LARGO — The Indian Rocks Christian football team came ready to play in Friday night’s Class 2A regional semifinal playoff matchup against Admiral Farragut and dominated its way to a 45-6 victory.
From the first snap, the Golden Eagles controlled the tempo of the game and could not be stopped offensively, forcing the Blue Jackets out of their game as they had to play catch up all four quarters.
After the Blue Jackets got on the scoreboard late in the second quarter, making the game 17-6, Indian Rocks would quickly strike again, taking away all the momentum Admiral Farragut had built.
The fourth Eagle possession would see RB Alejandro Bryant bust loose for another big yardage run of 26 yards, bringing the offense to the Admiral Farragut 35. Then, on third and long, QB Andrew Roberts rolled right, threw across his body to the middle of the field, into triple coverage, to WR D’whan Poole, who soared to snatch the ball out of the air for a 35 yard touchdown.
The score would make the contest 24-6, and the Golden Eagles never looked back.
Bryant scored on two long touchdown runs of 40 and 30 yards, tallying up 170 for the game, and added an interception on the defensive side of the ball.
Poole recorded five grabs for 74 yards and three touchdowns, with his other two scores coming on jump balls from eight yards out.
Despite sharing snaps at quarterback, Roberts threw for 106 yards and three touchdowns.
"Proud of all these guys tonight," said Indian Rocks interim coach Jason Stokes. "This is ironman football this time of year. You have to find a way to win and do your job and we did just that. All week long and pregame, these guys were totally locked in and it showed tonight."