Football: Tampa Bay Tech 53, Wiregrass Ranch 6



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Mon. October 8, 2012 | Steve Lee

WESLEY CHAPEL — Three nights after it started, the final game on last week’s schedule ended with predictable results in a Class 7A, District 7 mismatch.

Tampa Bay Tech remained atop the district with Monday’s 53-6 win over host Wiregrass Ranch in a game that was called Friday with the Titans leading 21-0 in the first quarter. The delay did nothing to stave off the Bulls’ 16th consecutive loss.

Tampa Bay Tech (4-2, 2-0) added to the lead it built Friday, making the score 39-0 with two more touchdowns, a field goal and a safety in the second quarter. After Austin Miller’s 36-yard field goal, Deon Cain connected with Richard Benjamin for a 43-yard touchdown pass and Tajee Fullwood returned an interception 55 yards into the end zone.

In between those scores, Wiregrass Ranch (0-5, 0-2) allowed a safety on a bad snap out of the end zone. There was a bright spot for the home team in the second quarter with the Bulls getting their lone score on Shane Bucenell’s quarterback sneak from a yard out. That capped a five-play, 64-yard drive.

Cain, who completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Donzell Polite on Friday, finished with 241 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Bucenell passed for 121 yards but was intercepted twice. His favorite target was Ryan Shea, who had six catches for 113 yards.


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