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Football: Spoto 44, Lennard 2

RUSKIN — Spoto rolled over 5A-8 district foe Lennard 44-2 Friday behind a dominating defensive performance. Coach Dale Caparaso turned over defensive play-calling duties to assistant Lawrence Walker and the Spartans responded by holding the Longhorns to 73 total yards.

Spoto (4-4, 4-3) used three first-half return touchdowns, including two punt returns by Geronimo Allison, to take a 24-2 lead at halftime. The Spartans have never lost to Lennard (1-8, 1-6).

Spoto junior Eric Moate scored twice in the third quarter, the second a 75-yard burst, and finished with 117 yards rushing. Spoto scored offensive touchdowns on four of only eight possessions.

Spoto linebacker Camarcus Thomas scored on a 19-yard interception return and added one of the defense's six sacks.

"He's been ready," Caparaso said of Walker. "He's getting there and it was now time to give him a shot. I thought our kids responded well to him and I thought he responded well to the tendencies (Lennard) had."

Mark Chisholm, Times correspondent


Football: Spoto 44, Lennard 2 10/29/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 29, 2011 12:43am]
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