HOLIDAY — Land O'Lakes came into Friday night's game hoping to continue its dominance over Pasco County competition. The Gators defined dominate in a 50-7 victory over Anclote.
They started the scoring with quarterback Stevie Weatherford's 57-yard touchdown pass to Kent Taylor. Moments later the linebacker Shadow Williams blocked an Anclote punt at the 6-yard line for a safety.
Weatherford connected Will Irwin on a 12-yard pass to make the score 16-0.
Senior Jason Tello joined in the action when he pulled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Weatherford for a 23-0 lead.
The Gators special teams came up big. Justin Tello returned a punt 65 yards for a 30-0 score.
In the second quarter Irwin pulled in his second touchdown of 20 yards, putting the Gators ahead 37-0 at halftime.
Land O'Lakes (5-0, 3-0) held Anclote to minus-4 yards of offense in the first half.
Weatherford was pulled late in the third quarter, right after throwing an 11-yard pass to Taylor for a 43-0 lead. Weatherford finished 8-of-11 for 165 yards with five touchdowns.
Justin Tello intercepted a pass by John Forgione and went 35 yards a score in the third quarter.
The Sharks (1-4, 0-3) avoided a shutout when tailback Travis Hendrix broke loose for an 18-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.