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Christian Williams forced a fumble, recovered two fumbles and returned one for a touchdown in DP's 35-7 victory over Ridge to earn the Apex Wealth Management Player of the Game (2017)

Football batters Ridge in Quarterfinal
11/11/2017 11:37:00 AM

Quarterback BeSean McCray completed 10 of 15 passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns as host Dr. Phillips routed Ridge Community, 35-7, in the Regional Quarterfinal. DP (9-2), winners of five straight, scored on its first four possessions and added a defensive touchdown to take a 35-0 midway through the second quarter which forced a running clock the entire second half. Defensively, the Panthers limited Ridge to 47 yards of total offense in the first half in arguably their most dominant performance of the season.

DP took the opening kickoff and drove 62 yards in ten plays in just over four minutes to take a 7-0 lead. Devodney Alford's ten-yard carry gave the Panthers a first down at the Ridge 36 and four plays later, BeSean McCray hit Devon Buckhanon   on fourth down for a 23-yard gain and a first and goal at the five. McCray then lofted a fade into the right corner of the end zone to Michael Fox for a touchdown, the first of two scoring passes to the senior receiver. The DP defense forced a three and out on Ridge's first drive and took over at their own nine yard line. McCray found tight end Bobby Johnson for a gain of 23 and two plays later hit Davarius Bargnare for another ten for a first down at the 44. Four plays later, Bargnare fielded a screen pass across the middle and rocketed unscathed 38 yards for a touchdown. Bargnare finished the night with five receptions for a team-high 95 yards. With a 14-0 lead, the DP defense poured gas on the Ridge fire. Facing second and 11 at their own 24, Ridge running back Josh Berry was stripped of the football by Christian Williams, who recovered the fumble as well, and the Panthers took over at the Ridge 23. Two plays later, McCray went deep for Michael Fox down the home sideline and the senior hauled in his second touchdown pass for a 30-yard score as the lead jumped to 21-0. On Ridge's ensuing possession, facing second and 25, junior linebacker Japerri Powell sacked the quarterback, knocked the football loose, and Christian Williams was there again to scoop it up and score to give the Panthers a 28-0 lead as the first quarter came to a merciful end. 

In the second quarter, DP went right back to work with a methodical eight-play, 49-yard drive that featured a new wrinkle. After Devodney Alford rushed for ten yards and a first down at the Ridge 34, McCray hit Bargnare again for a 20-yard gain down to the 11. On second and five, Devodney Alford lofted a pass into the deep right corner for Devon Buckhanon, who came down with the six-yard touchdown reception to deliver the final blow. Alford finished with 58 yards rushing, 18 receiving and the first touchdown pass of his career. Stephen Dix and Tarvon Young registered a team-high seven tackles each while Christian Williams (five tackles, two fumble recoveries, forced fumble, touchdown), Jaquarri Powell (five tackles) and Bryan Bell-Anderson (five tackles) had solid nights as well. Sophomore kicker Riley Stephens filled in for the injured Sterling Stockwell and booted all five extra points in his first varsity action. DP will now advance to the Regional Semifinal at Osceola Friday at 7:30 pm.

Rushing
Name Attempts Yards Average Long TD
Devodney Alford 11 58 5.3 10 0
Brandon Fields 8 35 4.4 10 0
BeSean McCray 3 3 1.0 5 0
Jeremiah Grandison 1 1 1.0 1 0
Total 23 97 4.2 10 0

Passing
Name Comps Att Yards TD Int Pct
BeSean McCray 10 15 194 3 0 66.7%
Devodney Alford 1 1 6 1 0 100.0%
Canaan Mobley 0 1 0 0 0 0
Be-Jai McCray 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 11 18 200 4 0 61.1%

Receiving
Name Receptions Yards Average Long TD
Davarius Bargnare 5 95 19.0 38 1
Michael Fox 2 35 17.5 30 2
Devon Buckhanon 2 29 14.5 23 1
Bobby Johnson 1 23 23.0 23 0
Devodney Alford 1 18 18.0 18 0
Total 11 200 18.2 38 4

Return Yardage
Name Total Punt Kickoff Int Fumble Bl Kick TD
Brandon Fields 23 0 1-23 0 0 0 0
Michael Fox 9 0 1-9 0 0 0 0
Christian Williams 7 0 0 0 2-7 0 1
Total 39 0 2-32 0 2-7 0 1

Kicking
Name Punts Avg Long FGM/FGA Long XPM/XPA Pts
Riley Stephens 0 0 0 0 0 5-5 5
Devodney Alford 2 22.5 32 0 0 0 0
Total 2 22.5 32 0 0 5-5 5

Team Totals
Category Dr. Phillips Ridge Community
Points 35 7
Rushing Yards 23-97 (4.2) 24-71 (3.0)
Passing/Comp/Att/Yards 11-18-200 (61.1%) 6-14-81 (42.9%)
Total Yards 297 152
First Downs 12 8
Third Down Conv % 5-9 (55.6%) 3-9 (33.3%)
Fourth Down Conv % 1-1 (100.0%) 1-2 (50.0%)
Turnovers 0 2
Penalties 10-87 7-62
Avg. Field Position DP 47 RC 31

Scoring
 
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OT
Final
Ridge Community 0 0 0 7 0 7
Dr. Phillips 28 7 0 0 0 35

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