SIDELINES: Sandcrabs shutout by FPC, 'Bucs get first win since season opener

Also in the Observer: Former Buccaneer Adrian Killins enters the record books for UCF, Seabreeze cross country shows out in Invitational.

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A Seabreeze player is slammed by an FPC defender. Photo by Ray Boone
A Seabreeze player is slammed by an FPC defender. Photo by Ray Boone
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The game was over almost as soon as it started.

Flagler Palm Coast scored on a 59-yard touchdown run on the second play of the game, and the Bulldogs came up with an interception return for a touchdown as the Sandcrabs' first drive of the contest.

Seabreeze (2-3), which was coming off its second win in a row — a 28-7 victory over Pine Ridge on Friday, Sept. 29 — was shutout by FPC 36-0 at Daytona Beach's Municipal Stadium on Monday, Oct. 2.

Sandcrabs quarterback Jadyn Nirschl through four interceptions in the first half as the Sandcrabs struggled to move to the ball on offense.

Despite the score of the game, however, Seabreeze's defense continued to play hard, totaling six sacks on the night.

"That's how it's been here," Sandcrabs coach Troy Coke said. "I felt like after last week, we could come in here and play well on offense and do some things. We just weren't able to really get anything going. That's a good football team they've got over there."

Seabreeze will take on Atlantic, which hasn't won a game this year, on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Port Orange.


After consecutive losses to Bartram Trail and Dr. Phillips, the Buccaneers (2-2) were finally able to go back to their historically winning ways on Friday, Sept. 29, with a 37-0 beat down of Deltona. It was Mainland's first win since the season opener on Aug. 25.

The Buccaneers' D'Andre McMillan scored the first two touchdowns of the game, including one from 70 yards out to give the Sandcrabs a 16-0 lead in the first quarter. Quarterback Richard Kamara also tossed for two scores in the first half.

Safety Carlos Smith intercepted a Deltona pass in the end zone late in the fourth quarter to preserve the shutout for Mainland.

The Buccaneers return to action on Friday, Oct. 6, in an away game against Cocoa at 7 p.m.

Former 'Buc Killins leads Knights with historic run

Adrian Killins, a former star for Mainland High School and the current running back for the UCF Knights, believes he's the fastest man in all of college football.

In the Knights' 40-13 win over Memphis, Killins may have a case for that claim.

With 4:17 left in the half against the Tigers, Killins sprinted 96 yards for a touchdown to give UCF a 16-7 lead. It was the longest touchdown run in UCF and American Athletic Conference history.

For the game, the 5-foot-8, 152-pound sophomore ran the ball nine times for 115 yards and had five receptions for yards and an additional score.


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