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Football: St. Petersburg 28, Palm Harbor University 7

St. Petersburg played its first Class 8A-7 game on Thursday night, and after a slow start the Green Devils (5-0, 1-0) managed to pull away from the host Hurricanes (0-5, 0-1).

Stars of the game: Running backs Darius Miller and Jacquel Waller were the main offensive weapons. Miller gained 150 yards and scored two touchdowns and Waller added 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Stat of the game: After allowing a first-half touchdown, St. Petersburg's defense shut out PHU in the second half. Allen Jones had an interception to key the defense.

Final word: "Palm Harbor played very hard and very disciplined. They made us work very hard." — St. Petersburg coach Joe Fabrizio

Rodney Page, Times staff writer