Everything seemed to go well for Lely Friday night as they scored easily and enjoyed a running clock in the second half in downing Immokalee 37-0 on Senior Night at Trojan Stadium.
“We started out a little slow, but once we got in rhythm, that’s the Lely we’ve been waiting on for 2 years,” said JJ Everage, Lely’s Head Coach. “We came out and displayed what we could do.”
Lely and Immokalee are two of the oldest rivals in Collier County, only the Naples-Immokalee rivalries is older. The Indians, a perennial powerhouse, has yet to win this season and has been shut out the past three weeks. As recently as 3 years ago Immokalee finished 13-1.
After a scoreless first quarter, Lely got on the scoreboard when Schneider Natan hauled in a three-yard pass from quarterback JJ Dervil for the game’s first score. Lely scored three more times in the second quarter to effectively put the game away.
Sophomore running back Guerschom Guerrier scored twice, on a 10-yard pass from Dervil and a three-yard run, and wide receiver Sergio Morancy scored on an 8-yard pass from Dervil to give Lely a 28-0 halftime lead.
With 8:30 left in the third quarter, Guerrier scored his third touchdown on a thrilling 28-yard run to put the Trojans up 35-0 and start the running clock for the balance of the game.
The final score of the game came when Immokalee fumbled in their own end zone for a safety.
cJason Hoenig brings down Immokalee running back Joe Palacios.
Guerrier picked up 146 yards on the ground for Lely. Morancy had 72 yards receiving.
Everage couldn’t have been more ecstatic with the effort of his team. “I was really happy with our offensive line tonight. We had some key injuries this week. Those guys up front really created some holes. Guerschom Guerrier, a sophomore running back, has a bright future. I could go on and on. I’m really proud of ‘em tonight. Next week’s a big one. Naples has got it going over there. I just hope our kids show up and play like they did tonight.”
Lely improves to 2-2 on the season and hosts Naples (4-1) in the annual Coconut Bowl on Friday, October 23, in the oldest rivalry in Naples.