Make us your home page
Instagram

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

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sickles 38, Leto 0

TAMPA — Sickles used stifling defense and Cary White rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Gryphons past Leto (2-6, 0-3).

Sickles rushed for 307 yards.

"We were moving some people off the line," Sickles coach Pat O'Brien said. "We wanted to come out and start knocking some people off the ball."

White's 25-yard touchdown run in the first quarter jump-started the Gryphons (6-2, 2-1), who clinched a playoff berth for only the second time in their 13-year history.

Leto star Jeremy Deering had 64 yards rushing in the first half, but was held to 11 in the second half.

As time expired in the second quarter, Andres Vasquez made a season-long 43-yard field goal to put the Gryphons up 17-0 at halftime.

Chris Nahat scored on a 48-yard punt return in the third quarter.

Phil Neary, Times correspondent

Sickles38
Leto0

Sickles 38, Leto 0 10/24/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 24, 2009 12:13am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Erasmo Ramirez continues to deliver for Rays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Pitching coach Jim Hickey has a saying he uses with the Rays pitchers: "Don't let them hit the ball. Make them hit the ball."

    HUG IT OUT: Souza, back, celebrates his two-run homer with a congratulatory hug from Rays catcher Jesus Sucre.
  2. Tom Jones: Rays made right move sending Blake Snell to minors

    The Heater

    tom jones' two cents

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Blake Snell’s struggles on the mound were only one of the reasons the Rays sent him to the minors; some other red flags existed. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  3. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Angels game

    The Heater

    Rookie RHP Ryne Stanek has had his early struggles, but Wednesday he showed his high-octane potential, working around a one-out walk to strike out the mighty Mike Trout (on a 98.4 mph fastball) and legendary Albert Pujols (98.7), both swinging.

  4. Rays journal: More bullpen changes as Diego Moreno heads to DL

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays bullpen has another new look.

    Rays reliever Diego Moreno, pitching Sunday against the Yankees, heads the DL with shoulder bursitis.
  5. ACC baseball tournament: FSU beats Notre Dame on 12th-inning HR

    Colleges

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jackson Lueck hit his second two-run home run of the game in the 12th inning, lifting Florida State past Notre Dame 5-3 on Wednesday at a rainy ACC baseball tournament.

    Florida State outfielder Jackson Lueck (2) connects for a game-winning home run in the 12th inning during game 4 of the 2017 ACC Baseball Tournament in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Wade Payne/theACC.com via AP)