For the third time in four games, Flag Football's defense proved impenetrable and the offense exploded for their highest tally of the season in a 43-0 victory over visiting Olympia. DP (4-0) jumped out to a quick lead on their first drive of the game courtesy of a risky, yet simultaneously brilliant call. After their first three passes fell incomplete, the Panthers elected to go for it on fourth down deep in their own territory and the gamble paid off. Senior Kaylee Messina connected with sophomore Nisa Costa on a 68-yard pass play to give the Panthers first and goal at the two. Messina delivered a strike to Costa one more time for the first of her six touchdown passes on the night. Aaliyah Govan took in the extra point run and DP was in business, 7-0. In the second quarter, Messina hooked up with Aaliyah Govan for a ten-yard touchdown pass to make it 13-0 and right before the half, after an interception by Stephanie Oliveira, Messina found Govan again from 15 yards out to give the Panthers a 19-0 lead at the break. Govan would get it done on defense as well in the third quarter, intercepting an Olympia pass that set up a two-yard touchdown pass from Messina to Samijah Butler for a 25-0 lead. DP wasn't done just yet. In the fourth quarter, Messina eluded a strong rush and dumped a pass off to Megan Lapeyrouse, who sidestepped two defenders and zipped into the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown. Up 31-0, junior Zariah Smith defined hustle when she chased down an Olympia receiver preventing a touchdown at the DP 10 yard line. On the next play, Megan Lapeyrouse stepped in front of an Olympia pass at the two yard to set up a 50-yard scoring play from Messina to Shiquila Bryant and the lead swelled to 37-0. Freshman Aunjani Miller capped off the drubbing with a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown to end the game, 43-0. DP, now ranked fifth in Florida, has shut out its last three opponents by a combined score of 98-0 and will host Edgewater Friday night.
JV Flag Football improved to 2-1-1 with a 6-0 victory over Olympia, their third defensive shutout in four games. Makiyah Edwards took home a ten-yard touchdown run for the game's only score while Hana Seif and Holly Hallman each picked off two passes with Nihal Chouikhi hauling in the team's fifth. They'll take on West Orange Monday night.