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Fri. January 15, 2010 | Izzy Gould | Email

Tyshon Peters spent last spring practicing with Anclote.

Maybe he was testing the waters, but when preseason practice began Peters found himself competing for time at Gulf with quarterback Madison Burr.

On Friday, Peters returned to Anclote ultimately giving the Sharks a talented quarterback with plenty of potential.

"It definitely helps us at the position," Anclote coach Matt Wicks said. "It's going to make spring ball interesting."

Peters, who played in five games last fall, will compete with Sharks quarterback Phil Linton.

Linton threw for 442 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions for the season.

Peters' best performance occurred in a 28-7 loss to Mitchell. He finished 10-of-16 for 166 yards and gave Gulf it's best shot to win with a solid first half. But a fumble before halftime resulted in a switch at halftime - Peters was benched. The move disrupted Gulf's momentum and Mitchell scored on consecutive possessions to put the game out of reach.

Anclote went 0-10 in its first season and was outscored 417-65.

"He has experience playing the position," Wicks said of Peters. "Phil had never played the position. He obviously got experience at the position. But Tyshon's not coming in here thinking he's already got the job wrapped up."

igould@tampabay.com

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