HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
(5-3, 1-2) Mitchell 34, (3-4, 0-2) Fivay 10
TRINITY — Mitchell running back Nate Boler ran for 207 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries, leading the Mustangs past Fivay on Friday.
Fivay is 3-4 overall and 0-2 in Class 6A-District 6. Mitchell is 5-3 and 1-2 in district play.
Mitchell’s Keith Scatterwhite scored on a 2-yard run with 6:45 left in the first quarter. The attempted point-after failed.
Boler raced 33 yards for a touchdown with 3:17 left in the first quarter. John Schwind booted the PAT.
Fivay’s Josh Jones booted a 37-yard field goal at 6:24 in the second quarter.
Boler, who rushed for 86 yards on seven carries in the first half, had an 18-yard touchdown run with 9:37 left in the third period.
Fivay’s Taylor scored next, on a 1-yard plunge with 1:03 left in the third period.
Mitchell’s Will Fairbank scored on a 10-yard run with 9:23 left in the game. Boler’s 25-yard run in that offensive series set up the score.
Boler ended the game’s scoring with a 39-yard TD run with eight minutes left in the game.
Next week, Fivay is at Land O’ Lakes, while Mitchell is at Spring Hill Springstead.
Fivay 0 3 7 0 — 10
Mitchell 13 0 7 14 — 34
(4-3, 3-0) Anclote 43, (0-7, 0-3) Gulf 9
NEW PORT RICHEY — In Friday’s Class 5A-District 7 game, Gulf hosted Anclote in its homecoming game at Des Little Stadium, but Anclote ran for 274 yards on 38 carries to win going away.
The Sharks opened up the game with a touchdown pass from Brandon Vinkler (4-of-7, 52 yards) to Jonte Scott for 9 yards.
The Sharks would continue to score with touchdown runs of 50 and 58 yards by Trent Crawford (eight carries, 91 yards).
Gulf finally scored on a Avery Welch (3-of-15, 84 yards) 81-yard pass to RaiQwan Hayes.
The Sharks’ final score before the half was a Vinkler to Tymere Carter 8-yard pass, putting them up 43-6.
In the second half, the defenses dominated. The only score came in the fourth quarter on a 32-yard field goal by Michael O’Donnel.
Willie Barrett finished the game with 13 carries for 115 yards.
Next week, Anclote hosts Wesley Chapel, while Gulf is at Ridgewood.
Anclote 36 7 0 0 — 43
Gulf 6 0 0 3 — 9
(5-2, 3-0) Hudson 47, (1-7, 1-2) Ridgewood 26
HUDSON — One tough district game leads to another.
Hudson was able to dodge a tough Ridgewood squad Friday night, as the Cobras relied upon its passing attack in a 47-26 victory at Cobra Stadium in a Class 5A-District 7 contest.
“Such an improved team Ridgewood is,” Hudson coach Mark Kantor said. “They’re really tough running that power I with Glass Wilson, but we finally came to play defensively late. We can’t look ahead to that November 1st game versus Anclote until we beat River Ridge. A playoff spot will be on the line next week.”
Both teams traded scores leading into the latter half of the fourth and decisive quarter of play. After Ridgewood (1-7, 1-2) tied the game at 26 on Glass Wilson’s 5-yard score with 4:13 left in the game, Hudson (5-2, 3-0) retook the lead for good on its next possession when tailback Noah Siegrest scored on a 56-yard scamper.
The Cobras opened up the game from there and ended up tacking on two more touchdowns to close out the scoring.
Ridgewood 0 14 6 6 — 26
Hudson 0 19 7 21 — 47
(3-4, 2-1) River Ridge 42, (0-7, 0-3) Wesley Chapel 2
WESLEY CHAPEL — Ben Perdomo ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries as River Ridge pummeled Wesley Chapel in a Class 5A-District 7 showdown.
The Royal Knights (3-4, 2-1) went 61 yards in 11 plays on their first drive, with Perdomo scoring from 2 yards out, to give River Ridge an early lead they would never relinquish.
Trailing 14-0 at the half, Wesley Chapel (0-7, 0-3) seemingly found the end zone on a 97-yard kickoff return by Eric Bennett to start the third quarter. However, a penalty took the points off the board.
Jordan Harris recovered a Wesley Chapel fumble on the ensuing play, which led to another TD run by Perdomo and a 21-0 lead for the Royal Knights.
The Royal Knights’ defense put on an impressive display, holding the Wildcats to minus-6 yards rushing on 27 carries (including a goal-line stand in the third quarter after Wesley Chapel had a first-and-goal from the 2-yard line).
River Ridge also forced four turnovers, including a 20-yard fumble return for a score by Anthony Spinelli for the game’s final score.
With two sacks, Bennett doubled his season total.
River Ridge 7 7 7 21 — 42
Wesley Chapel 0 0 2 0 — 2
OTHER SCORES AROUND PASCO:
(7-2, 2-2) Sunlake 28, (7-1, 2-1) Land O’ Lakes 21 (OT)
(4-3, 2-2) Pasco 7, (2-5, 2-2) Hernando 0
(2-5, 1-2) Steinbrenner 27, (3-4, 0-3) Wiregrass Ranch 20
(6-1, 3-1) Zephyrhills 70, (0-8, 0-4) Central 21 (Thurs.)