FOOTBALL: Rushing attack leads Port Charlotte to big win

By Chuck Ballaro, Sun Correspondent

IN A NUTSHELL: Marc Jean-Louis rushed for 286 yards and four second-half touchdowns as Port Charlotte blew open a tie game at halftime, putting up 29 points in the fourth quarter. The Pirates rushed for 489 yards as a team.

DID YOU SEE THAT: Earnest Harvey’s second touchdown run to start the fourth quarter saw him reverse field and serpentine through some tired Bulldog tacklers. Jean-Louis stole the headlines, but Harvey had the run of the night.

IT WAS OVER WHEN: Jean-Louis scored on the Pirates’ first offensive play in the second half to give them the lead for good. Baker, which suited just 28 players, was gassed.

UNSUNG HEROES: The passing combination of Toby Noland and Luke Endsley was the only thing that kept Ida Baker in the game for three quarters. 242 yards passing, with 145 to Endsley gave the Pirates fits.

THEY SAID IT: “I always tell them we’re a second-half football team. If you condition for the moment, you’ll be ready for the moment.  We push our kids and they came out ready.” –  Jordan Ingman, Port Charlotte head coach.


Port Charlotte 7 7 14 29 – 57
Ida Baker       0 14 7 0 – 21

First quarter
PC – Tyreece Luther 90 run (Devyn McCormick kick) 3:53.

Second quarter
IB – Robert Cobb 8 pass from Toby Noland (Julio Amaral kick) 11:06.
PC – Earnest Harvey 3 run (McCormick kick) 7:58.
IB – Shomari Mason 1 run (Amaral kick) :50.

Third quarter
PC – Marc Jean-Louis 58 run (McCormick kick) 8:13.
PC – Jean-Louis 85 run (McCormick kick) 5:43.
IB – James Stewart 12 run (Amaral kick) 1:33.

Fourth quarter
PC – Harvey 60 run (McCormick kick) 11:40.
PC – Jean-Louis 84 run (McCormick kick) 9:15.
PC – Jean-Louis 11 run (Burkhart pass) 4:53.
PC – William Furlow 42 yard interception return (McCormick kick) 3:52.


                         PC          IB
First Downs         15           19
Rushes/yards     33-487    42-101
Passing yards      -5           242
C-A-I                 1-3-0      21-30-2
Fumbles/lost       1-0          1-0
Penalties/yards  8-61       6-36


Individual stats:

Rushing: Port Charlotte: Marc Jean-Louis 9-286, Earnest Harvey 12-156, Tyreece Luther 2-95, Shawn Campbell 5-32, Paul Barnes 5-(-2); Ida Baker: James Stewart 8-49, Shomari Mason 23-48, Luke Endsley 5-6, Toby Noland 6-(-2).
Passing: Port Charlotte: Paul Barnes 1-3-(-5)-0; Ida Baker: Toby Noland 21-30-242-1.
Receiving: Port Charlotte: Earnest Harvey 1- (-5); Ida Baker: Luke Endsley 14-145, David Drennan 2-40, Robert Cobb 2-30, James Cuttinto 3-27,

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