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Spring game-breakers: Countryside running back Dawrence Roberts showed how invaluable he will be to the Cougars offense as he rushed for 140 yards on 11 carries, including a 22-yard touchdown and a 5-yard score. … The Cougars used three quarterbacks throughout the night, with James Chmelik and Ryan Dailey showcasing their passing ability and Ryan Singer demonstrating his running skills. … Chmelik almost drove the Cougars to a last-second score, bringing the team downfield from its own 20-yard line in less than three minutes before the rising junior was stopped on the 4-yard line on a run. … Lely rising junior running backs Frankie Pugh and Darian Hall combined for 246 yards on 31 carries with one score apiece. … Countryside junior kicker William Griswold showcased his kicking ability with booming kickoffs as well as booting in a 35-yard field goal.

Did you know?: Roberts is being heavily recruited by plenty of schools but will wait to decide until after the fall. … Countryside returns just three starters on defense after graduating the entire defensive line and most of its linebackers.

Audible 1: "That was just a good old fashioned shootout." — Countryside coach John Davis after the game to Lely coach Steve Pricer

Audible 2: "Man, that boy can run." — A Lely defensive player after Roberts put together runs of 31, 28 and 22 yards on the Cougars' first offensive series

Chris Girandola,

Times correspondent

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