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Mon. September 21, 2009 | Izzy Gould | Email

Tom McHugh told his players during Friday's pregame meal he "had a funny feeling."
Pasco's head coach said, "Next time I'll know what it is."

The Pirates went on to a 32-7 loss at South Sumter.

McHugh said his players were more concerned with how image than performance, and that the Pirates can expect to just show up at games and win after losing more than 20 players from last season's Class 3A state semifinal team.

"You have to be focused," McHugh said. "They (South Sumter) played sound fundemental football. Everything you could do wrong, we did wrong twice. We were poorly coached."

Asked how he would address the situation McHugh said, "I addressed it before we got on the bus and when we got back to the school. You can't be unfocused not matter how good you think you are."

One concern entering this week's game against Wesley Chapel could be receiver Chaise Dunn. McHugh said he basically has a bruised back (though he offered an elaborate explanation).

Next up is Wesley Chapel, 23-8 winners against Wiregrass Ranch.

Last year, the Wildcats nearly upset Pasco falling 21-20.

igould@sptimes.com

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