By Andy Warrener
The Laker/Lutz News Correspondent
The Carrollwood Day School (CDS) football team had to make sure not to look ahead to their matchup with Class 2A-District 5 leader Indian Rocks Christian in its home game against Cambridge.
The Patriots (7-1, 5-1) were up to the task, smashing the Lancers 45-24 Oct. 19.
Robert Davis showed he is healed from the knee injury that slowed him the last two weeks. The senior tail back had 15 carries for 296 yards and five scores, including touchdown runs of 64, 65 and 64.
“I never want to let just one defender tackle me,” Davis said. “I just refuse to go down.”
Elias Earley and Max Frankel chipped in carrying the ball, especially in the second half.
Quarterback Vidal Woodruff hooked up with Andy Embody on a 10-yard scoring pass. Receivers Nate Lewis and Dominiq Sicardo had almost 100 yards receiving between the two.
Defensively, Frankel had an interception and a tackle for a loss. The Patriots also limited the Lancers (4-4, 3-4) to 85 yards on the ground.
If not for the effort of Cambridge’s Robbie Robertson (184 total yards) the score would have been even more lopsided. Robertson also ran back an interception for a touchdown and handled punting duties.
CDS still has work to do. The Patriots had to call a few timeouts to get the right personnel or play on the field and had a few mental mistakes lead to penalties.
“We’re going to work our butts off this next week and get ready for Indian Rocks,” said CDS coach Lane McLaughlin. “We’ve got a chance to go to the playoffs.”
The Patriots host Indian Rocks Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m.