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DP dispatches Riverview in Regional Semi
11/19/2016 4:44:00 PM

Dr. Phillips Football held host Sarasota Riverview to just 106 yards of total offense and forced six turnovers in a dominating 21-0 Regional Semifinal victory Friday night. DP converted three of Riverview's six turnovers into 21 points, including a fumble recovery in the end zone by Robert Porcher in the fourth quarter that punctuated a game that saw team defensive records set for interceptions (19) and turnovers (37) in a season.

Riverview looked to grab DP's attention on their opening possession when they returned the kickoff 70 yards to the DP 25 but the Panther defense punched right back when DJ Charles intercepted a pass on fourth down, the first of his two picks on the night. The Panthers took over at their own 13 and drove 71 yards in 14 plays but a fourth down pass fell incomplete as the first quarter ended scoreless. In the second, Riverview tried to get their ground game going but on third and seven, junior defensive end Joe Gulla pounced on a fumble to set DP up at the Riverview 19. Two plays later, quarterback Marvin Washington hit Caleb Walls for a 16-yard touchdown to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead at the 10:24 mark. On the ensuing kickoff return, Devodney Alford drove into the return man at the 18 yard line and knocked the ball free. Senior Nick Smith recovered the fumble at the Riverview three yard line and DP was back in business yet again. Two plays later, senior fullback Xandre McCleary surged into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown run that doubled the lead to 14-0 with 9:40 remaining in the half. Riverview responded on their next possession with an 11-play drive that spanned 62 yards but a 37-yard field goal attempt banged off the crossbar to keep the 14-0 margin through the half.

While Riverview struggled to get any offensive momentum going, the Panthers also had difficulty sustaining drives in the second half. Despite moving the football in spurts, their final five drives resulted in either a punt or a turnover. Unfortunately for the Rams, one turnover actually helped DP. On fourth and long from the Riverview 29, Washington's pass was intercepted but inexplicably returned out of the end zone and the defender was tackled at Riverview's three yard line. The DP defense clamped down again and made them pay dearly as Japerri Powell and Albert Gilreath drilled a receiver for a two-yard loss on first down and Robert Porcher recovered a quarterback fumble in the end zone for a defensive touchdown. Up 21-0 with 7:42 to play, the DP defense followed up with back-to-back interceptions by DJ Charles near midfield and Braxton Clark in the end zone to seal the shutout. Dylan Meeks finished with a team-high 11 tackles and, in the process, became the first player in school history to record more than 400 career tackles. Robert Porcher registered ten tackles, including his 14th sack of the season and 30th of his career. DJ Charles' two interceptions gives him a team-high four this season.

Dr. Phillips (10-2) advances to the Regional Championship game for the third straight year and fourth time in the last five years. The Panthers will host Vero Beach (11-0) Friday night in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Vero defeated Treasure Coast, 35-0, in the semifinal after cruising past Ridge Community, 42-28, a week earlier. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm and tickets will be on sale at the gate for $8.00 each.

Rushing
Name Attempts Yards Average Long TD
Devodney Alford 12 69 5.8 23 0
Marvin Washington 5 57 11.4 33 0
Kenny Palmer 11 55 5.0 12 0
Xandre McCleary 5 16 3.2 5 1
Emare Hogan 3 11 3.7 8 0
Je'Quan Burton 1 6 6.0 6 0
DJ Charles 3 6 2.0 3 0
Brandon Fields 1 3 3.0 3 0
TEAM 1 -16 -16.0 -16 0
Total 42 207 4.9 33 1

Passing
Name Comps Att Yards TD Int Pct
Marvin Washington 10 17 85 1 2 58.8
Total 10 17 85 1 2 58.8

Receiving
Name Receptions Yards Average Long TD
Emare Hogan 3 22 7.3 9 0
Davarius Bargnare 2 21 10.5 13 0
Arvis Evans 1 19 19.0 19 0
Caleb Walls 1 16 16.0 16 1
Je'Quan Burton 2 4 2.0 3 0
Devodney Alford 1 3 3.0 3 0
Total 10 85 8.5 19 1

Return Yardage
Name Total Punt Kickoff Int Fumble Bl Kick TD
Tanner Ingle 37 3-37 0 0 0 0 0
Emare Hogan 11 1-11 0 0 0 0 0
Total 48 4-48 0 0 0 0 0

Kicking
Name Punts Avg Long FGM/FGA Long XPM/XPA Pts
Sterling Stockwell 5 31.0 36 0 0 3-3 3
Total 5 31.0 36 0 0 3-3 3

Team Totals
Category Dr. Phillips Riverview
Points 21 0
Rushing Yards 42-207 (4.9) 37-80 (2.2)
Passing/Comp/Att/Yards 10-17-85 (58.8%) 4-13-26 (30.8%)
Total Yards 292 106
First Downs 14 7
Third Down Conv % 6-13 (46.2%) 3-12 (25.0%)
Fourth Down Conv % 0-2 0-2
Turnovers 4 6
Penalties 11-79 4-45
Avg. Field Position DP 39 R 33

Scoring
 
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Final
Dr. Phillips 0 14 0 7 21
Riverview 0 0 0 0 0

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