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Wed. September 2, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

CLEARWATER-- Countryside football coach John Davis said his team did some things well and some things not so well in last week’s 22-21 preseason win against Jesuit.

Here’s what he highlighted …

The good: Countryside’s special teams, led by the kicks /punts of William Griswold, who is ranked as the No. 1 kicker in the state by prokicker.com, were strong.

“The kickoff team really held them,” Davis said. “They were inside the 20 every time. We had great kicks and great coverage.”

The bad: Pass defense. “It wasn’t very good,” Davis said. “We’ve tried to work on shoring things up in our secondary. (Jesuit’s) QB kind of ripped us.”

Other stuff …

-The offense did some really good things, but “we kind of shot ourselves in the foot sometimes,” Davis said.

-The Cougars were without two offensive line starters. Alex Holzhauer, a left guard, hurt his ACL in the spring and won’t be back until October. Brandon Somerville, a right guard, has a sprained knee. He could play this Friday against Boca Ciega. To help the line, Jason Dowell, who started at guard last year but had recently moved to defense, was switched back to offense. And he played so well he may stay there, Davis said.

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