SEBASTIAN — Sebastian running back Fred Macon ran for 129 yards and 2 TDs as Sebastian River scored 15 unanswered points Friday night to beat Martin Count,y 28-13. Both of Macon’s TD runs came in the first half, when he scored from 1 and 36 yards out.
The win is the second in a row for the Sharks, who improved to 4-5 on the year. SRHS fullback Barry Williams scored twice in the second half, and kicker Hunamyn Joyce chipped in a 25-yard field goal to round out their scoring.
Four Martin County passers combined to complete 4 of 13 passes for 67 yards and 1 interception. Although they have given up almost 1,400 yards passing this year, the Sharks defense has shown a lot of improvement the past two weeks.
Macon has been the catalyst for SRHS all season, and the past three games have been huge for the senior. Rushing for 459 yards and 7 TDs in these contests, Macon has built considerable momentum for next week’s season finale against 7-2 Treasure Coast High School.
Coach Randy Bethel isn’t surprised by Macon’s success this year, and he expects more of the same against the Titans in Port St. Lucie next week. “Fred knows what’s expected of him,” said Bethel. “He’s our workhorse. When we can control the line of scrimmage, it means that Fred will have room to run.”