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Thu. September 10, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

CLEARWATER -- A win is a win, but Clearwater Central Catholic football coach Mike Jalazo did have one major concern after his team’s 10-6 victory over Wesley Chapel last week.

The Marauders didn’t finish their drives.

“We had a lot of good drives but didn’t have a lot of points to show for it,” Jalazo said.

For example:

One drive ended with a missed field goal. One produced a field goal, but only after CCC couldn’t punch the ball in from inside the 5. Another drive stalled when a pass in Wesley Chapel territory got tipped, then intercepted.

“We ran well, blocked well and threw well,” Jalazo said. “We’ve just got to finish."

CCC had a similar problem in 2008.

But because he believes last week’s troubles are correctable, Jalazo thinks the Marauders will capitalize on more potential scoring opportunities in the future.

“I’m confident we’re going to be able to score some points,” Jalazo said.

Eric Miller’s play at QB is one of the reasons why. The senior passed for 93 yards and ran for 95 more last week.

“He managed the game real well,” Jalazo said.

CCC plays host to Lakeland Christian on Friday.

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