Spring football 5/25/12: Countryside vs Tarpon Springs
Score: Countryside 38, Tarpon Springs 3
Spring game-breakers: Cougars quarterback Robby Hicks was sharp, completing 6 of 10 passes for 111 yards and one touchdown in the first half. His scoring pass came on a 48-yarder to Marreio Taylor on a slant pattern in which Taylor broke two tackles. Taylor finished with three catches for 82 yards. … Ryan Pandy showed off his leg with a 56-yard field goal in the first quarter that had room to spare and gave the Cougars a 3-0 lead. … In the second quarter, the Cougars scored on a 2-yard run by Mike Tsalickis and a 65-yard interception return by Ryan Yates. … Herb Daniels had two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter. … Tarpon Springs had one nice drive in the first half that ended with a blocked field goal. … Kenyatta Merriex was the Spongers’ biggest playmaker, hauling in three passes for 44 yards and returning a kickoff 80 yards. … Tarpon Springs had a touchdown wiped out in the final minute because of a penalty. The Spongers settled for a 43-yard field goal by Louis Zervos as time expired.
Did you know? A running clock was used in the fourth quarter once Countryside went ahead 38-0.
Audible 1: “Robby looked good. He managed the game. And we were able to be physical in the running game and establish some things. We just have to get better and be more efficient.” — Countryside coach Jared Davis
Audible 2: “To paraphrase Winston Churchill, failure isn’t fatal and success isn’t final. Or something like that. This was a tough opponent to play against. But we can build from this.” — Tarpon Springs coach Ron Hawn
Story by Tampa Bay Times Home Team