TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech used a balanced first-half offensive barrage to stomp Wiregrass Ranch 40-7 Thursday night.
The Titans quickly jumped on the Bulls (0-5, 0-2), scoring on five of six of their first-half possessions. By halftime, the Titans held a 33-0 lead.
Senior quarterback Aaron Midthus led the way for the Titans, running for three first-half touchdowns and throwing another. Tampa Bay Tech had 321 total yards in the half.
But as impressive as the Tampa Bay Tech (3-3, 2-0) offense was, the defense was equally as impressive, holding Wiregrass to 75 total yards.
The Titans' next game will be another district matchup against Steinbrenner, which was the popular preseason favorite to win the district.
But Tampa Bay Tech coach Jayson Roberts said he likes that his team is the underdog of the district.
"I think we kind of took it as a slight in the beginning that we weren't named the favorite to win our district," Roberts said. "But now, I think that we kind of like enjoy getting to be the underdog when we play Steinbrenner."