Arcadia DeSoto County 7, Boca Ciega 6
Spring game-breakers: DJ Cook hit Raeshon Dunbar on a 4-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to give the Pirates a 6-0 lead. …Boca Ciega's defense was solid all night and allowed eight first downs, four of which came on penalties. …In the final two minutes, Cook threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown to give DeSoto the win.
Did you know? Pirates coach Max Smith said the team did not work much on special teams during the spring and he decided to go for a two-point conversion that failed on the lone score in the second quarter.
Audible: "The loss was on me. I shouldn't have called a pass play at that point. I should have had our quarterback run out the clock. The defense played great and should be really good in the fall. It was a typical new offense that was installed in the spring. We took a couple steps forward, but then shot ourselves in the foot with mistakes. We can't have that." — first-year coach Smith
Bob Putnam Times staff writer