Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Football: Tampa Bay Tech 32, Wiregrass Ranch 0

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech showed little signs of rust coming off of a bye week Friday, handing Class 7A, District 7 foe Wiregrass Ranch its second straight loss 32-0.

"Always happy about a district win," TBT coach Jayson Roberts said. "(Wiregrass) is definitely an improved program from years past."

The Titans (2-1, 1-0) were hit hard by penalties to open the first quarter as a 60-yard touchdown pass was waived off thanks to an illegal shift. But TBT would soon find its rhythm as junior quarterback Deon Cain found USF commit Tajee Fullwood for a 53-yard strike as time expired in the opening period. Patrick Redding added a 5-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter to give the Titans a 12-0 lead at halftime.

TBT's defense was also red-hot, holding the Bulls (2-2, 0-1) to just 1 yard.

The Titans didn't slow down in the second half, using momentum from a missed field goal and an interception in the third quarter to score three more touchdowns, including two passes, as Cain found Jason Williams and Elijah Spann from 15 and 20 yards.

"We did what we expected to do coming out," Roberts said. "But looking forward to next week, we're going to have to improve a lot to be able to compete with Plant. We have our work cut out for us."

Williams was taken off the field in the fourth quarter on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital after sustaining an apparent neck injury during a play. Roberts said the senior had movement in all of his extremities.

Football: Tampa Bay Tech 32, Wiregrass Ranch 0 09/20/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 20, 2013 10:44pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Anthem protest, the latest: Jerry Jones joins Cowboys on field in show of solidarity


    As President Donald Trump continued tweeting Monday about his displeasure with NFL players for staging demonstrations during the national anthem, the Cowboys took a knee on the field just before the anthem was performed on Monday Night Football. Dallas players were joined by owner Jerry Jones, and they quickly …

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, center, joins the team in taking a knee before the national anthem Monday night. They stood and linked arms for the anthem.
  2. Bucs journal: Gerald McCoy says players who kneel have team's support


    TAMPA — Receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson were the only Bucs players kneeling during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Vikings, but DT Gerald McCoy said the team supports their protest "100 percent."

    Bucs tight end Cameron Brate pulls in a touchdown catch as Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo (34) hits him in the back of the head.
  3. Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, New York

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Yankees

    7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell poses for a picture during the team's photo day at baseball spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  4. Luke Del Rio regains UF starting job, for now


    GAINESVILLE — Luke Del Rio is once again the starting quarterback for No. 21 Florida.

    Luke Del Rio provided a needed spark when he replaced starter Feleipe Franks and rallied Florida past Kentucky.
  5. Four questions the Lightning still has to answer

    Lightning Strikes

    FORT LAUDERDALE — The Lightning made its biggest round of cuts Monday, with some of the big-name prospects heading out.

    Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (91) looks on from the bench during a shift change at Lightning hockey training camp in Brandon on Monday (09/18/17). In background on right is Nikita Kucherov (86). DIRK SHADD   |   Times