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Football: Wesley Chapel 35, Gulf 7

NEW PORT RICHEY — Quarterback Ty Tanner was a part of all five touchdowns that Wesley Chapel scored in a 35-7 victory over Gulf.

Tanner threw for three touchdowns and rushed for the other two. All of his touchdown passes came in the second quarter, after Gulf had tied it at 7.

After allowing that score, Wesley Chapel (5-4, 3-4 in Class 5A, District 6) dominated the second quarter. With six minutes left, Tanner threw a 29-yard strike to the right side of the end zone where wideout Xavier Leatherbury caught it over his right shoulder. The Wildcats forced a three and out, and the duo of Tanner and Leatherbury connected on the same play from 35 yards to make the score 21-7 with two minutes to go in the half.

The Wildcats started the game quickly, with an onside kick that they recovered on the 46-yard line. Four plays later, Tanner ran in for a 1-yard touchdown.

On the ensuing kickoff, Wesley Chapel again tried an onside kick and again recovered. But Tanner then threw his only interception of the night at the 8-yard line, finally allowing the Gulf offense to step on the field.

The Buccaneers (2-7, 2-5) tied the score up two minutes into the second quarter when Genario Ramirez ran up the middle for a 1-yard touchdown.

Leatherbury finished with three catches, 96 yards and two touchdowns.

Tanner finished 14-for-21 passing for 224 yards and added 36 yards rushing on 13 carries. The Wildcat offense racked up 431 yards while allowing only 53.

Football: Wesley Chapel 35, Gulf 7 11/04/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 4, 2011 11:19pm]
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