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Football: Gulf 26, River Ridge 20

NEW PORT RICHEY — Gulf marched down the field on a 10-play drive, capped by a 17-yard rushing touchdown by Austin Jackson, for the only score of the fourth quarter Friday night in the Buccaneers' 26-20 victory over River Ridge.

Brad Lach's 26-yard rush gave River Ridge a 20-14 lead in the third quarter. But on Gulf's next drive, Tyler Blount scored from 10 yards after Jackson's 40-yard run gave Gulf great field position. The 2-point conversion failed, leaving the score tied at 20.

Jackson lead the way with 120 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 10 carries.

The Knights started the night with a promising look and dominant passing game.

River Ridge began the game with an 11-play, 63-yard drive that lead to a Phillip Molina 23-yard field goal.

The Knights later went up 10-0 on Tyler Allberry's 90-yard touchdown pass from Josh Maisel. Later in the quarter, Jackson scored from 5 yards to get the Bucs back in the game.

River Ridge then fumbled on its next possession; it only took Gulf four plays to score again, on Jackson's 15-yard receiving touchdown as the Buccaneers took a 14-13 lead into halftime.

First-year Gulf coach Ken Hollar was very happy with his team's efforts. Hollar said he just wants his team to stay together. "It's a family thing," he said.

Football: Gulf 26, River Ridge 20 09/10/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:12am]
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