FOOTBALL: Port Charlotte uses regular season finale as chance to rest starters

By Bryan Levine, SunCoast Sports

Port Charlotte's Matthew McGee breaks away from Westland Hialeah's defense and bolts up the field for a touchdown (Sun photo by Michele Haskell).

Port Charlotte’s Matthew McGee breaks away from Westland Hialeah’s defense and bolts up the field for a touchdown (Sun photo by Michele Haskell).

IN A NUTSHELL: Port Charlotte played its junior varsity squad for three quarters after jumping out to a 35-0 lead in the opening period. The Pirates went on to a 45-0 victory with a running clock on the second half.

IT WAS OVER WHEN: Shawn Campbell rushed for a 67-yard touchdown on the first play of the game. Marc Jean-Louis had a 29-yard score on Port Charlotte’s second offensive play, and the rest was history.

UNDER THE RADAR: Tiyan Bush had two sacks and a forced fumble in the first quarter. That fumble was recovered by Sammy Reagin in the end zone to give the Pirates a 35-0 lead.

DID YOU SEE THAT:  Tight end Kyle Wheeler was given a chance to score a touchdown, and grabbed the opportunity. He had one carry for a one-yard score in the first quarter.

THEY SAID IT: “It’s a strategical schedule. We have such an early bye week, so we knew going into they playoffs, we’d need an opportunity to rest our starters. It was planned this way, and it was great for our young guys.” — Port Charlotte coach Jordan Ingman

PORT CHARLOTTE 45, WESTLAND HIALEAH 00

West. Hialeah 0 0 0 0 – 00
Port Charlotte 35 3 7 0 – 45

Scoring

First quarter
PC — Shawn Campbell 67 run (Devyn McCormick kick), 11:41
PC — Marc Jean-Louis 29 run (McCormick kick), 9:01
PC — Kyle Wheeler 1 run (McCormick kick), 8:05
PC — Matt McGee 41 run (McCormick kick), 4:00
PC — Sammy Reagin 0 fumble recovery (McCormick kick), 2:20

Second quarter
PC — Josh Reyes 26 FG

Third quarter
PC — Chase Shatney 8 run (Josh Reyes kick), 0;15

                                WH                  PC
First Downs                3                   9
Rushes/yds            20-(-39)           31-265
Passing yds              45                 0
C-A-I                        6-18-1             0-2-0
Fumbles/lost             5-3                  0-0
Penalties/yds            1-5               7-55

Individual stats
Rushing:
 Westland Hialeah: Daniel Mercado 9-22, Jean Carlos Altamiarano 5-(-19), Jadrien Amorin 4-(-7), Team 2-(-35); Port Charlotte: Marc Jean-Louis 1-29-1, Shawn Campbell 1-67-1, Matt McGee 5-65-1, Kyle Wheeler 1-1-1, Jason Francis 2-13, Chase Shatney 7-15, J.T. Butler 5-29, Kenny Chambers 1-2, Josh Clerjuste 4-22, Josh Reyes 2-14, Anthony Ferrentino 2-8.
Passing: Westland Hialeah: Altamiarano 5-17-38-0, Jonathan Lopez1-1-7-0; Port Charlotte: Alex Muse 0-1-0-0, Shatney 0-1-0-0.
Receiving: Westland Hialeah: Amorin 1-4, Antonio Nunez-Molina 2-23, Mercado 2-17, Matthew Ledix 1-1; Port Charlotte: none.

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