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Panthers shut out Cobras


© St. Petersburg Times, published August 26, 2000

LECANTO -- Lecanto's misdirection plays and quick-hitting runs racked up 202 rushing yards against Hudson in Friday's classic.

Hudson's defense stood tough, though, holding Lecanto to just one score in a 6-0 loss.

Lecanto rotated eight runners in three quarters. Junior Terrance Hollis led with 95 yards on 10 carries in the first half.

Panthers' junior Jeff Yearwood made plays all over the field. Yearwood accounted for Lecanto's lone score with a 2-yard burst. On defense, Yearwood caused and recovered a first-quarter fumble. Five minutes later, Yearwood picked off a Robbie Mahler pass.

The Cobras' offense sputtered throughout, mustering just 96 yards and three turnovers.

Hudson's inability to move the ball began in the offensive line. Coach Terry Voyles already was short-handed entering Friday. The classic just made matters worse.

"We are really weak in the offensive line," Voyles said. "I've got one tackle out because of grades. I lost Anthony Booth to a brain concussion, and Steve Hutton left the game tonight with bruised ribs. If his ribs are broken, we'll lose him for six weeks."

Mahler, under center for the first time in a varsity game, struggled, finishing 3-for-8 for 13 yards. Lecanto quarterback Phillip Reed was 2-for-3 for 23 yards in the first half.

"We're right where we want to be," Panthers coach Dick Slack said. "All of our backs did a good job tonight. Our offensive line exceeded our expectations tonight."

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