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Wed. November 2, 2011 | Matt Baker | Email

Gulf got key plays from two expected sources and two unexpected ones in last week’s win over Hudson.

Lineman Jeff Kruse continued to be a “big, strong, dominant” force for the 2-6 Buccaneers, first-year coach Tom Carter said. Running back Genaro Ramirez added two rushing touchdowns.

But two of Gulf’s to performances came from inexperienced sources. Kicker Kevin Thompson is averaging 39.8 yards per punt in his first year of football. Thompson has been a goalkeeper on the soccer team.

“He’s really been a blessing for us,” Carter said.

So has sophomore cornerback Travis Thomas, who is starting in his first year of varsity football. Thomas scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in a game-changing play for the Buccaneers. Gulf will look for its second consecutive win this week against Wesley Chapel.

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