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Emare Hogan's touchdown pass and touchdown run lifted DP to a 40-21 victory over Bradenton Manatee and the Apex Wealth Management Player of the Game (2015)

Football buries Manatee in Regional Semifinal
11/21/2015 9:23:00 AM

Emare Hogan rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown and passed for another to lead Dr. Phillips Football to a 40-21 demolition of visiting Manatee Friday night in the Regional Semifinal. For DP (9-3), it was redemption for a bitter 24-21 loss a year ago in the Regional Championship and they exacted it with a school-record 444 yards rushing while limiting the Hurricanes to just 34 yards on the ground. Demaria Washington and Alvin Bryant also went over 100 yards rushing, marking the first time in school history the Panthers had three backs go over the century mark. With an offensive attack that proficient, having a dominant defense makes things even more difficult for the opposition. The Panthers registered six quarterback sacks, three by Richard McKenzie,   and DJ Charles intercepted a pass for a 61-yard touchdown, DP's school-record 18th pick of the season.

DP looked crisp on their first drive as Demaria Washington took the opening handoff 21 yards for a first down and after Emare Hogan picked up a first down at the DP 42, Alvin Bryant broke loose for a 27-yard gain down to the Manatee ten. Penalties would be DP's Achilles heel all night, however, and a ten-yard holding call, followed by two incompletions and a subsequent missed field goal kept the game scoreless. DP's defense came up big, however. After Manatee drove to the DP 36, DJ Charles read a screen pass perfectly, stepped in front of the receiver and took it to the house from 61 yards out, his fourth interception of the season, for a 7-0 DP lead. After a phenomenal punt pinned the Panthers back to their own two on their next possession, the Panthers had another opportunity to score in the first quarter when Demaria Washington slipped outside and charged 66 yards down to the Manatee 25. After DJ Charles rushed for a first down at the 14, the drive stalled and a bad snap thwarted DP's second field goal attempt in as many drives to keep the score 7-0.

In the second quarter, the Panthers got things rolling with three consecutive scoring drives to break the game open. With first and ten at their own 40, Emare Hogan took the snap, faked a handoff to DJ Charles, pulled back and found a seam in the left side of the line and he was gone...60 yards untouched down the left side to double the lead to 14-0. Manatee responded quickly with an 80-yard drive in just five plays to halve the margin to 14-7 but DP came right back with a demoralizing drive of their own. After Jaquarius Bargnare returned the ensuing kickoff 23 yards to 33 and a 15-yard penalty was tacked on, DP started at their own 48. Alvin Bryant got the call on second and five and the senior speedster bounced out right, picked up a spectacular block from Bobby Johnson and rocketed down the right sideline 46 yards before being dragged out of bounds at the one. Quarterback Marvin Washington plunged in from one yard out on the next play and just like that, DP was back up by two scores, 21-7. DP's defense forced another punt on Manatee's next drive with just over a minute remaining in the half and the offense used every second of it. From their own 22, Emare Hogan ran for 13 yards, a 15-yard penalty was assessed and DP had a first down at midfield. After Hogan ran for what appeared to be an 18-yard gain, a holding call brought the ball back to the DP 40 with time left for one play. Hogan took the snap, drifted to his left and saw junior wide receiver Caleb Walls all alone over the middle. Walls hauled in the pass at the 42, sprinted towards the right corner and side-stepped a tackler at the 15 before coasting into the end zone for a 60-yard touchdown as time expired in the half.

With a 27-7 lead heading into the third quarter, DP had no intention of slowing down. Mirroring the first half, DP's defense got things going early. Junior defensive end Robert Porcher sacked Manatee's quarterback at the 42 forcing a fumble that was scooped up by Amos Louis at the Manatee 35. After two runs for 20 yards by Hogan gave DP a first down at the Manatee 15, Demaria Washington busted through the line for a five-yard touchdown as the lead grew to 33-7 heading into the final period. Manatee continued to struggle on offense as Tashaun Lindquist's sack led to another punt that set the Panthers up at their own 11. On first and 15, quarterback Marvin Washington faked a handoff, pulled back and took off to his left. Washington stiff-armed a defender at the 35 and dragged the same defender another 28 yards before finally going down at the Manatee 36...a 58-yard gain. Emare Hogan stepped back in and ran twice for 18 yards, Alvin Bryant's toss sweep picked up 12 more and three plays later, junior fullback Kenny Palmer barreled in from four yards out for a commanding 40-7 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Manatee would tack on a pair of late scores but this was all Dr. Phillips. DP out-gained Manatee 510-339 with 118 of the Hurricanes' yards accrued on their final two drives with the game well out of reach.

The Panthers advance to the Regional Championship for the third time in four years and will host Osceola (11-1), who defeated Vero Beach, 42-35, in the Spoone Friday at 7:30 pm. DP and Osceola have not faced each other since the 2010 season which resulted in a 49-7 DP victory. Tickets will be on sale at the gate for $8.00 each beginning at 5:00 pm Friday night.

Name Attempts Yards Average Long TD
Emare Hogan 12 143 11.9 60 1
Demaria Washington 7 103 14.7 66 1
Alvin Bryant 8 103 12.9 46 0
Marvin Washington 3 58 19.3 57 1
Kenneth Palmer 5 17 3.4 5 1
DJ Charles 3 13 4.3 5 0
Davarius Bargnare 1 8 8.0 8 0
TEAM 2 1 0.5 1 0
Arvis Evans 1 0 0 0 0
Bobby Irvin 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0
Total 43 444 10.3 66 4

Name Comps Att Yards TD Int Pct
Emare Hogan 1 1 60 1 0 100.0
Marvin Washington 3 5 6 0 0 60.0
Alex Eleyssami 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 6 66 1 0 66.7

Name Receptions Yards Average Long TD
Caleb Walls 1 60 60.0 60 1
Raekwon Thomas 1 5 5.0 5 0
Bobby Johnson 1 1 1.0 1 0
Jaquarius Bargnare 1 0 0 0 0
Total 4 66 16.5 60 1

Return Yardage
Name Total Punt Kickoff Int Fumble Bl Kick TD
DJ Charles 60 0 0 1-60 0 0 1
Jaquarius Bargnare 23 0 1-23 0 0 0 0
Amos Louis 7 0 0 0 1-7 0 0
Total 90 0 1-23 1-60 1-7 0 1

Name Punts Avg Long FGM/FGA Long XPM/XPA Pts
Sterling Stockwell 2 42.0 42 0-1 0 4-5 4
Total 2 42.0 42 0-1 0 4-5 4

Team Totals
Category Dr. Phillips Manatee
Points 40 21
Rushing Yards 43-444 (10.3) 27-34 (1.3)
Passing/Comp/Att/Yards 4-6-66 (66.7%) 28-42-305 (66.7%)
Total Yards 510 339
First Downs 18 23
Third Down Conv % 2-7 (28.6%) 3-11 (27.3%)
Fourth Down Conv % 0-1 (0.0%) 1-4 (25.0%)
Turnovers 1 2
Penalties 16-173 8-100
Avg. Field Position DP 36 M 26

Manatee 0 7 0 14 21
Dr. Phillips 7 20 6 7 40

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