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Berkeley offense off to smooth start

ST. PETERSBURG — Berkeley Prep returns its starting quarterback (Destin Nichols), running back (Kevin Yent) and receiver (Nelson Agholor).

Keswick Christian is breaking in a new quarterback (Jaylin Coleman) and running back (DeJuan Wright).

The difference showed Thursday night.

The Buccaneers used their experience to cruise to a 20-0 victory in a preseason game that was called after one half because of lightning.

"We wanted to stress the fundamentals," Berkeley Prep coach Dominick Ciao said. "We still need to work on some things, but I thought our guys played in that half."

The Buccaneers scored on a 1-yard run by Yent and a 24-yard run by Chris Williams to go ahead 14-0. Berkeley Prep made a fourth-and-9 to keep its first drive alive and a third-and-8 to continue the second drive.

In the second quarter, the Buccaneers scored again on a 27-yard pass from Nichols to Agholor.

"We're a young team and this was a good test for us," Crusaders coach Rick Sanson said. "Coleman was starting his first game at quarterback. He didn't fumble and he didn't throw an interception. And that was good in these conditions."

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Berkeley offense off to smooth start 08/27/09 [Last modified: Thursday, August 27, 2009 10:30pm]
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