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: Springstead 26, Central 7

SPRING HILL — One look at Central's schedule, and it's no secret there are only a few chances left for it to break into the win column.

Friday night was one of those opportunities, but the Bears will have to wait for another week as Springstead fended it off to win at Booster Stadium.

Springstead (2-3, 1-2 Class 6A, District 6) was threatened early after a long drive by the visiting Bears (0-6, 0-2).

A lost fumble turned the tide, and Eagle quarterback Tyler Mahla took advantage by scurrying 66 yards for a touchdown on the following drive.

Central brought back a couple of key injured players in hopes of competing with their county rivals. Andrew Arevalo, the senior leader, had been out, but played well in his return.

It was freshman Ryan Ross, who came into the contest with negative yardage rushing, who received that majority of the carries and had a solid performance going before getting injured in the second half.

Ross scored the first offensive touchdown for the Bears since Week 1 against Crystal River, when Arevalo scored twice on the ground.

The Bears' losing streak now stands at eight dating to last season.

Derek J. LaRiviere, Times correspondent

Springstead26
Central7

Football: Springstead 26, Central 7 10/07/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 7, 2011 11:33pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Buccaneers defense was among NFL's best when its pressure got to the QB

    Bucs

    It doesn't matter how many times they've thrown a football. It doesn't matter how many seasons they've played. It doesn't matter whether they have a degree from Harvard or Central Florida.

    Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy recorded 6.5 sacks last season, but many of his other contributions didn't show up in the box scores. [ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times]

  2. Rays DFA Danny Farquhar to make room for Brad Boxberger

    Blogs

    The Rays continued shuffling their bullpen, dumping RHP Danny Farquhar after Wednesday's game to make room for RHP Brad Boxberger to be activated off the DL.

    Farquhar, who worked an inning in Wednesday's 6-2 loss, had a 2-2, 4.11 record for 37 appearances, working primarily in lower leverage situations. In …

  3. USF to face Indiana in men's basketball next season

    College

    The USF men's basketball team will get an early test from a Big Ten powerhouse next season.

  4. Rays employee helps save suicidal woman near Pirates stadium

    Blogs

    A Rays front-office employee joined umpire John Tumpane in saving a woman threatening to jump from a bridge near PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

    Multimedia production manager Mike Weinman, 32, was walking across the Roberto Clemente Bridge with Rays broadcasting director Larry McCabe when he …

  5. Blake Snell struggles in return as Rays fall to Pirates

    The Heater

    PITTSBURGH

    Blake Snell talked a good game ahead of his return to the Rays rotation Wednesday night, but he didn't pitch one.

    The Pirates’ David Freese scores on a Blake Snell wild pitch during the first inning against the Rays.