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Spring football at TBT

Wharton 7, Freedom 2; Tampa Bay Tech 0, King 0

By Justin Dargahi, Times correspondent
Published May 19, 2007


Spring game-breakers: Wharton tight end Andreas Shields scored the game's lone touchdown on a leaping grab in the end zone from 13 yards out. ...His teammate, Ladre Watkins, had game highs in rushes (12) and yards (40). ...Titans quarterback Mario Tucker ran for a game-high 47 yards on just nine carries against the Lions.

Did you know?: Tucker squatted 610 pounds during a spring workout session. The Titans dressed a school-record 61 players for the game.

Audible 1: "There's no way in the world I will ever have both those guys on the sideline and they will both share reps." Wildcats coach David Mitchell on his talented quarterbacks (Andrew Clifford and Joshua Powell).

Audible 2: "We've been preaching 11 to the ball and playing to the end of the whistle." Tampa Bay Tech coach Corries Culpepper on the Titans' swarming defense, which held King to 15 yards of total offense.