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BREAKIN' IT DOWN

Each week this season, the Times will break down the previous Friday's games and provide a statistical outlook. The breakdown for Week 4:

Before Tampa Bay Tech had run its fifth play of the game, Gaither had scored two touchdowns off Titan turnovers.

Big Plays Paid Off: Five of the six returns for touchdowns _ interceptions, fumbles, kickoffs and punts _ were by winning teams.

Armwood, coming in against Jefferson averaging 426 yards a game, totaled 570 against the Dragons.

In 2003, county teams that got the first two scores won more than 90 percent of the time. Friday, however, Blake and Gaither bucked that trend, jumping to early two-score leads before losing. Blake led King 13-0 and lost 14-13. Gaither was up on Tampa Bay Tech 14-0 before falling 16-14. All other teams that got the first two scores won.

Armwood ran 54 plays and averaged better than a first down (10 yards) per play.

Robinson's Marcello Trigg was last season's top-rated quarterback in the county (according to a college rating system). On Friday, Trigg was 18-of-30 for 183 yards with no interceptions in a 20-0 victory over Leto.

County kickers converted 86 percent of extra-point attempts, matching the percentage for the 2003 season. County kickers also hit 11 field goals Friday.

Ball carriers this week again lost more than half (33 of 61) their fumbles.

Home teams went 9-7.

Jefferson was held to less than half of its previous two games' offensive average of 396 yards a game. The Dragons gained 174 yards in a 54-7 loss.

Temple Heights' Mike Perea ran 99 yards for a touchdown on a quarterback sneak against Indian Rocks Christian.

East Bay beat Durant as the Indians rushed for more than 100 yards more than their average of 290 a game.

Every winning team outrushed its opponent.

Robinson recorded the only shutout, defeating Leto, 20-0.

In nine of 12 cases, teams that had more passing yards lost.

Teams with more than 100 yards in penalties were Blake, Freedom, Alonso, Riverview, and Sickles. Freedom, Riverview and Sickles still won.

Nick Carpenter of Sickles scored four times, all in the first half, in a 42-13 win over Newsome.

_ Compiled by Times Staff Writer Scott Purks and Jim Reese.

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