Dwyer 52, Jupiter 0: Top-ranked Panthers rout Warriors
Saturday, November 13, 2010
by Jodie Wagner
Shawn McClaine rushed for four touchdowns Friday night, and Tommylee Lewis added two long scoring receptions to lead Dwyer to a 52-0 victory against Jupiter in its regular-season finale.
McClaine, a senior running back, scored on runs of 2, 9, 1 and 12 yards for the Panthers (9-1), who led 14-0 after one quarter and 45-0 at halftime. McClaine finished with a game-high 115 yards rushing, and eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season late in the second quarter on a 23-yard run.
"It's something that he probably could have gotten a lot earlier, but he hasn't been playing a lot in the second half," Dwyer coach Jack Daniels said of McClaine's rushing milestone. "It's fantastic."
Lewis also had a big game for the Panthers, catching four passes for 89 yards — all in the first half — and scoring on throws of 34 and 47 yards from Jacoby Brissett. His first touchdown came on Dwyer's opening drive of the game. The score capped a 6-play, 56-yard drive.
Lewis' second touchdown reception came near the end of the second quarter and staked Dwyer to a 38-0 lead.
"He's doing exactly what we thought he would do," Daniels said of the senior wide receiver. "He's getting better every week."
The Panthers took a 14-0 lead on McClaine's 2-yard run at 2:14 of the second quarter. He scored three more times in the quarter, and Dwyer also added Lewis' second touchdown catch and a 50-yard field goal by Bobby Puyol — tying a school record — to take a 45-0 lead at halftime.
The Warriors' offense could not get on track. Facing relentless pressure from the Dwyer defense, the Warriors (3-7) did not record a first down until the second quarter, and finished with just two for the game.
Freshman quarterback Griffin Garland did have some success throwing the ball in the second half, however, and finished 7-of-11 for 48 yards.
Dwyer scored its final touchdown on Puyol's 2-yard pass to Clinton Stephens at the start of the fourth quarter.
Brissett, who played the first half for Dwyer, finished 8-of-11 for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Nick O'Leary caught four passes for 25 yards.