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Jordan Belle celebrates his touchdown with fellow Bulldogs. Photo by Paige Wilson

Photos: Flagler Palm Coast defeats Matanzas in opening game of the season

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Jordan Belle celebrates his touchdown with fellow Bulldogs. Photo by Paige Wilson

The FPC and Matanzas Marching Bands joined forces for the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

The FPC and Matanzas Marching Bands joined forces for the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC's Tyler Lockridge charges onto the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC's Tyler Lockridge charges onto the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas holds up a sign to taunt FPC, as the Pirates had a two-year-long winning streak against the Bulldogs prior to the game on Friday. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas holds up a sign to taunt FPC, as the Pirates had a two-year-long winning streak against the Bulldogs prior to the game on Friday. Photo by Paige Wilson

A Matanzas student shows his school spirit. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

A Matanzas student shows his school spirit. Photo by Paige Wilson

The Bulldogs wait to charge onto the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

The Bulldogs wait to charge onto the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

The Pirates run through their sign onto the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

The Pirates run through their sign onto the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC runs out onto the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC runs out onto the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC cheerleaders pump up the crowd. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC cheerleaders pump up the crowd. Photo by Paige Wilson

The FPC student sections acts like they're on a roller coaster. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

The FPC student sections acts like they're on a roller coaster. Photo by Paige Wilson

An FPC cheerleaders smiles big for the crowd. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

An FPC cheerleaders smiles big for the crowd. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC quarterback Ryan Freeman prepares to throw a pass. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC quarterback Ryan Freeman prepares to throw a pass. Photo by Paige Wilson

An FPC color guard members gets excited. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

An FPC color guard members gets excited. Photo by Paige Wilson

Jordan Belle celebrates his touchdown with fellow Bulldogs. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Jordan Belle celebrates his touchdown with fellow Bulldogs. Photo by Paige Wilson

Jordan Belle celebrates his touchdown with fellow Bulldogs. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Jordan Belle celebrates his touchdown with fellow Bulldogs. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC band members perform on the sidelines. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC band members perform on the sidelines. Photo by Paige Wilson

The FPC cheerleaders do pushups to match the score on the board. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

The FPC cheerleaders do pushups to match the score on the board. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC band members perform on the sidelines. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC band members perform on the sidelines. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC's Ethan Brady takes down Matanzas' Trenton Steward. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC's Ethan Brady takes down Matanzas' Trenton Steward. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas kicker punts the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas kicker punts the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC quarterback Ryan Freeman gets stopped by a Pirate. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC quarterback Ryan Freeman gets stopped by a Pirate. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC defensive back Marquise Gilbert makes an interception. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC defensive back Marquise Gilbert makes an interception. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas' Branden Gilyard runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Branden Gilyard

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas' Branden Gilyard runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Branden Gilyard

Bulldog Dennis Shorter runs the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Bulldog Dennis Shorter runs the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

Bulldogs celebrate an interception. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Bulldogs celebrate an interception. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas running back Trenton Steward runs the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas running back Trenton Steward runs the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas running back Trenton Steward runs the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas running back Trenton Steward runs the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC running back Ty Jenkins takes down Matanzas running back Trenton Steward. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC running back Ty Jenkins takes down Matanzas running back Trenton Steward. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas Pirates pump up the student section. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas Pirates pump up the student section. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas cheerleaders encourage the Pirates. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas cheerleaders encourage the Pirates. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC running back Jimmie Robinson charges down the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC running back Jimmie Robinson charges down the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

After Matanzas' Trenton Steward scores a touchdown, Devin Mathews picks him up in celebration. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

After Matanzas' Trenton Steward scores a touchdown, Devin Mathews picks him up in celebration. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas Marching Band members perform during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas Marching Band members perform during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

A Matanzas Marching Band member performs during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

A Matanzas Marching Band member performs during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

A Matanzas Marching Band member performs during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

A Matanzas Marching Band member performs during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas Marching Band members perform during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas Marching Band members perform during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas Marching Band members perform during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas Marching Band members perform during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC Marching Band members perform during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC Marching Band members perform during halftime. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC linebacker Nelson Paul takes down Matanzas quarterback Ryan Thomas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC linebacker Nelson Paul takes down Matanzas quarterback Ryan Thomas. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC defensive back Dennis Shorter runs the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC defensive back Dennis Shorter runs the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC running back Ty Jenkins takes down Matanzas running back Trenton Steward. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC running back Ty Jenkins takes down Matanzas running back Trenton Steward. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC linebacker Zac Wagner leads the Pirate takedown. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC linebacker Zac Wagner leads the Pirate takedown. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas and FPC line up on the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas and FPC line up on the field. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas quartback Ryan Thomas prepares to makes a pass. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas quartback Ryan Thomas prepares to makes a pass. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC linebacker Ethan Brady takes down Matanzas quarterback Ryan Thomas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC linebacker Ethan Brady takes down Matanzas quarterback Ryan Thomas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Bulldogs celebrate a touchdown. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Bulldogs celebrate a touchdown. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC wide receiver Anfernee Brown (8) celebrates a touchdown with fellow Bulldogs.

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC wide receiver Anfernee Brown (8) celebrates a touchdown with fellow Bulldogs.

FPC's Will Cowles takes down Matanzas' Joey Powell. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC's Will Cowles takes down Matanzas' Joey Powell. Photo by Paige Wilson

Matanzas quarterback Ryan Thomas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

Matanzas quarterback Ryan Thomas. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC prepares to take down Matanzas quarterback Ryan Thomas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC prepares to take down Matanzas quarterback Ryan Thomas. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC's Dennis Shorters runs with the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC's Dennis Shorters runs with the ball. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC quarterback Donovan Montoyo runs down field to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC quarterback Donovan Montoyo runs down field to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC quarterback Donovan Montoyo runs down field to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC quarterback Donovan Montoyo runs down field to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC quarterback Donovan Montoyo scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC quarterback Donovan Montoyo scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC shakes hands with Matanzas after winning the season opener. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC shakes hands with Matanzas after winning the season opener. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 |

FPC celebrates its 35-14 win over Matanzas. Photo by Paige Wilson

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