Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

High School Football Roundup

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

High School Football Roundup

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Glynn Academy struck for a 67-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game against Beach and added two more quick scores off a pair of fumbles on its way to a win over the visiting Bulldogs.

Red Terrors halfback Jonathan Alford took a pitch from quarterback Preston Delaney, sprinted right and lofted a pass into the waiting arms of wide receiver Arshon Spaulding, who juked the Beach defender, then sprinted untouched into the end zone.

That took all of 18 seconds.

Within the next two minutes, the Terrors added two more touchdowns to claim a 22-0 lead. Linebacker Eric White was responsible for both.

On Beach's second play from scrimmage, quarterback Larry Murray fumbled - the first of five lost Beach fumbles - and White recovered at the 15. Glynn took four plays to score, with Alford carrying the ball the final two yards. Matt Delaney kicked his second PAT to make it 14-0.

Beach fumbled again on its next possession, this time on a bad pitch from Murray to running back Craig Reid. White caught the ball in midair at the Beach 11. James Dean gained 8 to the 3, and Connor Buchanan carried it in from there.

Richard Baker ran for the 2-point conversion.

Glynn Academy added touchdowns in the second and third quarters and a field goal in the fourth.

Beach (1-1) got on the scoreboard in the second quarter on a 26-yard run by Murray and added a pair of touchdowns late as Glynn Academy coach Rob Ridings let his younger players into the game.

"We're 2-0," Ridings said, "and we got to play a lot of our kids. Beach scored two touchdowns on our junior varsity team."

Murray led all rushers in the game with 114 yards and two long touchdowns on 20 carries, and the Bulldogs rolled up 300 total yards, but the five lost fumbles doomed Beach. Dean led Glynn's ground-gainers with 50 yards and a touchdown on just four carries. …

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