Undefeated IMG Academy out of Bradenton, which had been playing as an independent, showed off its goods before a Homecoming crowd at Monsignor Pace on Friday night cruising to an easy 35-7 win over the Spartans.
Pace (3-2) took an early 7-0 lead on a 5-yard Kelly Benson-to-Patrick Stanley touchdown pass but it was all IMG after that as the Ascenders (6-0) scored five unanswered touchdowns.
The biggest thorn for the Pace defense was IMG running back Bo Scarbrough as the Alabama commit enjoyed a big night, rushing for 221 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns including a 70-yarder late in the third quarter.
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