TAMPA — It was Homecoming night at Gaither on Friday night, and the Cowboys didn't disappoint their home fans, defeating Wiregrass Ranch 30-7.
After a slow start for both teams, Gaither struck first near the end of the first quarter on a 4-yard touchdown pass by Alex McGough to Marcus Brown. But Wiregrass Ranch answered, tying the score with a 17-play drive, capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Shane Bucenell.
That was the end of scoring for the Bulls.
On the ensuing kickoff, senior Shug Oyegunle returned the Wiregrass Ranch kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.
The Cowboy offense continued to have success in the second half. McGough connected with Vu Le for a 17-yard touchdown pass. Le added another touchdown late in the game on a 51-yard touchdown scamper.
The Cowboys improved to 3-1, while Wiregrass Ranch remains in search for its first victory.
The Bulls can point to turnovers as a key reason for the loss. They turned the ball over four times, twice on their side of the field.