Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Class 6A football: Orlando Dr. Phillips 14, Durant 7

Class 6A Durant comes up a touchdown short

ORLANDO — Since transferring from Cypress Creek to Dr. Phillips last spring, Nico Ranieri has thrown for 2,382 yards and 24 touchdowns, broken numerous school records and led the Panthers to a district title.

And after three seasons without a playoff appearance at Cypress Creek, the senior quarterback finally got a taste of the postseason Friday night, leading Dr. Phillips (10-1) over Durant (6-5).

Ranieri threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-breaking 53-yarder to Kenny Shaw in the third quarter

Durant's defense, which allowed 12.9 points a game on the season, forced three turnovers off fumbles, including one Shane McDougall recovered for a score in the second quarter. Defense saved the Panthers, who struggled to get going on offense due to 13 penalties for 115 yards and poor protection for Ranieri.

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Dr>> Phillips14

Class 6A football: Orlando Dr. Phillips 14, Durant 7 11/21/08 [Last modified: Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:36am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2015 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours