By Michael Bielecki
TROPICAL FARMS — Senior running back Fred Macon rushed for 123 yards, including a 54-yard fourth-quarter TD run, in a losing effort as Sebastian River High School fell to South Fork, 28-14.
Sebastian River fell to 2-5 on the season, while South Fork improved to 5-2 with the win. South Fork junior running back Zach Fisher scored on a pair of 54-yard runs and also added a 30-yard TD dash on a 15-carry, 184-yard performance.
Sharks Coach Randy Bethel gave South Fork credit for their homecoming performance.
“They are a well-coached team and they were ready for us tonight,” said Bethel. “They hurt us running the ball, and we gave up three long TD runs. South Fork played their best game, and we didn’t.”
The Bulldogs totaled 269 yards rushing and only attempted seven passes. The Sharks failed to capitalize on 11 penalties for 88 yards from the Bulldogs, as they had 286 yards of total offense. Senior Cortez Ash completed his only pass attempt to junior wide receiver Stephon Clark for 53 yards to set up the first SRHS score. Senior running back Barry Williams scored from 4 yards out to cap the four-play, 75-yard scoring drive to open the game with 10:36 to go in the first quarter. The Sharks gave up three unanswered TDs by Fisher until Macon’s 54-yard TD scamper in the 4th quarter.
SRHS faces Port St. Lucie in their homecoming game next week, that start has been moved up to a 6:30 p.m. PSL is 1-6 on the year, and lost 26-47 to Bayside this week.