Led by a ferocious defense that created five turnovers, Carol City defeated Homestead 34-3 at Traz Powell Stadium Thursday night.
"Our defense has carried us week in and week out," Carol City coach Aubrey Hill said. "When we are slow on offense our defense picks us up and carries us."
Senior defensive back Rashad Fenton picked off two passes, caused a fumble and scored on a 90-yard second half kickoff return to lead the Chiefs to a District 16 6A victory.
"He is a real thief back there," Hill said after the game. "He has been doing that all season long. He leads by example and anchors our secondary."
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On the long kickoff return, to start the second half, Fenton simply outran everyone on the field en route to the end zone.
"When we broke the huddle we all said that we were going to meet at the goal line," Fenton said. "I followed my blocks and they did not let anyone near me."
Junior receiver Steve Newbold caught two touchdowns for Carol City (3-4, 1-1) including a fourth quarter score that saw him catch the ball in the back of the end zone with both two defenders on his back.
"I was looking forward to getting out there tonight," Newbold said. "That was a big catch for us and I am glad I was in position to come down with it."
The Broncos were led by Wade Collier who caught four passes for 57 yards and added another 22 on the ground. Homestead fell to (2-5, 0-3).