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Sebring JV enjoys perfect season

Special to Highlands Today
Published:   |   Updated: March 11, 2013 at 09:00 PM

The Sebring High School junior varsity football team worked hard this past year and it paid off with an outstanding undefeated season.

Despite weather delays all season long and a cancelled game, the team still managed to go a perfect 7-0 on the season.

The season got off to a successful start with a 60-0 romp over rival Avon Park.

The Blue Streaks defense swarmed the Red Devil offense to keep them out of the end zone, while the offense, which rushed for 216 yards, scored on its first possession and never looked back in the dominating victory.

The second week saw Sebring outlast DeSoto by a score of 38-20. Once again the offense had its ground game working with more than 210 yards rushing in the win over the Bulldogs.

A road game at Mulberry saw the Blue Streaks come away with a 20-6 victory over the Panthers. The potent Sebring rushing attack gouged DeSoto for 351 rushing yards.

Sebring rolled past Frostproof by a score of 20-6. The offense rushed for 161 yards o=in the win over the Bulldogs.

The Blue Streaks kept their perfect season in tact with a 30-14 win over Fort Meade with 226 rushing yards and 57 passing yards.

In the last home game of the season, Lake Placid came to town. Sebring stepped up and registered a 35-6 victory over the Green Dragons.

A balanced Blue Streak attack had 246 rushing yards and 26 through the air in the easy victory.

The last game of the season saw Sebring hit the road for a tough game against Hardee.

Last year the Blue Streaks beat Hardee to end the Wildcat's bid for a perfect season.

Sebring struck first on a 53-yard touchdown run by Tony Jenkins. The extra point by Connor Cook made it 7-0.

Hardee scored a pair of touchdowns to take a 12-7 lead at the half.

With its undefeated season on the line, Sebring responded in a big way as DJ Lyons recovered a fumble with less the five minutes remaining in the contest.

Cook connected with Wyatt Kinslow on a 27-yard touchdown pass to give the Blue Streaks a 13-12 lead.

After forcing a Hardee punt, Sebring sealed the win as Cook scored on a 13-yard scamper. JC Cobb scored the 2-point conversion to put the Blue Streaks on top 21-12.

Along with a group of dedicated players, the Sebring fans at the Hardee game wanted the win just as much. They cheered their team on to the very last minute.

You could tell the emotion was there with tears of joy after the game by not only the players and coaches, but the fans as well.

The hard-fought victory put the team in the history books with an undefeated season.

The Blue Streaks had a great season with a total of 1,464 rushing yards and 200 passing yards. The talented squad outscored their opponents 218-64 on the season.

Sebring averaged an incredible 31 points a game and held the opposition to 9 points per game.

The team was led by head coach, Chris Cook, and assistant coaches: John Bender, David Jones, Jerry Allan, Tom Anderson, Clay Kinslow, Gary Rapp, Josh Miller and Bob Duncan.

The coaches and players would like to say a big thank you to all that supported them throughout their season.

We would also like to thank the many moms that came out to feed the team, the parents and the business that donated monies and food items to help with the feeding of the team.

Without their support we couldn't have had such an amazing season. Thanks again for your support!