The Flanagan Falcons commanded the game on Monday and pulled away from the Plantation Colonels 26-7 at PAL Field in a District 12-8A contest. The defending FHSAA Class 8A champions extended their winning streak to five games since an opening-game loss to Oxbridge Academy.
The Falcons showed their dominance on defense as Plantation(1-6, 1-3) ran just 11 offensive plays which did not include punts during the first half. Flanagan(5-1, 4-0) was called for numerous holding penalties in the first two quarters of the contest.
The first possession for the Colonels started badly as they fumbled the ball away near midfield on their second play of offense. Flanagan ran the ball constantly in the ensuing drive with quarterback Caleb Thomas capping it on a four-yard touchdown run through the right side of the line. He ran up the middle and scored on the two-point conversion to make it 8-0 at 4:18 of the first quarter.
Thomas had a 35-yard run for a score negated in the middle of the second quarter due to a holding penalty downfield. There was no more scoring for the remainder of the first half. The Falcons outscored the Colonels 18-7 in the second half.