Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Football: Countryside 37, Northeast 6

ST. PETERSBURG — A three-touchdown performance by Diomi Roberts propelled Countryside to a 37-6 victory over host Northeast on Thursday night.

The Cougars (6-0) opened a 21-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a Roberts 3-yard score and 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by Marrieo Taylor. Joe Ganci also found the end zone after he received a short pass from Gray Crow and took it 60 yards down field.

In the third quarter, the Vikings (2-4) and Cougars had back-to-back one-play drives for touchdowns. After Roberts ran 49 yards to give Countryside a 35-0 lead, Keith Harrington took the handoff 75 yards to finally get Northeast on the scoreboard. Harrington finished with 165 yards on five carries, the majority of which came on two long runs.

Countryside's defense was extremely tough, holding the Vikings to just 271 total yards with excellent tackling.

Countryside coach Jared Davis said the team emphasized good tackling during the week.

"We want to make a name with our tackling ability," Davis said.

Equally impressive was Roberts, who carried the ball 10 times for 119 yards. The senior was very quick, hitting the openings his offensive line created.

"He's a tremendous running back," Davis said. "He has a combination of speed, vision and acceleration. He's a big difference maker."

Football: Countryside 37, Northeast 6 10/06/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 7, 2011 12:45am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. For starters: Rays at Twins, looking for another with Odorizzi starting

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 11:01: No Dickerson today as the Rays go with seven right-handers.

    Here is the lineup:

  2. Why the Lightning would consider trading Jonathan Drouin

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — This summer, the Lightning could trade one of its most dynamic young players ever.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) celebrates with his team on the bench after beating Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) to score his second goal of the period and to tie the score at 4 to 4 during second period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (03/27/17).
  3. Why the Lightning should keep Jonathan Drouin

    Lightning Strikes

    Keep him.

    Jonathan Drouin is live bait. The Lightning is ready to run the hook through him and cast him out there again. Drouin has enough talent for the Lightning to meet some defensive needs in a deal.

    Keep him.

    Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin celebrates after beating Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj during the first period of Tuesday's win in Tampa. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  4. This Tampa Bay Lightning wing rides the newest wave of fan interaction

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — There are photos of Lightning fan Shaun Egger as a toddler at center ice at the then-Thunderome, aka Tropicana Field. He's played in the Lightning's high school hockey league for Palm Harbor University. But his closest personal encounter with players had been waving through a crowd after a training camp …

    Tampa Bay Lightning player J.T. Brown wears his anti UV glasses as he talks over the headset with a hockey fan while they play against each other on line in an XBOX NHL video game in Brown's game room at his home in south Tampa. The fan chose to be the Washington Capitals and Brown, of course, was the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brown interacts with fans through video game systems as he streams the games live on Twitch with plans for the proceeds to go to charity.
  5. ‘Biggest fight' behind her, Petra Kvitova returns ahead of schedule

    Tennis

    PARIS — Five months after a home invader's knife sliced into her left hand, Petra Kvitova will return to competitive tennis at the French Open, a last-minute decision to make her comeback earlier than expected.

    Petra Kvitova adjusts her hair during a news conference at Roland Garros Stadium, where she will make her tennis return at the French Open. Kvitova's left hand was badly injured by a knife-wielding intruder in December; she has recovered ahead of schedule. [Associated Press]