The DeLand Bulldogs football team traveled to New Smyrna Beach on Thursday, October 27 and won by a score of 35-28. DeLand started the game strong, leading 21-7 at the half. The New Smyrna Beach Cudas fought back in the second half, scoring three touchdowns to DeLand’s two, but it wasn’t enough to take the win from DeLand.

DeLand junior Tyron Moore (#5) led the Bulldogs’ offensive effort with 254 total yards, 144 passing and 110 rushing. Junior Javon Ross (#9) recorded 84 rushing yards and senior Allen Reed (#7) recorded 71 receiving yards. On defense, senior Jaycee Kane (#30) recorded 14 tackles and senior Jayden Lewis (#1) recorded 13 tackles.

For New Smyrna Beach, senior Malakai Hudson (#3) led the Cudas’ offensive effort with 56 rushing yards and 35 receiving yards, resulting in 3 touchdowns. Sophomore Armoni Spurlock (#10) recorded 91 rushing yards, earning 1 touchdown for the Cudas. On defense, senior Braden Sullivan (#33) held it down with 18 total tackles.

The HS Sports Player of the Game is Tyron Moore.