Lady Broncos’ gridders rackin’ up points

By Randy Lefko Sports Editor
Posted 3/24/21

MIDDLEBURG - Middleburg High flag football has been racking points to the tune of 55, 33 and 19 in their first three games behind quarterback Brooke Swenson and speedster tailback Meghan …

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Lady Broncos’ gridders rackin’ up points

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MIDDLEBURG - Middleburg High flag football has been racking points to the tune of 55, 33 and 19 in their first three games behind quarterback Brooke Swenson and speedster tailback Meghan Bonsor.

The fleet-footed flaggers, coached by Zsolt Takacs and former Clay High flag coach John Stilianou, who handled a few deep playoff runs for the Blue Devils, have speed on both sides of the field with Sam Harbison a major target for quarterback Brooke Swenson. Swenson battered Wolfson in game one; a 55-6 win, with five touchdown tosses plus a rush score on 350 yards passing. Defender Cheyenne Jenkins picked off three Wolfson passes.

Hardison has been glue-fingered on both sides of the ball with scores in Broncos’ 33-0 win over Ridgeview plus three interceptions in 19-6 win over Oakleaf. Swenson had three passing scores against Oakleaf.

Clay, Fleming Island and Keystone Heights are still undefeated as well. Some soon-to-be exciting matchups will be the Clay and Middleburg clash on April 6. Clay, with coach Jared Moses without Stilianou’s defensive acumen on the sideline, has been putting up his big numbers with the Blue Devils scoring 112 points in three games with no scores against them. Quarterback Dakota Stills has taken over from departed Ciara Zino and has quickly assimilated the Blue Devil offensive scheme with wideouts Izzy Shadegg and ballcarrier Annalee Harbison chunking down big gains on the ground and through the air. Rusher Johanna Hunter is quick off the snap and creates confusion and hurried passes. Whether Moses can outwit Stilianou will be an interesting puzzle.

Fleming Island, with coach Clinton Lyons back with papa Lyons on his side, has put up two shutouts in two games with 58 points. Lyons has breakaway speed in quarterback Mykayla Maddox and tailback Allesandra Martin who both had nifty 40-plus runs against Robert E. Lee. The Golden Eagles big matchup will be Keystone Heights on April 6 with the Lady Indians unbeaten in two games, but with more defensive work than offense.

Ridgeview, unfortunately, played both Clay and Middleburg in their first two games, but coach Trentin Davis is stock full of athletes with Khamil James an outside threat and Alexis Haile the inside power runner. Nia Blocton, a multi-position athlete, can create plays from both sides of the ball.

Against Ridgeview for Middleburg, Bonsor was offensive powerhouse as coach John Stilianou employed more run game attacks.

Middleburg returns to play with a Thurs., March 25 home match against Englewood, then three county games in four final games; at Orange Park (Tues., March 30), vs. Clay (Tues., April 6) and vs. Keystone Heights (Tues., April 13). Middleburg travels to Westside Thurs., April 8.

Clay High (3-0)

27-0 over Ridgeview

46-6 over Bradford

39-0 over Englewood (Izzy Shadegg, TD pass, INT pass in first half, Annalee Harbison great rushing day)

Fri., March 26 vs. Englewood

Tues., March 30 at Wolfson

Thurs., April 6 at Middleburg (3-0)

Thurs., April 8 vs. Orange Park

Tues., April 13 at Fleming Island (2-0)

Ridgeview (0-2)

Lost 27-0 to Clay

Lost 33-0 to MHS

Tues., March 23 at Oakleaf (2-2)

Thurs., March 25 at Orange Park

Tues., March 30 at Keystone Heights

Thurs., April 1 vs. Bradford

Tues., April 6 vs. Englewood

Wed., April 7 vs. Westside

Tues., April 13 at Wolfson

Thurs., April 15 vs. Fleming Island

Fleming Island (2-0)

Beat Lee 38-0

Beat Oakleaf 20-0

Fri., March 26 vs. Flagler (2-2)

Mon., March 29 at Atlantic Coast

Tues., April 6 at Keystone Heights

Mon., April 12 vs. Suwanne

Tues., April 13 vs. Clay

Thurs., April 15 at Ridgeview

Keystone Heights (2-0)

Beat Palatka 14-6

Beat Orange Park 6-0

Tues., March 23 at Crescent City

Thurs., March 25 vs. Matanzas

Mon., March 29 at St. Augustine

Tues., March 30 vs. Ridgeview

Thurs., April 1 at Palatka

Tues., April 6 vs. Fleming Island

Fri., April 9 vs. Crescent City

Tues., April 13 at Middleburg

Thurs., April 15 at Oakleaf

Oakleaf (2-2)

Beat Westside 26-7

Beat Baker County 26-0

Lost to Fleming Island 20-0

Lost to Middleburg 19-7

Tues., March 23 vs. Ridgeview

Wed., March 24 at Atlantic Coast

Thurs., March 25 at Fletcher

Tues., March 30 vs. Sandalwood

Tues., April 6 at Mandarin

Wed., April 7 vs. Flagler

Thurs., April 8 at Ed White

Tues., April 13 vs. Baker County

Thurs., April 15 vs. Keystone Heights

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