TARPON SPRINGS — Palm Harbor University coach Reggie Crume had the postgame huddle to himself. He addressed the team's strengths and weaknesses before nearly breaking the team out for the buses. He forgot one crucial announcement after their most points and largest margin of victory this season: "Everybody gets a day off," Crume said. The team loudly cheered his decision.
Drive of the game: PHU opened with an 80-yard touchdown on a trick play but it was called back. The Hurricanes still marched 85 yards, with the final play resulting in a 17-yard touchdown pass between Cameron Mouton and J'von France.
Stars of the game: When PHU needed a drive ended in the red zone, no one was more reliable than running back Jamaine Derogene. The senior earned four touchdowns and 92 yards on 18 runs. For Tarpon Springs, quarterback Justice Parham earned 100 yards between scrambling and passing and scored once on the ground.
Stat of the game: Both teams returned kicks for touchdowns. For Palm Harbor U., Nick Carr returned a kick 99 yards with the help of some crucial Hurricane blocks. Tarpon Springs' Ennis Hill showcased his speed and agility on an 80-yard return touchdown.
Final word: "We like to keep it fun for the players, running a trick play here and there. But we never get away from the basis of what we do." — Crume on the first play of the game