Spring football: Armwood 14, Plant City 0; Strawberry Crest 10, Durant 9



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Thu. May 22, 2014 | Bryan Burns

at Durant

Armwood 14, Plant City 0
Strawberry Crest 10, Durant 9

Spring game-breakers: Armwood’s defense starred in the first matchup, holding Plant City to minus-21 yards on 21 carries. … Armwood’s Trevor Laurent caught two passes for 29 yards, including a 19-yard slant for a touchdown. … The Hawks’ Noah Johnson was 3-of-8 for 33 yards, one touchdown and one interception. … Linebacker Jordan Griffin returned a fumble 15 yards for the Hawks’ second touchdown. … Plant City was led by Markese Hargrove, who had four catches for 31 yards. … The Raiders’ Corey King completed his first four passes and was 9-of-12 for 72 yards and one interception. … The Raiders’ big play came on defensive back Sawyer Dawson’s 62-yard interceptioin return to the Hawks 23. … Cameron Lehtola made a 27-yard field goal on the last play to give Strawberry Crest the win. … The Chargers’ Clay Cullins threw a 37-yard touchdown to Tristan Samuel (on a pass tipped twice) for the game’s first score. The score was set up by Arjay Smith’s fumble recovery at his 45. … Durant answered with an eight-play, 50-yard drive capped by Eric Davis’ 1-yard keeper. The two-point conversion failed. … Durant took a 9-7 lead midway through the second quarter on a 34-yard field goal by Derek Wells. … Durant’s Chris Atkins carried five times for 49 yards.

Did you know? For the second time in two tries, Lehtola beat Durant with a late field goal. Last season, a 37-yarder — his first varsity kick — won it 11-10. Thursday, holder John Boscia had to scoop a snap off the ground.

Audible 1: “I think there’s a lot of possibilities here. We’re close to being a very, very good team.” — Armwood coach Sean Callahan

Audible 2: “Every time we play Durant, it’s always going to be a hard-fought game; two rural teams that get after it and have tough, hard-nosed kids.” — Strawberry Crest coach John Kelly


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