Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Spring football: Pinellas Park 14, Largo 10

Pinellas Park 14, Largo 10

Spring game-breakers: Largo led 3-0 after three quarters. Both coaches agreed to play non-starters and junior varsity players in the fourth quarter. Pinellas Park scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. … Largo used two quarterbacks during the varsity quarters. Kyle Wisniewski and Kameron Greene shared possessions at quarterback. Wiesnieski threw four times and completed one pass for 13 yards. He also ran for 7 yards. Greene threw five times and completed two passes for 43 yards and an interception. … Largo sophomore lineman Jaquaze Sorrells, who has offers from Florida and Alabama, clogged up the line and made it hard on Pinellas Park backs. He also punted. … The only score of the game played by varsity starters was a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter by Jesus Montes. Teams were not allowed to rush on field goals or punts. … Pinellas Park used nine different rushers and gained a total of 65 yards. Ethan Blanchard led varsity runners with 20 yards on eight carries. … Sophomore Brandon Coppola was Pinellas Park's main quarterback. He was 1-for-4 for 5 yards. … Patriots defensive lineman Nicholas Syms had a sack and two tackles for a loss.

Did you know? Largo junior Isaiah Bellamy was a quarterback last season but he will likely be used at tight end and defensive end in the fall. Largo coach Marcus Paschal said Bellamy is being recruited as an athlete so they want to use him at other positions. He will play quarterback only in an emergency. … Former Largo coach Rick Rodriguez was an assistant coach in the spring. Paschal said Rodriguez may stay on the staff in the fall.

Audible I: "I asked our team to play hard the entire game and that's what they did. They never gave up, they stuck together and we got edged out by three. I can handle that." — Pinellas Park coach Kenny Crawford

Audible II: "I would've expected a 3-0 game. We had a few guys missing on defense so we had to move some people around. But Kenny always has a good ball club. The last three years we've played them (in the spring) have been tough ball games. It just so happens that we got the head nod in this one." — Paschal

   
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