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Football: Sunlake 58, Gulf 6

NEW PORT RICHEY — Sunlake may not be going to the playoffs this season, but quarterback Josh Zifer and athlete Eddie Burgos both finished the season with more than 1,000 yards rushing after Friday night's 58-6 win over Gulf.

The seniors combined for eight touchdowns Friday.

Burgos got his night started with a 4-yard touchdown run. On the next two possessions Zifer found the end zone on runs of 9 and 19 yards to make it 23-0 in the first quarter for the Seahawks (8-2, 4-2).

To start the second, Burgos returned a punt 37 yards, then Zifer ran in from 19 yards out for his third touchdown. Burgos scored right before the half to make it 44-0. He finished the night with 139 yards on 10 carries.

With a running clock to start the second half, Zifer took off on runs of 27 and 32 yards, then finished the drive with a 3-yard TD run. Just before his final high school quarter, he scored on a 15-yard run. His final tally: 177 yards on 15 carries.

Gulf found a bit of success when sophomore quarterback Avery Welch came in and ran for 14 yards on two carries, then threw a perfect slant to Brennan Smiley for the Bucs' only score.

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Football: Sunlake 58, Gulf 6 11/09/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 9, 2012 11:48pm]
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