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Football: Zephyrhills 51, Anclote 16

HOLIDAY — Jamal Roberts factored in four of seven Zephyrhills' touchdowns as the Bulldogs defeated Anclote 51-16 Friday night.

Zephyrhills (5-2) started slowly, racking up 75 penalty yards in the first half, and didn't score until halfway through the second quarter.

The Bulldogs then got two quick touchdowns to end the half: a 19-yard rush by Roberts and a 10-yard pass from Roberts to Adrian Sanchez.

Nearing the end of the third quarter, Roberts received a pitch and looked to pass, saw nothing, and reversed to run 49 yards for the touchdown, extending the lead to 27-3.

After that touchdown, Anclote (1-5) started the first of two back-to-back kickoff returns. Alonzo Pettiford, having been held to 47 rushing yards up to that point, returned a 94-yard kickoff.

Zephyrhills' Adrian Sanchez restored his side's 24-point lead with a corresponding 85-yard return of his own.

After a Daniel Muir field goal put the Bulldogs up 44-9, Pettiford again returned a kickoff for a touchdown, this time for 88 yards.

The track meet continued with the ensuing kickoff, as Devon Brockington ran for a 76-yard return.

Anclote quarterback Josh Forgione had a night to forget, going 3-of-11 through the air. His offensive line did not help, as he lost 22 yards on the ground.

The Sharks' total offense gained 49 yards on the night.

Zephyrhills hosts Ridgewood next week as Anclote travels to Gulf for a Thursday night game.

Football: Zephyrhills 51, Anclote 16 10/14/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 14, 2011 11:42pm]
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