WESLEY CHAPEL — Ty Tanner, who transferred from Wesley Chapel to Zephyrhills during the offseason, threw for two touchdowns and ran for one to help defeat his former team 26-6 on Friday.
Tanner, a junior, finished with 74 yards passing and 46 rushing.
The Bulldogs, seeking their first playoff berth since 2006, scored on their first possession when Zach Gleaton capped a 10-play drive with a 35-yard field goal.
Zephyrhills’ defense then got in on the action, recording safeties on consecutive first-quarter series for a 7-0 lead.
Three plays after the second, Tanner hit Jordan Roberts for a 14-yard touchdown. The extra point failed, leaving the score 13-0.
The Wildcats cut into the deficit midway through the second quarter on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Jase Williams to Alex Greer.
But Wesley Chapel could not carry the momentum into the second half. It lost a fumble on the second play of the second half.
The teams combined for eight fumbles with three of them lost.