New Smyrna Beach Cudas trailing Winter Haven early in third quarter, 24-20

Winter Haven runs a play early in third quarterHeadline Surfer photo by Henry Frederick / Winter Haven runs a play from its own 20-yard line early in the third quarter, leading the New Smyrna Beach Cudas, 24-20 midway through the third quarter in a playoff game Friday night at New Smyrna Beach Stadium.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Cudas head coach Lance Jenkins knew it was going to be no picnic against 10th ranked Winter Haven in tonight's playoff game at New Smyrna Beach Stadium. And he was right. The Cudas entered the second half trailing 21-20.

Midway through the third quarter, Winter Haven tacked on a field goal to increase its lead to 24-20. 

The Cudas recovered a fumble at Winter Haven's 44-yard line with just under 7 minutes to go in the third quarter.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.