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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 9:20 am

The Carol City Chiefs showed the Southridge Spartans why they are ranked as the best team in Florida.

Carol City jumped on Southridge early and often on its way to a 50-0 onslaught to remain unbeaten.

“They were the better team,” Southridge coach Sedrick Irvin said. “They out-coached us, played more physical, made the big plays, they just beat us in all three phases of the game.”

Southridge (5-2) was held to 126 yards of total offense including 54 rushing yards on 19 carries against the 6A title favorite.

“We didn’t do the things we were coached to do so we were out of character,” Irvin said.

“I don’t even know who this team was tonight, but I blame the coaches and I’ll take the blame. I didn’t do a good enough job of preparing us.”

Southridge’s Antwan Anderson completed 7 of 18 passes for 72 yards with two interceptions and rushed for 37 yards on 11 carries. Neil Howard’s 41-yard catch was one of the lone bright spots.

Carol City (6-0) features a high-powered offense that plays at an extremely fast pace running plays in quick succession to keep defenses off-balanced led by senior quarterback Daniel Richardson, who threw three touchdown passes.

“When you play like that and you can be consistent and you’ve got good play-calling like they’ve got, you’re always going to give yourself a chance to get first downs and explosive plays because the defense doesn’t get set half the time,” Irvin said. “We saw that on film. They do a good job at it and they executed today.”

Carol City led 21-0 in the first quarter on two touchdown runs by standout Nay’Quan Wright and a 35-yard pass from Richardson to Thaiu Jones-Bell.

Richardson threw another 35-yard touchdown strike to Amari Johnson for a 28-0 lead early in the second.

Katravis Geter added a 1-yard touchdown run as the Chiefs took a 35-0 lead into the break.

Richardson threw a 1-yard score to Marc Britt and Johnson’s 80-yard touchdown catch in the final minutes capped the scoring.

The Spartans have a week off before finishing their regular season with games against Homestead, South Dade, and Dr. Krop before 8A playoffs begin.

“The biggest thing we’re going to be working on is discipline,” Irvin said. “Discipline is key for us on and off the field, discipline in our assignments, and

discipline in life because I’m big on coaching football, but I’m big on life lessons and this whole team needs discipline.”

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