BRADENTON -- On Friday night, Saint Stephen's couldn't get any offense going in a rainy and messy loss to Windermere Prep.
The Falcons fell to the visiting Lakers 49-12 following a two-hour rain delay that pushed the game's start time to 9 p.m.
Saint Stephen's played catch-up all game after allowing senior Michael Stone to return the opening kick for a touchdown.
"You never want to allow a team to jump out to an early lead, but it didn't change our game plan," Falcons head coach Tod Creneti said. "We just weren't able to get anything going afterwards."
Even in the poor conditions, Lakers quarterback Parker Davis was able to complete 50 percent of his passes while throwing two touchdowns.
"We like to try and score early and tonight we were able to. From that point, Davis did a great job completing passes," Windermere Prep head coach Jacob Doss said.
Saint Stephen's averaged 29.2 points per game coming into Friday's contest but couldn't keep the game competitive offensively.
"The weather is no excuse. Both teams played in the same conditions; we just missed opportunities to score," coach Creneti said.
Saint Stephen's (3-2, 1-2 Sunshine State Bay Division), which played 22 underclassmen on a roster of 32, took some positives from the game.
"We forced them to punt twice tonight; they hadn't punted all season, so that's a credit to our defense," coach Creneti said.
Saint Stephen's quarterback Fred Billy showed some heart in the loss, scoring on an 80-yard touchdown run.
"He is a quick kid. You give him a little daylight and you won't catch him," Doss said.