At Palm Harbor University
Scores: Largo 21, PHU 0
Largo 21, Countryside 14
PHU 3, Countryside 0
Spring game-breakers: Largo running back Jarvis Stewart was featured in the half against Palm Harbor University. The USF recruit rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown. …Donavan Hale, taking over as the Packers’ starting quarterback, threw a touchdown to Raheem Harvey. Largo running back/linebacker Frankie Hernandez was all over the field, rushing for a touchdown and making numerous stops on defense. …Against Countryside, Packers defensive back Cordell Hudson set the tone, returning the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. …Largo’s special teams and defense were the difference. Defensive lineman Javaris Sanders scored on a recovered fumble in the end zone. With the score tied at 14, Largo called for a fake field goal in the final minute as Hale threw a 42-yard pass to Harvey for the winning score against the Cougars. …Countryside defensive back Mike Johnson showed his versatility, returning a punt deep into Largo territory to set up his 1-yard touchdown run. He also picked off a pass. …In the final half, Palm Harbor University quarterback Tyler Kaminski kicked a 42-yard field goal in the final minute to beat Countryside. Kaminski also had a 33-yard pass to Dominic Bonelli.
Did you know? Largo and Palm Harbor University were originally scheduled to play each other. They added Countryside and switched to a jamboree format when the Cougars could not find an opponent. …Several colleges were in attendance, including Tennessee, USF and Virginia Tech. …Hale, a two-sport star, has a busy weekend. He’s flying to Chicago to play basketball with the Florida Elite 17s.
Audible 1: “That was the first time returning a kickoff on varsity. I just wanted to get us started off right, and I was able to showcase my speed a little bit.” — Hudson
Audible 2: “This wasn’t the first time I’ve had a game-winning field goal. I did it before when I played in midgets. Coach (Matt) LePain was only going to let me kick from 30 yards or less in the game. I’m glad he let me try it.” — Kaminski