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Plant football jamboree

At Plant in Tampa

Robinson 34, Jefferson 14

Plant 34, Blake 12

Spring game-breakers: Plant running back T.J. Glover had three carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Glover had a touchdown run of 40 yards called back on a holding penalty. … Plant running back DeAndre Queen rushed twice for 55 yards and had a 76-yard touchdown reception. … Plant quarterback Phillip Ely completed 3-of-8 for 100 yards, a touchdown and an interception. … Blake receiver Michael McFarland had four receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown. … Jefferson quarterback Quentin Williams completed 12-of-24 for 185 yards for two touchdowns with an interception. … Robinson quarterback Blake Rice completed 6-of-16 for 118 yards and a touchdown. … Robinson running back Marques Baker had two carries for 33 yards and two touchdowns.

Did you know? Jefferson coach Mike Fenton said the Dragons were without almost half their starters for various reasons. … Plant has established a reputation for being a solid passing team, but look out for their skill players. The Panthers have a lot of speed, especially in the backfield with Queen and Glover running like track stars Friday. … Before Friday's games, referees instructed coaches about a new penalty: the horse collar. Basically, if a player is dragged to the ground with a hand clutching the shoulder pads at the neck a 15-yard personal foul penalty will be called. … The center of Plant's field was almost complete dirt and sand.

Audible: "We have some kids who want to play and believe in what we're doing. Hey, we're going to see what happens. We're going to have some fun next year. … I'm the most excited I've been in 31 years." — Robinson coach Mike DePue

Izzy Gould, Times staff writer

Plant football jamboree 05/22/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 22, 2009 11:35pm]
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