West Florida Beats Rikards To Advance To Round Two (With Gallery)

November 11, 2017

In the past six years, the West Florida Jaguars have lost during the first two rounds of the playoffs, with five of those losses coming against teams from Tallahassee. For the past two seasons, it was Rickards that beat  them, including a narrow 33-30 win last year.

But this year, the tables were turned in the first round as the West Florida Jaguars beat Tallahassee Rikards 42-19 on the Jag’s home turf at Woodham Middle School.

Early in the game 16 Abrams put the Jaguars on the board from 31-yards out for a 7-0 lead. With a blocked punt, Rickards recovered the ball inside the 10-yard line. Consecutive Rickard’s field goals cut West Florida’s lead to 7-6.

Trevor Jordan to KO Burrell 17 14-6.  Rickards answered with an interception returned for a touchdown, 14-12.

Bryant Johnecheck added a Jags touchdown to make it 21-12 headed into the half.

In the second half, Rikards added seven, cutting their deficit to 21-19.

In a 21-point fourth quarter, West Florida scored with a short run from senior Malik Jenkins to make it 28-19; a touchdown from senior  Johnecheck, 35-19; and junior Keyshawn Swanson picked off a Rickards pass and brought it all the way home to expand West Florida’s lead to 42-19.

Wakulla will be at West Florida Friday night in round two of the 5A playoff series.

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Photos by Bailey Seibert for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


One Response to “West Florida Beats Rikards To Advance To Round Two (With Gallery)”

  1. MeShea on November 14th, 2017 4:07 pm

    Way to go, JAGS!!!! Bring it on home!!!!

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