At Clearwater Central Catholic
Spring game-breakers: Bobby Zagers caught touchdown passes of 4 and 44 yards to lead the Marauders. He finished with four catches for 72 yards and had seven carries for 60 yards. … Marauders quarterback Ian Coia went 7-of-17 for 111 yards and ran for a 4-yard touchdown in the third quarter to put CCC up 17-7. … The Marauders' Micah Poole rushed eight times for 49 yards. … Clearwater's Tarrence Jackson returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, the Tornadoes' only score. … Clearwater starting quarterback Nick Gimbrone went 4-of-15 for 82 yards with an interception.
…The Tornadoes' most successful ballcarrier was Michael Holmes, who had five carries for 26 yards. … Rob Kazanowski had two sacks for Clearwater's defense.
Did you know?: The CCC defense held Clearwater to just 45 yards after halftime. … CCC's Peter Brady and Tim Swinehart both picked off passes. The Marauders' Nick Newton recovered a fumble late in the second quarter after a Tornadoes 53-yard pass. In all, the Tornadoes turned the ball over five times (twice on downs). … JV squads from both teams took the field with one play left in the third quarter and completed the remainder of the game.
Audible 1: "We had a lot of kids who had to play both sides and we rotated a lot of kids, but the effort from every single one of them was outstanding. That was what we were real pleased with." — CCC coach Mike Jalazo
Audible 2: "If we don't learn from this game, then we lost (today). If we learn from it, we come out of this a better football team. I think we still have a lot of potential." — Clearwater coach Tom Bostic
Bryan Burns, Times staff writer