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Football: Berkeley Prep 45, St. Petersburg Catholic 0

TAMPA — After allowing an uncharacteristic 350 yards to Lennard last week, Berkeley Prep's defense clamped down and led the Bucs to a 45-0 win over St. Petersburg Catholic in the 3A-5 district opener for both teams Thursday night.

Berkeley (6-0, 1-0) was led by Nelson Agholor's 170 rushing yards and four touchdowns, including a 58-yard punt return.

The Bucs defense held SPC to negative yards on three first-half drives, with three others thwarted by interceptions, including Christian Hardegree's 48-yard touchdown return. The Barons (1-5, 0-1) couldn't get their main weapon, Ryan Green, untracked. The Bucs yielded only 95 total yards, with Green gaining 26.

Agholor gashed the Barons with TD runs of 22, 1, and 49 yards. Destin Nichols closed the first half with a 25-yard TD pass to Chris Williams to make it 42-0.

"We played very hard and just prepared all week for him," Berkeley linebacker Schyler Miles said of Green. "We knew he was a dynamic player and we just had to stop him."

Football: Berkeley Prep 45, St. Petersburg Catholic 0 10/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2011 10:47pm]
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