Spring football: Plant 22, Leto 0; Jefferson 38, Robinson 0



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Fri. May 23, 2014 | Jeff Odom

at Tampa

Plant 22, Leto 0; Jefferson 38, Robinson 0

Spring game-breakers: In his debut as a starter, Plant quarterback Rex Culpepper was sharp, completing 13-of-19 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns to Clarke Miller (38 yards) and Luke McFadden (11). The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Culpepper, son of former Tampa Bay Buc Brad Culpepper, added an 8-yard rushing score. …Jefferson quarterback Randy Bradford (6-for-12, 264 yards, four TDs) and running back Corey Walker (four rushes, 41 yards, one TD) headlined the Dragons’ explosive offense, which scored touchdowns on its first two plays from scrimmage and racked up 322 total yards. …Robinson receiver Jahrvis Davenport hauled in five passes for 67 yards.

Did you know? Leto nearly surprised Plant’s tough defense with a scoring opportunity after driving to the 10-yard line in the second quarter. The drive stalled, however, when a pass by quarterback Vinny LaRosa on fourth and goal sailed to the back of the end zone. …Neither Plant nor Jefferson attempted to kick any extra points, opting for two-point tries. …Plant coach Robert Weiner said receiver/defensive back Derrick Baity and receiver Jordan Reed did not dress because of undisclosed injuries. …Former Plant quarterback Robert Marve was in attendance.

Audible 1: “We got exactly what you want out of the spring. We have a lot of things that we definitely saw that we need to work on, but there were a lot of great flashes of brilliance out there.” — Weiner

Audible 2: “I knew we have the players, I just didn’t know what was going to happen when the lights turned on. I was very happy to see us come out from the get-go and start fast. …It makes me excited and we’ve got a good chance to be really good.” — Jefferson coach Jeremy Earle on his offense


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