Football: CDS rolls to spring game victory
SPRING HILL -
A new cast of players led Carrollwood Day School to a 41-7 victory at Bishop McLaughlin on Saturday night.
The Patriots graduated nine seniors, including Hillsborough County’s all-time leading rusher in Robert Davis, after winning their first district title and reaching the Class 2A regional finals last year.
“That’s how you build a program,” CDS coach Lane McLaughlin said. “When you lose those seniors the young kids have to step up, and they stepped up big time tonight.”
Junior running back Elias Earley set the tone on the Patriots’ first offensive play, rushing for 33 of his 171 yards.
“Watching Robert Davis the last two years, that really helped me,” Earley said. “He was my mentor.”
Max Frankel added a pair of rushing touchdown to CDS’ ground game, while Domenic Cuono, Dylan Rudolph and Spencer Peek each scored once.
Peek connected with Cuono for the Patriots’ only passing touchdown, a 14-yard strike in the second half.
“We’ve got a lot of weapons. We just have to work on the passing game a little bit,” McLaughlin said. “Spencer did a pretty good job managing the game at quarterback as a sophomore.”
McLaughlin said the passing attack should be helped when Freedom transfer Taylor King becomes eligible this fall.
Bishop McLaughlin quarterback RJ Perciavalle ran for 88 yards, including a 4-yard score.