Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Spoto 35, Riverview 0

RIVERVIEW — Spoto (5-0) continued its pursuit of a perfect season, shutting out struggling Riverview.

On the Sharks' first possession, Spoto's Darius Ridgeway returned an interception 50 yards for a score.

In the second quarter, Spoto's special teams tackled Riverview's punter on the goal line, leading to Danny Taylor's 1-yard score.

After Spoto blocked a punt in the third quarter, Rodney Williams scored and later quarterback James Brown connected with leading rusher and receiver Charles Waits on a 65-yard touchdown for a comfortable lead.

"We're still a young team, and we didn't really play well, but we still won," Spoto coach Dale Caparaso said. "Our kids played great defense, and that's something that we take pride in and that's always on our minds. It's something that Spoto has really latched on to right now."

Peter Pupello, Times correspondent


Spoto 35, Riverview 0 10/02/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2009 11:59pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Baseball team's eclipse watch during game draws fans from far away


    KEIZER, Ore. — They came from Hawaii, Rhode Island and Alaska, and as far as the Dominican Republic and Australia.

    Players for the minor-league baseball Salem-Keizer Volcanoes wear special eclipse jerseys Monday.
  2. Florida State sees plenty of upside in Dade City native Jacob Pugh


    TALLAHASSEE — No, Florida State senior Jacob Pugh is not as versatile as teammate Derwin James.

     Florida State Seminoles linebacker Jacob Pugh (16) and Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) celebrate after sacking the Miami quarterback Saturday October 8, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
  3. 247Sports: Berkeley Prep's Nicholas Petit-Frere top OT in nation


    Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere already is widely considered the best player in Tampa Bay.

    Berkeley Prep rising senior defensive end Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) performs a pad drill during spring football practice at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, May 12, 2017.
  4. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot


    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …

  5. AP Top 25: Alabama first, FSU, UF, Miami and USF all in top 20


    As expected, Alabama will start the season at No. 1 in the AP Top 25.