With a handful of relatives from Marietta, Ohio, watching from the stands while proudly wearing jerseys with his name and number 10 on the back, Eric McFadden lit up Estero's new scoreboard.
The senior running back ran for six touchdowns and 258 yards on 21 carries to lead the Wildcats past North Fort Myers 49-13 Friday night
McFadden displayed breakaway speed out of the backfield while scoring on runs from 7, 63 and 67 yards in the first half. He tacked on shorter scores from 2, 1 and 5 yards in the second half.
North (0-3) had its chances in the first half behind steady drives and a fumble recovery by Austin Campbell at the Estero 4-yard line after a 65-yard punt from Connor Black, but the Red Knights were stymied by Estero's defense.
Four times the Red Knights had the ball inside the Estero 30 in the opening 24 minutes, but only came away with field goals of 23 and 28 yards by Hank Gentile.
North FM 0 6 7 0 - 13
Estero 14 7 14 14 - 49
EST - McFadden 7 run (Lopez kick)
EST - McFadden 63 run (Lopez kick)
NFM - FG, Gentile 23
NFM - FG, Gentile 28
EST - McFadden 67 run (Lopez kick)
EST - McFadden 2 run (Lopez kick)
EST - McFadden 1 run (Lopez kick) 7:06
NFM - Byrd 8 pass from Makar (Gentile kick)
EST - McFadden 5 run (Lopez kick)
EST - Lopez 7 run (Lopez kick)