High School Recap – Week 13

Each week throughout the season Gator Country’s Andrew Spivey will recap Florida games involving Gators verbal commitments as well as some of the big games involving their top targets.

Pasco 31, North Marion 28 – Pasco hit the game winner with 2.6 seconds remaining to advance to the third round of the playoffs. Florida commit Latroy Pittman had one touchdown in the loss. North Marion ends the year with a 9-3 record.

Armwood 23, Hillsborough 0 – Florida commit Matt Jones had 131 rushing yards in the win. Armwood advances to third round to take on Gainesville.

Manatee 34, Venice21 – Venice has two losses on the year, both coming against Manatee. Florida commit Dante Phillips and his Venice teammates end the year with a 9-2 record.

Gainesville (Ga.) 35, Sandy Creek (Ga.) 21 – The loss snapped Sandy Creek’s 41-game winning streak and also ended the high school career of Florida commit Quinteze Williams. Sandy Creek ended the year with a 12-1 record.

Page (N.C.) 41, Mallard Creek (N.C.) 27 – Florida commit DJ Humphries had a solid game on the offensive line but Mallard Creek’s season came to a close. Mallard Creek ended 2011 with a 13-1 record.

Crest (N.C.) 35, Charlotte Catholic (N.C.) 28 – Florida commit Rhaheim Ledbetter was the star of the game as he had 256 rushing yards. With the win, Crest advances to the state championship this weekend. Crest came up short last year in the state championship and will look to avenge that loss this year.

Bolingbrook (Ill.) 21, Loyola Academy (Ill.) 17 – With the win Bolingbrook became state champions for Illinois. Bolingbrook had to win without their best player on defense in Florida commit Antonio Morrison as he sat out with a broken foot.

Archbishop Wood (Pa.) had a bye this week but will play in the quarterfinals this weekend.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.