By Rob Tetro
The Fulton varsity football team’s season came to an end with a loss to Indian River in the Class A, Section 3 playoffs Oct. 25.
Fulton was behind and cut the deficit to 13-7 during the first quarter, but Indian River pulled away from there and won 44-17
It didn’t take long for Indian River to get onto the scoreboard. Early in the first quarter, Dustin Sharrit ran for a 23-yard touchdown to give Indian River a 7-0 lead. Later in the first quarter, Sharrit struck again. This time, he scored on a run from 60 yards out to expand Indian River’s lead to 13-0.
Fulton cut into the lead before the first quarter ended when Quinton Jackson ran for a 20-yard touchdown to bring The Red Raiders within 6 points at 13-7.
Indian River took over during the second quarter. Quarterback Densel Barnes tossed a 45-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Franklin to give Indian River a 19-7 lead. Later in the second quarter, Sharrit scored his third touchdown of the game.on a run from 15 yards out to give Indian River a 25-7 halftime lead.
To The Red Raiders credit, their efforts would not be deterred. Early in the third quarter, Jon Cummings made a 25-yard field goal to cut Indian River’s lead to 25-10. Indian River then put the game out of reach during the remainder of the third quarter when quarterback Densel Barnes scored on a run from a yard out to give Indian River a 32-10 lead. Before the third quarter ended, Deondre Grier ran for a 17-yard touchdown to expand Indian River’s lead to 38-10.
Indian River capped off an impressive effort during the fourth quarter. Jakese Crockett scored on a run from 8 yards out to give Indian River a 44-10 lead. Fulton battled until the final whistle blew on their season. Late in the game, the Red Raiders cut the lead to 44-17 when Mark Pollock ran for an 18-yard touchdown. But then time ran out on Fulton’s season.
The Red Raiders season with a final record of 1-7.