PLANT CITY— After lightning delayed Plant City and Steinbrenner's game at the start of the second half, officials and administrators of both schools decided to void the game. It won't be made up.
For a half, Steinbrenner again threw its opponents into the ground on offense, showing off another impressive display of firepower from senior quarterback Quentin Poteralski, and a strong rushing performance by junior Jayquese Dantley. Although the game was tied at 7 when called, it seemed Steinbrenner was just getting started.
In the first half, Poteralski threw for 120 yards, completing 10 of 19. But he wasn't alone in the performance as Dantley rushed for 46 yards on 13 carries and caught three passes for 26 yards. One of those passes was the equalizer for Steinbrenner.
On the other side of the field, the Raiders scored first. Only having 1 yard on one pass out of 10 attempts, senior quarterback Austin Carswell couldn't do much to help his team as numerous passes were dropped. So when the air didn't work, the Raiders executed a ground-and-pound offense against a tough, sharp Steinbrenner defensive line. Junior running back Markese Hargrove carried the Raiders on the night, rushing for 75 yards on 11 carries.
Evan Abramson, Times correspondent