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Football: Berkeley Prep 28, Winter Park Trinity Prep 6

TAMPA — Berkeley Prep bent but it didn't break in the key moments.

The Buccaneers made big plays at the right time on defense, and moved the ball on the ground and in the air well enough in a 28-6 victory against Winter Park Trinity Prep on Friday.

"It ended up being a great win for us to start the season," Berkeley Prep coach Dominick Ciao said. "Trinity is a tough team, and we had to play for four quarters."

Berkeley gained 6 to 7 yards every time it ran the ball, and quarterback Brad Mayes rarely missed a receiver all night. But several big drops and three fumbles allowed the Saints to hang around.

So much so that Trinity looked as if it was going to cut the Berkeley lead to a point in the third quarter. The Saints had converted a fourth-down play and had the ball at the Buccaneers' 9-yard line. On the next play, however, the Bucs forced a Trinity fumble and recovered.

"That was a big play in a crucial situation," Ciao said. "That recovery changed the game."

Berkeley stopped two other long drives by Trinity with interceptions.

On offense, Chris Williams was a workhorse. Despite leaving the game midway through the fourth quarter with what Ciao thought were cramps, Williams still managed 28 carries for 158 yards with a touchdown.

Working off the success of the running attack, Mayes threw the ball accurately (7-for-10) for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Football: Berkeley Prep 28, Winter Park Trinity Prep 6 09/01/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 1, 2012 12:34am]
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