The Naples Golden Eagles visited Bishop Verot Friday night and treated their hosts to a crushing 61-0 defeat.
Despite the number of points on the board, this game was about the defense of the two teams. First, Naples putting the clamps on the Vikings' offense, holding them to 46 yards. Secondly, the Verot had no answer for Manny Morgan, the area's leading rusher the past two seasons. Morgan shredded the defense for 131 yards on 12 carries and found the end zone five times.
The very first offensive play was a sign it would be a long night for the Vikings as quarterback Quinn Farrell couldn't reel in a high snap and Naples swarmed to recover the ball at the Verot 2-yard line. Morgan went between the tackles for his first touchdown.
Following a Vikings punt, junior quarterback Killon Anderson led the Eagles on a five-play, 74-yard drive that ended with Morgan going over the right side for a six-yard touchdown. The extra point was missed and the Eagles led 13-0.
Morgan turned in the play of the game, taking the ball around the right side shaking tackles and showing great agility to stay in bounds and rambling for a 57-yard touchdown.
The second quarter saw little offense from either team until Vikings coach Phil Dorn rolled the dice with a fake punt on his own 22 yard line. The Eagles defense wasn't fooled and gave their offense the ball deep in Vikings territory. Two plays later Anderson took the ball himself and rushed 22 yards through the middle for the score.
Senior linebacker Friendly Napo was in the Verot backfield all night recording two sacks, and four tackles for losses.
Naples continued to stifle Verot in the fourth quarter with constant pressure. With 7:33 to go Naples recorded their final offensive touchdown.
Bishop Verot will try to regroup at home against South Fort Myers next Friday.
Naples 20 14 14 13 - 61
Bishop Verot 0 0 0 0 - 0
N - Morgan 2 Run (kick Nunez)
N - Morgan 6 run (kick failed)
N - Morgan 57 run (kick Nunez)
N - Anderson 22 run (kick Nunez)
N - Morgan 2 run (kick Nunez)
N - Manhardt 65 pass from Anderson (kick Nunez)
N - Morgan 9 run (kick Nunez)
N - Zech 37 run (kick Failed)
N - Napo 20 Int return (kick Nunez)