Agape Pulls Away From Victory Christian in Fourth Quarter for Win, 28-12
Fri. September 28, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. | By Polk Preps Staff
By MIKE AKINS
LAKELAND | The Agape Christian Fighting Saints scored two touchdowns in the last eight minutes to post a 28-12 victory over Victory Christian Friday night in a Class 2A, District 4 game in front of 100 fans at Kathleen High School.
After falling behind 14-6 early in the fourth quarter thanks to a safety and the second score of the game by receiver Derrick Carter, the Storm (1-3) found success with the inside screen game to get back into the game.
The Storm went on a 10-play, 62-yard drive to pull within 14-12 with 8:02 left.
On on a fourth-down play Storm quarterback Hunter Hotchkiss found running back Kevin Coy at the goal line for the touchdown, but the two-pont conversion fell short as Saint defenders sacked Hotchkiss before he could get off a pass.
"We did not execute the last half of the fourth quarter," Storm coach Andre Dobson said. "I thought the defense played great tonight. In fact, that is the strength of the team."
The Storm held Agape three times on downs and forced four turnovers.
Agape recovered an onside kick and went on to score as quarterback James Reese called his own number from 6 yards out to build the lead to 22-12 with two minutes remaining.
" I knew it was going to be a hard fought contest," Saint coach Victor Floyd said. "They (Victory) will be in the hunt for the playoffs all year long."
The Storm host Lake Mary Prep for homecoming in another district contest at Tenoroc High School next Friday.
Agape 0 6 0 22 — 28
Victory 0 6 0 6 — 12
VC— Sa'Vaunn Bond 7 run (kick blocked) 10:12
AC — Derrick Carter 25 pass from James Reese 6:04
AC: Safety, punt blocked out of end zone 11:03
AC:Derrick Carter 19 pass from James Reese (run failed) 8:30
VC: Kevin Coy 5 pass from Hunter Hotchkiss (pass failed) 4:34
AC: James Reese 6 run ( Jarvis Boles pass from Reese) 2:02
AC: Brycyn Daughtery 45 yd interception return (pass failed) 1:26
AC | VC
First Downs 7 9
Rushing attempts/Yards 26/70 14/11
Passing Yards 115 219
Passing 4-12 14-19-2
Total Yards 185 230
Fumbles/Lost 4-4 1-1
Punts/Average 3-41 5-30
Penalties/Yards 7-40 2-30
Records 2-2 1-3
Rushing: AC— Michael Ligon 10-40; VC — Savaunn Bond 5-10
Passing: AC — James Reese 4-12;VC— Hunter Hotchkiss 14-19-2
Receiving: AC Derrick Carter 3-90-;VC- Brice Ford 6-76
Records: AC 2-2, VC- 1-3