Escambia High Gators: Schedules and Varsity Game Summary

West Florida makes history with win over Escambia
West Florida High made history on Friday night as the Jaguars unveiled their new spread offense during a 30-21 win against Escambia at Woodham Middle School.
The win was the first in West Florida's history over another Pensacola program.
"This is huge. It's something we never talked a whole lot about, but we knew it was there," said second-year West Florida coach Harry Lees. "We never could get over that hurdle. We took a big step tonight."
Jaguars quarterback Kyle Faxlanger got things started as he connected with Ty Peasant on a 15-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead with 3:36 to play in the first quarter. West Florida eventually stretched its advantage to 23-8 at halftime as Luke Jackson converted a 23-yard field goal, Jalen Jones ripped off a 13-yard scoring run and Faxlanger found Lawrence Lee on a 15-yard TD strike in the second quarter.
Jones finished with 116 rushing yards, 50 yards receiving and one touchdown.
Faxlanger had a monster of a season-opener in the Jaguars' new spread offense, finishing 21-of-37 passing for over 270 yards with two touchdowns passing and one rushing.
"He (Faxlanger) has done a great job," Lees said. "He's handled it (the new offense) and made good checks and is a leader out there."
All of Escambia's points in the first half came via its special teams as Marcel Kidd exploded for a 99-yard kickoff return.
Escambia cut the lead to 23-15 on its second possession of the second half. The drive was set up by a blocked punt by Marquis Catchings. Sophomore quarterback Dakota Bartley then connected with Stanley Tart for a 45-yard catch and run into the end zone.
At the 6:24 mark of the fourth quarter, West Florida added some insurance when Faxlanger kept the snap for a 7-yard touchdown run for a 30-15 lead. Tart caught a 3-yard pass just as time expired, making the final score 30-21.
Nearly in tears, Lees said, "I just feel blessed. We have a bunch of great kids who have bought in. I can't say enough about these guys and these coaches. I'm so proud of them."
First Quarter
WF - Ty Peasant 15 pass from Kyle Faxlanger (Luke Jackson kick), 3:36.
Second Quarter
WF - Jackson 23 FG, 11:25.
E - Marcel Kidd 99 kickoff return (Deavious Ghee-Moton run), 11:11.
WF - Jalen Jones 13 run (Jackson kick) 3:26.
WF - Lawrence Lee 15 pass from Faxlanger (kick failed), 1:41.
Third Quarter
E - Stanley Tart 45 pass from Dakota Bartley (Nelson Pinto kick), 6:25.
Fourth Quarter
WF - Faxlanger 7 run (Jackson kick), 6:24.
E - Tart 3 pass from Bartley (no attempt made), 0:00.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Score
Escambia

0

8

7

6

21

W Florida Tech

7

16

0

7

30