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)

Spring football: Mitchell 22, Hudson 6

Hudson safety Joey Caruso, who also played quarterback jars the ball loose from Mitchell’s Anthony Connor.


Hudson safety Joey Caruso, who also played quarterback jars the ball loose from Mitchell’s Anthony Connor.

at Hudson

Mitchell 22, Hudson 6

Spring game-breakers: Mitchell quarterback Alec Lambert threw for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns, to A.J. Mooney and Brandon Comito. Both came after Hudson tied the score at 6. … Mustangs linebacker Devontay Taylor and defensive lineman Colin Moran were imposing presences all night. Taylor's highlight was a stuff of Joey Caruso's pass on an inside blitz. Moran got a sack and key tackle-for-loss. … Caruso led his team in rushing attempts and made several big hits while playing safety. … Hudson's Christian Thomas caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and added an interception. … Mason Castricone had two interceptions, both on deflections, as the Mustangs posted a second-half shutout. … Levi Oliveto, Eddie Arpa and Andrew Niro had first-half sacks for Mitchell, the latter ending one of three Hudson drives that stalled inside the Mustangs 20. … Dean Simon caught four passes for 56 yards for Hudson. … Billy Werner ran for 52 yards for the Cobras.

Did you know? The wing-T offense is no more at Mitchell. New coach Andy Schmitz had to break the news a couple of months back to his father Scott, who retired from the program he started in 2000. Between Lambert and Larry Dalla Betta, the Mustangs threw the ball two dozen times. The offense was balanced with four backs combining to go for 100 yards on 28 carries.

Audible 1: "We're working hard to be a physical football team." — Schmitz, stressing to his team afterward their need to get right back in the weight room

Audible 2: "They're tired. Let's go!" — a Mustangs player from the sideline after the 20-minute halftime break; the phrase was repeated during the fourth quarter, and the Mustangs exerted some control during it

Darek Sharp, Times correspondent

Spring football: Mitchell 22, Hudson 6 05/22/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:56pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rays journal: Archer has strong outing, with two mistakes

    The Heater

    TORONTO — Two pitches RHP Chris Archer didn't execute are the ones that stood out Thursday as Josh Donaldson hit them out of the park. But the two solo home runs aside, Archer turned in a sterling outing that went atop the pile of good pitching the Rays keep wasting.

    Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) works during the first inning. [Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP]
  2. Tim Tebow continues wowing fans as he wraps up bay area games


    CLEARWATER — Tracey Fritzinger has seen Tim Tebow play baseball a few times this year. The 40-year-old St. Petersburg resident went to two of his games against the Tampa Yankees, along with Joy, her little sister from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

    St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow, middle, hangs out in the dugout during the first inning of Thursday night’s game against the Clearwater Threshers at Spectrum Field.
  3. Rays vs. Mariners, 7:10 Friday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Mariners

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Austin Pruitt (50) in the dugout during the ninth inning of the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 7-3.
  4. Rays waste repeated opportunities in 5-3 loss to Blue Jays

    The Heater

    TORONTO — Rays manager Kevin Cash made a case for urgency before Thursday's game, in both actions and words, making significant changes to the structure of the lineup and sincere comments about time running short.

    Trevor Plouffe of the Rays reacts as he pops out with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. [Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images]
  5. Confederate statue: Why Bucs, Lightning, Rays took a stand


    They didn't want another Charlottesville.

    Marc Rodriguez, a member of the "Florida Fight for $15" organization, stands in protest along with other activists demanding the Confederate  monument be removed from the old Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]