On a night where it felt like Fall for the first time, NFC came out on their opening drive and drove the length of the field and never looked back. What was billed as a battle for small school supremacy in the Big Bend, ended up being a statement game for NFC for being the best in the Big Bend regardless of classification.
With Travis Blanks (Clemson commit) on the sideline nursing a hamstring injury it was their offensive stars that set the tone early for the Eagles. Matt Dobson and Jay Vickers ran rough shot through the vaunted Florida High defense to the tune five rushing TDs and almost 300 yards. Matt Dobson had 176 yards on 17 carries (3 TDs) and Jay Vickers had 97 yards on 15 carries (2 TDs).
However, the defense of NFC was equally dominating causing six turnovers (5 fumble recoveries and 1 interception). The defense was led by Dallas Griffiths who held one of the Big Bend’s leading rushers, Ke’sean Lewis, to his lowest offensive output this season. Jay Klees (LB) returned a fumble for 47 yards to essentially put the game away right before the half. Both teams have a well deserved bye week next week. Coming off the bye Florida High will host East Gadsden while NFC will return to action against Walton.