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Thu. May 24, 2012 | Derek J. LaRiviere

Football: Spring jamboree (abbreviated) at Anclote

At Anclote
Score:
Anclote 14, Hudson 0 (one quarter)

Spring game-breakers: Anclote quarterback John Forgione looked more comfortable behind center than ever before, managing the offense to a quick score on the Sharks’ first drive. He went 4-of-5 for 103 yards and a touchdown to start the first game against Hudson. …Both Ty Carter and Chris Gregory showed game-breaking ability in the passing game. Gregory, a rising senior, caught a 45-yard touchdown, while Carter, a rising junior, caught two passes for 56 yards and had another 40-yard pass brought back on an illegal procedure penalty. …Rising sophomore Joey Caruso seemed to have a good handle on new Hudson coach Mark Kantor’s system, going 3-of-4 for 15 yards while handling some bad snaps out of the shotgun. …Hudson receiver Jamie Hamby was injured on a kick return with only 2:30 remaining in the first quarter.

Did you know? The seven minutes and 30 seconds that the teams spent on the field took one hour and 28 minutes to complete, including two weather delays and an injury delay. The game was eventually called after lightning was spotted a second time. The jamboree — with Mitchell, River Ridge and Gulf also playing — is set to continue tonight at 6. …Forgione split time last season with rising sophomore Brevet Killett and led the 4-6 Sharks in completion percentage (50 percent), passing yards (571) and touchdowns (five). …Caruso took over at quarterback last season after Will Fulmer, now at Ridgewood, was lost for the year due to injury. The freshman threw for a 52 percent completion rate and 487 yards but did not throw a touchdown to go with his eight interceptions. The Cobras went winless on the season.

Audible 1: “The kids have bought into what we’re trying to do. They were aggressive to the football, which was good to see.” — Kantor

Audible 2: “It was like, at what point do you just give in to the night and all the signs.” — Anclote coach Matt Wicks, referring to the jamboree being postponed after two lightning delays and Hamby’s untimely injury.

Derek J. LaRiviere, Times correspondent

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