DADE CITY — Pasco opened Friday's game with a bang — on a 53-yard triple reverse pass — then never looked back en route to a 61-0 victory over Anclote.
Pasco quarterback Jacob Guy only played the first half, throwing for 98 yards and two touchdowns. David Emmanuel encountered little resistance on the ground, running five times for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Jamie Byrd added two rushing touchdowns. Mike Clower had the two receiving touchdowns, and Janarion Grant, who threw the first play's pass, ran for a touchdown.
Pasco (6-0), which recovered three of Anclote's four fumbles, finished with 491 total yards of offense.
Anclote (1-6) had little success on either side of the ball, only stopping Pasco from scoring on two drives; a missed field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter. The Sharks, who gained only one first down, punted seven times for an average of 33 yards. Quarterback John Forgione completed 3-of-12 with one interception, which proved costly. After a penalty negated the return for a Pirates touchdown, Pasco still scored on the next play.
The superiority of Pasco's defense is evident in Anclote's final statistics: 14 total yards (17 passing and -3 rushing).