Orlando, Florida’s, Dunkin’ Donuts Friday Night Football Tour went to Deland this past Friday night where the Deland Bulldogs hosted Mainland Bucs for the Class 6A, District 2 football title.
De’Ante “Pop” Saunders (referenced on Page 30 of Florida’s FNF Magazine) carried the ball 22 times for 116 yards and one touchdown, and his interception in the final minute sealed DeLand’s 17-10 victory against Daytona Beach Mainland for the Class 6A, District 2 football title.
The Bulldogs, improved to 8-2 overall and finished 4-0 in 6A-2. No. 8 Mainland, the district runner-up, fell to 5-4, 2-1.
In a defensive battle, it was the Bulldogs’ running game that made the difference. Saunders’ 12-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter erased Mainland’s 3-0 lead. The Bulldogs built their lead to 17-3 on David Taylor’s 9-yard scoring run with 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. DeLand, which lost in the 6A state final last season, has completed its regular season. Mainland will face Daytona Beach Seabreeze next Friday night at Municipal Stadium.
We would like to thank Assistant to the Athletic Director, Rick Calkins, and friends who were extremely gracious, hospitable and helpful throughout the entire evening. The Orlando team travels to its last tour stop on Friday when the Fightin’ Edgewater Eagles, who now possess a 6-3 record, play next when they host Boone High School for a non-league battle on Friday, November 12. Edgewater will play a Braves squad coming off a 35-7 league win over Cypress Creek (Orlando, FL). The Braves record now stands at 4-5.
Orlando’s FNF Team looks to an exciting night of football next Friday, November 12, 2010.
Orlando, Florida’s, Dunkin’ Donuts Friday Night Football Live Campus Tour went to Osceola this past Thursday night where the Osceola Kowboys hosted Lakeland Dreadnaughts. It was a heartbreaking night of night of football for Kowboy fans everywhere.
Osceola was in it to win, trailing just 14-13 at halftime, but the Kowboys had no answer for Lakeland running back Steward Butler Thursday in a 5A District 4 football game at Kowboys field. Butler ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns to propel the Dreadnaughts past Osceola High School, 43-13. Lakeland, 7-0 and 1-0 in the district, can clinch its third consecutive district championship by beating Lakeland George Jenkins Nov. 5. The Kowboys slipped to 4-4 and 1-1 in the district. Osceola still can advance to the regional playoffs as the district runner-up if Lakeland beats Jenkins. Butler turned the game for good on the first play of the second half when he raced 67 yards down the sideline to set up quarterback Tim Evans’ 13-yard TD run on the next play, making it 21-13
We would like to thank Osceola’s Athletic Director, Jim Bird, and his staff who were extremely gracious and helpful throughout the entire evening. The Orlando tour travels Friday night for a Football and Halloween weekend celebration to West Orange High where the Warriors will be hosting Wekiva High Mustangs on October 29th at 7:30pm. Until then…
Orlando, Florida’s, Dunkin’ Donuts Friday Night Football Live Campus Tour went to Winter Park this past Thursday night where the Winter Park Wildcats hosted the Edgewater High Eagles in a wonderful night of football.
Last season, longtime rival Edgewater spoiled Winter Park’s bid for a perfect regular season. After last night’s tenacious showing of the Wildcats offensive and defensive, it is safe to say they have not forgotten what that loss last season felt like. The undefeated Wildcats shook off two turnovers in the first half to dominate the third quarter and roll to a 42-7 rout of the Eagles (3-3). Winter Park is 6-0 for the first time since 1992 and still has not allowed a rushing touchdown this year. Its defense held Edgewater to 30 yards and no first down on its first 12 plays after halftime and the Wildcats blew the game open with 29 unanswered points. Leading 13-7, the Wildcats started near midfield in the second half and scored in five plays. Senior quarterback Sam Richardson scrambled for 23 yards and then fooled the defense with a play-action pass that went for an 8-yard TD to Austin Shelton. Hard hitting and forcing turnovers by the Wildcats played a huge roll in last night’s win as Edgewater, which saw a three-game winning streak halted, managed only 123 offensive yards.
We would like to give a BIG thanks to Mike Brown at Winter Park and other staffers for all their assistance and hospitality. The food was fantastic and their football serious!! The Orlando tour travels next to Osceola, Florida, where the Osceola Kowboys will be hosting Lakeland High on October 21. Until then…
Orlando, Florida’s Dunkin’ Donuts Friday Night Football Live Campus Tour went to Apopka, Florida, this past Friday night where the Apopka Blue Darters hosted Miami Jackson in a beautiful night of football. The Blue Darter fans showed up in their typical masses hoping for Apopka’s all-stars to return to form after a tough loss against Edgewater two weeks ago. Apopka’s defense made a huge contribution by converting three turnovers into touchdowns as the No. 6 Blue Darters (4-1) defeated Miami Jackson (3-2) 36-6 at Roger Williams Field.
