September 22, 2007
Titusville thumps Barracudas
BY BUDDY SHACKLETTE
FOR FLORIDA TODAY
Titusville visited New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex Stadium for a District 7-4A football game and host NSB was more than hospitable to its guest.
The Barracudas (0-4) handed the ball over twice on special teams and once on offense as Titusville (4-0) turned two of the turnovers into scores and rolled to a 38-13 victory.
The start of the game was delayed two hours by inclement weather and the victory got the Terriers off to their best start in more than a decade, while NSB saw its winless steak extended to four games.
Titusville running back Sherrod Brim rushed for 102 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries, but the player that hurt NSB the most was quarterback Chris Joly, who passed for 204 yards and ran for 64 more.
Brim ran for scores of 21, 2, 3 and pair of 1-yard scores as the Terriers totaled up 466 yards of offense while limiting the Barracudas to just 165 yards.
Stevin Twiggs totaled 151 yards of offense and about the only thing the Terriers did wrong on the evening was total up 16 penalties for 145 yards.
NSB actually led 6-3 five minutes into the contest when Dantrelle Horne raced 68 yards for a score, but the turnover bug showed up for NSB and from there it was all Titusville.
Titusville opened the game with a 10-play, 55-yard drive that was culminated by 44-yard field goal by Chase Dornbusch with 8:23 left in the opening quarter.
Undaunted by the opening drive, NSB struck back just three plays later.
Horne took an inside trap and raced 68 yards for a score, staking the hosts to a 6-3 lead just five minutes into the contest.
Titusville then responded by driving to the NSB 7-yard line, but a mishandled ball by Titusville's Brim found the hands of NSB's Mike Klein, who accepted the turnover for the hosts.
Titusville then responded by driving to the NSB 7-yard line, but a mishandled ball by Titusville's Sharod Brim found the hands of NSB's Mike Klein, who accepted the turnover for the hosts.
Brim made up for things, however, on Titusville's nest offensive series as the Terriers took just 41 seconds to go 42 yards and Brim took in a 21-yard touchdown run at the end of the opening quarter.NSB's defense then came up with a big stop, but when Horne tried to field the ball just before it was blow dead he fumbled and Titusville accepted the turnover on the NSB 4.
On the next play Brim skirted in for a score, staking the visitors to a 17-6 lead with 7:10 left to play in the first half.
The hosts went three-and-out and Titusville battled countless penalties – one time facing a first-and-45 on the 25 – but came back with an 11-play drive that ended with Brim's third scoring run of the evening.
Brim's 3-yard score gave the visitors, who tallied 307 yards of offense in the first half, a 24-6 halftime. Despite 13 penalties for 110 yards in the first half, Titusville moved the ball without difficulty.
After gaining 94 yards in the opening quarter, NSB gained none in the second quarter.NSB fumbled the ball over on the first play of the second half and three plays later Brim ran in a 1-yard score.