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: Pinellas Park 36, Clearwater 7

PINELLAS PARK — Pinellas Park opened district play with a decisive 36-7 victory over Clearwater on Friday night, barely allowing 100 yards of offense and forcing three turnovers.

The Patriots (3-1, 1-0) got the ball first and never looked back. On the first play from scrimmage, running back Garret Nevitt burst through the line for a 61-yard gain to put the Patriots in the red zone. Pierre Johnson scored five plays later on a 9-yard run. Seven Patriots combined for 201 yards rushing.

The Tornadoes (0-3, 0-1) couldn't get anything going on the ground. Quarterback Devijion Smith was the only Clearwater player with positive rushing yards, gaining 54 yards on 12 carries. Smith scored the only Clearwater points a 2-yard keeper with the clock winding down in the fourth.

Max Martinez, Times correspondent

Pinellas Park36
Clearwater7

Football: Pinellas Park 36, Clearwater 7 09/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:34am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. For starters: Souza returns to lineup

    Blogs

     

  2. Ronde Barber: Want intimidation? Look at past Bucs teams

    Bucs

    Ronde Barber says these days "it's hard to find throwbacks, where you go, 'That guy is a badass.' Where do you find that now? It's such a show-off sport." (Times 2012)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

    Steven Souza Jr., hugging Mallex Smith after Smith’s solo home run in the eighth inning, feels relief after tests are negative on his injured hip.