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Football: Tampa Bay Tech 35, Steinbrenner 25

LUTZ — Tampa Bay Tech used a bounceback second half Thursday to stifle determined Steinbrenner 35-25 and remain undefeated in 7A-7 district play.

After conceding two early fumbles, including one returned for a touchdown, Steinbrenner (4-3, 1-2) roared to life with 256 yards of offense and led 19-14 at halftime. Kendall Pearcy paced the attack with 127 yards rushing and a TD.

Tech (4-3, 3-0) rallied in the second half as its defense stiffened, allowing just 15 yards. Aaron Midthus threw and rushed for a score to extend the lead to 28-19. Pearcy though, wasn't through, and returned a kickoff 85 yards to narrow the gap to three with 6:19 left.

TBT's Lamarq Caldwell then sealed it, carrying six times on a 52-yard drive that ended with his short TD plunge.

"They were playing for their district lives; they hit us big early. After halftime, we changed some things up scheme-wise and kind of righted the ship," Titans coach Jayson Roberts said.

Mark Chisholm, Times correspondent

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