Saturday, November 27, 2021

Naples Eagles Soar in 42nd Annual Coconut Bowl



By Roger LaLonde

The game was nearly over before it began as Naples pounded Lely 69-0 to win the 42nd annual Coconut Bowl on October 10th.

In its first series Lely gained just three yards



then Naples blocked the Trojans punt. On its first play the Golden Eagles Carlin Fils-Aime raced 30 yards for a score. The point-after made it 7-0 with just 3:12 gone on the clock.




got worse.

Naples pulled off a successful squib kick, getting the ball at the Lely 45 yard line. Three plays later Fils-Aime scored again on a three-yard run. With the point-after it was 14-0



with five minutes to go in the first quarter.

Naples would score again before the quarter was over, leading 21-0 after one quarter.

It got worse.

In the second quarter Fil-Aime caught two touchdown passes.

Bouyed by



Lely mistakes and Naples dominant defense, the Golden Eagles were up 55-0 at half time.

In leading by more than 35 points the second half was played with a running clock.

With backups on the



field, Naples scored twice more giving the 69-0 final.

Lely was missing 10 players, including starting quarterback. Jacques Carter for disciplinary reasons. Trojans coach Culmer St. Jean said did not elaborate on the reasons





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