Gavlak Hosts Bay County Spring Football Jamboree

Panama City Beach, FL---Mosley, Bay, and Rutherford traveled to the home of the Arnold Marlins, the Gavlak Sports Complex, battling in the Bay County Spring Football Jamboree.

As the 5A teams all came together closed out their spring campaigns, they looked to take what they learned in the last few weeks of practice and put it to action on in the exhibition.

Each team was guaranteed four quarters of play, as the jamboree began with host Arnold facing Bay. The Marlins took an early 15-0 lead, highlighted by a 75 yard TD run by Torri Cotton on the opening drive. Bay would find the end zone in the second quarter on a 35 yard pitch and catch between Xavier Longerbeam and Zavian Everett. The two-point conversion was no good, as Arnold won 15-6.

In the second matchup, new Rutherford head coach Rob Armstrong made his debut with the Rams as they faced off with Mosley. After a scoreless first quarter, Ezra Gray took a screen pass 58 yards all the way to put the defending county champ 'Fins ahead 7-0. Jimmy Daniel added another TD via the run game while the Rams failed to put up points, with Mosley winning 14-0.

Rutherford had a quick turnaround, as they returned to the field to take on Bay 20 minutes later. The Tornadoes benefited from a 75 yard touchdown run by Raekwon Webb and two more through the air between Longerbeam and Everett, defeating the Rams 18-0.

In the final game of the evening, Mosley won against Arnold 21-6.

In the highlight's attached above, the action picks up from Arnold's first drive in the first game between the Marlins and Bay. Running back Torri Cotton blows past the Tornadoes defense, down the near sideline, 75 yards for the first score of the day. Marlins add two field goals to lead 13-0.

Bay's offense, stalling early. Xavier Longerbeam fulbles the snap, sacked in the endzone for a safety. 15-0.

But the Tornadoes score when Longerbeam hits Zavian Everett in stride. 35 yard TD pass and a two point conversion help, yet Arnold wins 15-8.

Next up, Rob Armstrong making his coaching debut for the Rutherford Rams.

His team comes up with the big pass play, Justin Davis to Aaron Hamilton on the 38 yard catch and run, but it leads to no points.

Mosley driving already up a touchdown, Dillon Brown hits Trae Trazska for the long gain that's finished off by Jimmy Daniel.

Mosley wins 14-0, but Rutherford had a quick chance for redemption, they face Bay next.

But that means they had to deal with Raekwon Webb. Spins his way out of tackles and ends up 76 yards downfield on the long TD run. 6-0 Bay after the missed point after.

Davis pass to EJ Foster, ground forces a fumble, so no points for the Rams still.

Longerbeam reconnects with Everett for their third TD together on the day, as Bay wins 18-0.

In the last game of the day, Mosley wins that one 21-6 Scott.


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