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Football: Fleming 29, Nature Coast 7

FLEMING ISLAND — Nature Coast made the four-hour bus ride to Fleming Island to face the two-time defending region finalist Friday. The Sharks showed their mettle, even in defeat.

The Golden Eagles won 29-7, but the Sharks (Class 6A) showed they could play with the Class 7A powerhouse. But in the first quarter, the Sharks (1-1) were deep in Fleming territory before a fumble. Later, they gave up a long pass to the Golden Eagles (2-0).

"We never got anything going offensively, but if we don't bust coverage, I feel like it (would have been a) whole different ball game," Nature Coast coach Charles Liggett said. "One thing is for sure: I think this is the toughest team we'll play all year."

Matt Breida scored the Sharks' lone touchdown, scampering 7 yards in the fourth quarter.

Derek J. LaRiviere, Times correspondent

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