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Football: Mitchell 51, Zephyrhills 22

ZEPHYRHILLS — Mitchell rushed for 269 yards and stifled Zephyrhills in a 51-22 victory Friday night.

The Mustangs (5-1) attempted only seven passes, four in the first half. Quarterback Matthew Michaels finished with 163 yards and two touchdowns on five completions. Dylan Buono caught 17- and 75-yard touchdown passes. Freddie Jones rushed for 74 yards on nine attempts with two touchdowns in the first half. Edward Musto ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns.

Mitchell led 30-14 at the half, then rested Jones and Musto. Codi Folsom had 49- and 45-yard punts.

Zephyrhills (0-5) started backup quarterback Jacob Smith over senior Chris Reaves. Smith went 7-for-15 for 89 yards with a touchdown to Jamal Roberts. Smith threw one interception. He gained 65 yards rushing with one touchdown.

Reaves line up at receiver in the first half, catching three passes for 15 yards. He played quarterback in the second half, going 1-for-6 with one interception. Reaves had nine of his 10 rushes in the second half and gained a total of 106 yards.

Jamal Roberts had Zephyr­hills' other touchdown, a 16-yard rush.

The Mustangs also recorded a safety.

Mitchell 51
Zephyrhills 22

Football: Mitchell 51, Zephyrhills 22 10/08/10 [Last modified: Saturday, October 9, 2010 1:01am]
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