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Spring game: Palmetto 42, Northeast 28 (cumulative score)

At Northeast in st. petersburg

Palmetto 42, Northeast 28

(cumulative score)

Spring game-breakers: Palmetto and Northeast played a unique format that included resetting the score after every quarter. Palmetto won the first quarter 21-0 playing against many of Northeast's junior varsity players. The Vikings' varsity won the second quarter 16-0. The teams split the third and fourth quarters, with Palmetto winning by the cumulative score of 42-28. … Running backs Dominique Ellis and Darryl Copeland scored for the Vikings and Austin May ended the first half with an interception he returned for a touchdown. … Palmetto's Donald Campbell threw two touchdowns and rushed for another. He came into the game as the Tigers' situational quarterback and starting wide receiver but will most likely take the reins under center in the fall as Palmetto's other quarterbacks struggled.

Did you know? Former Northeast standout running back Jeff Brinson watched from the sidelines and even carried the water bottles for his former teammates. He wore his Iowa jersey. … The Vikings are not known for a prolific passing game but managed a 43-yard completion to tight end Pete Terrana. … The Vikings successfully had their timeouts reset after the first quarter and coach Jay Austin used all six timeouts he was granted in the first half.

Audible 1: "The way it was set up, every quarter was basically the fourth quarter. There was a little confusion but coach (Ray) Woodie and I go back a long ways and we were able to figure it out." — Austin

Audible 2: "It was a good game. Palmetto is big, fast and they will knock your boots off. Our guys got a taste of that and they fought back. I'm happy with what I saw." — Austin

Corey Long, Times correspondent

Spring game: Palmetto 42, Northeast 28 (cumulative score) 05/28/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:55pm]
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