n Scores, schedules, 11A
By JIM LINETTE
A gang of Gators combine to bring down Ida Baker’s Trayvon Clarke during the Gators’ 32-14 loss last Friday night. The Gator players are Zachary Lackman (9), Nick Guffey (36), Joey Lantz (1), Trey Boyd (3), and Marlon Gonzalez (55). More photos are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.
With veteran line play and a productive offense in place, Cape Coral Seahawks coach Larry Gary has little to complain about this early in the football season.
After last week's 45-14 romp past East Lee County, Gary acknowledged he has to address a rash of penalties called against the Seahawks.
"Penalties, we've got to do something to address the issue of penalties," said Gary.
The results of the coaching staff's efforts this week will be on display at Dave Warkentin Field tonight when the Seahawks face Estero, which overpowered Mariner 49-8 last week.
Quarterback Dylan Bontrager passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Seahawks (1-0). With runningback Eamon Smart running for four TDs, the Seahawks racked up more than 400 yards of total offense against the Jaguars.
Estero, on the other hand, should provide the Seahawks with a more competitive atmosphere. Quarterback Cody Long threw six TD passes and ran for 66 yards to lead the Wildcats rout of Mariner.
Mariner (0-1) makes its home debut tonight against Palmetto Ridge. It's also coach James Hale's first game that counts at Tony McKenna Field since he brought the Cape Coral Seahawks to play there in the 1990s.
The Tritons have been derailed so far by too many lost fumbles and penalties in their preseason and first regular season games. Quarterback Jonah Markovits hooked up with Malcolm Ferdinand for a 20-yard TD strike accounting for their only points at Estero.
Ida Baker (1-0) takes a trip to the Florida Keys this week, but they aren't there to party. They tangle with Key West tonight. The Bulldogs are coming off a big 32-14 victory last week at Island Coast.
The Bulldogs displayed a potent offense and a solid defense in the crosstown rivalry opener. Quarterback Sage Attwood rallied the team from a 14-0 deficit passing for two touchdowns - a 27-yard strike to Geordan Hoagland and an 11-yarder to Johnny Garrow - while finishing 13-of-19 for 185 yards. Alex Febles ran for two TDs.
Island Coast (0-1) seeks its first win of the season tonight at Riverdale.
Other Friday night tussles include North Fort Myers hosting Fort Myers, Oasis hosting St. John Neumann and Bishop Verot traveling to Lemon Bay.