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Palm Harbor University QB Ja'Tyuan Landing looked sharp early on Friday night against Tarpon Springs.
On the team’s first play, he rushed for 28 yards.
On its second play, he ran for 11 more.
But on play No. 3, Landing, a senior, hit the ground awkwardly and writhed in pain for several moments while trainers tended to him. Moments later, he was carried off by PHU coach Mark Haye, and he didn’t return to the game, a 40-10 loss.
The prognosis: A sprained right ankle (lower), Landing said.
After the game, the QB, who was walking with the help of crutches, predicted he would play next week against Pinellas Park.
If Landing can’t go, the Hurricanes should still be okay.
Backup Billy Pavlock, despite getting hit quite a bit from the Sponger defense, completed 11 of 15 passes for 115 yards and rushed for a 7-yard TD. He appears to have a promising future.