Bradenton, FL– In an action packed first quarter, the 7th grade, class of 2019 Future Stars Georgia vs. Florida game got off to a great start. After a near muffed kickoff, team Georgia recovered the ball and began their first drive. After only two plays, James Cook from South Florida forced a fumble and recovered it racing 25 yards to the two yard line. Two plays later Cook finished his own work and scampered in putting Florida up 7-0.
Then Georgia’s defense took over and forced a fumble on a bad snap exchange from Florida quarterback Daniel Richardson and his back. They picked up the ball and launched the Jeremy Smith show. Smith, from Savannah Country Day School in Georgia then was featured on a drive that saw him score on a 15 yard rush and also punched in a 2-point conversion.
Smith looked the best all first half among the Georgia offense.
But Florida’s defense found a way to stop him, if only momentarily. During substitutions of other packages, Florida’s defense also lead by Cook who is playing outside linebacker was able to contain Georgia’s running game and the defensive backfield made big hits causing a Georgia fumble.
That put Daniel Richardson in a position to lead his team down the field and then hand off to Cook. He raced 35-yards for his second score of the game putting Florida up 14-8. Cook, the younger brother of Florida State freshman Dalvin Cook, is living up to his last name after only one half of play.