CLEARWATER — Clearwater's Devijion Smith connected with Adam Harris for two touchdowns, including one for 73 yards in the third quarter, but the Tornadoes defense could not stop Tarpon Springs, which rolled up 413 yards of offense in a 33-17 victory Friday.
Last week, it was a lack of offense that plagued Clearwater. This week, it was turnovers, mainly two interceptions at key fourth-quarter moments.
The first came just a minute in when Spongers cornerback Montel Johnson took away a Smith pass in the end zone that would've pulled the Tornadoes to within 10. The second came with 4:11 left when Smith tried to shovel the ball away, but instead found Patrick Miller, who ran 52 yards for a score that put Tarpon up 33-9.
Michael Hinman, Times correspondent