LAND O'LAKES — No single Gator did anything spectacular, but a whole bunch played solid, fundamental football resulting in a 31-14 rout of River Ridge.
"We use a lot of kids," Land O'Lakes coach John Benedetto said.
Twelve Gators touched the ball on offense, including who had a catch. Land O'Lakes (6-2) had 160 yards on the ground among six backs. No single player, except quarterback Stevie Weatherford, had more than 60 yards in any respective category: passing, receiving, rushing.
Weatherford who finished the night 9-of-14 with 103 yards and two TDs. His ability to scramble on broken plays helped move the chains for Land O'Lakes.
"Stevie is a pretty good quarterback," Benedetto said. "There are a lot of things he can do. They will pressure him at times and he can feel the pressure, and when he runs he can get the job done."
Defensively, the Gators were as fundamentally sound as they were on offense, penalized once for holding and twice for false starts. They held the Knights (1-7) to only 30 total yards of offense in the first half.
"They were physically stronger than us on both sides of the ball at the line of scrimmage," River Ridge coach Tim Stevens said. "I kind of got the feeling we were a little flat, I don't know why we would have been, but it seemed like there just wasn't a lot of intensity."
River Ridge tailback Stavros Arianas had 98 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.