Make us your home page
Instagram

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: Zephyrhills 43, Wiregrass Ranch 14

WESLEY CHAPEL — Zephyrhills finished a successful season with a 43-14 win at Wiregrass Ranch on Thursday night.

Zephyrhills set the tone by forcing a safety on the first drive of the game, and the Bulldogs totaled 403 yards.

The Bulldogs' Devon Brockington returned a fumble 76 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.

In the fourth quarter, backup quarterback Michael Smith scampered 66 yards for a touchdown. He finished with 94 yards rushing on four carries.

One blemish for the Bulldogs (7-4) was their ball-handling, as Zephyrhills lost two of five fumbles.

Bulls quarterback Jake Day struggled to get the passing game going and was replaced by senior Ricky Weisbrodt in the fourth quarter. Day finished 3-for-12 for 84 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Weisbrodt completed 6-of-10 passes, including a touchdown pass on the last play of the game.

Bulls running back Eli Galvan rushed for 86 yards on 15 carries.

Wiregrass Ranch (0-10) lost all three of its fumbles.

Football: Zephyrhills 43, Wiregrass Ranch 14 11/10/11 [Last modified: Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:24pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. For starters: Rays at Jays, looking for some carryover

    Blogs

    The six runs and 13 hits the Rays posted on Tuesday were a positive, but the true test if they are out of their historically bad hitting slump will come tonight and in the coming days as they try to build on their success.

    "Hopefully,'' manager Kevin Cash said after Tuesday's 6-4 win, "there is a …

    Daniel Robertson is expected to make a third straight start tonight, likely at shortstop.
  2. What you might have missed in the second episode of the Bucs on 'Hard Knocks'

    Bucs

    We're back for another episode of The Annotated Hard Knocks, trying to find behind-the-scenes insights and things you might have missed in Tuesday's second episode of "Hard Knocks," following the Bucs in …

    As the crowd recognized him and got loud, Jameis Winston jumped up and down in celebration. [GREG AUMAN | Times]
  3. Why Noah Spence could be the Bucs' X-factor

    Bucs

    JACKSONVILLE — Noah Spence crouched in a four-point stance, bending low like a sprinter in starting blocks. At the snap, he took one step to his right, startling Jaguars left tackle Josh Wells with his explosiveness. Wells went for the move and Spence countered with an inside swim move, flying past Wells' right …

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence (57) participates in training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 

  4. Lefty quarterback's task? Make sure nothing's lost in translation

    College

    GAINESVILLE — When Florida receiver Brandon Powell first met new quarterback Malik Zaire this summer, he was struck by the Notre Dame grad transfer's enthusiasm and outgoing personality.

    Florida quarterback Malik Zaire talks with the press during the NCAA college football team's media day in Gainesville. Zaire is a lefty quarterback, just like Tim Tebow. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP, File)
  5. Nikita Kucherov in a wide-ranging Q&A

    Blogs

    While Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov has a tendency to be quiet around the media, he's a Russian with a variety of interests and a passionate hockey mind.

    Nikita Kucherov recently did a Q&A with Russia's Sovsport.ru, in which he addressed an array of topics.