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Gulf vs. Pasco preview box

Gulf (10-1) vs. Pasco (10-1)

When/where: 7:30 tonight, W.F. Edwards Stadium, Dade City

Radio/online: 1350-AM, www.wdcf1350.com

Admission: $7

Winner: Advances to region final Dec. 5 against winner of Williston/North Marion

How they got here: Pasco defeated Orlando Bishop Moore 37-20; Gulf defeated St. Cloud 49-35

Need to know: This is the first time since 1963, when the Florida High School Athletic Association sanctioned the football playoffs, that two Pasco County teams will meet in the postseason. This also marks the rematch from Week 9, when Pasco defeated Gulf 21-20. That night in Dade City, the Pirates claimed the Class 3A, District 8 and Sunshine Athletic Conference title. Some statistics from that night: Bucs running back Adrian "Bubba" Golden ran 17 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns. … Bucs quarterback Madison Burr was 7-for-14 passing for 125 yards. … Pasco running back Jamall Haynes ran 29 times for 153 yards. … Pirates quarterback D.J. Clower was 5-for-9 passing for 101 yards and a touchdown and ran for a touchdown. … Pirates receiver Josh Johnson had four catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Izzy Gould, Times staff writer

Gulf vs. Pasco preview box 11/27/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 1, 2008 10:23pm]
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