Football: Gaither 37, Steinbrenner 7

TAMPA — Steinbrenner quarterbacks Curtis Fitch and Logan LaPace combined for 16 completions against Gaither on Thursday. Unfortunately, five went to Gaither defensive back Ed Pastrana.

The senior set a school record with five interceptions, giving Gaither short fields as the Cowboys thumped Steinbrenner 37-7 in a key Class 7A, District 7 game.

Pastrana's dream night started in the second quarter with the Cowboys holding a 16-7 lead and the Warriors (3-2, 1-1) driving. That's when he intercepted the first of three Fitch passes in just the second quarter. Gaither (3-2, 2-0) turned two of those into points, adding a 7-yard Shug Oyegunle run and a 21-yard pass from Alex McGough to Demarcus Sexil.

The Cowboys' defense forced five fumbles, recovering four.

Rod Gipson, Times correspondent

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