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Football: Keystone Heights 14, Weeki Wachee 0

Coming into Friday night's game against Keystone Heights, Weeki Wachee was aware of who the Indians' top weapon was. That didn't seem to matter.

Keystone Heights, led by the efforts of electrifying tailback Alex Gonzales, shut out the Hornets 14-0 on a rain-soaked field.

The first quarter was scoreless, but a 2-yard run by Gonzales put the Indians up 6-0 early in the second quarter. It was the senior running back's seventh rushing touchdown.

Indians quarterback Blake Valenzuela then hit Grant McGee for a diving 25-yard catch on a drive before halftime. The play put Keystone Heights (4-1) down to the Weeki Wachee 5, setting up Gonzales' second short touchdown run. He also plunged in for the two-point conversion to put the Indians up 14-0 before going to the locker room.

Weeki Wachee (1-4) was able to hold Keystone Heights in the second half, but the Hornets were not able to muster any offense of their own as penalties and turnovers plagued the team through the inclement weather. Marcus Allen, starting in place of the injured David Tinch, went 1-of-7 for 32 yards and two interceptions in the first half.

With the game winding down, Gonzales put the finishing touches on things for the Indians and his performance with a 71-yard run to put his total over 200 yards rushing for the night.

Derek J. LaRiviere, Times correspondent

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Football: Keystone Heights 14, Weeki Wachee 0 09/29/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:56am]

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