The Phantoms got going early Saturday night recording their second shutout in a row, defeating the Seminole Mambas 38 – 0. The Phantoms F-4 Offense came out firing against the Mambas scoreing 35 points in the first half making the team from Seminole county look lost at times throughout the night.
In fact it was more like a competition between the Phantoms offense and the defense, as the Grave Diggers held Seminole to -41 yards rushing. Yes, Seminole recorded NEGATIVE 41 yards rushing for the entire game.
“There are still some areas we need to focus heavily on, if we want to make this season successful,” echoed head coach Michael Torres. “We still want to shore up our secondary, and we certainly need to eliminate some of our mental mistakes that are shooting us in the foot.” The Phantoms got hit with 14 penalties in the game, costing them a total of 140 yards. “That’s an extra touchdown, we could’ve used that 100 yards,” said Torres.
However, despite the missteps, the Phantoms showed their ability to put their foot onthe gas! QB Torrance Brown ended the night 10/16 with 198yards, 3 touchdowns and one interception. Couple that with RB Greg Debose’s two rushing touchdowns and the Phantoms just couldn’t be stopped Saturday night.
That Grave Digger defense? They made quite an impact as well, totalling 35 tackles, 11 for a loss, and 4 sacks on the night. Holding the Seminole Mambas to 61 total yards of offense wasn’t an easy task, but the Phantoms made it look that way as they cruised to a 2-0 record to start the season.
Up next… Another division game against the Flagler Knights Saturday Feb 6th at 7pm at Lake Brantley in Altamonte Springs.