Rockledge bounces back, defeats St. Cloud

Rockledge bounces back, defeats St. Cloud

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Rockledge bounces back, defeats St. Cloud

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ROCKLEDGE – There was no debate about this one.
Coming off a 25-0 loss to Merritt Island last week, Rockledge bounced back and dominated an overmatched St. Cloud team 42-6 in a Thursday night make-up game at McLarty Stadium.
Throughout the first half and most of the second before most of the starters were pulled late in the fourth quarter, Rockledge did whatever it wanted on both sides of the ball, with the offense averaging more than nine yards per carry and the defense, which was without two notable starters, holding St. Cloud to only 120 total yards while coming away with four interceptions.
Rockledge quarterback Alex Adler got the blowout started early, finding receiver Joe Brown for a 17-yard score on the Raiders’ first drive. Adler finished 10-for-22 with 118 yards passing.
After that, Rockledge let its ground game take over. Running back Richard Carter scored twice in the first half, on runs of 30 and 2, respectively. Fellow back Justin Weaver added a 10-yard score just before halftime that gave Rockledge a 28-0 lead at the break.
The Raiders added two more scores in the second half — including a 12-yard interception return for a touchdown by Vadray Crouch — before St. Cloud finally got on the board late against Rockledge reserves.
KEY PLAYERS: Weaver led all rushers with 129 yards on 13 carries. The sophomore also added a 10-yard touchdown run just before halftime. Fellow back Carter finished with 78 yards on just six carries.
THEY SAID IT: “We had a hard week of practice, and the kids responded,” Rockledge head coach Larry Laskowski said. “We told them that’s what they had to do and they did. We’re proud of them.”
WHAT’S NEXT: St. Cloud at Liberty. Rockledge vs. Titusville next Friday.
RECORDS: St. Cloud 1-5. Rockledge 4-2.

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