Pinellas football report

By Times Staff
Published October 1, 2006


1. LARGO (5-0): The Packers are on a roll, outscoring their past three opponents 108-3.

2. COUNTRYSIDE (6-0): The Cougars first six opponents are a combined 12-21. Countryside faces another team with a losing record (Tarpon Springs) before big test against Dunedin.

3. DUNEDIN (4-1): The Falcons bounced back after last week's loss to Largo, beating district rival East Lake.

4. NORTHEAST (5-1): Things are lining up nicely for the Vikings. They are undefeated in district play and have a bye week to get healthy for the stretch run.

5. OSCEOLA (4-1): The Warriors are winning with their talented backfield of Sergio Allen, Justin Hart and Bryce Williams.

6. KESWICK CHR. (5-0): The Crusaders toughest game is next week against Class B defending state champion Lakeland Victory Christian (formerly Evangel Christian).

7. CC CATHOLIC (4-2): Brent Henderson has been steady at quarterback, guiding the Marauders to another strong start.


The Osceola offensive line worked overtime on Friday night's 17-7 win over Boca Ciega. The Warriors rushed for 164 yards but, more importantly, held onto the ball for 11 of the final 13 minutes - sucking the life out of the Pirates' defense. It was a group effort, as the front five - guards Tom Lewis and Mike Jasiukiewicz, tackles John Brielmaier and Austin Tottle and center Josh Willett - were helped by tight end Sean Palmer. "They just wore us down," Boca Ciega linebacker Mundrae Francis said. "They kept after it."


One Osceola fan wore out his welcome Friday night. Angry referees stopped the game midway through the second quarter after hearing several whistles coming from the crowd. Once a PA announcement warned fans that any whistles coming from the stands could result in a 15-yard penalty against the Warriors, it didn't take long for an Osceola assistant coach to pick the culprit out of the crowd. A short, red-haired male student with a black AC/DC T-shirt was heckled with chants of "Nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, goodbye!" as he did the walk of shame down the stairs and handed over his whistle.


Pinellas Park coach Matt Lance got his first win of the season when his Patriots upset St. Petersburg 23-22. Now, all six first-year coaches have won at least one game.


Brynn Harvey, Largo: 198 yards rushing, one TD.

Clay Burke, Shorecrest: 167 yards rushing, one TD.

Jeff Brinson, Northeast: 153 yards rushing, four TDs.

Juarez Wynn, Northeast: 179 yards rushing.

Dylan Mundella, Northeast: Two sacks, a blocked punt and a blocked extra point.

Quinton King, Pinellas Park: Two TD receptions.

Daris Bellamy, Dunedin: 119 yards rushing, two TDs.

Matt Gilghrest, Dunedin: One TD reception, two interceptions.

Josh Brown, Dixie Hollins: Two TDs rushing, one throwing.

L.D. Crow, Countryside: 16-of-20 for 171 yards and two TDs.

Calvin Wood, Tarpon Springs: 128 yards rushing, one TD.

Micah Poole, CCC: 128 yards rushing, one TD.

Justin Hart, Osceola: 151 all-purpose yards, one TD.

Josh Bellamy, Boca Ciega: 94 yards rushing, one TD.

Jamie Center, Calvary Chr.: 169 yardsrushing, one TD.

Lucas Spoerl, Calvary Chr.: Two interceptions