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30-0 win halts Cape’s slide

September 22, 2012
By PETE SISK - Special to the Breeze , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Eamon Smart's three touchdowns led the Cape Coral Seahawks to a 30-0 District 5A-11 win in the rain Friday night at Cypress Lake's Thomas Broomhead Memorial Stadium.

Smart, who rushed for 199 yards on 20 carries, scored on runs of 28, 2 and 79 yards for the Seahawks (2-2, 1-0 in district play).

Friday night's rain made for some sloppy play, with the two teams fumbling 16 times and losing 10. Cape lost six fumbles.

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Cape Coral junior Curtis Young (right) grabs Cypress Lake junior Larry Rogers from behind Friday night.

The game started 25 minutes late because of the weather.

"I'm glad to get this one over with," Seahawks coach Larry Gary said. "Glad to get out of here with no injuries."

Smart scored in each of the first three quarters before a leg cramp sent him to the sideline.

Rashaan Gaymon scored on a one-yard run and Eddie Sommers kicked a 36-yard field goal to complete the Seahawks' scoring.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks' defense held Cypress Lake (0-4, 0-1) to less than 100 yards total offense. The Panthers lost four fumbles and gave up a late interception.

The Panthers (0-4) have yet to score a point in their first four games. They were shut out by South Fort Myers 37-0; by Lely 33-0; and by Fort Myers 27-0 before the Seahawks made it four in a row.

"A great win, but we've got to fix three things," Gary said. "We've got to prevent big plays. We did that tonight, but foolish penalties foolish penalties. And stop the turnovers."

Cape was penalized for 86 yards, including consecutive roughing the punter calls that gave Cypress Lake two of its seven first downs.

Cypress Lake pulled out all the stops trying to get some offense going, including starting a quarterback - Richie Lachaelle - who wasn't listed on the Panthers' roster.

Lachaelle, Jabaris Nixon and Dedrick White all took snaps in the first half, White out of the wildcat formation.

The Panthers advanced inside the Seahawks' 30-yard line twice in the first half, but fumbled away one chance and turned the ball over on downs the second time.

With a steady rain that only let up in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks kept the ball on the ground. Cape only attempted two passes, both early in the game.

For most of the second half, Gaymon ran the Cape offense out of the wildcat formation.

For Gary, the win came at the expense of Cypress Lake coach Dale More, who played at Cypress when Gary was an assistant there.

"A good guy. A good guy," Gary said. "He'll get it fixed once they buy into More's system."

The Seahawks are idle next week before facing Estero on Oct. 5.

Cape Coral 7 7 7 9 - 30

Cypress Lake 0 0 0 0 - 0

CC - Eamon Smart 28 run (Eddie Sommers kick)

CC - Smart 2 run (Sommers kick)

CC - Smart 79 run (Sommers kick)

CC - FG, Sommers 36

CC - Gaymon 1 run (kick failed)



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