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Football: Sickles 34, Steinbrenner 10

TAMPA — Steinbrenner won the turnover battle and committed only one penalty Saturday. So the Warriors had that going for them.

Otherwise host Sickles was superior en route to a 34-10 victory. Ray Ray McCloud ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns and Sickles' defense was positively defiant.

The held Gryphons Steinbrenner to minus-28 yards in the second half. Steinbrenner's only first down in the half was on a penalty, and the Warriors lost 35 yards on four sacks. Their longest play of the half went for 3 yards.

McCloud had 126 yards at halftime, and with his line clearing huge paths along the interior could have easily surpassed 200. But the shifty sophomore carried the ball only three times in the second half as coach Brian Turner spread it around.

Sickles went ahead 27-10 with five minutes left in the third quarter when Nate Mills swung the ball to Bilal Salat, who tightroped the left sideline for a 23-yard score.

McCloud ended the quarter by holding onto a fourth-down pass over the middle despite getting whacked hard to the turf. A few plays later, backup quarterback Issac Holder rolled in for a 22-yard touchdown.

McCloud nearly added a punt return for a score but was tackled at the Warriors' 5 after a 37-yard sprint. Logan McKnight kept the Gryphons out of the end zone with an interception. McKnight was a bright spot for Steinbrenner, as was receiver Jon Marc Carrier, who caught a 77-yard touchdown that gave the Warriors life late in the first half.

The Warriors had no luck running against Sickles' interior line. Steinbrenner backs were held to 10 yards on 16 carries.

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Football: Sickles 34, Steinbrenner 10 09/01/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:21am]
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