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Football: Sunlake 63, Central 7

LAND O'LAKES — Sunlake's seniors had a superb performance in their last home outing against Central (1-8, 1-6) on Friday night. After taking control of the game early, Sunlake finished strong to win 63-7.

The Seahawks (6-2, 4-2) went up 15-0 in the first quarter before their offense even took the field. On the third play from scrimmage for the Bears, Sunlake's Matt Watson returned a 20-yard interception for a touchdown. After Central went three and out, Eddie Burgos returned the punt 60 yards for a touchdown.

Sunlake's dominant defense forced six turnovers in the first half. The Seahawks recovered three forced fumbles and made three interceptions. The offense was also very productive; Sunlake went into halftime with a total of 174 yards and a 49-0 lead.

Burgos ran the ball 11 times to amass a total of 93 yards and two touchdowns. He also got into the end zone on a 60-yard punt return.

"We just come out here and work hard. It's just hard work, every day," Burgos said.

The Central offense was led by senior running back Quadavis Battle's 112 yards on 12 attempts. He also scored a 38-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

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Football: Sunlake 63, Central 7 11/02/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 9, 2012 4:48pm]
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