Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Football: Central 10, Lecanto 7

BROOKSVILLE — Central survived 16 penalties and last-minute mistakes to survive in a 10-7 homecoming victory over Lecanto.

Bears quarterback Josh Burkhart connected with senior tight end Josh Colon for a 13-yard score just two minutes into the second quarter for the game's only touchdown. The play was set up by a blocked punt by senior Central (2-7) defensive lineman Jordan Valentine. A PAT by sophomore kicker Brandon Miller gave Central a 10-0 lead.

Just minutes before, late in the first quarter, Miller scored his team's only other points when he made a 31-yard field goal.

Those 10 points proved enough, however, on a night that saw the Panthers offense commit four turnovers, all fumbles.

Lecanto (2-6) got on the scoreboard with just over a minute remaining in the game when a 34-yard field goal attempt was blocked by sophomore defensive end Christian Sain. Panthers defensive back James Anderson recovered the blocked kick and returned it 70 yards for a score.

Junior running back Jeremy Williams led the Bears with 34 yards on 18 carries. Burkhart added 58 yards passing.

Sean Arnold, Special to the Times


Football: Central 10, Lecanto 7 10/29/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 29, 2010 11:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs could run into their nemesis


    Greg Auman finishes wrapping up the Bucs' win against the Chicago Bears and looks ahead to Sunday's game at Minnesota, where Tampa Bay could run into nemesis Case Keenum, in our latest Cannon Fodder …

    Bucs outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) sacks Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum (17) during a 2016 game. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  2. Strange case: Bucs could face nemesis Case Keenum again


    Who, you might wonder, will be the first NFL quarterback to beat Jameis Winston three times?

    Case Keenum of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass in the first half Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. [Getty Images]
  3. USF men's basketball gets off lightly with NCAA


    Former USF men's basketball coach Orlando Antigua, center, with former assistants Oliver Antigua, left, and Rod Strickland during a game at the Sun Dome on Nov. 9, 2015. (Octavio Jones, Times)
  4. Adam Foote, left, said there have been a few eye-opening moments in his first NHL training camp, but is feeling more comfortable every day.
  5. Toledo feels like a second season opener for Miami Hurricanes


    LAKE BUENA VISTA - The schedule says Week 4, but it sure doesn't feel that way for the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes.

    The Miami Hurricanes suit up for practice Tuesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex