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Football: Mitchell 43, Central 24

NEW PORT RICHEY — Mitchell was able to get a critical district win against Central in front of a large crowd on Homecoming night Friday. The Mustangs went up by a large margin in the first half and held on to win 43-24.

The Bears (1-5, 0-3) had difficulty stopping the ground game of Mitchell (5-1, 2-1).

Sophomore Ryan Marsh earned 159 yards on six rushing attempts and got into the end zone one time. Junior Christian Trinidad ran the ball 11 times and finished with a total of 89 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Coming off a game against Land O'Lakes in which he scored four touchdowns and ran the ball for 250 yards, standout senior Dan Barber stayed consistent with another two touchdowns Friday. On only five carriers, he earned 39 yards and got one score. Also, he got one reception that resulted in a 30-yard touchdown.

"We did what we needed to do. I thought defensively we didn't fly to the ball as well as we did last week. Obviously, we've got to be better than that to beat Nature Coast next week. But right now we are 6-1 and it's in our hands," Mitchell coach Scott Schmitz said.

Central made a run at the end of the game with the help of junior quarterback Cole Teater, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for one.


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