win column. Losing by a combined score of 84-0 in their first two games, the Kings scored for the first time this season when WR/RB Brandon Lawrence punched one in from a yard out midway through the second quarter.
• Player of the Game: Lawrence. The 6-foot, 185 lb. senior was a beast. Lawrence, a University of New Hampshire recruit, ran for more than 200 yards, including scoring runs of 1, 89, and 43 yards.
• Play of the Game: SFCA QB/FS Cade Daugherty picked off his CSN counterpoint Richard Reisinger and ran it back for a 60-yard touchdown late in the third to give the Kings an 11-point lead.
• CSN, after stopping the Kings on 4th-and-1 on their 33-yard line with two minutes left, had a chance to win the game. But SFCA sacked Reisinger twice to ice the game.
• Penalties hurt CSN in the first half. The Seahawks offense had 10 flags thrown against them in the first two quarters alone.
• The CSN defense, especially the line, was dominant in the first half, sacking Daugherty for a safety and holding Lawrence in check.
Records: CSN 1-2, SFCA 1-2
Next games: Sept. 14 --SFCA vs. Evangelical Christian, CSN vs. Gateway Charter
-- Scott Clair
SFCA 0 7 20 0 - 27
CSN 2 0 14 6 -- 22
CSN -- Safety :45
SFCA — Lawrence 1 run (Faraj kick) 5:01
CSN — Reisinger 6 run (Abood kick) 9:36
SFCA — Lawrence 89 run (kick missed) 9:01
CSN — Murphey 12 pass from Reisinger (Abood kick) 5:54
SFCA — Lawrence 43 run (Faraj kick) 1:29
SFCA — Daugherty 60 interception return (Faraj kick) :49
CSN — Hurdis 4 run (pass failed) 6:22
Video: Marco Island at First Baptist Naples Daily News
FIRST BAPTIST 41, MARCO ISLAND 0
At First Baptist
• The Rays were held to zero points for the third straight game and converted just six first downs. The biggest Rays play came on a 16-yard run from quarterback Joshua Ames.
• First Baptist quarterback Brady Dean racked up more than 110 passing yards and three passing touchdowns before getting pulled from the game at halftime. Similarly, Thomas Casey was pulled from the game at halftime after recording around 100 yards rushing, 60 receiving and three total touchdowns.
• The Lions defense was huge all game recording multiple tackles for loss, including at least four sacks. More than eight players recorded at least one tackle for loss.
• Keeping the team motivated in a blowout isn’t too difficult for FBA head coach Billy Sparacio. “They know how hard they have to work for just 10 or 11 games in a year,” Sparacio said. “They gotta take what they can get.”
• In the second half, the Rays got some things going with a two-quarterback system. Ames and Peter Morales traded off between running back and quarterback. That helped Ames gain 36 rushing yards in the third quarter and more than 50 for the game.
Records: First Baptist 2-0, Marco Island 0-3
Next games: Sept. 14 — Bishop Verot at First Baptist; Sept. 28—Marco Island at Keswick Christian
-- James Kellerman
MIA 0 0 0 0—0
FBA 28 13 0 0—41
FBA — Clint Wood 6 pass from Brady Dean (kick failed) 10:16
FBA — Austin Edie 45 run (Thomas Casey run) 6:59
FBA — Thomas Casey 26 run (Erick Tello kick) 3:23
FBA — Thomas Casey 43 pass from Brady Dean (Erick Tello kick) 1:01
FBA — Clint Wood 35 pass from Brady Dean (kick failed) 11:46
FBA — Thomas Casey 9 run (Erick Tello kick) 10:13
ESTERO 23, BAKER 13
at Fast AC Field at Jeff Sommer Stadium, Estero High School
• Estero junior quarterback Tanner Elliott passed for 227 yards and three touchdowns as the Wildcats earned their first victory of the regular season.
• Elliott connected with junior Ethan Montgomery 10 times in the game for 80 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter that allowed Estero to take a 10-6 lead into the halftime break.
• Wildcats senior wide receiver Myles Alceus caught a 62-yard touchdown pass from Elliott in the third quarter and finished the game with 102 yards receiving.
• Baker senior Patrick McCabe ripped off an 86-yard kick return for a touchdown that trimmed that Estero lead to 16-13 in the third quarter. He also finished the game with 64 receiving yards.
• Baker finished the game with 15 penalties for 150 yards.
