PLANT CITY — Durant offensive line coach Wesley Wyatt left during the game against Wharton complaining of chest pains and wound up at South Florida Baptist Hospital. But his unit cleared the way for a dominating win Friday.
Durant quarterback Nick Fabrizio rushed for a career-high four TDs as the Cougars (3-1) defeated Wharton 41-21.
"When we found out about Coach Wyatt we wanted to do this for him," Fabrizio said. "Our offensive line made this happen tonight."
Fabrizio operated the option and ran up 210 yards on 12 carries. The senior had TD runs of 35, 58, 46 and 8 yards. RB Jarmarlon Hamilton finished with 162 yards and a score.
The Cougars held Wharton (1-3) to 101 yards of offense and got a 76-yard INT return from Randy Baker.
Durant coach Mike Gottman had no update on Wyatt's condition.
Brandon Wright, Times correspondent