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Donahue Dominates in Playoff Win

The Donahue Academy Shamrocks continued their unbeaten season into the playoffs Friday night, soundly defeating Lakeside Christian from Clearwater 62-26 in the quarter-finals of the playoffs for the Florida Christian Association of Private and Parochial Schools 8-man football state championships.

It was another big night for quarterback Elias Allan. He ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more to receivevers Andrew Scanlan and Mark Chefffers, who also had two Interceptions playing defense. Randy Beidelshies rushed for two touchdowns and JP Klucik ran for one. Thomas Donohue recovered a fumble and ran returned if for a touchdown and Daniel Beidelshies had a sack for a safety.

The Shamrocks will play their semi-final game at home on the field at North Park in Ave Maria Thursday, Dec. 1, against either Eastland Christian from Orlando and Old Plank Christian from Jacksonville.

"I am proud of the way we persevered tonight," said Coach Rich Scanlon. "We celebrated Senior night tonight at halftime and it was our seniors who led the team and effort. We have a tremendous senior class this year and will miss this group greatly. They have showed great leadership, hard work, effort and character. Their witness will be missed. It was nice to see a good crowd tonight witness our seniors second to last home game."


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