Blue Wave offense drowns Wolves

P.K. Yonge sophomore Derek Bain runs past the St. Francis defense during a 58-12 P.K. Yonge win at St. Francis Catholic High School.

Brett Le Blanc/Correspondent
Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:58 p.m.

Even though P.K. Yonge's normal starting quarterback and fullback were sidelined with injuries, the Blue Wave offense rolled up as many touchdowns Friday night as the team has scored all season.

Anthony Andrews, Jarvis Roberts and Jamal Barnes each scored multiple touchdowns in P.K. Yonge's 58-12 rout of St. Francis. Hunter Eskew kicked seven extra points and a 26-yard field goal.

The Blue Wave (1-3) limped into the game still smarting from last week's narrow loss to Jacksonville Bishop Snyder, coach Kent Johnson said.

“We felt we had one get away from us last week,” he said. “After a heartbreaking loss last week, this is a sweet win. I hope it's the start of something good.”

Anthony Andrews needed only two plays and 20 yards to score P.K. Yonge's first touchdown, then recovered a teammate's fumble in the end zone for a touchdown five minutes later. After an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, he finished with 136 rushing yards and three scores, all in the first half.

Barnes blocked a St. Francis punt to set up the next score, a 6-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Miles Jackson to Jarvis Roberts. Jackson filled in for Josh Gebhardt, who missed the game with a mild concussion. Roberts also hauled in a 50-yard touchdown pass from Jackson early in the third quarter.

In addition to the blocked punt, Barnes recovered two fumbles for touchdowns and Quadae McDonald added a one-yard score.

“We had a lot of people turn in good performances,” Johnson said. “They're ecstatic, and I'm ecstatic for them. Football in Florida, it's a tough run until the end of September. They've worked hard for this.”

St. Francis (0-4), which only dressed 20 players, reached the end zone twice in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Nick Oelrich scored on runs of 19 and 8 yards. After the first score, sophomore Kendal Zwanka recovered a fumble to give the ball right back to the Wolves offense.

“My hat is off to St. Francis,” Johnson said. “They're well coached and never quit. That is a testament of a good football team.”

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