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Spring game: Clearwater 12, CCC 7

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Clearwater 12, CCC 7

Spring game-breakers: Rob Yarbrough's quarterback sneak from a yard out with just more than six minutes left proved to be the winning score . That play was set up by A.J. Eastman's powerful 34-yard run. … Eastman had seven carries for 67 yards to lead Clearwater on the ground. He also caught two passes for 85 yards, including a 70-yard screen to set up the Tornadoes' first score, an Antonio Thomas 6-yard plunge off right tackle. … CCC's leader offensively was quarterback Eric Miller. The rising senior carried 11 times for 93 yards and had a 55-yard scamper to the Tornadoes' 1. Kyle Massey plunged in on the next play to give the Marauders a 7-0 lead with 4:14 left in the third quarter. … Miller wasn't as effective passing, going just 5-for-16 with two interceptions. Clearwater's Francisco Castro picked off Miller in the end zone early in the fourth. Carlos Mobley's interception with 42 seconds left cemented the win. CCC's Tim Swinehart gained 53 yards on nine carries and had two receptions for 24 yards. … Jeremiah George finished with 57 yards rushing on nine carries for the Tornadoes. … Ryan Hagen and Brian Law alternated possessions at quarterback for Clearwater until Yarbrough came on in the fourth quarter. Hagen carried four times for 12 yards and was 1-for-1 passing. Law had just one rush for 3 yards and was 1-for-2.

Did you know? Clearwater and CCC ran 19 offensive plays combined in the first quarter without a passing attempt.

Audible 1: "This team has, at this point anyway, a lot more unity. That's a big thing we've been missing the last couple of years. We've got a couple kids jumping up and showing some leadership. I'm hoping it all sort of jells." – Clearwater coach Tom Bostic

Audible 2: "I thought offensively we needed to throw the ball a lot better. Our quarterback is better than that, and we really just never got our passing game clicking. I thought we ran the ball well at times, and I thought we blocked up front pretty good." – CCC coach Mike Jalazo

Bryan Burns, Times staff writer

Spring game: Clearwater 12, CCC 7 05/28/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:32pm]
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