TAMPA — The Leto defense allowed Gaither to run freely up and down the field Friday, to the tune of 48 points. Gaither's defense, meanwhile, held the Falcons to a field goal, caused three interceptions and three fumbles, which the Cowboys recovered.
Gaither quarterback Alex McGough finished 4-of-7 for, 76 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He took apart the Leto defense with his fast throws.
On one drive, after pounding the ball all the way to Leto's 35, McGough rifled it deep over the middle to Paul Barrett for a touchdown as the Cowboys took a 45-3 lead.
His counterpart, Leto's Michael Serra, ended the night 4-of-18 for 55 yards and three interceptions, and faced continuous heavy pressure.
Gaither controlled the game without flashy stats, finishing with 120 passing yards and 105 rushing.
Kyle Beckett, Times correspondent