Blue Devils Swat Hornets on Road: W. Haven 56, Haines City 7
Sat. September 08, 2012 at 3:59 a.m. | By Solange Reyner
WINTER HAVEN'S ADAM LANE scores one of his two touchdowns against Haines City. Lane ran for 194 yards on the night. (Photo by PAUL CRATE | NEWS CHIEF)
BY LISA COFFEY
HAINES CITY | Seventh-ranked Winter Haven looked sharp and impressive as it rolled over Haines City 56-7 in front of 400 fans Friday at Joe Stangry Stadium.
Winter Haven's 5-foot-8, 210-pound running back Adam Lane rushed for 194 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns to lead Winter Haven's offense.
Quarterback Luke Borders was 7-for-8 with one interception for 108 yards. His backup, sophomore Patrick Banner was 3-for-3 for 27 yards with one touchdown.
Winter Haven is ranked seventh in the state in Class-6A by the Associated Press.
Junior receiver Kendrick Holland scored two touchdowns for Winter Haven, including a 50 yard punt return.
The defense was just as sharp, holding Haines City to 129 yards of total offense.
Winter Haven (2-0) racked up 494 total yards.
The Blue Devils posted six sacks against Haines City. "We were just out-manned," said Haines City coach Pete Barber. "We fought and fought and fought. We tried to do some things."
Haines City (1-1) made it competitive just before the half when junior quarterback Ryan Pynes hooked up with with Jarrod Brown on a 5-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds left before the break.
Haines City kicker Cristobal Benitez missed a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter.
Winter Haven pulled away with 21 points in the third quarter.
"They've got an offensive line that's pretty good," Barber said. "It was a collective effort."
Next week Haines City travels to Fort Meade and Winter Haven heads to George Jenkins.
Winter Haven 14 7 21 14 8— 56
Haines City 0 7 0 0 8— 7
WH - Darian Mills 25 from Luke Borders (Moise Jean kick), 10:17
WH - Eric Atmore 3 run (Jean kick), 4:29
WH - Adam Lane 3 run, (Jean kick), 8:36
HC - Jarrod Brown 5 from Ryan Pynes (Cristobal Benitez kick), :25
WH - Kendrick Holland 22 from Borders (Jean kick), 10:24
WH - Holland 50 yard punt return (Jean kick), 7:50
WH - Adam Lane 40 run (Wampler kick), 5:40
WH - Tavares Rolle 10 from Patrick Banner (Wampler kick), 8:39
WH - Tekendrick Roberson 41 run (Wampler kick), 2:10.
First downs 15 8
Total Yards 494 129
Rushes/Yards 27-359 35-83
Passing 135 46
Comp/Att/Int 10-11-1 7-14-0
Sacks 6 0
Punts/avg. 0-0 6-34.3
Fumbles/Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties/Yards 10-95 6-38
Rushing - WH, Adam Lane 12-194 (2TD); HC - Dacorius Law 20-84.
Receiving - WH - Kendrick Holland 4-67; HC - Jarrod Brown 1-5 (TD).
Passing - WH - Luke Borders 7-8-1 108 yds (TD); HC - Ryan Pynes 7-14-0 46 yds (TD).