At Bayshore in Bradenton
Bayshore 39, Palm Harbor University 6
First it was PHU's bus that caused a 30-minute delay. Then once the game began, the sprinkler system suddenly caused another brief delay. All that did was give fans a breather after they watched the host Bruins run rampant.
The Bruins gashed PHU several times for long running plays, highlighted by the duo of Cedric Washington and Dominic Everett, who accounted for 22 carries for 184 yards in the first half.
"It feels good, but I have to give it all to the line," said Everett, a rising junior who had 111 rushing yards in the first half.
After PHU scored on its opening possession, Bayshore's defense intensified.
Anthony Alcima was at the forefront of the unit that made several bone-crunching hits and a few turnovers, including Alcima's 68-yard interception return, and set up prime field position for Bayshore all night.