Escambia High Gators: Escambia High Gators: 62 - Leon: 34

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  Escambia High Gators vs 62      
  Leon 34      
Game Played 10/11/2013 7:30PM  

Escambia High offense still hot
Written By: Kristen Golightly PNJ correspondent
It was an impressive night for the Escambia offense.
The Gators scored nine times and collected 617 total yards of offense to defeat Tallahassee Leon 62-34 on Friday night at Emmitt Smith Field.
The Gators (6-0, 2-0 District 1- 6A) were carried by Danikeei Hollowell’s three touchdowns. The senior collected 285 total yards rushing for his sixth consecutive 100-plus yard rushing performance.
Quarterback Gerold Bright also had an impressive night, scoring a pair of rushing touchdowns and throwing for a third score.
Escambia (6-0, 2-0 in District 1-6A) returns to district play next week when the Gators travel to Milton.
“What we gotta do it stay humble and gotta find a way to get better each day, and next week it really matters,” Escambia coach Willie Spears said after the win.
It didn’t take long for the Escmabia offense to get on the board as they scored on their second play from scrimmage for the second week in a row. It again was Hollowell who took it the distance, going 87 yards for the score.
Leon answered with their own long TD run of its own as D’Anfernee McGriff scampered 73 yards for the Lions first touchdown.
Bright then scored his first TD of the night with a 70-yard run to make the score 14-7. However, Leon answered right back with a McGriff to Carlton McWhite 34-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 14-14.
Escambia again took the lead when Hollowell ran for a 62-yard score that capped of a six-play drive.
After a poor punt by Leon, Jabir Frye scored on a 46-yard touchdown run, the first of two scores for the running back.
Starting in the second quarter, Hollowell would again add to his total with a 34-yard TD run and it was 34-21 at the half.
Leon came out strong in the second half and scored points 13 points, but an interception at the goal line and a roughing the kicker penalty cost the Lions dearly.
Escambia put together a 14 play 95-yard drive to go ahead 48-27, and the Gators weren’t finished.
Escambia added more points after a fumble recovery by William Hunter and a rushing touchdown by Chris Epps to finish the game at 62-34.Spears said he was happy with his team’s effort.
“We must find a way to get better each game,” Spears reiterated. “And we will do that once we get back to the drawing board on Monday, but I’m pleased with the performance from tonight.”
The Gators will travel to Milton next week in an important district match up.