HOLIDAY — Unbeaten Pasco remained the class of the county Friday, topping district foe Anclote 34-0.
It did not take long for the Pirates (4-0, 1-0) to get on the board. On their first possession, running back JaJuan Henry took it up the gut for a 1-yard score. After missing a 37-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining in the first quarter, David Emmanuel intercepted Anclote quarterback John Forgione, taking it back 12 yards as the Pirates led 13-0.
The second quarter belonged to the referees as the teams combined for 11 penalties. On Pasco's last possession, Anclote (0-4, 0-2) ran into the punter, setting up first and 10 for the Pirates.
They capitalized seven plays later, as Emmanuel added his second touchdown of the half, with the 10-yard run making the score at halftime 20-0.
Emmanuel picked up right where he left off in the third quarter, scoring from 20 yards out.
The Pasco defense allowed only 63 yards of total offense to the Sharks while intercepting Forgione three times.
The Pirates' special teams got in on the action as well when Malik Johns returned a punt 75 yards for the final score.