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Football: Steinbrenner 53, Riverview 0

RIVERVIEW — Kendall Pearcy ran for two touchdowns and scored another as part of Curtis Fitch's three TD passes, and Steinbrenner (4-2, 1-1) shut out struggling Riverview (2-4, 0-2) 53-0 Friday.

On the Warriors' first play, Pearcey ran for a 60-yard touchdown that was negated by a block in the back. But in the second quarter he had a 5-yard TD run and added a 15-yard TD reception. In the third quarter he scored on a 79-yard run.

The Sharks converted a fourth-and-10 fake punt with the help of an unnecessary roughness call, and late in the second quarter, Leandre Boykin intercepted a pass at midfield to set up the Sharks before halftime.

But when the offense couldn't capitalize, Fitch engineered two scoring drives in the final minutes of the first half — a 15-yarder to Pearcy and a 20-yarder to Nick Green — to build a 34-0 lead.

The Warriors used 10 different players to run the ball and keep the chains moving. Steinbrenner was never forced to punt.

Bobby Winsler, Times correspondent

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Football: Steinbrenner 53, Riverview 0 10/14/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:33am]
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