Score: Springstead 28, Anclote 13
Spring game-breakers: Springstead RB Daniel Wright followed up a breakout sophomore season with a 174-yard, two-touchdown night. He scored on a 3-yard rush late in the first quarter, had a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth and had a 39-yard TD rush called back because of penalty. Jesse Cowan blocked an extra point for Springstead and stuffed a run for no gain — while wearing a cast on his left hand. Eagles QB Tyler Mahla threw for 47 yards and had an interception on defense before leaving with a non-serious shoulder injury. Backup Joseph Jeffords threw TD passes to Kevin Bedford and a diving Latavious Hannah in relief. … Anclote’s starting quarterback and defensive back, Andrew Janus, tweaked his ankle on his second offensive series. Brandon Vinkler, who is also vying for the No. 1 job in the fall, passed for 167 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. “For a freshman, I thought he did really well,” Sharks coach Matt Wicks said. Tymere Carter scored on a 50-yard TD catch, and Jonte Scott broke a slant 72 yards for a score. Linebackers Austin Rumer (sack, two tackles for loss) and Willie Barrett (three tackles for loss) anchored Anclote’s defense.
Did you know? Springstead’s first scoring drive covered 20 plays and included two third-down conversions and three fourth-down conversions. … The jamboree marked the head coaching debut for Mike Garofano, who was promoted from defensive coordinator to replace Bill Vonada. “I had a great time,” Garofano said. … Springstead won a Week 3 matchup last year, 28-21, and both teams advanced to the playoffs. … Two Anclote players and one Springstead player were asked to leave — but not formally ejected — after a second-half scuffle in which Carter appeared to throw a punch.
Audible 1: “We just let two get away. That’ll stick in my craw for the whole summer.” — Garofano on Anclote’s two long TD passes
Audible 2: “I think we’re playing young. … I think we’re gonna be okay. We just didn’t have too much toughness tonight, and Springstead’s known for that.” — Wicks