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Football: Nature Coast 32, Mitchell 0

TRINITY — Nature Coast entered Friday night tied with Mitchell for third place in Class 6A, District 6, but showed there's a bit of a gap between the teams.

Matt Breida ran 21 times for 185 yards and three touchdowns as Nature Coast rolled to a 32-0 victory. The Sharks (5-3, 4-1) have games left with Hernando and Springstead, and wins against both would give them the district.

"If we execute like we did tonight, then I believe we can do that, yes, sir," Nature Coast linebacker Joey Berrios said.

Breida had 128 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as the Sharks went up 17-0. The game turned on two Mitchell miscues.

After a bad snap, Mustangs punter John Schwindt retrieved the ball in the end zone. A safety would have kept the score 5-0, but Schwindt was tackled right around the 1-foot line. That made for an easy Breida scoring run on the next play and it was 9-0 early in the second quarter.

Later, Mitchell (6-2, 3-2) had a nice drive going, with Max Gebler gaining 32 yards on two plays. Then Christian Trinidad fumbled and Berrios recovered. Breida had a 16-yard run on third and 15, Trevor Castro found Jonathan Thomas for an 18-yard gain and Breida capped the 10-play drive with an 11-yard TD at the 2:47 mark of the half.

Nature Coast was without a first down in the second half until five minutes remained. Then Breida broke loose for 37 yards, and on the next play Dominique Rawlins rumbled for a 57-yard touchdown. Breida's second two-point conversion made it 25-0 at the 4:30 mark.

Berrios then recovered another fumble at the 4 and soon after Breida was in from 2 yards away.

"We're ready to win our next two games," Nature Coast coach Charles Liggett said.

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Football: Nature Coast 32, Mitchell 0 10/19/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 26, 2012 4:28pm]
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