PALM HARBOR -- Just as he predicted moments after last week’s game, Palm Harbor University QB Ja'Tyuan Landing will play -- and start -- Friday night against Pinellas Park.
Landing, a senior, sprained his right ankle in the first quarter of the team’s season opener against Tarpon Springs, a 40-10 loss.
“We’ll obviously monitor him as the game goes on,” Hurricanes coach Mark Haye said.
Landing ran the ball on each of PHU’s first two offensive plays vs. Tarpon Springs, gaining 28 and 11 yards, before getting hurt on play No. 3. He didn't return.
“He obviously can run the ball, and he also can throw the ball,” Haye said. “He’s very elusive. He’s a great football player with great moves. Obviously, him going down was a big hit for us.”
With Landing out last week, 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. Even with Landing healthy, Pavlock did well enough to earn playing time.
“Billy will be quick to see some snaps,” Haye said.