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Bishop McLaughlin 36, Ocala Vanguard

SHADY HILLS — Bishop McLaughlin started things off right for homecoming, taking advantage of Ocala Vanguard's mistakes and jumping out to an early lead en route to a 36-0 victory Friday night.

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The Hurricanes started off running the ball, and back Jeff Pope scored on a 23-yard touchdown. The Panthers fumbled on their first possession and the Hurricanes then scored on a 2-yard run by Bobby Emino.

The Hurricanes' defense dominated against a young team with 15 players, holding Vanguard to only 29 yards of offense. Vanguard had a tough time putting drives together, fumbling eight times and losing four of them.

Bishop McLaughlin did all its scoring in the first half. Pope had three carries for 72 yards and three touchdowns. Bobby Emino had two scores.

With a running clock in the second half, the Hurricanes used their backups and junior varsity callups.

"We had a great game tonight," Bishop McLaughlin coach Marty Williams said. "Kids deserve to come out and have fun on their homecoming."

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