At Shorecrest Prep in St. Petersburg
Spring game-breaker: It was supposed to be just a spring game, but Shorecrest ended the evening with a victory dunk and an emotional goodbye. After 37 years as an assistant coach, 29 with the Chargers, Dave Field called it a career Friday night. He was never a head coach. Shorecrest gave him a going-away gift — a goose egg. Sophomore quarterback Hunter Tremaine rushed for 62 yards and passed for 43. He had a 13-yard rushing touchdown, a 40-yard touchdown pass and a 31-yard rushing score. After the final second ticked off, the team gave Field a water bucket shower on the sideline — the second of his career.
Did you know?: Phil Hayford became the Chargers coach 29 years ago. From 1981 to 1984, he had a player on his team named R.J. Quezon. Today, Quezon is an assistant coach for Shorecrest, and his son, Jaime, is also getting a chance to play under Hayford. At one point, R.J. was asked, "How old do you have to be to coach a player and then coach that player's son?" He replied, "I'm not allowed to say." … The Chargers debuted their new mascot Friday night — Sparky the lightning bolt. Sparky can't catch a football, but he does have really cool size 12 shoes.
Audible 1: "What a way to start a summer. What a way for me to go out." — Field
Audible 2: "Our defense was crazy, wicked good tonight." — R.J. Quezon