Score: Largo 61, Clearwater 6
Spring game-breakers: Just about every skill player for Largo did something. Reggie Moore returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Juwan Brown was flawless under center, throwing a 25-yard touchdown to Raheem Harvey, finishing a perfect 4-for-4. Derrick Doss ran for 42- and 43-yard touchdowns on consecutive handoffs, and Harry Brown scored on his only carry. But the real stars may have been on defense, which sacked Clearwater quarterback Jordan Leston 10 times and held the Tornadoes to negative yards in the first half. …Frankie Hernandez blocked a punt and Cordell Hudson fell on it in the end zone for a touchdown, then Hernandez stripped the ball free on Clearwater’s ensuing kickoff return. Hernandez had seven tackles in the first quarter. …Future stars and current freshmen Donovan Hale and Reggie Campbell hooked up on a 50-yard scoring pass, with Hale doing the throwing. …It was 40-0 after one quarter, and the Largo coaches told players to stop blocking kicks and to fair catch all punts for the second quarter.
Did you know? Largo has a great senior class, but the next generation is also grabbing the attention of recruiters as Middle Tennessee State extended verbal scholarship offers to freshmen Hale and Jonathan Crawford, and sophomores Harvey and Hernandez.
Tweet of the night: Former Largo star and current Buc Leonard Johnson (@LJohnson23) tweeted a picture of the scoreboard, which said 55-0 at the time, to former Clearwater star and current Iowa State linebacker Jeremiah George (@ImJustJG7). Needless to say, @JohnnyHometeam retweeted.
Audible 1: “We just go harder. Even though we beat them, we go hard and we never want to take any team lightly.” — Hernandez
Audible 2: “We just have to get bigger and faster.” — Leston