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Football: Countryside 38, Largo 14

LARGO — The chants of "C-side" echoed throughout Packers Stadium on Friday night.

Countryside players hugged family members and jumped for joy after completing the first undefeated season in school history with a 38-14 win over Largo.

"It's an exciting time right now," Countryside coach Jared Davis said. "The kids deserve all the credit. A lot of work has been put in since last May. I've got a great coaching staff here, and the kids were just jacked up to go 10-0."

The Cougars took a 31-0 lead going into halftime behind the big-play abilities of Diomi Roberts (nine carries, 133 yards). Roberts had runs of 60 and 35 yards, setting up 215-pound back Terry Johnson (seven carries, 23 yards) for three touchdowns. Countryside rushed for 276 yards, and quarterback Gray Crow finished 9-of-16 for 100 yards.

Largo (6-3) did not go quietly. The Packers scored with 3:26 left in the third quarter on a Jarvis Stewart (173 yards) 20-yard run.

The freshman proved to be the Packers' most viable option offensively, but his 29th carry quieted the home crowd when he went down with a seemingly serious injury just minutes before the game ended.

Stewart was taken away in an ambulance, and the extent of his injury was not available. If Stewart is out for the season, the loss of the freshman would be the second big blow to Largo, with sophomore quarterback Juwan Brown going down earlier in the season.

"I'm proud of how we played in the second half," Largo coach Rick Rodriguez said. "We played Largo football until the very end, and we never quit."


Football: Countryside 38, Largo 14 11/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, November 6, 2010 12:48am]
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