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Sat. August 30, 2014 | Nathan Powell

RIVERVIEW — Spoto started the game the way coach Dale Caparaso sought.
The Spartans scored three touchdowns during the first quarter and played stout defense throughout, allowing the Wildcats to score only on a safety off of a blocked punt.

Spoto’s secondary was key, recording two interceptions and allowing only 103 passing yards.

Drive of the game: Spoto quarterback Kevin Hobley started the second quarter with an 80-yard touchdown pass to Todd Simms to make it 28-0.

Play of the game: Jesse Holmes intercepted Bryce Martin and took it back for a touchdown that put the Spartans ahead 35-0 during the second quarter.

Star of the game: Simms carried six times for 42 yards and a touchdown and had two catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Stat of the game: Spoto rushed for 133 yards during the first half in building a 35-0 lead.

Final word: “We just look to get better each week. We will break the film down. We will look at some of the things we didn’t do well. We’ve got to get to the point where all 11 are doing the right thing on every play.” — Caparaso, on how his team will build on Friday’s win
 

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