Records: Estero 1-2, Baker 1-2
Next games: Friday, Sept. 14 — Estero at Palmetto Ridge, 7 p.m.; Baker at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
-- Carl Bleich
Baker 6 0 7 0—13
Estero 3 7 6 7—23
B -- Kaeden Price 47 pass from Evan Hubbard (kick failed), 2:59
E -- Mason Crowell 31 FG, 1:37
E -- Ethan Montgomery 28 pass from Tanner Elliott (Crowell kick), 5:52
E -- Myles Alceus 62 pass from Elliott (kick blocked), 10:33
B -- Patrick McCabe 86 kick return (Joey Napoli kick), 10:18
E -- Max Bosi 15 pass from Elliott (Crowell kick), 7:37
ST. JOHN NEUMANN 55, GATEWAY CHARTER 0
at St. John Neumann
GC 0 0 0 0 -- 0
SJN 21 21 6 7 -- 55
SJN -- Jensen Jones 75 run (Hamann kick) 5:43
SJN -- Joseph Donahue 30 run (Hamann kick) 3:08
SJN -- Jones 70 run (Birmingham kick)
SJN -- Wendy Luders run (kick good) 8:37
SJN -- Santamarina pass from Jones (Hamann kick) 7:05
SJN -- Oliver Wasem (kick good) 3:50
SJN -- Handy pass from Jones (kick blocked) 9:30
SJN -- Donahue (kick good) 3:50
North Fort Myers defense pitches second-half shutout to seal 15-10 victory over Palmetto Ridge Chris Tilley, Special to the News-Press
NORTH FORT MYERS 15, PALMETTO RIDGE 10
at North Fort Myers
• North’s Shomari Mason had the highlight play of the night, taking a short pass from Jesse Charles, then weaving and racing his way through the Bears’ defense for 63 yards and a touchdown in the second quarter.
• Kamonte Grimes provided the offense for Palmetto Ridge, catching three Evan Rodriguez passes for 92 yards and a TD -- all in the first half. The shortest of the three, a 13-yarder on fourth down, came despite double coverage. Grimes didn’t have a catch in the second half, and his one rushing attempt was a 4-yard loss on a big play by North’s Isiah Taylor.
• Other than Grimes’ receptions, the Red Knights throttled the Bears on offense. Palmetto Ridge players not named Kamonte Grimes managed a total of 30 yards.
• Ruby Mack came up with a big play for North’s defense, intercepting Rodriguez on fourth-and-13 deep in Red Knights territory to stop a Palmetto Ridge drive.
• North Fort Myers piled up the penalties, totaling 130 yards on 13 flags.
• The Bears recovered two fumbles, intercepted a pass and took over on downs after a bad snap on a North Fort Myers attempted punt.
-- USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA
PR 7 3 0 0 -- 10
NFM 8 7 0 0 -- 15
PR - Kamonte Grimes 34 pass from Evan Rodriguez (CJ Moya kick). 7:51.
NFM - Clayton Savinsky 22 pass from Jesse Charles (Savinsky run) 2:00.
PR - Moya 25 FG 8:56.
NFM - Shomari Mason 63 pass from Charles (Ethan Bennett kick) 8:41
Lehigh 27, South Fort Myers 13
At South Fort Myers
• Lehigh dominated in total yards, 342-82, to snap a six-game losing streak against South. The Lightning last beat the Wolfpack in 2009 and hadn’t won at South since the school’s opening year, 2005. South still leads the all-time series 8-4.
• Lightning senior running back James Chaney broke multiple long runs to finish with more than 100 yards and one touchdown. Senior quarterback Delshawn Green’s 62-yard scoring run in the first quarter also helped Lehigh to 241 yards on 37 carries, an average of 6.5 yards per run.
• South started the game with sophomore Ra’heem Gibson at quarterback before switching to Week 1 starter Damian Bloomer just before the start of the second quarter. The Wolfpack netted just 18 rushing yards and were 8-of-31 passing.
• South scored both of its touchdowns after bad punt snaps by Lehigh. Sophomore Malik Curtis scored on a fourth-and-5 pass from the 11 in the second quarter and on a 21-yard catch between two defenders in the third quarter on the first play after a snap over the Lehigh punter.
• Lehigh committed more than a dozen false starts after switching to a new center this week. The Lightning finished with at least 20 penalties of the 5-yard variety.
Records: Lehigh 2-0, South 0-3
Next games: Sept. 11 -- Sebring at Lehigh; Sept. 14 -- Fort Myers at South Fort Myers
-- Seth Soffian
Lehigh 14 0 6 7 – 27
South Fort Myers 0 7 6 0 – 13
Lehigh – Delshawn Green 62 run (Gabriel Rodriguez kick), 8:00
Lehigh – D’Mateo Collins 21 pass from Green (Rodriguez kick), 1:10
South – Malik Curtis 11 pass from Damian Bloomer (Ra’heem Gibson kick), 8:08
Lehigh – James Chaney 5 run (kick blocked), 5:48
South – Curtis 21 pass from Bloomer (kick blocked), 1:51
Lehigh – Jimmy Braxton 1 run (Rodriguez kick), 1:38