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Football: Largo 37, Gibbs 14

LARGO — Juwan Brown passed early and often as Largo jumped out to a 30-6 halftime lead Friday on the way to a 37-14 homecoming win over Gibbs. The win marked the Packers' first undefeated regular season since 2007.

"It's a great feeling (ending my senior season undefeated)," Brown said. "Every year you want to win your district. We did that and ended undefeated."

Largo (10-0, 5-0) got much of its offense from its senior quarterback, along with Jarvis Stewart and Reggie Campbell. Brown was 11-of-17 for 172 yards and three first-half touchdowns before giving way to backup Donavan Hale early in the third quarter. Stewart carried the ball 13 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Campbell had three receptions for 54 yards and two receiving touchdowns.

Defensively the Packers played well, capitalizing on some early mistakes by Gibbs. Sophomore free safety Jonathan Crawford seemed to always be in the right place at the right time, tallying three interceptions of the Gladiators' Emmanuel Stewart.

"The kids came out, set the tone early and played Packer football throughout," coach Rick Rodriguez said. "Our staff and players are the best as they helped put the program on top."

Gibbs (3-7, 3-5) was led by Stewart, who played quarterback and running back. He finished with 12 touches for 53 rushing yards. He also completed 13 of 21 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown to Zacari Gibbons.


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