St. Petersburg's Dondre Davis and Emmanuel Watkins were each suspended for two games by the Florida High School Athletic Association for their involvement in a scuffle with East Lake players during last week's season opener, Green Devils coach Joe Fabrizio said.
Davis and Watkins were both ejected in the third quarter of last week's game, along with two players from East Lake. It was unclear which Eagles were ejected and if they were suspended. Calls to East Lake coach Bob Hudson have not been returned.
The suspensions are a blow for St. Petersburg. Davis, who had seven interceptions last season, is one of the county's top returning defensive backs. Watkins was expected to be a big contributor at tight end. Their absence will be be felt Friday night against Lakewood, which has one of the county's most explosive offenses.