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Fri. May 17, 2013 | Bob Putnam | Email

Spring football: St. Petersburg Catholic 42, Indian Rocks Christian 14

At St. Petersburg Catholic
Score: St. Petersburg Catholic 42, Indian Rocks Christian 14

Spring game-breakers: Relying on a big, veteran offensive line, St. Petersburg Catholic rolled up big yards on the ground Friday, rushing for 322 yards. The benefactors were Jaquan Fuller and Tony Jones, who each rushed for 100 yards. Fuller had 116; Jones 100. Stephon Williams did most of the scoring for the Barons, rushing for three touchdowns, two on short runs. … Jack Sheehan was 9-of-13 for 130 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to Markqus Ruppell. … SPC’s defense was just as strong, stopping IRC on downs three times in the second half. The Barons’ Elevisi Halapio wreaked havoc on the defensive line, recording three sacks and numerous quarterback pressures. … The Golden Eagles’ biggest playmaker was Theo Anderson, who rushed for 155 yards on six carries, including a 70-yard run for a touchdown. … IRC quarterback Damian King rushed for 71 yards and threw a 5-yard pass to Ryan Ferguson for the Golden Eagles’ other score.

Did you know? This is the third straight season these teams have played each other in the spring. The Barons have won each, including the past two by a combined score of 97-14. … There were no kickoffs Friday. A running clock was used midway through the fourth quarter after SPC took a 42-7 lead.

Audible 1: “I had a feeling we would be running the ball a lot and I would get some carries. I have to give a big shout out to my offensive line. They were opening holes and made it easy for me.” — Fuller

Audible 2: “We’re real physical up front with about 6-7 guys who can all play. Then we have Tony Jones and Stephon Williams, two big backs who can move. That’s a handful for defenders.” — SPC coach Steve Dudley

Photo: St. Petersburg Catholic's Adrian Snead

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