Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pasco 37, Wiregrass Ranch 10

WESLEY CHAPEL — Pasco coach Tom McHugh thought it would be a good idea to sit third-year starting quarterback D.J. Clower at the start of Friday's game in favor of Zephyrhills sophomore transfer Jacob Guy. McHugh wanted to give the youngsters a look, and one stood out among the rest as he has all year: freshman running back Janarion Grant.

Grant rushed for four touchdowns and caught one as the Pirates cruised with a 37-10 victory over Wiregrass Ranch.

"(Grant) is a special kid," McHugh said. "He has special talents and he is one of those kids, if he keeps on working we are going to hear a lot about him."

And Grant's name was heard all night through the loudspeakers, as he scored on runs of 2, 4, 9 and 4 yards and finished with 127 yards rushing. Grant also caught a screen pass from Clower (2-of-7, 98 yards) in the third quarter and took it 66 yards to give Pasco (9-1) a 27-10 lead with 10:38 left in the third quarter.

"I am very surprised and it is just a good feeling for me," Grant said of his season.

The Bulls (5-5) could not rebound after losing last Friday's heartbreaker to Hudson, which cost them a playoff berth — and it showed.

Wiregrass' first 1,000-yard running back, Josh Johnson, was held to 45 yards on 15 carries and quarterback James Tringali was sacked four times.

"We had a lot riding on last week and it was hard to get up for this one," Wiregrass coach Jeremy Shobe said.

Wiregrass Ranch10

Pasco 37, Wiregrass Ranch 10 11/13/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 13, 2009 11:38pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Five cool things to do when it's hot outside


    Summer is not officially here, but it may as well be. School is out, vacations are coming, and it's time to enjoy the outdoors. Don't buy the argument that summer in Florida is too hot to get outside. There is plenty to do, and we'll prove it. Here are five cool things to do outdoors during another hot summer.

    Rainbow Springs State Park is a registered natural landmark. Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon is one several state parks with natural swimming holes in Florida. (Octavio Jones | Times)
  2. Rays morning after: A lot that went into a marathon win


    Rays manager Kevin Cash had a simple strategy when Fox Sports Sun's Alex Corddry asked him how the team would move on from Sunday's marathon win and get ready to face the Rangers tonight in Texas:

    Kevin Kiermaier of the Rays celebrates as teammate Michael Martinez slides safely into home plate to score a run against the Minnesota Twins during the 14th inning.
  3. Rays journal: Erasmo Ramirez ready to start a day after closing game

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — RHP Erasmo Ramirez was on the mound to finish Sunday's 15-inning marathon win over the Twins and will start tonight's game against the Rangers.

    The Rays’ Erasmo Ramirez throws 12 pitches in the 15th inning against the Twins to earn the save then says after the game that he’s ready to make his scheduled start against the Rangers: “My arm feels good.”
  4. Rays exhausted but happy after 15-inning win over Twins (w/video)

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — Before the Rays eventually won Sunday's 6½-hour, 15-inning marathon against the Twins 8-6, they did plenty to lose it. And we need to get that out of the way first.

    The Rays’ Evan Longoria enjoys a laugh after scoring, barely, to tie it in the ninth on Steven Souza Jr.’s two-out single.
  5. Tom Jones' Two Cents: ABC's Indy 500 coverage is stellar again

    TV and Radio

    Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Best coverage

    Takuma Sato left, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 as Helio Castroneves is a little late passing him. ABC’s coverage of the race is stellar throughout, with plenty of extras but no fake drama.