TAMPA — Jarmarlon Hamilton and Durant ran all over Freedom in the first half Saturday en route to a 57-7 victory. Hamilton totaled 175 yards on the ground along with five touchdowns.
Freedom's first possession lasted only three plays as Durant recovered a fumble on the 46-yard line. On the next play Cougars quarterback Trey VanDeGrift connected with Reggie Gainer from 58 yards.
Durant's next possession was capped by a 36-yard rushing touchdown by Hamilton. With 9:35 left in the second quarter, Durant faked a fourth-and-2, and Hamilton went to the outside for the score to make it 20-0. Freedom scored before the end of the first half as quarterback DJ Grant rushed in from 7 yards.
Tim Porson, Times correspondent