Spring football: Alonso 12, Steinbrenner 10; Sickles 8, Gaither 6



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Thu. May 22, 2014 | Matt Baker | Email

Spring football: Alonso 12, Steinbrenner 10; Sickles 8, Gaither 6

at Tampa

Alonso 12, Steinbrenner 10
Sickles 8, Gaither 6

Spring game-breakers: Alonso quarterback Chris Oladokun threw two touchdown passes — both to Derrick Walker — in the closing minutes to cap the Ravens’ rally. The first came on a 9-yard pass on fourth down; the second was a 35-yard lob with 26 seconds left. Oladokun finished 11-of-15 passing for 180 yards in the two-quarter game. …Steinbrenner’s Division I recruit Kezio Snelling returned the opening kickoff for the Warriors’ only TD. Linebacker Patrick Lukert was in on three Warrior sacks, and Trent Shaw recovered a fumble at the 1. …Sickles star Ray Ray McCloud III dominated the second game with 98 yards from scrimmage on 13 touches. McCloud, who lined up at running back, quarterback and receiver, had a 4-yard TD rush and a 50-yard score brought back because of a delayed timeout...Isaac Holder added a two-point conversion rush for the Gryphons. …Gaither’s only score came on a 40-yard burst by Malik Huff, who also threw a 27-yard pass on a trick play.

Did you know? Jeremy Martinez recovered a fumble for Alonso with 44 seconds left to set up the winning drive. …The Ravens converted on three fourth downs on their first scoring drive. …Gaither had a chance to take the lead with 1:02 left, but Cory Woodard broke up a fourth-down pass to seal Sickles’ win. …About a dozen college recruiters were present, including scouts from Florida, Florida State, USF, Clemson and Michigan. Former Bucs and FSU star Derrick Brooks was there, too.

Audible 1: “That last drive was crazy. It was like a movie sort of. That’s the things you dream about there.” — Oladokun on the Ravens’ winning 45-yard drive

Audible 2: “Isaac Holder isn’t given enough credit. That kid is the best quarterback in our county. I think he’s the best quarterback in the state.” — Sickles coach Brian Turner


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