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Preseason football: Gulf 32, Tarpon Springs 24

NEW PORT RICHEY — Though the Tarpon Springs varsity beat Gulf 17-12 through two quarters of play Friday, it remained a tale of two Fulmers.

Former coach Jay Fulmer, who resigned Monday after a county investigation into recruiting by the Gulf football program, was nowhere to be seen. Fulmer's son Will, however, took every snap of the first half for the Bucs, going 6-of-10 for 106 yards and one touchdown.

"He was on tonight early, and that is a credit to Coach Fulmer," Gulf offensive coordinator Ken Holler said.

Holler, who said he is applying for the head coaching position, is the interim coach until Gulf makes a hire.

Austin Jackson scored the other touchdown for the Bucs on a 5-yard scramble that was preceded by a 26-yard Fulmer to R.J. O'Connor connection. O'Connor caught two passes for 35 yards, while Chris Gregory caught three for 49 and a TD.

The Spongers started Wyatt Wikle under center, but quickly gave the reigns to Louie Pappas. Pappas got off to a slow start, going 1-of-5 with an interception, then connected with Runaldo Wright twice in the closing minutes of the half. One reception went for 43 yards, and one for 37, and they were both touchdowns down the left sideline.

The JV squads played the second half. Gulf tacked on 20 points, while Tarpon scored seven, bringing the final score to 32-24 in favor of Gulf.

Preseason football: Gulf 32, Tarpon Springs 24 08/27/10 [Last modified: Friday, August 27, 2010 11:21pm]
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