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Flagler County Education Foundation Executive Director Teresa Rizzo poses with officials after tossing the coin and honoring her late husband, Joe Rizzo, before the Potato Bowl game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Mud bowl: FPC retains Potato Bowl trophy with 41-6 win over Matanzas

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

Flagler County Education Foundation Executive Director Teresa Rizzo poses with officials after tossing the coin and honoring her late husband, Joe Rizzo, before the Potato Bowl game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

FPC coach Robert Paxia was ready to walk in the mud at a waterlogged Sal Campanella Memorial Stadium.

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

FPC coach Robert Paxia was ready to walk in the mud at a waterlogged Sal Campanella Memorial Stadium.

FPC's Ashton Bracewell (9), Zack Sturdivant (56) and the rest of the Bulldogs' line up with the Potato Bowl trophy before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

FPC's Ashton Bracewell (9), Zack Sturdivant (56) and the rest of the Bulldogs' line up with the Potato Bowl trophy before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

FPC tight end Daniel DeFalco (88) gives quarterback D.J. Murray time in the pocket to throw a pass. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

FPC tight end Daniel DeFalco (88) gives quarterback D.J. Murray time in the pocket to throw a pass. Photo by Brent Woronoff

In a sign of what was to come, a wind gust inflates a Pirates banner. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

In a sign of what was to come, a wind gust inflates a Pirates banner. Photo by Brent Woronoff

FPC cheerleaders pose before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

FPC cheerleaders pose before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

FPC's Mikhail Zysek scored the first touchdown of the game on a 39-yard reception. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

FPC's Mikhail Zysek scored the first touchdown of the game on a 39-yard reception. Photo by Brent Woronoff

FPC defenders Ely Gilyard (3), Rodney Hill (5) and Ben Laurore (2) before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

FPC defenders Ely Gilyard (3), Rodney Hill (5) and Ben Laurore (2) before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

A Pirates cheerleader wrestles with a banner before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

A Pirates cheerleader wrestles with a banner before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

The FPC and Matanzas bands perform the Star Spangled Banner together. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

The FPC and Matanzas bands perform the Star Spangled Banner together. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Some fans relished a chance to attend the Potato Bowl. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

Some fans relished a chance to attend the Potato Bowl. Photo by Brent Woronoff

FPC quarterback D.J. Murray was covered in mud by the end of the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

FPC quarterback D.J. Murray was covered in mud by the end of the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

A touchdown return by FPC's Cody Newton (18) was called back because of a block in the back. But the Bulldogs scored four plays later. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

A touchdown return by FPC's Cody Newton (18) was called back because of a block in the back. But the Bulldogs scored four plays later. Photo by Brent Woronoff

The Bulldogs walk through a green fog after a smoke bomb preceded them to the sideline before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

The Bulldogs walk through a green fog after a smoke bomb preceded them to the sideline before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

FPC's Daniel DeFalco walks through the green smoke on the sideline. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

FPC's Daniel DeFalco walks through the green smoke on the sideline. Photo by Brent Woronoff

The bands did not get to perform at halftime because of the rain but they performed the national anthem together before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

The bands did not get to perform at halftime because of the rain but they performed the national anthem together before the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Fans settle in before the game, and the rain. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

Fans settle in before the game, and the rain. Photo by Brent Woronoff

The Pirates get ready to run onto the field. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

The Pirates get ready to run onto the field. Photo by Brent Woronoff

A cross section of the Potato Bowl trophy with a Matanzas helmet on one side and a Flagler Palm Coast helmet on the other. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

A cross section of the Potato Bowl trophy with a Matanzas helmet on one side and a Flagler Palm Coast helmet on the other. Photo by Brent Woronoff

FPC receiver Mikhail Zysek runs in the first touchdown of the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

FPC receiver Mikhail Zysek runs in the first touchdown of the game. Photo by Brent Woronoff

The Bulldogs will hold the trophy for another year. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

The Bulldogs will hold the trophy for another year. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Three FPC seniors show their spirit. Photo by Brent Woronoff

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 |

Three FPC seniors show their spirit. Photo by Brent Woronoff

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