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North overwhelms Ida Baker 63-3

October 19, 2018
By PETE SISK ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Senior night at North Fort Myers was the Charles and Savinsky show. With a little help from their friends.

North's senior quarterback, Jesse Charles, and senior wide receiver Clayton Savinsky combined for 188 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Red Knights dominated Ida Baker 63-6 at North's Moody Field.

The Red Knights (5-3, 3-1 District 6A-10) travel to Cape Coral (5-3, 2-2) next week with a chance to stake claim to a wild-card playoff spot.

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North Fort Myers senior Clayton Savinsky (4) catches the first of his three touchdowns receptions during the Red Knights' win over Ida Baker Friday night. Savinsky also rushed for another score. To view more photos from the game, see the Cape Coral Breeze Facebook page.

"It's getting down to the playoffs," North Fort Myers coach Dwayne Mack said. "So the guys are trying to get themselves ready, tuned up. We've still got two more games. We still have a tough Cape Coral team who's going to be ready to play, and then play at a South Fort Myers team with a lot ot talent. So we've got to take it one play at a time, one week at a time. I'm telling the guys that every week's the season.

"Dale More has got (Cape Coral) playing really well. We've got to take care of ourselves and do what we need to do."

Savinsky broke the Red Knights' single-season receiving record of 736 yards with his first catch, a 48-yard touchdown from Charles on North's first possession. Savinsky then left former record-holder Tre Boston far behind as he and Charles kept on connecting.

Boston went on to play collegiately at North Carolina and in the NFL as a defensive back for the Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Chargers and now the Arizona Cardinals.

For the season, Savinsky now has 910 yards receiving on 30 receptions. With two games to go, the senior could potentially surpass the 1,000-yard mark.

"Clayton is a kid that will do everything the right way," Mack said. "It's well-deserved. He works hard. He deserves everything he gets."

North wasted little time Friday night, going 69 yards on the opening possession of the game. Charles hit Clayton Savinsky on a 48-yard touchdown pass. Daniel Pilgrim added a two-point conversion on a pass from Charles.

Savinsky raced 50 yards with another touchdown catch the next time the Red Knights had the ball. He topped that with a 70-yard reception from Charles for a touchdown in the second quarter.

In the third quarter, Savinsky took a direct snap and ran 49 yards for a score.

Charles also connected with James Buchanon on a two-point conversion after Savinsky's 70-yarder.

Running back Shomari Mason, who transferred from Ida Baker to North Fort Myers over the summer, did not start on offense for the Red Knights. Sammy Premmey was the main running back early on, providing a 15-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

When he got his chance, Mason made the most of it.

Mason first touched the ball late in the second quarter, and that first touch was good for 63 yards for a touchdown to make the score 36-0. He added a 36-yard touchdown run in the fourth period, and finished with 100 yards on three carries.

Mason also played in the Red Knights' secondary, delivering a big hit to break up an Ida Baker pass which would have given the Bulldogs a first down near midfield.

"Shomari got a chance against his old school and did some things," Mack said. "I think he's going to do pretty well at the next level."

The scoreboard at Moody Field went out just before kickoff. It did flicker briefly during the second and fourth quarters, but time had to be kept on the field all night.

Strangely enough, the board worked just fine after the game, allowing the North Fort Myers seniors to pose for photos commemorating a victory in their final home game.

Ida Baker (1-8, 0-4) did get on the board in the waning moments. Evan Hubbard hit Hunter Iverson on a 60-yard touchdown pass.

The Bulldogs have had trouble with high snaps from center all season, and the problem hurt them again on Friday. John Pascale's 43-yard run keyed a drive that gave Ida Baker a first and goal on the 10. The next play was a high snap and a 20-yard loss.

Another errant snap gave North the football on Ida Baker's 10. Two Hunter Kobylanski runs resulted in yet another Red Knights' touchdown.

Chris Lucas ran 12 yards for a North score in the third period.

Ida Baker finishes up its season next Friday with the Crosstown Showdown rivalry game at home against Island Coast (1-7, 1-3).

IDA BAKER 0 0 0 6 - 6

NORTH FORT MYERS 21 22 14 6 - 63

First quarter

N - Clayton Savinsky 48-yard pass from Jesse Charles (Daniel Pilgrim conversion pass from Charles).

N - Savinsky 50-yard pass from Charles (Ethan Bennett kick) 8:02.

N - Sammy Premmey 15-yard yard run (conversion failed).

Second quarter

N - Savinsky 70-yard pass from Charles (James Buchanon conversion pass from Charles) 8:51.

N - Shomari Mason 63-yard run (Bennett kick) 2:49.

N - Hunter Kobylanski 1-yard run (Bennett kick) 2:14.

Third quarter

N - Chris Lucas 12-yard run (Bennett kick).

N - Savinsky 49-yard run (Bennett kick). 0:15.

Fourth quarter

N - Mason 36-yard run (kick failed).

IB - Hunter Iverson 60-yard pass from Evan Hubbard (conversion failed).

In other games:

Dunbar 55, Mariner 21: The Tritons fell to 4-4, 1-3 in District 5A-12. Rashawn Hunter hit Tavin Ward for a 50-yard touchdown and connected with Ericson Noel for a 44-yard touchdown. With the score 14-all, the Tigers (4-4, 4-0) scored 41 unanswered to put the game out of reach. Cade Reynolds ran 14 yards for a Tritons touchdown in the fourth period. The Tritons play their final district game next Friday at Immokalee.

Charlotte 35, Cape Coral 0: The Seahawks, who lost quarterback Parker O'Dell to injury last week, fell for the third week in a row. Charlotte (7-1, 4-0) has clinched first place in District 6A-10, while Cape (5-3, 2-2) will need to beat North Fort Myers at home next week to have any shot at a wild-card playoff berth.

Port Charlotte 33, Island Coast 21: The Gators (1-7, 1-3 District 6A-10) fell behind 33-0, but did rally in the fourth period. Jason Joseph and Damien Jennings connected on touchdown passes of 19 and 15 yards, and Keon Anderson had an 11-yard touchdown run. Port Charlotte improved to 6-2, 2-2. Island Coast travels to Ida Baker next week.

Tampa Catholic 15, Bishop Verot 3: The Vikings came out on the wrong end of a defensive struggle at Tampa Catholic (6-2). Logan McLeod kicked a 37-yard field goal for Bishop Verot (7-2). The Vikings close out the regular season at home next Friday against winless Boca Raton St. John Paul II Academy.



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