High school roundup

Published: Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 12:00 a.m.

GHS pulls off upset at No. 3 Niceville

NICEVILLE - Gainesville's head coach figured Friday night that he had kept the Hurricanes' passing game hidden long enough. Eddy Moore called a few more passes than he had in the Hurricanes' five previous games.
The result? A 186-yard night from quarterbacks Vince Brown and Luke Smierciak and a 21-17 victory at No. 3 Niceville.
Ricky Barr also ran for 134 yards as No. 10 Gainesville took early control of the three-team District 1-5A race.
"We opened up the passing game a bit to take advantage of the fact that people haven't seen us pass much," Moore said. "Barr made big plays for us. We were able to hit on pass plays and play stingy defense."
The win gives Gainesville (5-1, 1-0 district) a significant edge in the race to determine the two regional playoff spots. A victory over Buchholz would give the Hurricanes the district title.
Niceville (4-1, 0-1), meanwhile, must beat Buchholz in Gainesville on Oct. 28 to have any chance of advancing to regionals.
-Ron Seibel
  • WEST PORT 21, SANTA FE 14: At Santa Fe, the Wolfpack (3-2) took advantage of Raiders (1-4) mistakes for the District 5-3A matchup win.
    After a Raider fumble by quarterback Brian Kaiseraurer, West Port scored on a 14-yard pass play from Adrian Nunn to wide receiver Dominic McDonald.
    West Port took advantage of an interception to score off a 65-yard pass play from Nunn to Frederick Villard, pushing the score to 14-0.
    -Jon Hueber
  • LAFAYETTE 41, TRENTON 14: At Lafayette, Lafayette (5-0, 3-0 district) looks to be in the driver's seat to capture the District 2-A crown. Sophomore quarterback Chad Hempstead threw for 260 yards and four touchdowns. Receiver Jamal Reed was the beneficiary: 178 yards on five receptions and touchdowns of 65, 21 and 52 yards, respectively. Senior cornerback Thomas Parker had two interceptions to help keep the Tigers' offense in check. After starting the season 3-0, the Tigers have dropped three consecutive games and look to be out of the District 2-A picture.
  • FORT WHITE 24, DIXIE COUNTY 6: At Dixie County, the Indians (5-0) won with defense, not allowing the Bears to score until the fourth quarter. Fort White also returned an interception for a touchdown. In five games, the Indians have allowed only 27 points.
  • HAWTHORNE 28, JEFFERSON COUNTY 0: At Jefferson County, Hawthorne (3-3 overall, 2-1 district) controlled the game from the beginning, leading 22-0 at halftime. Hawthorne was led by standout running back Ellis Walker, who scored two rushing touchdowns. The Tigers are 1-3.
  • OAK HALL 40, MOUNT DORA BIBLE 0 : At Mount Dora Bible, the Eagles (2-3) held Mount Dora Bible(2-3) to 78 yards of total offense and only three first downs. Quarterback Tim Roark passed 86 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 70 yards and a score. Running back Aaron Godet ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, while Skyler Neale caught five passes for 113 yards and one score.
  • BOLLES 40, BRADFORD 0 : At Jacksonville, Bolles, ranked first in the Class 2A poll, improved to 5-0, and Bradford dropped to 2-3.
  • PALATKA 42, ATLANTIC 17 : At Port Orange, Palatka picked up its first win of the season after dropping four games, three of which were very competitive until the final gun. Atlantic dropped to 3-2.
  • BRANFORD 35, BELL 0 : At Branford, the Bucs won their first game of the season, and continued their winning ways against Bell, which dropped to 1-4. In the last four meetings between the two teams, Branford has outscored Bell 150-12.
  • MADISON COUNTY 63, TAYLOR COUNTY 20 : At Madison County, Taylor County fell to 2-3, while Madison County, ranked second in the FSWA 2A poll, improved to 5-0.
  • HILLIARD 45, BRONSON 0 : At Bronson, Hilliard, a favorite to win District 2-A, improved to 3-2, while Bronson fell to 1-5.
  • RIBAULT 17, INTERLACHEN 14 : At Interlachen, the Rams dropped to 1-4, while Ribault improved to 2-3.
  • TRINITY CATHOLIC 51, CHIEFLAND 0 : At Ocala, Trinity Catholic continued its dominance, improving to 5-0. Trinity Catholic has outscored its opponents 328-0 through five games. The hard luck Indians dropped to 0-5.
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