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Spring game: Palm Harbor U. 21, Pinellas Park 8

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PHU 21, Pinellas Park 8

Spring game-breakers: Palm Harbor University's Mike McNeely once again showed why he's among the region's elite receivers by hauling in two touchdown catches and 100-plus receiving yards. … Pinellas Park's lone touchdown came on its opening possession and was spearheaded by the strong running of Oraian Bentley, who scored the touchdown and the two-point conversion. A quick yet physical back, Bentley has Florida Atlantic and UCF interested. … Both Hurricanes quarterbacks — rising sophomore Billy Pavlock and senior-to-be Ja'Tyuan Landing — looked sharp. Splitting snaps, they combined to throw three touchdowns and will head into fall practice dead even. … Patriots wide receiver/defensive back Andy Laughery was, in typical fashion, a presence on both sides of the ball. … PHU's defensive line looks to have great potential, and at times controlled the play up front. Linebacker Payton Millican, in particular, was a force on passing downs, causing one fumble.

Did you know? McNeely, who carries a 3.8 GPA and has posted what his coach called a "phenomenal" SAT score, is being pursued by college programs such as Harvard and Princeton.

Audible 1: "Both of our quarterbacks are equally good." — PHU coach Mark Haye

Audible 2: "The first step to getting better is not falling apart." — Pinellas Park coach Kenny Crawford

Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer

Spring game: Palm Harbor U. 21, Pinellas Park 8 05/29/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 29, 2009 11:54pm]
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