Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Football: Plant City 25, Steinbrenner 10

LUTZ — Plant City's defense allowed only 10 yards of total offense during the Raiders' 25-10 win at Steinbrenner on Friday night.

With starting quarterback Curtis Fitch and starting running back Jake Carroll out for the Warriors because of injuries, the already-strong Raider defense became suffocating. Steinbrenner's run-based offense gained all 10 yards on 32 carries, and the Raiders forced eight punts and one turnover.

Plant City quarterback Landon Galloway engineered a sound performance, 15-of-29 for 187 yards and a touchdown, while running for 82 yards and two more scores.

"I just dropped back and saw what they gave me," said Galloway. "They were playing cover four so if it wasn't open deep I was cutting underneath."

Wide receiver Tavares Chase had six catches for 78 yards, and sophomore Sterling Day ran for 76 yards and a score on 22 carries.

Steinbrenner was able to hang around by forcing three turnovers (two fumbles, one interception) and Kezio Snelling's 83-yard punt return for a touchdown. Plant City helped out with 15 penalties for 140 yards.

"They're going to pay for every single (penalty) yard, trust me," said coach Wayne Ward.

Zealand Shannon, Times correspondent

Football: Plant City 25, Steinbrenner 10 08/31/13 [Last modified: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:38am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Miscue sends Rays to another stinging loss to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays gave away DJ Kitty onesies on Saturday night. Then they gave away the game.

    Centerfielder Mallex Smith misses a drive hit by Adrian Beltre with two outs in the sixth, allowing the tying runs to score. Beltre put Texas ahead 4-3 when he scored after two wild pitches.
  2. Rowdies shut out Charleston

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies know a thing or two about stalemates, with five of their past 10 games ending in a draw.

    Rowdies in the first half during the game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Charleston Battery at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017.
  3. Rays journal: Jake Odorizzi to continue pitching from stretch

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Less proved to be more for RHP Jake Odorizzi during his last start when he pitched exclusively out of the stretch. The result was seven one-hit innings in the Rays' 3-2 win Monday at Oakland.

    Rays starter Jake Odorizzi says that pitching from the stretch “limited the movements prior to throwing the pitch, and that changed a lot of things” in a superb outing last week.
  4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs wife's "not worth risk'' opinion on Daytona

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday defended his wife's Twitter post — and blamed himself for putting her in a position where she believed she had to speak out and upset some of his fans.

    Amy Earnhardt worries about Dale Jr.’s concussions.
  5. Roger Mooney's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Rangers game

    The Heater

    Judging by those who were asking for them before Saturday's giveaways, those who tried to get an extra one or two once inside the Trop and those who quickly slipped theirs on before finding their seats, the DJ Kitty Onesie might be the Rays' most popular giveaway. Ever.