The footballs and the flags were flying Friday night as Ida Baker rolled past Cape Coral 49-27.
The Bulldogs (3-3, 1-1 District 6A-10) were led by Jordan Diggs’ five touchdown passes. Two each went to Rasheed Golden and Luke Endsley.
Maurice Flournoy tossed three touchdown passes for Cape Coral (1-4, 0-2) and ran for a score.
The officials threw 37 penalty flags, 21 in the first half, for 290 yards lost between the two teams.
Diggs completed 14 of 27 passes for 251 yards.
Baker jumped out to a 13-0 lead. Diggs’ 32-yard pass to Josh Keller set up Iziah Febles’ 5-yard touchdown run. Diggs hit Ryan McColghan for a 9-yard score.
The Bulldogs’ defense was in Flournoy’s face much of the night, sacking him eight times.
Cape Coral stayed in the game in the first half with its rushing game. Isiah Washington had runs of 37 and 20 yards to set up Flournoy’s 1-yard run.
Flournoy ran 61 yards to the Ida Baker 12 in the last minute of the half, but couldn’t score.
Flournoy’s touchdown passes came in the fourth quarter: 20 yards to Keashawn McCoy, 40 yards to CJ Lewis and 3 yards to Hunter Bontrager. Lewis also caught a two-point conversion pass.
David Montoya kicked a 28-yard field goal for Ida Baker.
Baker has won its last two, while Cape has lost four in a row.
CAPE CORAL | 7 | 0 | 0 | 14 | FINAL 27
IDA BAKER | 13 | 7 | 9 | 20 | FINAL 49
IB – Iziah Febles 5 run (conversion failed)
IB – Cody McColghan 9 pass from Jordan Diggs (David Montoya kick)
CC – Maurice Flournoy 1 run (Ryan Doran kick)
IB – Rasheed Golden 65 pass from Diggs (Montoya kick)
IB – Golden 24 pass from Diggs 24 (conversion failed)
IB – Montoya FG 28
CC— Keashawn McCoy 20 pass from Flournoy
IB – Luke Endsley 3 pass from Diggs (Montoya kick)
CC – CJ Lewis 40 pass from Flournoy (conversion failed)
IB – Brennan Williams 3 run (kick failed)
CC –Hunter Bontrager 3 pass from Flournoy (Lewis 2-point conversion pass from Flournoy)
IB – Endsley 35 pass from Diggs (Montoya kick)