Our Town Riverview:
Bull Prove To Be No Match For Sharks

By Mitch Traphagen (mitch@observernews.net)

RIVERVIEW - The Riverview Sharks football team ended an impressive three game road series by shutting out Bloomingdale 42-0. One of the many reasons for their strong showing this year is Tyrone McKenzie, pictured at right. McKenzie rushed for 220 yards last week and had 232 yards the week before against Plant City.

What is even more impressive is that McKenzie is back in the game in a big way after a serious injury during the second game of last season.

According to head coach Dan O’Regan, "He worked hard during the off-season and has come back and is doing great. He’s got a great attitude, he’s very coachable, works hard, and stays after practice doing extra sprints on his own. He’s broken long runs on the first play and he’s broken long runs in the fourth quarter."

"After a shaky start, a lot of things have been working well," continued O’Regan. "We’ve been blessed in having some good backs and we’ve got a great kicker in Wes Taylor - that’s a great advantage. We’ve done well with special teams."

McKenzie, a senior, is joined by running back Cecil Coltraine who rushed for 200 yards last week.

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