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Waugh's 3INTs lead Clay's shutout: Fleming Island is fifth in the USA

Randy Lefko
Sports Editor
Posted 12/31/69

GREEN COVE SPRINGS - Clay High flag football defensive back Tatum Waugh kind of lamented that no team was throwing toward her on her outside corner of the Blue Devil defense, but Middleburg High …

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Waugh's 3INTs lead Clay's shutout: Fleming Island is fifth in the USA


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GREEN COVE SPRINGS - Clay High flag football defensive back Tatum Waugh kind of lamented that no team was throwing toward her on her outside corner of the Blue Devil defense, but Middleburg High (5-2) came to Green Cove Springs and gave Waugh their best shots.

Waugh stealthily stole three Middleburg passes en route to the Clay High flag football team winning a 23-0 shutout over the Broncos on Thursday, March 21. The win keeps Clay unbeaten in four games; 4-0, with a April 1 showdown with also unbeaten Fleming Island.
With Clay quarterback Teaghan Moses deftly finding crossing patterns to wideouts Yuliana Garcia and Shelby McClain to get the ball downfield, Moses hit Addison Holstein with a pass at the one-yard line that Holstein delivered the final step for the Blue Devils' first score.
After the score, Waugh got her first pic off a deflected pass from Bronco quarterback Rachel Hansen that landed the Blue Devils near their 25-yard line.
From there, McClain rumbled the paydirt after a swing pass for the Blue Devils' second score.
Waugh struck again in the second quarter with a near pick-six runback, but she got tagged just near the Middleburg 15-yard line.
Fleming Island stayed unbeaten with two wins last week; a 12-7 win over Oakleaf highlighted by two interceptions from linebacker Gabi Musa and two scores from London Jenkins; one a one-yard pass on fourth down from Jenkins to Megan Cobb, the other a five-yard run. Oakleaf scored first off a 62-yard pass play in the first quarter. Musa intercepted Oakleaf with 14 seconds on the clock.
Fleming Island returned to the field on Saturday due to rain on Friday to beat Bartram Trail 20-6 to move their record to 8-0.
Fleming Island quarterback Devyn Dudones dimed a 54-yard pass to Jenkins for the first score then found her again from 18 yards out. Bartram Trail stung the defense with a 64-yard scoring pass, but Jenkins scored from a yard out and hit Daisy Fletcher for the PAT for a 20-6 final.
The Golden Eagles stay busy and hopefully unbeaten with three straight home games; Monday vs. ED White, Tuesday vs. Baldwin and Thursday vs. Riverside before a much-anticipated road trip to hopefully still unbeaten Clay High (4-0) who has St. Augustine (1-5) and Santa Fe (6-2) before Fleming Island visits. Santa Fe has early wins of 36-0, 23-0 and 52-0 with losses to Suwannee and Buchholz with a 32-0 win over Gainesville last week.
As of March 21, Fleming Island was ranked fifth nationally by MaxPreps behind Western High in Davie FL, Palmetto (Miami) Tampa Robinson and Choctawhatchee with all five teams unbeaten. In Class 2A, Fleming Island is third behind Western and Palmetto.
In Class 1A, Middleburg is ranked 16th.
Oakleaf, with a loss to Fleming Island, falls to 4-2 and will host Palatka (3-2) on Mon., March 25, Middleburg on Tues., March 26 and Ridgeview on Thurs., March 28.
Ridgeview improved on their season record to 3-5 with wins of 19-12 over Florida Deaf and 26-0 over Bishop Snyder last week.
Orange Park (4-3) defeated Keystone Heights 6-0 and will host Florida Deaf on Tues., March 26 and an away game at Yulee on Thurs., March 28.
Keystone Heights (3-7) hosts Palatka (3-2) on Tues., March 26 with a home game against Crescent City on Thurs., March 28.