Week Nine Roundup: Buchholz, Keystone Heights and Newberry keep streaking

Dixie County 42, PK Yonge 13

On Friday night, the Dixie County football team rallied from a 13-0 deficit and scored 42 unanswered points to beat P.K. Yonge in Gainesville, 42-13.

Junior Kolton Hunt scored the first of his two touchdowns with just :56 to play in the second quarter to put the Bears on the scoreboard.  Dixie County, which was averaging 34 points per game, trailed 13-7 at the half.  

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In the second half, Keaton Brown scored on a one-yard run on 4th-and-goal with 4:21 to play in the third quarter and junior Carson St. Laurent drilled the extra point to give the Bears their first lead of the game at 14-13.  It would be the first of five 2nd half touchdowns for Dixie County.

Senior Scott Hysmith intercepted a pass on the P.K. Yonge’s next possession and returned it to the 6-yard line.  He then ran it in from a yard out to make it 21-13 just a minute later.  Hunt added a 6-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, followed by a 68-yard scoring run by junior Brenden Hall and a one-yard touchdown run by junior Chris Staples as Dixie County improved to 5-2. 

Next week, Dixie County hosts North Florida Educational Institute (Jacksonville), while P.K. Yonge travels to South Sumter (Bushnell).

Buchholz 49, Creekside 27

The #15 ranked Buchholz Bobcats scored seven touchdowns and cruised to its fifth straight victory 49-27 over the Creekside Knights of St. John’s.

The Bobcats streaked to four first quarter touchdowns before the Knights rallied, making it 28-17 at halftime.

But two more touchdowns in the third quarter put the game out of reach.

The win gives Buchholz a 5-1 record. They play at home against Santa Fe next Thursday.

Creekside falls to 4-3 on the year.

Newberry 39, Fort White 19

The Newberry Panthers took its six game winning streak to Fort White, and rode 25 second half points to victory, defeating the Indians 39-19 in week nine of high school football action Friday night. The Panthers led 14-7 at half.

Newberry is 7-1 on the season and plays at the Paxon School for Advanced Studies in Jacksonville. Ft. White remains winless on the year at 0-6 and plays at Bradford.

Branford 12, Trenton 9

The Branford Buccaneers rallied with 12 points in the second and third quarters and then held on to defeat the Trenton Tigers 12-9 in week nine high school football action Friday night.

Trenton opened the scoring with a first quarter touchdown to take a 6-0 lead. Branford answered in the second with a touchdown to even the game at 6-6 going into halftime.

Trenton improves to 4-5 and plays at Lafayette next week. Branford is 6-1 with the win.

Eastside 20, Santa Fe 3

The Eastside Rams’ struggles in 2020 finally ended, at least for one night.

Taking advantage of two fourth quarter touchdowns to blow open a close game, the Rams defeated the Santa Fe Raiders 20-3 in week nine high school football action Friday night.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Eastside got on the scoreboard first with a touchdown in the second quarter. Santa Fe cut the lead with a field goal to make it 7-3 at the half.

It was the first win of the season for Eastside, who improves to 1-6 on the season. Santa Fe falls to 2-4 and faces Buchholz on the road Thursday night.

Columbia 35, North Miami Beach 34

The Columbia Tigers rallied from a 28-16 halftime deficit to defeat the North Miami Beach Chargers 35-34. The win was the first for the Tigers this season.

With the win, Columbia is 1-5 and opens the playoff season against Englewood next week.

North Miami Beach is 1-1 on the year.

Union County 42, Chiefland 7

The Union County Tigers scored touchdowns in every quarter en route to a 42-7 victory over the Chiefland Indians in week nine of high school football action Friday night.

With touchdowns in the first and second quarters, the Tigers took a 14-0 halftime lead. But in the third quarter, they broke the game open against the Indians with three scores to lead 35-0.

Union County improves to 5-3 with the win. They face Keystone Heights next week at home. Chiefland falls to 1-6 on the year and plays at home against crosstown rival Williston next week. 

Zephyrhills 26, Hawthorne 0

The Zephyrhills Bulldogs scored touchdowns in the second and third quarters, but kept the Hawthorne Hornets off the board entirely, defeating them 26-0.

The Bulldogs put the game out of reach with two fourth quarter scores, and kept the Hornets out of the end zone the entire game.

The victory gives Hawthorne a 5-1 record on the season. They play at Chiefland next week. Union County falls to 4-3.

The loss drops Hawthorne to 6-2 and plays at Tavares next week. Zephyrhills is 5-2.

Lee 29, Gainesville 3

The Lee Generals of Jacksonville took a 13-0 first quarter lead, and then added 16 third quarter points to defeat the Gainesville Hurricanes 29-3 in week nine high school football action Friday night.

The loss drops Gainesville to 1-3 on the season. They take on Eastside next week at home. The Generals improve to 5-1.

Lafayette 41, Bell 6

The Lafayette Hornets scored 27 first quarter points, added a touchdown in the second quarter and third quarters, and rolled the Bell Bulldogs 41-6 in week nine of high school football action Friday night.

The six touchdown effort by the Hornets gives them a 5-3 record on the season. They play Trenton at home next week.

Bell is 2-6 and plays at Union County in two weeks in the playoffs.

South Sumter 31, Bradford 20

The South Sumter Raiders broke open a scoreless first quarter with 17 second quarter points and held on to defeat the Bradford Tornadoes 31-20 in week nine of high school football action Friday night. 

Trailing 17-6, Bradford scored two touchdowns in the third quarter, but it was not enough to overcome the Raiders.

The win drops the Tornadoes record on the season to 4-5. They play at home against Fort White next week. South Sumter improves to 2-4.

Keystone Heights 17, Interlachen 7

The Keystone Heights Indians kept its streak alive with a 17-7 victory over the Interlachen Rams. It was the sixth straight win for the Indians, who improve to 6-1 on the season.

Interlachen is 4-4.

The Indians took the early lead with two first quarter touchdown, and added a field goal in the third quarter.

Interlachen could only manage a touchdown in the third quarter, but never got closer.

Keystone Heights plays at Union County next week. Interlachen travels to St. Augustine to take on St. Joseph’s Academy.

Bishop Snyder 21, Bronson 18

The Bishop Snyder Cardinals used three fourth quarter to rally from a 12-0 deficit and beat the Bronson Eagles 21-18 in week nine of high school football action Friday night.

Bronson broke a scoreless first quarter with a touchdown in the second quarter to make the halftime score 6-0. They extended that lead to 12-0 heading into the fourth quarter.

Bronson falls to 5-4 on the season. They play Crescent City in the playoffs next week. Bishop Snyder is 3-5.

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