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Football: Sunlake 59, Zephyrhills 0

LAND O'LAKES — Sunlake posted its fourth shutout of the season, annihilating Zephyrhills 59-0 Friday.

"We take a lot of pride in our defense," Sunlake coach Bill Browning said. "It was what we were striving for when we came out."

The Seahawk (6-0, 4-0) defense held the Bulldogs (0-6, 0-4) to 122 total yards of offense and came up with two huge goal-line stands. One stop came in the final two minutes of the game with the score already 59-0.

The Sunlake secondary was just as stingy. Nick Morrison and Wanya Lamar intercepted Zephyrhills quarterback Jacob Smith three times. Additionally, the Seahawks defense recovered three forced fumbles.

Balancing the defense was an explosive Sunlake offense. The opening kickoff was returned by Eddie Burgos 86 yards for a score. And the first play by the Sunlake offense was a 54-yard connection for a score from Jacob Jackson to Jamal Jones.

"All around the offense did great," Jackson said. "The line did a great job blocking and the receivers did a great job catching the ball. It was just an all around effort tonight."

Jackson finished the night 5-of-11 for 146 yards and four scores to three receivers, including Jones, Burgos and Rashaud Daniels. Jackson also contributed 150 yards and two scores rushing on 11 carries.


Football: Sunlake 59, Zephyrhills 0 10/15/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:51am]
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