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Football: Bishop McLaughlin 56, Vanguard 18

The Hurricanes rushed for more than 300 yards and flew to the ball on defense to earn their first win of the season with a 38-point road victory against host Vanguard.

"I'm very happy to get that first win," first-year coach Derrick Alexander said. "You don't even understand."

Senior running back Jordan Betancourt led the offensive attack with two touchdowns rushing and one receiving. He had another long run called back because of a penalty.

Evan Barhonovich and Austin Meyers added scores for Bishop McLaughlin (1-5) to help the Hurricanes earn a victory in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference.

Alexander said his coaches changed up the team's defensive schemes, which helped Bishop hold Vanguard under 20 points and boost their confidence heading into key conference games.

"We made some adjustments on defense to try to make this run and try to win our conferenceā€¦" Alexander said. "We got the first part of it taken care of tonight."

Matt Baker, Times staff writer

Bishop McLaughlin56
Ocala Vanguard18

Football: Bishop McLaughlin 56, Vanguard 18 10/15/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:44am]
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