CLEARWATER — Donavan Hale threw five touchdowns — three to receiver Raheem Harvey — and ran for another to lead Largo to a blowout victory against Countryside, 42-14.
Hale, a junior quarterback, connected with Harvey, who outjumped a defender for an 8-yard TD pass early in the first quarter to set the tone for Largo.
Countryside running back Dante Satcher made it 14-7 early in the second when he broke free for a 26-yard TD run. However, the Cougars had no answer for the Largo offense.
Hale led the Packers on 49-yard, six-play drive that culminated in Hale’s 6-yard TD run that gave the Packers a 21-7 lead at the half.
Hale connected with Jonathan Crawford on a 9-yard TD on the first drive of the third quarter to make it 28-7.
“I know we got the best receivers in the county, so I just gave them a chance and they came down with the ball,” Hale said.
Running back John Clark had 116 rushing yards for Largo.
Largo 14 7 14 7 — 42
C-side 0 7 0 7 — 14
L — Harvey 8 pass from Hale (Hammelmann kick)
L — Harvey 27 pass from Hale (Hammelmann kick)
C — Satcher 26 run (Turowski kick)
L — Hale 6 run (Hammelmann kick)
L — Crawford 9 pass from Hale (Hammelmann kick)
L — Harvey 7 pass from Hale (Hammelmann kick)
L — Drayton 9 pass from Hale (Hammelmann kick)
C — Patton 45 run (Turowski kick)