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Pinellas: Sunday morning quarterback

Countryside running back Alton Taylor, heading for a touchdown against Tarpon Springs, now has 20 this year.


Countryside running back Alton Taylor, heading for a touchdown against Tarpon Springs, now has 20 this year.

Another week, another county team falls from the ranking. This time, it was Tarpon Springs, which lost to Countryside after moving up to No. 1 in the Super Seven. The recap for Week 7:

Super Seven

1. Largo (5-1): The Packers take the week off … and still move to the top, thanks to Tarpon Springs' loss.

2. Countryside (6-1): The Cougars rally with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to knock the Spongers from the top of the ranking.

3. St. Petersburg (6-1): After a loss the previous week, the Green Devils bounce back by shutting out Boca Ciega.

4. Lakewood (4-2): The Spartans had the week off and get a couple of tune-up games before a showdown with Spoto.

5. East Lake (5-2): The Eagles make it five straight wins and gear up for the rest of their district schedule.

6. Tarpon Springs (5-2): The Spongers have been worn down in the second half of both losses this season.

7. Gibbs (3-3): The Gladiators had an extra week to prepare for district game against Northeast.

Weekly notables

Jeremiah George, Clearwater: He ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns and also scored on a reception against Pinellas Park.

Edwin McKinney, Osceola: The Warriors' top offensive threat had 103 yards rushing and three touchdowns against Seminole.

Ben Sams and Malik Wilson, St. Petersburg: Each ran for 100 yards and combined to score three touchdowns against Boca Ciega.

Alton Taylor, Countryside: Ran for 112 yards against Tarpon Springs and tied the school record for touchdowns with his 20th of the season.

Jamaal Wilburn, East Lake: Ran for 220 yards and scored twice in the Eagles' victory over Northeast.

Offensive player of the week

Josh Burch, Admiral Farragut: The multipurpose threat had more than 300 yards of total offense and scored four touchdowns (two punt returns, two passing) in the Blue Jackets' big district win over Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic.

Defensive player of the week

Dondre Davis, St. Petersburg: The Green Devils' best defender has a knack for finding the end zone once he gets his hands on the ball. Against Boca Ciega, he returned an interception for a touchdown to put the game out of reach.

Pinellas: Sunday morning quarterback 10/17/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 17, 2009 10:31pm]
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