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Cornerback Albert Gilreath's seven tackles and three pass breakups in a 39-7 playoff victory over Bradenton Manatee earned him the Apex Wealth Management Player of the Game (2016)

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11/12/2016 1:56:00 PM

Dr. Phillips Football spotted visiting Bradenton Manatee a 7-0 lead and then reeled off 39 unanswered points to win going away, 39-7, in the Regional Quarterfinal Friday night at Bill Spoone stadium. DP (9-2) pounded out 300 rushing yards and out-gained the Hurricanes, 466-220, in one of their most thorough victories in recent memory, dominating on both sides of the ball. The Panthers limited Manatee to just 36 yards on the ground and surrendered just two first downs the entire second half.

After a scoreless first quarter, Manatee (7-4) hit for a 46-yard touchdown pass on a hitch and go for a 7-0 lead with 10:45 left in the half but that was it for the rest of the night. After the Hurricanes recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff at the DP 33, the Panthers held firm as   Albert Gilreath's  fourth-down tackle forced the turnover on downs and the offense capitalized on the momentum. From the 26, Emare Hogan ran for a 13-yard first down and three plays later, Marvin Washington laced a pass over the middle to Davarius Bargnare, who side-stepped the safety and slipped past a downfield block by Caleb Walls en route to a 55-yard touchdown. An errant snap negated the extra point attempt but DP closed the margin to 7-6 and seemed to find their offensive stride. With 1:42 left in the half the Panthers took over at their own 44 looking to build on their momentum. A ten-yard pass to Emare Hogan and an 11-yard run by Marvin Washington set the ball at the Manatee 26 with under a minute left. After a ten-yard sack moved the ball back to the 36, Washington found Caleb Walls for a 14-yard gain and Sterling Stockwell came on and split the uprights from 32 yards out as time expired to give the Panthers a 9-7 lead they would never relinquish.

In the third quarter, the Panthers took the opening kickoff and marched 69 yards in just 2:19. Kenny Palmer took the first carry and charged right down the middle of the field for a 49-yard gain and capped the six-play drive with a one-yard touchdown run for a 16-7 lead. The DP defense continued to dominate Manatee, forcing their third consecutive three and out, and also got in on the scoring. On fourth and six from their own ten, Manatee was forced to punt from their own end zone but sophomore Jaquarri Powell broke through the left side and disrupted the punter, causing him to punt the ball into the back of his own lineman and out of the end zone for a safety to make it 18-7. Manatee would make another special teams mistake on their next possession, faking a punt on fourth and five from their own 25. Tanner Ingle broke up the pass and the Panthers took all of four plays to make the mistake costly. Emare Hogan carried for ten yards on first down and three plays later, slipped out of a tackle and cut upfield behind blocks from Devodney Alford, Caleb Walls and Nick Smith for a 16-yard touchdown.

With DP surging to a 25-7 lead in the fourth quarter, the second half horrors continued for Manatee. After Robert Porcher sacked the quarterback for a two-yard loss on their next drive, DJ Charles intercepted a pass and returned it 24 yards for the Panthers' 11th return touchdown of the year and a 32-7 lead. Manatee continued to fight, however, amassing a ten-play drive covering 72 yards but still they came up empty. A 61-yard pass play looked to break their scoring drought but Albert Gilreath chased down the receiver at the six for a touchdown-saving tackle. Nick Smith then stuffed a run for a two-yard loss and on fourth and goal from the eight, DJ Charles tipped a pass and Marcus Tillman came down with it in the end zone to kill the drive. The Panthers took over possession at their 20 with just two minutes to play and fed the Hurricanes a steady dose of Xandre McCleary and Brandon Fields. Fields ran for 14 yards on fourth down near midfield and McCleary punctuated the night with a 44-yard touchdown run to close out the 39-7 victory.

With Olympia falling to Sarasota Riverview, the Panthers will now travel to Sarasota next Friday night to take on the Rams in the Regional Semifinal, scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm.

Name Attempts Yards Average Long TD
Emare Hogan 12 75 6.3 16 1
Marvin Washington 6 62 10.3 23 0
Kenny Palmer 8 60 7.5 49 1
Xandre McCleary 3 53 17.7 44 1
Brandon Fields 3 32 10.7 14 0
Devodney Alford 7 29 4.1 20 0
DJ Charles 1 8 8.0 8 0
Je'Quan Burton 1 -2 -2.0   0
TEAM 2 -17 -8.5 -7 0
Total 43 300 7.0 49 3

Name Comps Att Yards TD Int Pct
Marvin Washington 14 26 166 1 1 53.8
Total 14 26 166 1 1 53.8

Name Receptions Yards Average Long TD
Davarius Bargnare 5 74 14.8 55 1
Caleb Walls 4 43 10.8 14 0
Emare Hogan 3 43 14.3 26 0
DJ Charles 1 6 6.0 6 0
Je'Quan Burton 1 0 0 0 0
Total 14 166 11.9 55 1

Return Yardage
Name Total Punt Kickoff Int Fumble Bl Kick TD
DJ Charles 24 0 0 1-24 0 0 1
Caleb Walls 14 0 1-14 0 0 0 0
Tanner Ingle 8 1-8 0 0 0 0 0
Emare Hogan 7 1-7 0 0 0 0 0
Total 53 2-15 1-14 1-24 0 0 1

Name Punts Avg Long FGM/FGA Long XPM/XPA Pts
Sterling Stockwell 4 37.8 43 1-1 32 4-4 7
Total 4 37.8 43 1-1 32 4-4 7

Team Totals
Category Dr. Phillips Manatee
Points 39 7
Rushing Yards 43-300 (7.0) 27-36 (1.3)
Passing/Comp/Att/Yards 14-26-166 (53.8%) 15-31-184 (48.4%)
Total Yards 466 220
First Downs 20 11
Third Down Conv % 6-15 (40.0%) 4-13 (30.8%)
Fourth Down Conv % 2-2 (100%) 0-3 (0%)
Turnovers 1 2
Penalties 14-146 4-40
Avg. Field Position DP 38 M 23

Manatee 0 7 0 0 7
Dr. Phillips 0 9 9 21 39

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