By Chuck Ballaro, Sun Correspondent
IN A NUTSHELL: Estero’s Willie Neal scored all three touchdowns and had 100 yards of total offense, while the Wildcats defense allowed 112 total yards and forced four Lemon Bay turnovers in a 21-0 victory as the Wildcats dedicated their stadium to former athletic director Jeff Sommer in style.
DID YOU SEE THAT?: Max Bosi led all rushers with 66 yards and did almost all of it on one play, a 60-yard scamper that set up Estero’s second touchdown late in the second quarter.
THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN: Willie Neal scored the second touchdown of the game late in the second quarter. Lemon Bay’s offense was going nowhere and never smelled the end zone. For Estero, it became a game of not making any mistakes, and they didn’t.
UNSUNG HERO: Lemon Bay’s front seven. It wasn’t their fault they had to defend short fields all night, and they did a great job containing the run, especially Neal, who had just 41 yards rushing. They also had 12 plays go for negative yardage and three sacks.
THEY SAID IT: “You can’t turn the ball over and we never got any consistency on offense. It was always an uphill battle,” — Lemon Bay coach D.J. Ogilvie
ESTERO 21, LEMON BAY 0
Lemon Bay 0 0 0 0 – 0
Estero 7 7 7 0 – 21
EST- Willie Neal 25 run (Michael Mendez kick) :24
EST – Neal 1 run (Mendez kick) 1:20
EST – Neal 24 pass from Phil Setterquist (Mendez kick) 1:46
First Downs 6 9
Rush /Yards 29-83 41-94
Passing Yards 26 118
C-A-I 5-13-1 10-24-0
Fumbles-Lost 4-3 3-1
Pen.-Yards 5-50 4-35
Rushing: Lemon Bay: Brayden Curry 12-49, Victor Mellor 11-29, Hunter Weir 5-5, Hayden Wolff 1-(-4). Estero: Max Bost 4-66, Willie Neal 23-41, Victor Shelly 4-8, Kyle Flynn 5-(-1), Phil Setterquist 5-(-20).
Passing: Lemon Bay: Hayden Wolff 5-13, 26 yards, Int. Estero: Phil Stterquist 10-24, 94 yards, TD.
Receiving: Lemon Bay: Logan Lydic 2-26, Brendan Shuman 1-1, Hunter Weir 1-1, Victor Mellor 1-(-2); Estero: Wille Neal 5-58, Carlos Phillips 2-25, Kyle Flynn 1-17, Austin Smith 1-12, Victor Shelly 1-6