The Blue Darters opened an 8-0 lead three plays after Waseem recovered a fumble and Tom Smith took a short slant pass and scored on a 36-yard touchdown and the Blue Darters never looked back. They opened a 22-6 lead when Qua Barnes scored on a 16-yard run. Barnes also had a 42-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Good luck to both teams as their season moves forward.
We would like to thank Apopka’s Athletic Director, Russell Wambles, and staff for all their assistance and hospitality. The Orlando tour travels next to Winter Park High where the Wildcats will be hosting Edgewater High Eagles on October 14th. Until then…
Orlando, Florida’s Dunkin’ Donuts Friday Night Football Live Campus Tour got underway in a Thursday evening non-league match. The host Seminole Seminoles football squad notched a solid 28-14 victory over the Hagerty Huskies.
The game appeared to only have two words coming over the loud speaker, Ron Moore. Pick one … one plays running back and the other plays receiver. Both are fast and can make plays. The sophomore looked very good at running back and some fans were stating he could be the missing piece to the Seminole offense. QB TJ Thompson played a great game as well. He was accurate with the ball and didn’t force things and that’s what he needs to do with a good defense led by Serdarius Bryant.
We would like to thank Seminoles Athletic Director and staff for their assistance and hospitality.
Next week the tour travels to Liberty High School. Until then …
The Orlando edition of the Dunkin’ Donuts Friday Night Football Live Campus Tour visited area powerhouse Dr. Phillips. Despite the threat of rain, the fans came out in full force. And although we had to wrap up our tour around 8 p.m. we were able to entertain the fans and get our product in the hands of the fans.
The Dunkin’ Donuts FNF Live Campus tour continues to excite people with freebies and fun.
Remember, when you get thirsty be sure to text PERKS and your email address to 386546 (DUNKIN) or visit DunkinDonuts.com to receive a free medium beverage.
Special note: The Dunkin’ Donuts tour staff met Mrs. Clinton-Dix, who is the mother of De’Sean Clinton-Dix, the Dr. Phillips safety, who is one of the state’s top recruits. She loved the magazine and was very appreciative to see her baby’s name in print.
Orlando’s Dunkin’ Donuts Friday Night Football Live Campus Tour got underway in St. Cloud, Florida, with the returning District Champion St. Cloud Bulldogs hosting and defeating their old nemesis, the Osceola Kowboys, in an electric overtime finish, 41-35. During the FNF Tour set-up, some early Bulldog fans were calling it one of their biggest games of the season, a game which held that title until the very end of the night with the Bulldogs victorious.
We are not sure what both team’s coaches said in the lockerroom at halftime, but what started as a defensive battle in the first half with a score of 7-6 in favor of the Kowboys, would soon become an offensive attack in the second half with a total of 63 points scored. The Kowboys would take it down to the wire, sending the game into OT; however, the Bulldogs scored on the first drive in OT would seal the win and this year’s bragging rights. We can only speak for ourselves, but we were exhausted when it was all over. Great job to both teams for exemplifying great competitiveness and sportsmanlike attitudes.
We would like to thank Chad Ansbaugh, athletic director at St. Cloud, for his assistance and hospitality. Due to remodeling, the school campus was under very heavy construction and had very limited space available, although Chad allowed our tour to set up our title sponsor’s tent, Dunkin’ Donuts, our Fuel Sports Tent, and our FNF Quarterback Toss inflatable game directly next to the Bulldogs’ home grand stand. It was the best location in the house. In addition, we would like to thank Debbie Landstreet who was our XBOX 360 game winner.
Overall, Orlando’s first FNF Tour stop was very exciting and a great success. Next week the tour travels to Dr. Phillips High School who will be hosting the Osceola Kowboys. We will have to wait and see if the Kowboys can bounce back from this weeks heartbreaking loss. Until then…
A.E. Engine announced the launch of 13 Friday Night Football Live Campus Tours for the 2011 season. The FNF Live Campus Tour will attend more than 171 games in nine states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland-Delaware-Virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee). The tour will focus on rivalry and key matchups, and expects to average 5,000 per game attended, placing our sponsors in front of more than 855,000 fans. The purpose of the tour is to associate “friendly faces and free stuff” with community-oriented sponsors.
Our title sponsors include:
Birmingham North — State Farm
Birmingham South– State Farm
Jacksonville — FUEL Football
Miami — Dunkin’ Donuts
Orlando — Dunkin- Donuts
Tampa Bay — Dunkin’ Donuts
Atlanta– State Farm
North — State Farm
South– State Farm
Statewide– State Farm
Chattanooga — Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Knoxville — Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
Statewide– State Farm
9/3 Osceola at St. Cloud
9/10 Osceola at Dr. Phillps
9/16 Hagerty at Seminole
9/24 Harmony at Liberty
10/1 Miami Jackson at Apoka
10/15 Edgewater at Winter Park
10/22 Lakeland at Osceola
10/29 Wekiva at West Orange
11/5 Kathleen at Lake Gibson
11/12 Boone at Edgewater