At Lennard in Ruskin
Spoto 16, Lennard 6
Strawberry Crest 9, Steinbrenner 3
Spring game-breakers: Junior Fred Porter fumbled at the 2-yard line, but fellow Longhorn Kaylab Phillips recover in the end zone for Lennard's touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, Spoto's Nick Addison had an 82-yard return for a touchdown, followed by a two-point conversion giving the Spartans an 8-6 lead with 4:30 left in the first quarter. …The Longhorns' next possession included a 38-yard screen pass to Phillips from Porter that set up a failed fourth and goal. …Spoto capped off the game with a 90-yard touchdown return by Tyrone Baker off a blocked field goal. …Steinbrenner kicker Austin Renz connected on a 24-yard field goal in the first quarter. …The Chargers' Tyler Cothron connected on a 60-yard pass to Tomas Herrera, which led to a Luis Trevino 1-yard touchdown run.
Did you know? Steinbrenner and Strawberry Crest are entering their second seasons, first with an all-varsity schedule. Also, Steinbrenner is running a two-quarterback option in its backfield, featuring Christian Carriere and Danny Fernandez. …Spoto's Addison plays at quarterback, cornerback, punter and kick returner.
Audible 1: "I didn't doubt for a second that we couldn't make a play down the stretch. This is Spoto, and this is what we've been doing ever since I took the job down here." — coach Dale Caparaso
Audible 2: "I saw composure and confidence displayed tonight. We took a step in the right direction tonight but if we want to get to where we want to go we've got to keep working hard all summer." — Strawberry Crest coach Todd Donohoe
Ben Keller, Times correspondent