TAMPA — At least one Buccaneers team in Tampa Bay will exit the preseason with very few offensive questions.
Revealing only glimpses of its potential in what amounted to a glorified scrimmage, Berkeley Prep converted three of Sarasota Out-of-Door Academy's four first-half turnovers into touchdowns en route to a 35-17 triumph.
Junior quarterback Destin Nichols shined in a one-half appearance, finishing 6-for-8 for 122 yards and three touchdowns to three different receivers. His prettiest: a 33-yarder on play action to 6-foot-1 classmate Christian Hardegree.
His last, a 13-yarder to Vic Pellegrino, gave Berkeley a 35-3 lead 53 seconds before halftime.
From there, coach Dominick Ciao essentially started emptying his bench.
"We've got a lot of work to do, but we came out and kind of controlled the game early," Ciao said. "I'm proud of our guys right now; we did okay. We got to play a lot of people and looked at a lot of people to get ready for next week against St. Pete Catholic."
Junior Nelson Agholor, the Bucs' resident Division I-A prospect, touched the ball exactly twice and gained 80 yards.
Agholor set up Chris Williams' 14-yard scoring sweep by returning the game's opening kick 46 yards, and later turned a short Nichols pass over the middle into a 34-yard touchdown.
ODA junior quarterback Brian Ragone accounted for 239 total yards — most of it in the second half — and two touchdowns.