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Oasis pounds Canterbury 52-14

September 21, 2018
By PETE SISK ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

It might have been a rainy, dreary Friday evening, but it was one to remember for the Oasis Sharks.

The Sharks (4-1) jumped out to a 34-0 lead on the way to a 52-14 pasting of Canterbury (2-3) at the Storms Football Complex in Cape Coral.

What made it memorable? Not just the score.

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Oasis junior Daniel Rennie (3) threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more scores against Canterbury Friday night. To view more photos from the game, see the Cape Coral Breeze Facebook page.

This was the first homecoming victory in the brief history of Oasis football.

"I believe it is; and yes, we did it," first-year Sharks' coach Mack Mitchell said. "We did it in a nice fashion. We ran the ball well, we passed the ball well. We took advantage of the opportunities they gave us."

There was a lightning delay of just over a half hour before kickoff. There was light to moderate rain throughout the contest.

Daniel Rennie completed 9 of 14 passes for 206 yards and four touchdowns, three to Jaheed Marcus. Marcus, who caught six passes for 90 yards, scored on touchdown catches of 12, 14 and 18 yards.

"He's a good athlete and hopefully he'll continue to progress, so in the future he can play on Saturdays" in college, Mitchell said of Marcus.

Taylon Hutchins caught a 33-yard Rennie pass for a score.

"We ran some combination routes, and the speed of the wide receivers really made that work," Mitchell said.

Hutchins also had a big play on defense, breaking up a double pass by Canterbury that would have been a big gainer had he not made the play.

Opening and closing the Sharks' scoring were two rushing touchdowns. Justin Shelton broke though the middle of the Canterbury defense for a 49-yard score on Oasis' first possession. On the Sharks' last possession, and the game's last play, Bernard Mathis broke several tackles on his way to 26-yard touchdown.

"Bernard Mathis is a freshman who came in and did a really good job," Mitchell said. "We changed up the offense a little bit. He took to the coaching and executed everything. Showed a little willpower there as well."

Shelton led Oasis in rushing with 91 yards on eight carries. Rennie ran 11 times for 77 yards, and Mathis gained 61 yards on three runs.

The score could have been even more lopsided. Oasis gave up the ball twice inside the Canterbury 10, had two extra points blocked, and another would-be extra point never happened due to a bad snap.

Dominic Camarca got Canterbury on the board late in the first half, catching a Nick Perez pass and racing 65 yards to score. Those two also combined on a two-point conversion.

In the fourth quarter, Konner Bennett added a Cougars touchdown on a 3-yard run.

"There are some things we need to clean up," Mitchell said. "We didn't execute in the second half to the best of our capability. We had a lot of young guys in that second half, and I just think we need to clean some things up there."

Some of those things that need cleaning up were some sloppy penalties. Bennett's score was set up by a couple of major penalties against the Sharks.

The win eased the pain of a 34-33 loss to LaBelle the week before.

"You know sometimes, for a team that really hasn't seen a lot of success, a little humble pie isn't bad," Mitchell said. "It got us back on track. We came out ready to execute."

The Sharks' next game is Friday at Southwest Florida Christian in Fort Myers.

CANTERBURY 0 8 0 6 -- 14

OASIS 21 19 6 6 -- 52

First quarter

O - Justin Shelton 49 run (Weston Wilson kick) 9:22

O - Daniel Rennie 13 run (Wilson kick) 5:16.

O - Jaheed Marcus 12 pass from Rennie (Wilson kick) 4:55.

Second quarter

O - Rennie 13 run (Wilson kick) 9:17.

O - Taylon Hutchins 39 pass from Rennie (kick blocked). 2:24.

C - Dominic Camarca 65 pass from Nick Perez (Camarca pass from Perez). 1:43.

O - Marcus 14 pass from Rennie (kick blocked) 0:08.

Third quarter

O - Marcus 18 pass from Rennie (conversion failed) 5:40.

Fourth quarter

C - Konner Barrett 3 run (kick failed) 6:00.

O - Bernard Mathis 26 run (no conversion attempt) 0:00.

In other games:

Barron Collier 58, Mariner 43: Barron Collier (3-1) pulled away in the second half of a wild, lightning-delayed contest in Naples. Rashawn Hunter had a sensational night for Mariner (2-2). Hunter had touchdowns on runs of 73 and 44 yards, connected with Noel Ericson on a 22-yard touchdown pass and 60 yards to Tavin Ward for another score, and also added a two-point conversion. Ward had a 54-yard run and Cade Reynolds raced 42 yards for a score. Reynolds also had a two-point conversion run. Mariner is home against Clewiston Friday.

Bishop Verot 34, LaBelle 20: Terry Lindsey scored three touchdowns for the Vikings, and Brandon Peck and JJ Mira also reached the end zone as Bishop Verot improved to 4-1 on the season, 1-0 in 4A Region 3. Labelle slipped to 4-1 and 1-1. The Vikings face Bradenton IMG Academy White next week at home.

Riverdale 35, Ida Baker 0: The Bulldogs (1-4) kept it close for two quarters, trailing 8-0 at halftime. Riverdale (5-0), a Class 7A team, pulled away after intermission for a non-district victory. Ida Baker plays at Cape Coral Friday in a District 6A-10 contest.

Idle: Cape Coral, Island Coast.



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