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New look works for Chargers

Chargers shocked Cambridge on Thursday with their new look - shotgun, several backs and a heavy dose of deception - in thumping the Lancers 34-12 at Haskell Field.

By JOE SMITH
Published May 18, 2007


ST. PETERSBURG - Cambridge junior Taylor Cabral simply shook his head.

The pregame film the Lancers watched on Shorecrest before the Spring Classic was consistent; power-I and wing-T offensive sets.

But the Chargers shocked Cambridge on Thursday with their new look - shotgun, several backs and a heavy dose of deception - in thumping the Lancers 34-12 at Haskell Field.

"We're the littlest team out there, " Shorecrest coach Phil Hayford said with a grin. "We've got maybe four guys over 200 pounds, so we have to use our speed."

Case in point: Shorecrest's speedy freshman quarterback Hunter Tremaine, who rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns. That was more than enough for the stingy Chargers defense, which gave up just one offensive score.

Cambridge scored first on a 37-yard interception return by linebacker Michael Miller. But Cabral had two touchdowns called back due to penalties, which burned the Lancers all game.

Eighth-grader Jaime Quezon and junior Jack Schroeder also added TDs for Shorecrest.

Joe Smith, Times staff writer