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Preseason football: Bradenton Bayshore 35, Pinellas Park 12

PINELLAS PARK — Despite a 35-12 loss to Bradenton Bayshore, Pinellas Park coach Kenny Crawford remained positive.

"We were picked to be a playoff team, and we will be," he said.

The junior varsity squads played the first quarter, the Bruins taking a 14-0 lead. When the Patriots took the field, they put together a 75-yard drive keyed by a 41-yard Marquis Samuel run. A few plays later, Brandon Hames led Iman Smith with a 29-yard pass that made it 14-6.

Soon after, the Patriots recovered a fumble at the Bruins 26. But a Hames interception led to a 14-play drive that ended with a touchdown and 21-6 deficit.

In the second half, Pinellas Park failed to score from the 1. Bayshore then went on a 16-play drive that culminated in a 9-yard touchdown pass that made it 28-6.

Art Nagle hooked up with Josh Green for a 29-yard score that cut the lead to 28-12.

Crawford acknowledged his team has a lot of hard work ahead.

"We better stop believing all the hype," Crawford said. "We got here by outworking people, and we haven't been doing that."

Anthony Salveggi, Times correspondent

Bradenton Bayshore35
Pinellas Park12

Preseason football: Bradenton Bayshore 35, Pinellas Park 12 08/27/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 27, 2011 1:48am]

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