Haines City — George Jenkins rushed for 259 yards and coasted to a 35-0 shutout victory over Haines City in a Class 8A, District 7 matchup Friday at Joe Stangry Stadium.
The Turning Point
In the opening quarter the Eagles (1-5) recovered a Hornets fumble on the Haines City (1-5) 20-yard line.
Two plays later Joe Cash ran it in from 13 yards and Eagles were up 7-0 with 7:02 remaining in the first quarter.
The Difference Makers
Cash the Eagles’ leading rusher this season had another good night, gaining 83 yards on 14 carries.
Jenkins quarterback Dywonski McWilliams scrambled effectively throughout the night on several pass plays, rushing for 80 yards on 10 carries.
Haines City entered the contest having only scored 28 points through five games.
The Hornets actually gained 107 yards on the ground on 29 carries, and passed for 145 as well. However they also managed to lose four fumbles and throw two interceptions, turning over the ball a half dozen times.
What They Said
“The kids have worked hard,” George Jenkins head coach Chris Canning said. “It’s been rough at times this season, but this past week was probably our best week of practice, as the kids are still working to improve, and get better. And I am thankful to all our fans who came over here to Haines City tonight to support us; it means a lot to the team.”