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Land O’ Lakes 44, Fivay 12


Published:   |   Updated: October 26, 2013 at 12:23 AM

LAND O’ LAKES — Coming off what some might have believed was a devastating overtime loss to neighborhood rival Sunlake, Land O’ Lakes responded in a big way.

The Gators didn’t let the loss hang on their shoulders, as quarterback James Pensyl threw three first-half touchdowns to lead Land O’ Lakes to a resounding homecoming victory against Fivay.

Less than three minutes into the game, Land O’ Lakes (7-1, 2-1 Class 6A-District 6) was on the scoreboard, as Pensyl connected with receiver Ethan Weilant on a 14-yard touchdown pass and catch. Later in the first quarter, the two connected again on a 26-yard post pattern and put the Gators up 14-3.

Fivay (3-5, 0-3) tried to ball control by feeding quarterback Eric Vitale and running backs Vic Taylor and Michael Chisholm the bulk of the carries. By halftime, however, Pensyl was 5-for-12 for 150 yards and three TDs to help Land O’ Lakes build a 31-6 lead.

Indeed, the night belonged to Land O’ Lakes, which sets its sights on next week’s do-or-die matchup with Spring Hill Springstead for a potential postseason berth.

Pensyl finished 8-for-19 for 208 yards and had two rushing scores. Fivay’s Taylor rushed 24 times for 91 yards and Vitale threw for 172 yards.

Fivay 3 3 6 0 — 12

LOL 14 15 0 13 — 44

L-Weilant 14 pass from Pensyl (Dowler kick)

F-FG Jones 37

L-Weilant 26 pass from Pensyl (Dowler kick)

L-FG Dowler 31

F-FG Jones 32

L-Tandy 85 pass from Pensyl (Dowler kick)

L-Pensyl 1 run (Dowler kick)

F-Smith 31 pass from Vitale (pass failed)

L-Tandy 30 run (kick failed)

L-Pensyl 1 run (Dowler kick)

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