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Football: Countryside 24, Clearwater 14

CLEARWATER — Countryside, trailing 14-3, scored 21 unanswered points in the second half for a district victory that kept the Cougars undefeated.

Play of the game: Countryside adjusted to Clearwater's blitzes. In the second half, Trent Chemelik threw a screen to Givanni Gonzalez and the receiver weaved for a 79-yard touchdown to put the Cougars up 24-14.

Star of the game: Dante Satcher was consistent throughout, carrying 16 times for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Stat(s) of the game: The Cougars offensive line improved its pocket protection in the second half. After Clearwater's pressure caused two sacks, a quarterback fumble, and an interception, Chemelik threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, versus 38 yards in the first half.

Final word: "To see (the offense) come together, forget (the first half) and put together a focus second half, it was key." — Countryside coach Eric Schmitz.

Christian Lemus, Times correspondent

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