BY GENE NARDI
On Thursday, April 2, the Seminole Ridge High School girls flag football team hosted district rival Wellington High School and shut out the Wolverines 38-0 to remain unbeaten at 4-0. The Hawks are currently ranked second in the inaugural Florida Flag Football Power 25 Poll.
The Hawks jumped out early on the team’s first possession to take a 6-0 lead when quarterback Emily Coulter connected with Kelly Fraidendurg for a 12-yard touchdown pass.
The scoring floodgates were opened in the first half, and Seminole Ridge rolled to a 31-0 halftime lead over the Wolverines. Wellington (1-4) managed a drive into Hawks territory, but rusher Christine Schergen intercepted a pitch to stop the drive.
Gabi Oliver reeled in the final score for the Hawks in the second half to extend the Seminole Ridge lead to 38-0. The score capped a 60-yard drive in seven plays.
Wellington put together another solid drive, making it into Hawk territory for the second time, but an interception stopped any chance of the Wolverines making it into the end zone to avoid a shutout.
Schergen had three sacks on the night, and an interception for the Hawks, while Coulter tallied three touchdown passes. Yazmin Salguero, Madeline Harding and Oliver all scored for the Hawks.
ABOVE: Hawk receiver Amy Chung advances the ball after a catch, while Wellington’s Kara Martin tries to make the pull.