Brandon Akkawi rushed for 181 and 3 touchdowns to lead the Fontainebleau Bulldogs to a 45-7 victory over the Bonnabel Bruins in a nondistrict game at Fontainebleau’s Dawg Pound.
Fontainebleau (1-1) scored touchdowns on their first four possessions, including three in the first 6:07 of the game.
“Akkawi really ran the ball well in the first half. This was the exact opposite of how we played last week.” coach Chris Blocker said, who picked up his first high school coaching victory.
Mason Blocker scored on a 43-yard scamper and Sean Spiess added the first of his five extra points to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead with 10:12 left in the first quarter.
Jordan McInerney fumbled the snap on the Bruin’s second play and Mason Hornsby recovered for Fontainebleau. Three plays later Mason Blocker connected with Austin Lambertson on a 35-yard touchdown pass. Spiess made it 14-0 with 7:44 remaining in the first quarter.
Akkawi got his first touchdown on a 66-yard burst. Spiess made the score 21-0 with 5:53 left in the first quarter.
“This week we all stepped up our game,” Akkawi said. “We came out and played to the best of our abilities. This will gives us confidence going forward this season.”
The Bulldogs extended the lead to 28-0 on a 12-play 96-yard scoring drive, with Akkawi capping the drive with a 22-yard touchdown run. The Bruins (0-2) forced the Bulldogs to punt on their next possession and Devonte Williams blocked the punt for Bonnabel. Six plays later the Bruins scored on a Maurice Britton 6-yard run. Edwin Diaz added the extra point to make the score 28-7 with 3:28 to go in the half.
The Bulldogs added a safety and Akkawi had his third touchdown of the game on a 7-yard run to gove the Bulldogs a 37-7 lead at halftime. Fontainebleau rushed for 227 yards and had 300 yards of total offense in the first half, while Akkawi rushed for 172 yards.
The Bruins were held to 5 yards rushing and 72 total yards in the first half.
Bonnabel played without starting quarterback Semaj Franklin because of an injury.
“With Franklin out it really hurt us. He is one of our biggest offensive weapons,” Bonnabel coach Reggie Rogers said. “Hats off to Jordan. He didn’t try to do too much and didn’t make many mistakes. But their offensive was explosive tonight.”
The Bulldogs finished the game 258 yards rushing and 407 yards. Mason Blocked completed 10 of 20 passes for 149 and two touchdowns. He also had 77 yards on seven carries and a touchdown.
“The defense played outstanding” Chris Blocker said. “They really helped the offense tonight.”.
Bonnabel was held to 210 total yards and 49 yards rushing for the game on 22 carries.
“The defense was absolutely on point tonight and the entire team buckled down and was focused,” Chris Blocker said