PVHS Football Triumphs During Homecoming Game

By Kennedy Rosendahl

   The Ponte Vedra Sharks won their fourth game of the season against the Orange Park Raiders on Oct. 21, for their homecoming game. The final score was 30-6 in favor of the Sharks, and everything seemed to be going right. The team had a total of 309 offensive yards, split pretty evenly between passing and rushing, and played hard on defense, causing four fumbles and two interceptions. The homecoming win was important to the Sharks’ hunt for the playoffs.

   The game started off slow, and at the end of the first quarter, it was only 7-6, with the Sharks ahead. But, second quarter, the Sharks pulled away. They continued to score another touchdown and a field goal, and the halftime score was 17-6. The offense was converting well. Both of the running backs, sophomore, Brian Case, and Junior, Griffin Owen had 15 carries on the night. Owen had 68 yards and Case had 65 and three touchdowns on the night. Junior, Ben Burk had 11 out of 20 completions, and threw for a total of 140 yards. The defense obviously did well, only allowing one touchdown. Defensive leaders for the night were junior, Patrick Iaconis, with 13 tackles, sophomore, Robbie Greico, with nine, and senior, Trooper Price, with seven. Junior, Maddux Babin, another key player in the Sharks’ defense, said, “We practice everyday and strive to be the best defense in the state.” This is why the Sharks’ defense remains consistent in their effort and accountability on the field, since they have a championship mindset.

   Next week, the Sharks take on their rival, the Nease High School Panthers. This is a highly anticipated game and another win will help the Sharks in their playoff hunt. As long as they keep playing well rounded, as they have been, then the Sharks will be happy with the outcome of the season.

“We practice everyday and strive to be the best defense in the state.”

-Maddux Babin (11)


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