At Lakewood in St. Petersburg
Dunedin 14, Lakewood 9
Spring game-breakers: Spartans quarterback Alphonso Evans completed a 43-yard pass to Sermetrius Dennis, leading to the team's first score. …Lakewood kicker Max Thuriere made good with a 35-yard field goal. …Dunedin receiver Sharrod Harriel leapt over a defender near the left sideline to make an acrobatic catch and score the Falcons' first TD. …A 14-play drive for Lakewood ended at the Falcons' 5 when Chris Germanakos recovered a fumble in the second quarter. …Dennis scored on a 20-yard burst up the middle to give Lakewood the lead midway through the third. …Backup Falcons QB Kyle Kunnen completed a pass to Dominic James on a fake punt late in the fourth, the critical play during their winning drive. …With three minutes left in the game, Dunedin quarterback Anthony Diviney scored the winning points on a keeper from the 1-yard line.
Did you know? Devon Garnett sealed the win late for Dunedin when he intercepted an under-thrown pass from Dennis. …Lakewood running back Warren Witherspoon ran hard, often carrying Falcons defenders. He gained nearly 30 yards on 5 carries during the third quarter. …The last three drives of the first half ended in turnovers. …An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Lakewood kept the Falcons' winning fourth-quarter drive going. …Dunedin held the ball for nearly the entire fourth quarter. …Lakewood wide receiver Tracy Johnson made an amazing diving catch of a Dennis pass along the right sideline.
Audible: "We just kind of put it together on the fly. I was just proud of the way they fought for us. They got down and showed a lot of character." — Dunedin coach Jack Benson on whether the team had practiced its successful fake punt in practice
Anthony Salveggi, Times correspondent