Fort Meade Wins With Balance
Sat. September 01, 2012 at 12:14 a.m. | By Polk Preps Staff
BY LISA COFFEY
FORT MEADE | The young Fort Meade Miners started off the season well with a 24-14 victory over rival Hardee on Friday at Battle Field.
The Miners (1-0) put together a well-balanced offense and were stingy on defense, holding Hardee (0-1) to 107 total yards.
The offense was so balanced, Miner quarterback Jay Smith threw for 153 yards to seven receivers and three touchdowns.
D.J. Clark rushed for 85 yards on 10 carries in the first half before staying on the sidelines with a minor injury. Senior receiver Chris Morris caught two touchdown passes of 12 and 31 yards.
Fort Meade travels to Lake Region next week.
Hardee 0 7 0 7 — 14
Fort Meade 0 17 0 7 — 24
FM - Jack Cortez 22 FG 6:01
H - Aaron Barker 59 run (Marco Deleon kick), 5:49
FM - Chris Morris 12 from Jay Smith (Cortez kick), 4:12
FM - Tobias Culpepper 9 from Jay Smith (Cortez kick), :16
FM - Chris Morris 31 from Jay Smith (Cortez kick), 2:40
H - Derick Graham 67 from Kris Johnson (Marco Deleon kick), 3:14