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  Pace Patriots: 54 - Escambia High Gators: 14 Back to Schedules and Varsity Game Summary
  Teams: Score:      
  Pace Patriots vs 54      
  Escambia High Gators 14      
Game Played 9/14/2007 7:30PM  

Johnson puts Pace out in front
Pensacola News Journal
No wonder they patiently stood in long lines outside Patriot Stadium in Pace a half-hour before Friday's kickoff. No wonder they still were standing out there after their boys rushed onto the field arm-in-arm. Even after Patriots kicker Eric Martinez put his right foot into the ball for the opening kickoff. No wonder they still were glued to their seats until the end, though their Patriots had finished off poor Escambia long before the final score read 54-14. If you call yourself a Pace fan, and weren't one of the thousands that crammed bleacher after bleacher or lined the track behind the rope, what's wrong with you? You missed a good show. Lucky for you, the curtain doesn't appear to be dropping any time soon on the Patriots (3-0). "We played our best, by far, first half this year," said Pace coach Mickey Lindsey, whose team exploded to a 40-0 halftime lead. "I was pleased with the way we came out. The kids were ready to play and I'm proud of 'em."
Lindsey had a lot to be proud of. A vaunted defense and a versatile running back topped the list Friday.   First the defense. It was better than advertised, running its scoreless streak to 10 quarters before Escambia (1-2) became the first team to crack the labyrinth.   "We're all a bunch of brothers," Patriots senior defensive tackle Andy Dalgleish said. "Trusting that the guy next to you does his job, so all you have to worry about is doing yours." Next the running back. Airi Johnson simply carved up the Gators defense, thanks, of course, with a little help from his friends up front. The first time he touched the ball Friday he found open real estate in the heart of Escambia's front and strode 30 untouched yards for the game's first score. "That was the O-line," Johnson said. "They made holes for me and I ran right through them." To the tune of two more touchdowns (2, 27) on the ground and another through the air off one of Aaron Munoz's two touchdown passes. "He's the complete back," Lindsey said. "He blocks well, catches well and runs. He's had a great year for us." Must be contagious. The few sour moments came at the start and end of the third quarter. Gators receiver Thyri McBride returned the second half's opening kickoff 91 yards for Escambia's first points. Ten minutes later, fullback Anthony Johnson capped a 75-yard drive when he churned 8 yards to paydirt.   "We were hoping for another shutout, but it didn't work out that way," Dalgleish said. "But that's OK. As long as we stick to the plan, we'll be all right." The Gators' plan looked nothing like what its coach had envisioned. With star tailback Trent Richardson unable to go thanks to an ankle injury sustained a week ago in a loss to Milton, Escambia's offense looked just as gimpy. "We got outcoached big time," Gators first-year coach Jimmy Nichols said. "Our kids gave up. That all reflects on one person and that's me. We gotta get better in a hurry."    Nichols and Lindsey were assistant coaches together at Escambia in the mid-1980s when Emmitt Smith was running the Gators to state championships. Their programs today are on opposite ends. But Lindsey is sure his old friend will change all that. "I think the world of Jimmy," he said. "He's got Escambia in his blood. The kids will play for him and he'll build a proud program." Yet it didn't take away the sting Nichols felt. "We could've stayed here till next week and we wouldn't have beat Pace," he said. "I am disappointed in the character we showed. We gave up. I got some work to do." This start, this dominant start, the temptation sure is there to imagine great and wonderful things for these Patriots. "Coach (Lindsey) preaches to us about one game at a time," Dalgleish said. "We try not to look that far ahead." It's OK.
Their loyal fans will follow them anywhere.

PACE 54, ESCAMBIA 14
  1st   2nd  3rd 4th   Score
Escambia

 0

 0

 14

 0

 14

Pace

 12

 28

 7

 7

 54



Pace - Airi Johnson 30 run (kick failed) 9:33
Pace - Johnson 8 pass from Aaron Munoz (run failed) 6:36
Pace - Johnson 2 run (Eric Martinez kick) 7:57
Pace - Riley Hawkins 27 pass from Munoz (Martinez kick) 5:07
Pace - Johnson 27 run (Martinez kick) 3:39
Pace - Seth Fricks 10 pass from Patrick Coogan (Martinez kick) :01.8
Esc - Thyri McBride 91 kick return (Tim Brown kick) 11:46
Pace - Vinny Orlando 1 run (Martinez kick) 9:54
Esc - Anthony Johnson 8 run (Brown kick) 2:39
Pace - Quran Tillman 2 run (Martinez kick) 9:55





 
 

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