Armwood Hosts Spring Football Jamboree

By Tamas Mondovics

Scores: Plant City 23, Durant 0; Armwood 34, Strawberry Crest 0

As a continuation of the regular season, teams across Florida came together last month to measure up their strength during the 2013 Spring Football Jamboree.

Local teams were divided up into groups of four, or in some cases two, to participate in two quarters along with some additional adjustments to the official regular season rules.

Jamboree host, Armwood, played its neighbor, Strawberry Crest, while Plant City had a chance to face off against Durant.

To end the rumors that they are ready to dominate the region next year, Plant City started off with sacking Cougars senior, Trey VanDeGrift, four times in two quarters all the while keeping Durant at bay.

Raiders DB Sawyer Dawson had a chance to show off some talent by scoring on a 73-yard interception return. Dawson also had a hand in Patrick Colleran’s touchdown.

Armwood featured Jordan Griffin, Aaron Covington each with interceptions, resulting in a touchdown.  Byron Cowart and Hawks junior quarterback Noah Johnson, who totaled more than 200 yards including an 18-yard TD pass to Austin Gallon, confirmed Armwood’s continued presence in the region.

The jamboree continued across the county with Lennard taking on Riverview, while East Bay had a chance to face off Spoto at Longhorn Stadium. (Scores: East Bay 20, Spoto 0; Lennard 16, Riverview 7)

East Bay began the jamboree seeming a bit rusty as Chris Greene, scored on a 10-yard run. Devin Hart and Jude Holston followed the Indians momentum with two more rushing touchdowns for on plays of 11 and 10 yards, while the East Bay defense, limited Spoto to just one first down.

Riverview took a 7-0 lead early as Lennard answered back with Darren Daniel’s score on a 43-yard run.  The game was tied until the last 30 seconds, when Sharks junior, Ellis Shaw, kicked a 39-yard field goal giving Lennard the 10-7 lead.

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