FOOTBALL: North Port dominates Island Coast

By Chuck Ballaro, Sun Correspondent

North Port running back Javon Howell (4) carries against Island Coast during the first quarter Friday in Cape Coral (Sun Photo by Tom O’Neill).

IN A NUTSHELL: Devon Allen threw three touchdowns, two to C.K. Poulos, and the North Port defense held Island Coast to two first downs and 33 total yards while getting five sacks in the first half. Javon Howell added two short touchdown runs to help the Bobcat charge in a game that ended midway through the third quarter due to lightning.
DID YOU SEE THAT: Allen’s last pass may have been his best as he threaded the needle between two Gator defenders to connect with Poulos on a third-and-35 play for the game’s final touchdown.
THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN: The Bobcats sacked Will Jenkins three times on Island Coast’s first offensive series. They had imposed their will, and it was all downhill for Island Coast after that.
UNSUNG HEROES: North Port’s special teams, which put the Gators in miserable field position all night, recovered a fumble and made all five PATs.
THEY SAID IT: “We need to look at the tape, there are a lot of things we need to do better, but we’re very happy obviously” —  North Port coach Brian Hatler.
North Port 14 21 7 0 – 42
Island Coast 0 0 0 0 – 0

First quarter
NP – Javon Howell 1 run (John-Victor Oliviera kick), 3:08
NP – Devon Allen 1 run (Oliviera kick), :00
Second quarter
NP – Ryan Willis 9 pass from Allen (Oliviera kick), 8:01
NP – C.K. Poulos 25 pass from Allen (Oliviera kick), 5:18
NP – Howell 1 run (Oliviera kick), 1:18
Third quarter
NP – Poulos 71 pass from Allen (Oliviera kick), 7:35
Game stopped by lightning with 5:14 left in third quarter.

First Downs 9 2
Rushes/yds. 21-93 14-16
Passing yds 189 15
C-A-I 10-15-0 1-6-0
Fumbles/lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties/yds. 6-55 5-45

Individual stats:

Rushing: North Port: Brian Taylor 6-62, Javon Howell 7-35-2, Ja’Nyrein Washington 1-2, Jalien Wyhe 3-2, Jeffrey Guillaume 0-0, Devon Allen 7-(-6)-1. Island Coast: Damian Jennings 2-12, Damond Jeffcoat 2-6, Will Jenkins 10-(-2).
Passing: North Port: Devon Allen 10-15-189. Island Coast: Will Jenkins 1-6-15.
Receiving: North Port: C.K. Poulos 7-168, Ryan Willis 2-15, Ja’Nyrein Washington 1-5. Island Coast: Damian Jennings 1-15.

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