Godby, Rickards, Wakulla come away with one win, one loss in the Spring Jamboree

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Published on May 23, 2016 with No Comments

In what could be called a rematch of last year’s district championship, Rickards and Wakulla opened the first half of the Spring Jamboree with plenty of talent returning from last years teams. In yet another hard fought close contest the War Eagles edged the Raiders 15-14. The defending district champion, War Eagles, scored first on a QB keeper later in the second quarter Raiders answered with a 66 yard touchdown pass by Senior quarterback DJ Phillips.

Phillips also accounted for another rushing touchdown to give the Raiders the lead. Wakulla however, capitalized on a miscue by the Raider defense and reclaimed the lead on a rushing touchdown followed by a 2-pt conversion. “We got in everything we wanted to work on out of this spring game,” said Wakulla head coach Scott Klees “we really wanted to focus on running the ball and working with our offensive line”

In the second half the young, but talented, Godby Cougars were able to put away Wakulla behind a stellar defensive effort. In his third year at the helm, Godby head coach Todd Lanter had his work cut out for him managing a team that features a host of Sophomores and very few Seniors. Many doubts of inexperience were put to rest as Junior quarterback Kevin Shuler gave a solid effort in a 12-6 win.

Later in the 3rd half Samondre Johnson stole the show. The Senior running back racked-up nearly 150 yards in just under 20 min of play four the Cougars. Not to be outdone the Raiders tandem of Phillips and Marcus Riley was responsible for nearly 250 yards of total offense for the Raiders. Poised to extend their lead over Rickards, the Cougars squandered a great opportunity as Johnson fumbled the ball going into the end zone, resulting in a 100 yard scoop-and-score for the Raiders.

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