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Cape Coral blanks Baker 39-0

September 29, 2018
By PETE SISK ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

On a night when Cape Coral High School honored its unbeaten 1993 team, the current squad reached the midway point of a potentially historic year of its own.

The Seahawks dominated Ida Baker 39-0 on Friday to improve to 5-0, 2-0 in District 6A-10.

"That's just a great testament to our coaches, both offensively and defensively," first-year Seahawks coach Dale More said. "They're doing a great job, and that's why we are where we are."

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Cape Coral senior Adrien Canty (11) follows his blockers, including Senior Eduardo Fajardo (52) toward the goal line. Canty finished the night with three touchdowns in the Seahawks' 39-0 win over Ida Baker Friday. To view more photos from the game, see the Cape Coral Breeze Facebook page.

Cape Coral's defense completely shut down the offense of Ida Baker. The Bulldogs (1-5, 0-2) were held to two first downs and a net of minus-2 yards of total offense.

"That's crazy. That's insane," More said. "That's pretty incredible.

"Our defense has been playing lights out. The offense seems to be getting the glory, but gee whiz, that's the third shutout we've had this season."

A fumble recovery by the Seahawks set up one of three Adrien Canty touchdowns, and Cape scored a safety twice in the second quarter Friday. In both cases, Bulldogs' quarterback Eric Swanson had to chase down loose footballs. Once, he ran out of the end zone. The second time he was called for intentional grounding in the end zone.

Following the first safety, Jaydin Feliz returned the kickoff deep into Baker territory to set up Adrien Medacco's 29-yard touchdown run.

The Seahawks also pulled in two interceptions on Friday.

"They stood out. They played great. They played team defense," More said. "That's what I like about our scheme and what we do. Everyone has a job, and they do their job. You've got 11 people doing their own job, not trying to do someone else's job. That really shows up in how they play."

Canty had two short touchdown runs in the first quarter, and a 33-yarder in the third quarter that set off a running clock. He finished the night with 118 yards on 14 carries.

Quarterback Parker O'Dell completed 11 of 18 passes for 177 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown pass to Feliz.

More isn't ready to worry too much about an undefeated season. An undefeated district record is another matter entirely.

The Seahawks step outside the district to take on Lehigh next Friday on the road. And still ahead are the toughest foes within District 6A-10, Charlotte (5-1, 2-0) and North Fort Myers (3-2, 2-0), as well as rivalry games with Island Coast and Mariner.

"There's going to be tough opponents every single week," More said.

"I think our kids get excited about the five and zero thing, but really what we're looking at, we're two and 0."

For Ida Baker, next up is another rivalry game, at home against Mariner.

Coach Todd Nichols's team had some excellent chances in the first quarter Friday but couldn't take advantage. The Bulldogs recovered a muffed punt on the Cape 24 and couldn't score. Another turnover, a fumble, gave Ida Baker the ball on the Seahawks' 35. Again, the Seahawks defense turned the Bulldogs away.

Cape Coral had one big problem on Friday -- penalties. The Seahawks were penalized 15 times for 140 yards, including six 15-yard infractions. Ida Baker was flagged 11 times, but 10 of those were 5-yard penalties.

IDA BAKER 0 0 0 0 -- 0

CAPE CORAL 14 18 7 0 -- 39

First quarter

CC - Adrien Canty 1-yard run (Antonio Garcia kick) 9:10.

CC - Canty 4-yard run (Garcia kick) 8:16.

Second quarter

CC - Safety, ball downed in Ida Baker end zone 10:38.

CC - Adrien Medacco 29-yard run (Garcia kick) 9:11.

CC - Jaydin Feliz 13-yard pass from Parker O'Dell (Garcia kick) 4:19.

CC - Safety, intentional grounding in end zone 0:34.

Third quarter

CC - Canty 33-yard run (Garcia kick) 6:26.

In other games:

Oasis 55, SW Florida Christian 24: Daniel Rennie ran for two touchdowns and threw for three more. He also scored a two-point conversion. Tanner Rennie caught two of his brother's touchdown passes, and added a touchdown run. Jaheed Marcus had a 12-yard scoring run and caught a touchdown pass. Ashton Roy caught the other Daniel Rennie touchdown pass. Oasis improved to 5-1 with the victory.

North Fort Myers 49, Port Charlotte 13: Jesse Charles hit four touchdown passes, two to Clayton Savinsky of 92 and 50 yards. Chris Lucas ran for two touchdowns and caught a 27-yard Charles pass for another score. Daniel Pilgrim had a 35-yard touchdown reception, and Shomari Mason ran for a 9-yard TD. The Red Knights (3-2, 2-0 District 6A-10) led 49-0 in the fourth quarter before Port Charlotte (4-2, 0-2) got on the scoreboard twice in the final 4:40.

Bishop Verot, 44, IMG Academy White 14: JJ Mira had two touchdowns on runs of 31 and 1 yards. Jacob Azizi threw for two scores, a 24-yard pass to Gabe Valverde and a 15-yard connection with Tequon Chatman. Derrick Erickson returned a punt 66 yards for a score. Vikings kicker Logan McLeod connected on field goals of 30, 29, and 40 yards. Verot is 5-1.

Charlotte 43, Island Coast 0: The Gators fell to 0-5, 0-2 after a loss to traditional powerhouse Charlotte (5-1, 2-0) in District 6A-10.



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