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Spring football: St. Petersburg 56, Sarasota 21

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Fri. May 24, 2013 | Rodney Page | Email

At St. Petersburg
Score:
St. Petersburg 56, Sarasota 21 (JV played fourth quarter)

Spring game-breakers: Junior quarterback Rob Tribolet threw for 139 yards and two long touchdowns. His first was a 36-yarder to Deangelo Reeves, the second a 78-yarder to Lionel Hart. …Reeves not only caught a touchdown, but ran for a 31-yard score in the second quarter. He finished with six carries for 77 yards. …Anthony Foster led all Green Devil runners with 79 yards on five carries. The biggest was a 65-yarder in the first quarter to start scoring for St. Petersburg. …Tavon Jones and Jaquel Waller had TD runs of 25 and 40 yards, respectively. …Sophomore kicker Parker Bryant has big shoes to fill with the graduation of UCLA-bound Sean Covington. But Bryant’s kickoffs reached the end zone and he made all PATs. Coach Joe Fabrizio heralded him as one of the game’s standouts. …Sarasota did have a bright spot in the loss. Marque Upshaw ran for 145 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown run.

Did you know? Before the junior varsity entered the game in the fourth quarter, St. Petersburg scored six touchdowns, each by a different player. …Tribolet, the backup last season, hit 6 of 8 passes to five receivers. …St. Petersburg had four interceptions, including three straight in the first and second quarters. Ian Hirchak had two, and Jake Moore and Allen Jones had one each. The defense caused five turnovers.

Audible 1: “We were working on it in practice and it was going pretty well. Then it worked out well in the game. …We couldn’t do it without the offensive line." — Tribolet on the success of the passing game

Audible 2: “I told them before the game that collectively this is the best group of running backs we’ve had since I’ve been here. We have seven or eight guys we can interchange without missing a beat.” — Fabrizio

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