NEW PORT RICHEY — At least one Buccaneers losing streak ended this weekend.
Gulf (4-4, 1-4) needed only 13 offensive plays in the first quarter to build a 22-0 lead over Anclote (0-7, 0-5) and broke a four-game skid with a 48-6 victory Friday night.
During those first 13 plays, Buccaneers running back Madison Burr had 141 yards rushing on eight carries. He finished the night with 168 yards and two touchdowns, plus he caught three passes for 63 yards.
William Burbridge added 89 yards on nine carries and Alphonso Blanch had 87 yards on 10 carries. They both had two rushing touchdowns.
"Our plan all week was to run the ball," coach Jay Fulmer said. "Everyone kind of got in on the act early."
Anclote running back Kris Aratchiysky had a slow start with 41 yards rushing in the first half, but a 63-yard run in the third quarter helped improve his stats. He finished with 134 yards on 22 carries and set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Travis Hendrix, who also had two receptions for 66 yards.
Fulmer said he was concerned about Aratchiysky's running ability but gave his defense credit. He said he never imagined his Gulf defense would hold Aratchiysky as well as it did.
"I never dreamed that this game would be like this," Fulmer said. "This was the first time we have ever had a four-game losing streak since I've been here, so it feels pretty good to get off that wagon."