LUTZ — Steinbrenner rolled on senior night, defeating Middleton 43-0 Thursday.
With an early passing game there for the Warriors, quarterback Curtis Fitch threw for touchdowns of 26 and 33 yards in the first quarter to help send Steinbrenner into halftime with a 23-0 lead.
Running the ball was the motto for Steinbrenner (7-3, 3-2) in the second half. Senior running back Brian Gainer controlled the ground as he rushed for touchdowns of 20 and 37 yards. Gainer finished with 10 carries for 102 yards.
"I'm glad I stayed healthy throughout the year and we got the win in our last home game." Gainer said. "Our offensive line did an amazing job tonight so I have to thank them for helping me out tonight and all season."
The Steinbrenner offense compiled 377 total yards while the Warriors defense held Middleton (0-10, 0-8) to 130 total yards.
Middleton's Kenyatta Young entered the game as the quarterback in the third quarter and threw for 102 yards, completing three passes over 25 yards.
Michael Paonessa, Times correspondent