Tarpon Springs quarterback Louis Pappas, who exhibited signs of a concussion in last week's game against Dixie Hollins, said via text Friday that he has been medically cleared and is a game-time decision tonight at Northeast.
On Wednesday, second-year Spongers coach Atif Austin said he had been fired for attempting to have Pappas practice without contact before he was cleared. He and the trainer had a heated exchange about the matter in front of players, leading to his dismissal as coach.
Pappas leads the bay area in passing yards with 970 through four games. He also has thrown 10 TDs so far this season against one interception. If he does not get the nod tonight, running back Kenny Blanch will likely start under center.