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Tampa Bay Tech 14, Spoto 6

Varsity vs Spoto High School on 10/3/2008
Posted Saturday, October 04, 2008 by Mike Franz

THE DIFFERENCE: Spoto fumbled three times to set up both of Tech's scoring drives.

GAME NOTES: Spoto recovered a fumble on the first play from scrimmage to set up its first score. ... Spoto roughed the Tech punter after a bad snap to extend an early Titans drive through a penalty. ... Tech freshman Allen Covington had the only sack of the first half. ... Tech stopped a Spoto drive on fourth down in the red zone with 1:37 left in the first half. ... The Titans outgained the Spartans 131 to 128 yards despite running 11 fewer plays. ... Tech junior RB Maurice Hagens returned from injury and rushed for 71 yards on 11 carries, including his game-winning 14-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. ... Titans senior DB D.D. Johnson connected on a pass to junior DB Jerome Speights for a 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter. ... Tech stopped the Spartans at the goal line on fourth down with only 10 seconds remaining in the game to seal the Titans' homecoming victory.

STAT OF THE GAME: Tech senior QB Angel Rodriguez's 133 yards of total offense (52 passing, 81 rushing) led all players and keyed the Titans' victory.

QUOTE OF THE GAME: "That's our defense. We bend but don't break. They were the firemen and came in at the end to put out the fire." - Tampa Bay Tech coach C.C. Culpepper on the defense's fourth-quarter goal-line stand

Mike Franz

Spoto 6 0 0 0 - 6
Tampa Bay Tech 0 6 0 8 - 14
S- Williams 1 run (run failed)

T- Rodriguez 29 run (kick failed)

T- Hagens 14 run (Johnson pass to Speights)

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