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Pinellas: Sunday morning quarterback

Notable performers

K Teddy Aloizakis, Dunedin: Aloizakis kicked a 30-yard field goal in the first quarter, nailed a 27-yarder in the second and added the winner, a 39-yarder, in the third as Dunedin upset Gibbs 9-6.

QB Kenny Blanche, Tarpon Springs: Filling in for the injured Louis Pappas, Blanche completed 6 of 13 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Running out of the wildcat formation, he had 116 yards and one touchdown.

WR/DB Vinny Capobianco, Indian Rocks Christian: The senior caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from QB Casey Woods in the second quarter and added a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the third.

WR Sean Culkin, Indian Rocks Christian: The Division-I recruit caught five passes for 133 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown reception, in the Golden Eagles' 39-27 loss.

QB Gray Crow, Countryside: The senior Miami commitment was 25-for-46 for 254 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-21 win over Palm Harbor University.

RB Todd Macon, Admiral Farragut: Macon led the Blue Jackets' comeback effort against Carrollwood Day School, scoring three second-half touchdowns to cap a 49-41 win. In total, Macon carried for 225 yards and four touchdowns.

RB Brent O'Neal, Canterbury: The senior had 203 total rushing yards and a 70-yard touchdown run on 17 carries. Canterbury, however, fell to Bradenton Christian 35-14.

RB Jarvis Stewart, Largo: Stewart powered the Packers to their third win of the season, rushing for 235 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries in a 23-7 victory against East Lake.

QB Robert Yarbrough, Clearwater: Yarbrough nearly threw for 300 yards in a 13-10 loss to Dixie Hollins. He completed 58 percent of his passes (18-for-31) against the Rebels and racked up 289 yards and a touchdown.

Friday night produced some eye-opening results. Dunedin scored a major upset with a 9-6 win over Gibbs. George Palmer recorded his 100th career victory with a win over Seminole. Countryside remained perfect by rallying in the fourth quarter. And Class 2A, District 5 is destined for a tiebreaker after front-runners Canterbury and Indian Rocks Christian lost for the first time. Here is the recap from Week 5:

Super Seven

1. Countryside (5-0): Cougars need two scores in the fourth quarter against Palm Harbor University to keep 20-game regular-season win streak intact.

2. Lakewood (4-0): Though they seem to play down to their competition, Spartans find a way to pull through against Middleton.

3. Largo (3-2): Running game pounded East Lake into submission as Packers get back on track.

4. CC Catholic (4-1): Since opening-week loss to East Lake, Marauders have won four straight heading into district play.

5. Tarpon Springs (4-1): No Louis Pappas. No problem as Kenny Blanch directs offense with aplomb in win over Northeast.

6. Pinellas Park (3-1): No team benefited more from having a bye week than the Patriots, who move into poll after some teams tumble.

7. East Lake (2-3): Eagles hanging for dear life in the rankings after second straight sub-par showing.

Knocking on the door: Gibbs (3-2), St. Petersburg (3-2), Palm Harbor University (3-2)

Offensive player of the week

RB Leroy Williams, St. Petersburg

The junior had a breakout performance in the Green Devils' 34-26 win over Boca Ciega, rushing for 238 yards on 14 carries. With the scored tied at 21 in the final quarter, Williams broke off a 70-yard touchdown run to put the Green Devils ahead for good. He added a 43-yard run for a score later. He also had one catch, taking it 57 yards for his third TD.

Defensive player of the week

DB Austin Ladd, Dunedin

The junior did not have any eye-popping statistics. There were no interceptions recorded or fumbles forced. But no player had a bigger impact in the Falcons' 9-6 win over Gibbs. Ladd had the unenviable task of covering the Gladiators' biggest playmaker, Gary Simon. Displaying blanket coverage, Ladd held Simon to just two short catches overall, none in the first half.

Pinellas: Sunday morning quarterback

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