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Football: Sunlake 25, River Ridge 0

NEW PORT RICHEY — Sunlake continued to prove why it is the No. 1 team in Pasco County by beating River Ridge 25-0 on Friday.

After neither team got anything going on their first drives, Sunlake (2-0) was able to get on the scoreboard thanks to some bruising running from tailback Nathan Johnson. He scored from 2 yards, and Logan Wolfe ran it in for the two-point conversion.

Johnson then continued where he left off.

On Sunlake's next drive, he ran the ball three times for 33 yards to get deep into River Ridge territory. Ricardo Williams capped the drive with a 12-yard touchdown run to make it 15-0.

"We had some nice scoring drives in the first half and kind of stalled in the second," said Sunlake coach Bill Browning, whose team led 22-0 at halftime but scored only three points during the second half.

Last week, River Ridge (0-2) gained minus-35 yards (with help from eight sacks) in a 32-0 loss to Land O'Lakes. And it was unable to get into Seahawks territory during the first half.

But briefly in the second half, the Royal Knights looked completely different. They got some momentum when Trevor Duke ran 19 yards down the sideline on a sweep. However, the drive ended with Wanya Lamar intercepting Patrick Mathieson's pass.

River Ridge, which has been outscored 57-0 in its losses, did finish the game with 56 yards of offense, giving it plus-21 for the season.

Chris Wilkinson's late field goal capped the scoring for the Seahawks.

Football: Sunlake 25, River Ridge 0 09/06/13 [Last modified: Saturday, September 7, 2013 1:01am]
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