TAMPA — The visiting Lions of Winter Garden Foundation Academy came into Wagner Athletic Complex on Carrollwood Day School's campus, in the first game played in the new stadium, frustrated by two opening-season losses. The Lions (1-2) took that frustration out on the Patriots (1-2) to the tune of 42-7 with a fourth-quarter running clock.
Key drive: The Patriots shook off some early jitters (a lost fumble on their first offensive play and a high snap that set up the Lions at the 1 on their second offensive possession) and took their third drive 76 yards on 11 plays in for a touchdown. Starting quarterback Raymond Woodie kept plays alive and punctuated the drive with a touch pass of 14 yards to Stephen Walters to cut the deficit to 14-7.
Star of the game: Woodie had an uncanny ability to keep passing plays alive when he couldn't find open receivers. When the pocket broke down, Woodie scrambled for extra yards. He finished 12-of-15 for 74 yards and a TD. A late interception ricocheted off a CDS receiver.
Stats of the game: There were only four incompletions over the course of the game. Three came from Woodie but two of them hit Patriot receivers. The Patriots, who sported a smaller roster, mustered just 50 yards of offense in the second half.
Final word I: "That's one of (Woodie's) attributes (elusiveness). We know he's good with his feet." — CDS coach Mark Jones
Final word II: "When I started in 2008 as principal, we were in a modular building and my goal was to take CDS to the next level. We did it quickly with academics and the arts and on Aug. 28, 2015, I stood on a field at Skyway and said how we'd received a million-dollar matching donation. We raised $1 million in four months and now, after eight months of construction, our new facility is here. — CDS Head of School Ryan Kelly