The visiting Patriots led 34-0 at halftime and played the entire second half with a running clock. Donte Maxson had four carries for 152 yards and three touchdowns to lead Pinellas Park. Pierre Johnson had 140 yards rushing, and Oscee Calhoun had a rushing touchdown.
"We ran the ball really well," Patriots coach Kenny Crawford said. "And the defense played really, really well."
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Northside Christian 41, Keswick Christian 7
The Mustangs scored 41 unanswered points in the final three quarters to beat the Crusaders. Garrett Alstott led the offense with 118 yards passing and two touchdowns. Kamen Wilmington had seven carries for 121 yards and two touchdowns.
And after giving up a Keswick touchdown in the first quarter, the Northside defense held the Crusaders to a total of 112 yards. It also recovered two fumbles and scored on an interception return.
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Plant 30, Newsome 14
Just when short-handed Newsome put some heat on Plant, Alexander Jackson doused the flames seconds later.
Jackson returned a kickoff 99 yards, his third touchdown of the first half, to spark the Panthers' victory Friday.
Plant remained undefeated in Class 8A, District 6 play at 3-0. Newsome played without junior starting quarterback Spencer Preston, who injured his left knee in last week's 9-3 win against Durant and is expected to be lost for the season.
Sparked by two touchdown passes from Colby Brown (14 of 24, 161 yards) to Jackson, the Panthers rolled to a 17-0 lead. Bruce Anderson scored the first of his two TDs with 2:03 left in the first half to get the Wolves on the board, but Jackson took the ensuing Austin Cobb kickoff at the Plant 1 and found the end zone 16 seconds later.
"(My teammates) gave me good blocks," Jackson said. "We've been practicing on that all week."
Brown accounted for Plant's final TD on a 1-yard plunge.