At Hillsborough in Tampa
Gaither 7, Chamberlain 0
Hillsborough 9, Middleton 8
Spring game-breakers: Gaither's Josh Scarberry set up his 2-yard touchdown run with 20 seconds left with a fumble recovery at the Chamberlain 15. …Joel Paredes had 38 of Gaither's 63 rushing yards. …Josh Rife had an interception and 35-yard return for the Cowboys. …Hillsborough's Tim Randolph caught a 25-yard touchdown from Apoleon Moore, and Mattias Ciabatti kicked the deciding point. …The Terriers' first points came when Middleton's Aaron Midthus was sacked in the end zone for a safety. …Midthus scored Middleton's lone touchdown on a 2-yard carry. Anthony Thomas ran in the two-point conversion with 1:42 left. The Tigers' scoring drive was 8 yards, set up by an errant Hillsborough center snap to the punter.
Did you know? Chamberlain got 43 yards in offense in the final 20 seconds after being limited to 51 yards on its first 17 plays. …The Chiefs were penalized five times for 45 yards in two quarters. …Hillsborough had two running touchdowns nullified by penalties on its first series: an 84-yarder by Randolph and a 35-yarder by Eric Bass. …Middleton chewed up 8 1/2 minutes on its first drive, a 59-yard march to the Terriers' 21, before giving the ball up on downs.
Audible 1: "We've got a new defensive coordinator (Denny Randolph), and we're excited at what (defense) did — tackled well, some pass deflections from Josh Rines, and defensively up front with Levon Brookings, Josh Scarberrry and Angel Alvarez. We've got a lot of young guys that want to get after it." — Gaither coach Mark Kantor
Don Jensen, Times correspondent