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26 Sports The Recorder · October 8, 2015 Sharks rebound with win over Westside Photos by Chris Norton/The Recorder Nick Tronti goes airborne to score for the Sharks. Jerry Norton Special to The Recorder Following an upset loss to Menendez the week before, Ponte Vedra’s football Sharks righted the ship on Friday night with an impressive 48-25 Homecoming win over the Westside Wolverines in a district matchup. Quarterback Nick Tronti led the Sharks with a pair of rushing touchdowns while completing 17 of 19 passes for 254 yards and four TDs. Tronti’s first touchdown, a twelveyard run at the ten-minute mark, came during the Sharks’ opening drive. The Wolverines answered after a roughing the punter penalty against Ponte Vedra kept their first drive alive. Ponte Vedra used a bit of “trickeration” to score their next touchdown. It came on the opening play of the second quarter with the Sharks facing a fourth down at the Westside nine-yard line. Ponte Vedra came out of their huddle in a field goal formation with most of the offensive line set up on the left side of the field and Marshall Few, the holder for the field goal team, lined up deep behind the center as if preparing to take the long snap. Instead Few stayed upright, took the direct snap and found Kit Connelly alone in the right side of the end zone with a short pass for a 14-7 Ponte Vedra lead. After Westside marched downfield on a 10-play drive it began to look like a replay of the Menendez game where the last team to score after trading touchdowns would win. However, the Wolverines failed to convert a 2-point try when Cade Macri tackled the Westside ball carrier for a loss and the Sharks held a 14-13 advantage. The Sharks immediately pushed their advantage to 2113 when Tronti connected with Quint Boyd for 16 yards. Westside was forced to punt on their next series and the Sharks used the Tronti to JD Pirris connection to move in front 28-13 at the half Ponte Vedra’s defense shut down the Wolverine attack at the PV 37 to start the second half then Hal Swan picked up good yardage on a pair of runs moving the Sharks into Westside territory. Tronti then found Marshall Few open FOOTBALL continues on Page 27 Quint Boyd, #5 cuts behind a teammates block.