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 jamboree at Wharton

At Wharton in Tampa

Scores

Wharton 17, King 14

Tampa Bay Tech 26, Freedom 7

Spring game-breakers: After being dominated for most of the game, King running back Shawn Hibbert had two breakout runs of 89 and 37 yards to give the Lions a 14-10 lead. Wharton, however, overcame the deficit by converting a key fourth and 18, then throwing a third-read dump off pass to running back David Larry with just 10 clicks left on the clock. …Tech showed off more of a passing offense with the departure of running back Maurice Hagens. The Titans threw a 69-yard touchdown on their first play on offense from Jonathon Williams to Lamarq Caldwell. …Freedom's Robert Lohnes burned Tech for its big play, a 67-yarder.

Did you know? Because of some mechanical issues with the stadium lights, Friday's event was moved to a 5:30 p.m. start time and King and Wharton took the heat for it — literally. The two played under brutally hot conditions while Tampa Bay Tech and Freedom had a considerably cooler game that started closer to sunset. …Tampa Bay Tech lost 23 seniors from last years team. Coach C.C. Culpepper got a look at his new offensive line, which played the entire game as well as a new linebacking corps that he said may be a little more athletic than last year's crew, which caused lots of problems for opposing offenses.

Audible 1: "We really only had a couple of bad plays on defense, but they were both for touchdowns. But it was a big confidence boost for us to go down and score at the end." — Wharton coach David Mitchell

Audible 2: "We're going to be just fine here next year. We got to look at a lot of players today and try to establish some No. 2s, which we did." — Culpepper

Todd Foley, Times correspondent

Football jamboree at Wharton 05/21/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 21, 2010 11:03pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays blow lead in ninth, lose in 10 to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rays manager Kevin Cash liked the way Alex Cobb was competing Friday night. He liked the way the hard contact made by the Rangers batters went away after the second or third inning. So as the game headed toward the ninth, there was no doubt in Cash's mind that sending Cobb back to the mound was …

    Rays starter Alex Cobb can hardly believe what just happened as he leaves the game in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double then a tying two-run homer to the Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo.
  2. Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. gets extra day off to let hip heal

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RF Steven Souza Jr. ran in rightfield before batting practice under the watchful gaze of the Rays training staff and manager Kevin Cash. Afterward, Souza told Cash he could use one more day of rest before playing on the left hip he strained Wednesday in Oakland.

    Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brad Miller (13) gets a hug from right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) after his solo home run in the fourth inning of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, July 21, 2017.
  3. Rays vs. Rangers, 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Rangers

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: FS1; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

  4. Roger Mooney's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Rangers game

    The Heater

    Looks like LF Corey Dickerson is coming out of his funk at the plate — .186 average in past 16 games entering Friday. He had two hits Wednesday in Oakland and three hits Friday against the Rangers. Okay, one was an infield hit that bounced high in front of the plate, but the other was a long home run to …

  5. History shows Ole Miss upheaval tough to overcome

    College

    After Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday, with the opener six weeks away, offensive line coach Matt Luke is being thrown into an interim head coaching position. He will try to save a season that already had been scarred by a self-imposed bowl ban for NCAA violations.

    After coach Jim Tressel resigned, Ohio State went 6-7, including a loss to Florida in the Gator Bowl, in 2011.