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Tampa Bay Tech 45, Alonso 21

TAMPA — Running backs Maurice Hagens and Cludner LaCount and quarterback Jonathon Williams combined to rush for 372 yards as Tampa Bay Tech pulled away from Alonso.

The Titans led 26-21 early in the fourth quarter, but scored on their next three series to seal the win. LaCount started the spurt with the last of his three touchdowns.

Tampa Bay Tech overcame three turnovers with 459 yards rushing on 52 attempts. Hagens had 144 yards, LaCount 116 and Williams 112.

The game was delayed 20 minutes in the first quarter when Titans junior Derrick McCray sustained a neck injury on a kickoff return. He was transported to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

Alonso played without coach Mike Heldt, who is serving a two-game suspension. Quarterback C.J. Bennett was the Ravens' offensive leader, completing 17-of-37 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

The teams were locked in a halftime tie at 14, but LaCount's two third-quarter touchdowns put Tampa Bay Tech in front. The second TD was set up by an errant Alonso center snap that sailed over punter Alex Rodriguez's head, setting the Titans up at the Ravens 15.

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