ST. PETERSBURG — Largo celebrated coach Rick Rodriguez's 100th career victory and the Packers rolled past Dixie Hollins 63-10 Thursday.
Jon Bodrog gave the Rebels a 3-0 on a 35-yard field goal, but Largo took the lead for good less than a minute later on an 8-yard run by Jarvis Stewart. After forcing a punt, the Packers (4-2, 2-0) scored again on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Juwan Brown to Raheem Harvey. Harvey finished with three catches for 89 yards.
In the second quarter Largo's special teams took over. Midway through the quarter, Largo blocked a punt and Shawn Barker landed on the ball for a touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff Largo touched the ball first at the Dixie 15 to regain possession and scored on a 12-yard run by Brown.
The defense got into the act on Dixie's next possession, with Lakief Daniels intercepting a Dana Harrington pass and taking it back 26 yards.
Special teams struck again on the kickoff when Dixie (2-4, 0-2) fumbled at its 31 and Largo recovered. Claxton Boykins capitalized on a 2-yard run for a 42-point first half.
"It's a great honor," Rodriguez said of his 100th victory. "Thing is all of the kids that I've coached at Largo in the last 11 or 12 years, it's a part of them and they worked awfully hard not only in football but in life."
In the third quarter Largo added to its lead on an 82-yard run by Derrick Doss. He led the Packers with 97 yards.