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Spring football game: Seminole dispatches SPC, IRC

Seminole’s John Zanga, right, celebrates in the end zone after picking up an IRC fumble and returning it 40 yards for a touchdown.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

Seminole’s John Zanga, right, celebrates in the end zone after picking up an IRC fumble and returning it 40 yards for a touchdown.

At Seminole

Scores

St. Petersburg Catholic 7, Indian Rocks Christian 0

Seminole 24, Indian Rocks Christian 0

Seminole 13, St. Petersburg Catholic 0

Spring game-breakers: On Seminole's first offensive play, running back Trevor Sand carried off left tackle 73 yards to pay dirt in vs. IRC. Later in the quarter, Sand rushed up the middle for a 5-yard touchdown to cap the Warhawks' scoring vs. the Golden Eagles. …Seminole defensive lineman John Zanga recovered an IRC fumble and returned it 40 yards to put the Warhawks ahead 17-0. …Rickey Steiermann was true on a 28-yard field goal attempt for Seminole against IRC. …Facing SPC, Sand again ran off the left side for a score, this time from 21 yards out after shedding a tackler at the line of scrimmage. …Teddy Willis plunged up the middle on fourth and goal from the 1 for the Warhawks' final score against the Barons. Willis' touchdown was set up after defensive back Riley O'Dell recovered a fumble at the SPC 8. …Against IRC, SPC running back Tod Macon ran around the left end for a 14-yard touchdown that culminated a nine play, 70-yard drive. …IRC moved the ball to the Barons' 17-yard line in 14 plays, converting a fourth and 14 in Barons' territory, before turning the ball over on downs.

Did you know? Seminole's opportunistic defense caused five turnovers (three fumbles, two interceptions). …Sand finished with 150 yards total on 11 carries. Willis toted the pigskin 13 times for 32 yards and a score. …The Barons' backfield trio of Macon (50 yards), Ryan Green (55) and Jacob Zinge (14) rolled up 119 yards on the ground to account for all of SPC's offense. …Only three passes were completed between the teams. IRC quarterback Jake Voitier connected on two of them, hitting Matt Little for 16 yards to convert on fourth down against SPC. Later he found Spencer Atkinson for a 6-yard gain against Seminole.

Audible 1: "We had a pretty good turnout, and this is our reward for it. We've still got some work to do, but it was a good way to end the spring." — Warhawks coach Sam Roper

Audible 2: "I felt like we saw the things we really wanted to see. We were physical, and we felt like we were detailed and disciplined. We feel definitely that we can stand toe-to-toe and play good football with good teams." — Barons coach Tod Creneti.

Bryan Burns, Times staff writer

Spring football game: Seminole dispatches SPC, IRC 05/22/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 22, 2010 1:09am]
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