Escambia High Gators: Mosley Panama City: 39 - Escambia High Gators: 49

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  Mosley Panama City vs 39      
  Escambia High Gators 49      
Game Played 9/6/2013 7:00PM  

Escambia High remains perfect
Written by
Pat McCann
Panama City News Herald

What was intended to be a high school football game at Tommy Oliver Stadium on Friday night turned into a triathlon of sorts. Using that as a theme, Escambia thoroughly dominated the run leg in a 49-39 non-district triumph against Mosley. The Gators (2-0) rushed for 499 yards, 208 by fullback Danikeei Hollowell, and already have surpassed 1,000 yards on the ground this early season. Mosley (0-2) is left to regroup on defense having already allowed 87 points in two games. The Dolphins, however, nearly were unstoppable on offense, compiling 535 yards in a dizzying display of both running and passing. Escambia unleashed speedy sophomore Jabir Frye in the first half, and he scored on runs of 65, 54 and 39 yards as the Gators built a 28-19 lead late in the second quarter. Escambia and Mosley took turns with alternating touchdowns from that point. Mosley got within 28-25 early in the third quarter, but couldn’t take advantage of a defensive stop following Ryan Rogers’ 8-yard scoring run. The Gators’ third interception, this one by Airion Wallace, led to Jake Durant’s 11-yard scoring run on an option right, and Mosley never threatened to take the lead thereafter. The Dolphins did just about everything else on offense. They used a number of exotic formations and had three different players complete passes in the first quarter alone. Raekwon Jones found Jon Doolan for 16 yards on a fake punt to keep one series alive. Rogers was a force both rushing and receiving, compiling 254 total yards. Quarterback Dillon Brown completed 15 of 22 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns. Frye finished with 195 yards on just eight carries. Hollowell had second-half scoring jaunts of 67 and 65 yards, and quarterback Gerald Bright also got loose on a 53-yard scoring run. Mosley put on a finishing burst, but just couldn’t overcome Escambia’s dominance in the run. The Dolphins travel to Chiles next week seeking their first win. Escambia, coached by Rutherford graduate Willie Spears, goes on the road to play the Rams.