Mainland Buccaneers storm over New Smyrna Barracudas


New Smyrna @ Mainland
New Smyrna @ Mainland

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Mainland Buccaneers turned a 7-6 halftime deficit into a 35-7 victory over New Smyrna Beach at Daytona Municipal Stadium.

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Bucs' quarterback Denzel Houston, the reigning 6-Yard Line Athlete Of The Week, ran for two touchdowns  and threw for another in Mainland's dominant second half.

New Smyrna Beach caught the Bucs by surprise late in the second quarter, faking a field goal as the Cudas' holder (and quarterback) TJ Goodnecht lifted the snap and connected with Darrynton Evans for a touchdown to take a 7-6 lead. However, Mainland quickly seized the momentum back with four unanswered scores in the second half.

The Buccaneers improved to 8-1 and take on Seabreeze in their regular-season finale.

New Smyrna Beach drops to 4-4 and visits Pine Ridge next.

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