There have been some nice surprises early in the season, but things got back to normal this past weekend. St. Petersburg's ground game continues to run people ragged. Countryside's offensive line can still push people around. And Palm Harbor University, East Lake and Largo all have young, mobile leaders in college. The Week 3 recap:
1. St. Petersburg (3-0)
The Green Devils score more than 30 points for the third straight week. Latest victim: Dixie Hollins, 34-0.
2. Countryside (3-0)
After squeaking by the first two weeks, the Cougars get a decisive 48-21 victory over Osceola.
3. Palm Harbor University (3-0)
Though they struggled against Seminole, the Hurricanes keep their best-ever start going with a 33-22 victory.
4. East Lake (2-1)
With a nice mix of the run and pass, the Eagles have the balance to contend for a district title.
5. Largo (2-1)
If the Packers can find a way to hold on to the ball they'll be awfully tough to stop.
6. Lakewood (2-1)
The Spartans defense has been the catalyst, but there could a be a big setback if DE Dante Fowler has to serve three-game suspension.
7. CC Catholic (3-0)
The Marauders finally get their offense in gear in a 42-28 win over Mitchell.
Knocking on the door: Clearwater (3-0), Pinellas Park (2-1), Admiral Farragut (3-0)
Offensive player of the week
RB Justin Goodloe, CC Catholic: After struggling on offense the first two weeks, the Marauders score 42 against Mitchell. Goodloe played a big role, rushing for 129 yards, catching five passes for 85 yards and scoring four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) and taking in a two-point conversion.
Defensive player of the week
LB Robert Goddard, Admiral Farragut: Normally a star on offense, Goddard made his biggest impact on defense, picking off two passes and recovering a fumble in a 42-0 win over Northside Christian. His fumble recovery in the fourth quarter helped preserve the shutout, the Blue Jackets' first in this series since 2005.
Justus Mullin is the kicker for Clearwater. His last name was misspelled in Friday's editions.
|Kenny Blanch, Palm Harbor University||Scored three rushing touchdowns, including a 25-yarder in the second half, to seal the 3-0 Hurricanes' 33-22 win over Seminole.|
|Kendryk Boyd, Boca Ciega||Hauled in nine passes for 87 yards and had a late 9-yard touchdown catch in a 14-13 loss to Lakewood.|
|Darius Daniels, Tarpon Springs||Returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and had 66 rushing yards in 26-9 loss to East Lake.|
|Tavares Dunlap, Northeast||Carried 23 times for 163 yards, including a 44-yards touchdown in 10-7 loss to Clearwater.|
|Tyler Lane, East Lake||Rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown, caught three passes for 54 yards vs. Tarpon Springs.|
|Rayshawn Jenkins, Admiral Farragut||Threw for 97 yards, ran for 55 and accounted for three scores in 42-0 win vs. Northside Christian.|
|Rashad Lewis, St. Petersburg||Carried 14 times for 137 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown, and threw for another score in 34-0 win over Dixie Hollins.|
|Justus Mullin, Clearwater||Booted a 30-yard field goal in the closing seconds to help the Tornadoes improve to 3-0.|
|Calvin Robinson, St. Petersburg||Rushed for 146 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns in Green Devils' rout.|
|Michael Smith, Pinellas Park||Carried 20 times for 155 yards and two touchdowns in 17-12 comeback win over Dunedin.|