SEBASTIAN — Senior RB Fred Macon put on a show for theHHomecoming crowd Friday night, as he rushed for 207 yards and 4 TDs in a 62-28 blowout of Port St. Lucie. Macon ran for scores of 6, 7, 11, and 13 yards to stake his share of 9 Sebastian River TDs.
The first quarter started off with Port St. Lucie and Sebastian trading TDs. Senior RB Barry Williams scored on a 5-yard-run for the Sharks, and QB Albert Wilson scored from 18 yards out for Port St. Lucie.
And then came the second quarter. SRHS outscored PSL 35-7 in the quarter, with Macon collecting three of the TDs. Williams added a 42 yard scoring run right in the middle of the SRHS scoring bonanza to keep his team within three scores.
Two other Shark RBs scored this quarter, with senior Javonte Pierce running one in from 11 yards out and junior James Fleurrant scoring on a 55 yard sprint.
Macon added his last score with 3:19 left to play in the third quarter, where he left the field to some well-deserved applause. “Fred got into a rhythm and really got going tonight,” said SRHS Coach Randy Bethel. “The kids responded to his play, and played well for the homecoming crowd.”
Junior QB Wesley Wilson scored on a 10-yard-run with 49 seconds remaining in the quarter to make the score 55-14. PSL’s Albert Wilson responded by throwing a 7 yard TD pass to Dante Banks with 5:57 left in the quarter.
Just when everyone thought the scoring was over for the Sharks, senior safety Cortez Ash ran back the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a TD. Wilson dashed 28 yards for PSL’s fourth and final TD with 3:03 left in the game.
PSL’s Wilson had 371 all-purpose yards in the losing effort. At the end of the game, Bethel couldn’t say enough about The Jaguars talented signal caller. “You hold your breath every time he touches the ball,” said Bethel. “Our goal was to contain him. There were times we thought we had him, then you look up and he’s running down the sideline.”
The Sharks improved to 3-5 with the win over the Jaguars (1-6). They face a 3-5 Martin County team next Friday, 7 p.m. at Sharks Stadium.